Craving Japanese food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Japanese restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.
Topping the list is Kalé. Located at 50 SW Pine St., Suite 102 in Old Town-Chinatown, the Japanese curry spot is the highest-rated low-priced Japanese restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 447 reviews on Yelp.
The spot dishes up a signature Japanese comfort food-- a savory stew with meat, onions, carrots, tomatoes and vegetables served over rice.
2. Du's Grill
Next up is Rose City Park's Du's Grill, situated at 5365 NE Sandy Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 403 reviews on Yelp, the Japanese and fast food spot, offering barbecue and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
Yelper Paul M. noted, 'This place is wonderful, I rushed over here today during my hour lunch break and was glad I did. This is the best chicken teriyaki I have ever had.'
3. Rice and Spice Teriyaki
Rice and Spice Teriyaki, an Asian fusion and Japanese spot in North Tabor, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 69 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4430 NE Glisan St. to see for yourself.
Yelper Styles R., who reviewed Rice and Spice Teriyaki on Oct. 8, wrote, 'Best Bento on the east side. If you want Chicken Teryaki, go here now.'
Yelper Michelle N. wrote, 'If you're looking for the basics, you've found it. I love their chicken, beef, and ribs.'
4. Kura Sushi
Over in Montavilla, check out Kura Sushi, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 96 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the sushi bar, which offers conveyor belt sushi and more, by heading over to 8230 SE Harrison St.
The conveyor belt sushi spot has yakisoba noodles, sashimi, veggie rolls and more.
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