Syun Izakaya is modeled after the small, rustic taverns in Japan where people gather after work to drink beer, saké and shochu, and snack on small dishes. The restaurant offers many food options to create an authentic Japanese dining experience, including: sushi, tempura, grilled meat, gyoza, chicken skewers, dried fish and noodle and rice dishes.
Amazing Japanese and Sushi Spot in Historic Downtown Hillsboro
Love taking friends to Syun for a nice dinner or just swinging in for take out. The architecture and indoor and outdoor seating are just beautiful. Absolutely excellent service. Whether dining in or grabbing food to go, the staff are amazing. I do wish that Syun had better tempura. The veggie tempura is basically glorified onion rings with maybe a broccoli or carrot piece. Very disappointing for the price. I used to make veggie tempura when I had a fryer and I'm sorry, I've fed a family of 4 on $12 with a mountain of veggie tempura and rice, why are 5 pieces of tempura (3 will be onion) like $17?
Please understand what customer ask...
that stupid owner's wife!! she never learns to understands customer's request. I requested worm SAKE, she serves extra hot, comments "oh, American people requests hot'. I say "Do you understand I requested worm?", she replies "oh, American people request hot." "Do you understand WHAT I REQUESTED?" "Oh, American people ask..." I wanted to kill her. Good thing I had self control.
Horrible service and attitude by wait staff, will not return.
This is decent food, however horrible service. My parent's cooked entrees arrived, then my raw sushimi entree an hour later. Then, my salad arrived some time after that. The waitress said it was because the food is served family style, thus she was lying badly. Then the busser made a sarcastic comment-I responded this was not a joke and they seemed to realize then that it was not. It was embarassing to bring my family here and to have us treated poorly. There are other places with good sushi in Portland, this one is not worth it. Will definitely never return.
BAD TRUST ISSUES AT THIS PLACE.
There is a big problem here. Not with the food or service or $value - which are all great. It's with the way they handle a trust issue. This is a lunch and dinner place. Their website has them opening at noon, 7 days per week. I have been 4-5 times, and, sure enough, the doors are locked until 12:00:00 noon. Once, I found 5-6 people waiting at the door, right before noon, until they let us in. Here's the problem: you wait; no one will respond to the door until noon, exactly. You can't see inside, to know what's going on with the staff. Then, they open the door at noon, you and the others waiting go in, and you find 5-8 tables of people already eating, already with food on their tables. The place probably has 20 tables. This same pattern has happened to me each time I've been there (as my Hillsboro appointments get out a bit before noon): I find the doors locked until noon, but after entering, I see 8-12 people already having lunch inside. There is obviously some sort of first-class/second-class operation going on here: insiders vs. outsiders. There is no sign on the door with their hours or policies. If you had just been recommended to go to the place, you might show up, with friends or family, at (say) 11:30 am, for the lunch hour, and you would find yourself locked out. While the insiders are already having lunch inside. I find this objectionable and deceitful. If it were just about the food and service, I would give this place 5 stars. If it were just about being locked-out until noon exactly, I would still give it 4 stars. But, to experience this deceitful way of having a two-class system of entry... this is un-American, if you want to revive a traditional concept. Screw that! I arrived at 11:43 am, knew they would keep me locked-out until noon, and left. I don't stand in line, to be treated to two-class discrimination. I went to Carl's Jr. instead (not recommended, either). But THEY, at least, don't have a two-class entry system.
Best Sushi in Hillsboro
I love this place for all occasions. Business, family events, dates...it’s a little expensive to get the best sushi experience, but I honestly believe it’s the best sushi to be had in Hillsboro.