This place is FANTASTIC!. Sushi Boat is mine and my best friend's place! We go there at least every other day. The sushi is fabulous. The little river of boats and surf boards is a huge step up from conveyer belt. The sushi makers are nice, most of them don't speak a whole lot of english, but they ALWAYS greet you when you walk in and say goodbye when you leave! The ladies that act as the waitresses are very nice, too. The pricing is from $1.75 to $2.75 a plate. Sushi Boat goes beyond just sushi, they also serve dessert. Fruit salads, cream puffs, cheese cake. They also have teryaki and soup! It's worth a try!
Excelent Place. I go there as often as I can. It is a rotation sushi place, so it may not be as "fresh" as some made-on-order places, but it is the best of it's type, hands down. I have never had bad sushi there, and the chefs and staff are very friendly. If something is not on a boat, don't be shy to ask for it.
You get in there thinking their method for mass production of sushi must translate to value or at least some variety of options. Neither is true. I won't be back.
The only thing this place has going for it is that you don't have to wait for a seat or to get something to eat. Everything is just a sneezeguard away.
User review by shellmarie. My family and I really like this place; not the cheapest dinner out, but good food. I completely disagree with the comment (a different review) that the sushi here is bad. We are sushi lovers and sticklers for fresh-tasting, good quality sushi and this place provides it.
Fun Place. I think this is a great place for people who have either never tried sushi or are intimidated by menus with no pictures. The sushi floats by right in front of you and you just have to take it off it's boat. When I was there the plates were changed pretty frequently, and the sushi tasted very fresh. The only downfall was the service. Since we had never been there before we waited five minutes to be seated, before realizing we sat ourselves (as the... hostess(?)) kept walking by. Also at the end of the meal we weren't sure how to leave either. I think (still not sure) we were just supposed to stand up and the hostess was supposed to come over and give us a bill for what we had eaten. Overall I do recommend it, now that we know what we're doing, it'll be much more fun.
good idea, bad sushi. I ate here once when it first opened and was unimpressed, so I went again last night and it is still bad. The floating sushi boats are more fun than the conveyor belts, but that is the only good part. The sushi itself is made way too far in advance - behind the counter are stacks of ready-made sushi that has been sitting there for who knows how long. The sushi is room-temperature, the tempura is cold, and the avocado is brown. Yuk.
a Sushi Boat for every citizen!. I wish there were Sushi Boat restaurants across Portland. It was the best conveyor belt/floating plate sushi place I've been to in town. Great basics for good prices, special sushi plates that were beautiful and bountiful, and even non-sushi items like spring rolls, pork dumplings, and chicken teriyaki were cruising along the conveyor. I love this place. It's a shame that it's the only one in town.
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