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#369 of 3,417 Restaurants in Portland
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215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-307-9274
17:00 - 12:00
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Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biwa has split into Biwa and a bar called Parasol and with that the menu in Biwa had a big reduction in options. In the past, this was one of my top 5 places in Portland but the new menu, I won't be back. So sad.

Thank TiffanySG
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is not the same Biwa. Now it's called Biwa Izakaya, at a different location and completely new menu. Gone are ramen, burger and Izakaya skewers and now it's all fancy, small, expensive stuff. Really annoying trend in Portland. Not.likely to go back.

Thank pdxswing23
Thornton, Colorado
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Loved this place lots of yummy unexpected small plates. Our waitress was fantastic, explained the whole menu and what to expect. Also very yummy cocktails.

Thank millerfun
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I came here for a dinner with a friend. The sashimi plate was very unique and interesting, but I felt it was not worth the price. The rest of the menu felt pretty average. Ramen was decent though.

Thank Keith C
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157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Biwa restaurant on SE 9th Street in Portland. It was a warm summer evening and we were lucky to be able to sit outside. The different dishes we ordered to share were awesome and very tasty. Everything we tasted was extraordinary, to the eye and to the palate. We were overwhelmed by the quality of... More 

Thank TightLoops
Waltham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at BIWA when we were in Portland. A friend recommended we go there and we are so glad we did. We arrived early enough (6:00 PM on a Sunday evening) so we could get seated. We liked the tapas approach to Asian food -- gave us a chance to try a nice... More 

Thank pigeon33
Oceanside, California
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328 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It’s hard to choose from the multitude of enticing dishes on the menu at Biwa. The super fresh Seared Oregon Albacore Tuna with Daikon and Ginger was exceptional. The Chicken Breast Yakitori screamed umami and was grilled to perfection. And the voluminous bowl of Ramen Shoyu Style was extremely satisfying. Biwa also offers an Omakase (chef’s choice) menu.

Thank CoastalCruiser27
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great, complimentary tasting food. Portions are a little on the small side, though. You need to arrive right when it opens because it fills up fast. Not a ton of atmosphere- so great eats but not so romantic.

Thank Nospleen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very delicious Japanese foods ! Even it has a little bit salty, taste still good ! I love homemade Gyoza very much ....everybody can try it

Thank Dior D
Portland, Oregon
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Really good menu and house drinks. The best part though was the wait staff. Very good at describing the food and nuances....good humor.....very attentive.

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Korean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-307-9274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?