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215 SE 9th St
Portland, OR 97214

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(503) 239-8830

  • Sun - Sat 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 0mm on I-84West.

4.5 of 5.0 from 80 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Biwa in Portland, OR
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  • Biwa in Portland, OR
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  • Biwa in Portland, OR
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Biwa Reviews

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  • Gnat B.Fried kimchi has an awesome sour bite that goes well with the ramen. $5 ramen during late happy hour (9-10 p).

    55555 by Gnat B.

  • Brook ShelleyFeels uninspired right now. I had maybe 5 different dishes + oysters, and nothing really clicked. Skewers are missed. So is excitement.

    55555 by Brook Shelley

  • Brook ShelleyThere is 0 ramen here now. But why wouldn't you just go to Noraneko? Parasol has soba and udon

    33333 by Brook Shelley

  • Guille LAmbience and great fresh food!

    55555 by Guille L

  • Falcon Darkstar AAwesome Japanese barbecue gastropub. Go here.

    55555 by Falcon Darkstar A

  • Val SEverything was absolutely amazing. Go when you have some time to spare: the pacing of the meal was leisurely.

    55555 by Val S

  • Chad RThe pork in the ramen melts between your teeth. I lived in Japan and the ramen rivals any I had there. The lamb tsukune is peppery, moreish. Unexpected pleasant surprise: oysters with pepper sauce.

    55555 by Chad R

  • Ashley MGet the snap peas - great flavor!!

    55555 by Ashley M

  • Karen H.All sorts of Asian bites excellently prepared

    55555 by Karen H.

  • H. C.Pretty good gyoza. Sorry there's no pic, I ate them too fast.

    33333 by H. C.

  • SeyoungDisappointing salty Ramen and Kara age. But tax to cover health care of employees is a wonderful idea.

    33333 by Seyoung

  • Kristin BI did a 1-2 punch of sashimi and ramen. Would eat again. Nice atmosphere.

    55555 by Kristin B

  • Sherry RenCame for the famous ramen but it is very very salty. I know traditional ramen tends to be salty but it is way over. The egg and chashu are amazing though. Small portion and relative high price.

    33333 by Sherry Ren

  • Olivia JLittle spendy, little loud, but on point and delish.

    55555 by Olivia J

  • Bin Y.Start off with the special otsumami (3 small appetizers), get some kushiyaki (lamb heart is bomb), then finish with a hefty shoyu ramen bowl with lots of kombu, just the way I like it.

    55555 by Bin Y.

  • Amber C.Everything is good here. You've been warned. Also: you're eating in a former Goth Club!

    33333 by Amber C.

  • Ria KI've ordered three vegetarian dishes: agedashi tofu, grilled avocado and fried rice. All dishes are pretty small, appetizer size. Grilled avocado was fantastic! Flavorful and creamy.

    55555 by Ria K

  • Cecelia T.Americanize ramen I think.too salty

    33333 by Cecelia T.

  • Christopher kGot the omakase with drink pairing. Expensive but worth it.

    55555 by Christopher k

  • Bella P.Hands down amazing! You'll never leave unfulfilled. Ramen is delicious but just keep ordering a la carte & enjoy. Very large Saki selection (your service will help you select).

    55555 by Bella P.

  • Robert SandlerThe chef's tasting menu. Delicious. With the booze pairing, you will never be fuller or drunker.

    55555 by Robert Sandler

  • Chet M.Ramen happy hour before 6 and after 9. $5 for a tasty bowl.

    55555 by Chet M.

  • Joe WilkinsonSome of the best ramen I've ever had. Absolutely amazing. Deep fried kimchi is a bit strange, but overall all the food is excellent.

    55555 by Joe Wilkinson

  • mike adamsgreat place to grab lunch

    55555 by mike adams

  • Xanthe TravlosRamen was delicious and the shiitake mushrooms were incredible.

    55555 by Xanthe Travlos

  • Diogenes B.Pork stew is great, and like nothing you've had before. Meat eaters: don't be afraid of the kimchi karaage, it's damn tasty.

    55555 by Diogenes B.

  • Katya D.The rotating seasonal menu and awesome specials keep things interesting.

    55555 by Katya D.

  • Wesley V.Great ramen

    55555 by Wesley V.

  • Martin R.Raw Oysters

    33333 by Martin R.

  • Diana MaesThis place is worth skipping. Ramen broth and egg were super salty. And the bibimbap was too salty to even finish eating. Can't offer towels to clean your hands for a high price tag on mediocre food.

    33333 by Diana Maes

  • Alexis T.Plum wine always does it *perf*

    55555 by Alexis T.

  • Geoff R.Giant bowls of ramen or udon for only $5 during Happy Hour (5-6, 9-10). Best ramen I've had in a while!

    55555 by Geoff R.

  • Cody PCold ramen salad

    33333 by Cody P

  • Sean R.Omakase!!! Yum!

    55555 by Sean R.

  • Jeff W.Happy hour ramen.

    55555 by Jeff W.

  • Chefs FeedJason French, chef of Ned Ludd, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Ramen.

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • Sarah S.The Omakase is a great way to go. If you’re ordering a la carte, don’t miss the agedashi tofu, chicken karaage, and the onigiri!

    55555 by Sarah S.

  • Jeff S.Ask for some pork shoulder with your ramen. It's a religious experience!

    55555 by Jeff S.

  • kevlyn m.The Tri Trip Steak was excellent & I loved the house made grapefruit soda.

    55555 by kevlyn m.

  • M M.Best Japanese food i have ever had. Move away, nobu, sushi yusada, sushi secki, and masa omakase there is a new king in town and its not in ny!

