Good was affordable, fresh and delicious. Incredibly helpful staff in a great location. Me and my wife loved it and felt the dizzying array of flavors were scrumptious
Been coming here for years and convinced this is the best Japanese spot in town. A little known secret is that they have the freshest salmon Donburi bowl…possibly on the entire east coast. I asked the staff once why it was so amazing and he said it’s because they get it fresh every morning from the fish market around the corner. The salmon doesn’t even go into a truck! The flavors are so incredible and well balanced.
We had a great experience at Mami. The staff was friendly and super efficient and the food was great. I will say that some dishes were vastly superior to others (The pork bun was insanely good while the octopus balls didn't quite hit the mark) but it was still overall delicious and deserves 5 stars. The prices are also extremely reasonable, especially for Portland!
Wonderful lunch experience here. The service staff was knowledge and attentive. Really unique menu options. We got the octopus balls and they were incredible. Also a really thorough Sake menu. Great spot!
Incredible food and a cool, casual, welcoming vibe. Two lovely servers while we were there and quick hot yummy food! Octopus balls, steamed buns, cabbage pancake were all outstanding.
Super delicious food. We shared a trio of appetizers and could have demolished twice as many. The cucumber salad, as simple as that may sound, was absolutely incredible.
This place is fantastic! Even dealing with issues through a major power outage the crew made the best of it, and made us feel very welcome. What a great group of employees! I have been here many times and the food is consistent and always fantastic! Highly recommended!
If you enjoy Japanese street food, Mami is a must! The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is exceptional. Two words that will change your life: Katsu Sando!
One of my favorite places to get a good lunch when I am in town.
Beautiful atmosphere, and we had the sweetest waitress! The food was AMAZING and perfectly portioned.. we had the Yakisoba and Gyudon. Would love to come here again next time im in Portland!
A very small, fun restaurant. If you are down for a food mixup, this is a great option. You won't find anything like this place in the Portland area. We purposely starved ourselves all day so we could try as much of the menu as possible and we were not disappointed by any of it!
So incredibly good!! My brother in law loves Japanese culture and told us we all needed to try Miami. I had no expectations but I have to say it was awesome! We ordered every appetizer (no shame) and they were all delicious!! Highly recommend!!
The food was absolutely delicious, probably some of the best Japanese food I have had in the US. My partner and I order the takoyaki and gyudon. The atmosphere was very cozy and relaxing. The staff was also very friendly!!
I absolutely loved it. I'm Japanese and I lived in Japan until when I was 13 years old. I came to United States about 8 years ago and I've tried many Japanese restaurants but this place is definitely on top of it. I'm very pleased that how high the quality of foods and price. If you are looking for some comfort food and love Japanese food, I will recommend this Mami!
Some of the best food in the city.
absolutely the best karaage I’ve had in a while!! wonderful service and nice interior.
Great food and excellent service! Will definitely be back!
Told the waiter I COULD NOT have dairy…After the amazing soba noodles and fried rice ball I thought I had enjoyed a meal without any stomach problems but I was mistaken. It was about an hour drive back home from Portland and with 20 minutes left of the drive my stomach HURT. I wanted to title this “I WAS POISONED” because that’s truly how I felt. Situations like this discourage me from going out to eat/eating in general. :( this was my second time at MAMI and I’ll probably go again tbh I F-ing love those soba noodles. Next time I’ll have to be extra clear I guess!
While not everything here was perfectly executed, I was still introduced to some Japanese flavors and combinations I hadn't had before, and was very happy. I would probably give out a four star rating, but it seems this place is a bit new, and I definitely want to see it survive. My katsu sandwich was a wonderful combination of flavors I haven't tasted before, but it was very heavy and make the bottom piece of bread soggy and fall apart. The meat on the boyfriend's bowl was excellent. Our appetizers were perfect bites and delicious. I don't understand the paper plates and bowls, but maybe that's temporary. There was also very unexpected music and a vibe I didn't expect, but made for a great overall experience. This was probably the best food I've ever had in Portland.
This place is AWESOME! The grilled rice ball to start was superb. Then the Gyudon was fantastic and to finish the blueberry mochi cake was perfect!
Undecided where and what to eat? Go to Mami. Close your eyes. Point at a random spot on the menu. You'll be impressed.
Great place to eat. The salmon was amazing. We were very pleased with the food and service.
A great place for a beer and snack food/appetizers. I get the octopus balls pretty much every time and they have never disappointed. The cabbage pancake is another solid winner in my book.