    55555 by M M.

  • GNTLMNStraight up Japanese, a little sushi -- good traditional ramen and one of the best burgers in town (but only available from 10pm until close).

    55555 by GNTLMN

  • Phillip K.Such melt in your mouth Kushiyaki. If you can get the Hamachi Collar, don't hesitate.

    55555 by Phillip K.

  • Lana R.Miso butterscotch gelato 😍

    55555 by Lana R.

  • Jonathan Z.We changed the whole trip plan to come here for the beef tartare. It was better than advertised. Do the beef tartare.

    55555 by Jonathan Z.

  • Kayvon T.No point in ordering when the Omakase will ensure you try everything that needs to be tasted on the menu. Don't just get the ramen! It's the least unique dish on the menu!

    55555 by Kayvon T.

  • Avi F.Ramen is excellent, but is the least excellent thing on the menu. Get all the other things!

    55555 by Avi F.

  • Nathan G.If you want mediocre ramen made exclusively by white people, this is your jam.

    33333 by Nathan G.

  • Courtney P.The black pepper soda may sound strange, but it's quite good... Not spicy, as you may think, just a nice pepper flavor with a balanced sweetness. May be good with gin (hint, hint).

    55555 by Courtney P.

  • Katya D.The specials are always worth it.

    55555 by Katya D.

  • Janice M.Happy hour ramen deal just means you can order more deliciousness. Try a Chuhai cocktail--refreshing, bright flavors like lemon-basil-chia and black pepper-lemon.

    55555 by Janice M.

  • Arbi B.$5 ramen at happy hour!

    55555 by Arbi B.

  • Lydia K.The gyoza are so good, you'll want to dance on a table as you eat them.

    55555 by Lydia K.

  • Dustin T.The special today, fried chicken skin, was awesome. Fried kimchi is too salty for my taste.

    55555 by Dustin T.

  • Jeshka L.Plenty of good food. If you are looking for ramen that reminds you of that amazing bowl you had in Tokyo, this isn't the place though.

    55555 by Jeshka L.

  • Jana S.I wanted to like this place. The fava beans were boring and the mushrooms were something a five yr old could have made. I think this place is overrated

    33333 by Jana S.

  • Andy M.Start with tsukemono & kimchi, then follow with the ramen, straight up. As you leave, you may notice you're radiating a warm glow, accompanied by a feeling of complete fulfilment, but that's normal.

    33333 by Andy M.

  • Ryan F.Rude hostess the first time, so i try coming again and they are closed but didn't bother to mention that on their website. Don't bother with Biwa; go anywhere else.

    22222 by Ryan F.

  • charm n.If you love SALT licks like a horse does or under fermented pickled things, go here! Drinks & the free popcorn were the most palatable.

    33333 by charm n.

  • OliviaTofu dengaku and udon are favs!

    55555 by Olivia

  • Peter Y.One of the better options for ramen in Portland. Also, try the pork belly stew or crab fried rice.

    55555 by Peter Y.

  • Mick V.Say "Hi" to Ed.

    55555 by Mick V.

  • CaitlinAwesome all around. Fried kimchi is good, but I much preferred the traditional kimchi.

    55555 by Caitlin

  • WhyGo TravelBiwa's udon is fantastic and cheap.

    55555 by WhyGo Travel

  • PDX P.Do not recommend the Black sesame gelato dessert.

    55555 by PDX P.

  • Amanda T.Go for the grilled items. The pork belly and the mushrooms were amazing. It was the WORST ramen I've ever had. The broth was so bland. No flavor. The cocktails were pretty tasty. I suggest drinking.

    33333 by Amanda T.

  • Janet J.oh, the fried chicken skewers...

    33333 by Janet J.

  • Maloof Money CupRide your bike and get 50% off your entire order

    33333 by Maloof Money Cup

  • littleneekMany of the dishes here were too salty for our taste. I haven't had ramen here but many of my Japanese friends said it was so-so.

    33333 by littleneek

  • Patrick T.One word: black pepper soda

    33333 by Patrick T.

  • EaterOne part ramen den, one part izakaya, two parts modernista basement bunker, this chef hangout is run by the most improbable Japanese cook in town: a white guy from Michigan. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Mick V.The bacon chahan rules. Eat it now

    33333 by Mick V.

  • ShaneVinegar pickled mackerel is delicious! Good ramen noodle, too!

    55555 by Shane

  • Anne Mai B.Everything was great - udon, fried kimchi, genghis khan, hangar steak, cucumber and watermelon salad. I would steer clear of beef ssam - thick, chewy unflavorful beef. Bulgogi would have been better

    33333 by Anne Mai B.

  • CalebFried kimchi is excellent, as is the lamb genghis kahn. The otomato salad is good, and the hangar steak as well. Onigiri is good but an acquired taste. Kimchi is bitey and pungent but overwhelmingly s

    55555 by Caleb

  • Greg H.Pork Bara is off the chain good!

    55555 by Greg H.

  • Ricky E.The Pork Bara can't be beat. Crab soup is always a winner as well.

    55555 by Ricky E.

  • Alan K.This place is amazing!

    55555 by Alan K.

  • Jason G.mmm... Japanese fried chicken... Kara-age. Forget your old favorites, let your server recommend some great Sake's to try.

    55555 by Jason G.

  • Lee B.You must try the deep fried Kimchi

    55555 by Lee B.

  • Benton B.Fantastic happy hour food specials at the bar. $2 hanger steak, $3 Sopporo.

    55555 by Benton B.

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