Ichiza Kitchen & Tea House

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 18 reviews )
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503-702-8374
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1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, Oregon, USA, 97201

Pan-Asian shojin ryori style small plates, noodle and rice bowls, and oolong tea. Est. 2017. Open Wed-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Asian

18 Reviews

First Review by spdybike

Amazing - Edit

We got the Ichiza noodle soup, bean curd skin and shumai. Everything was excellent. I will be coming back often!

Pros: all vegan with many gluten free options , rare vegan meats, right next to Vtopia vegan cheese shop!

Cons: small with only a few tables

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Great place! - Edit

I'm visiting Portland and found this place on Happy Cow. The food and service and atmosphere was awesome! The oolong teas were amazing! Try the Blue People! I'll visit again next time I'm in town!

Pros: All vegan menu

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Amazing - Edit

Everything in this cozy little restaurant was completely delicious. I would especially reccomend the dumplings, kimchi mungbean cakes, and the mochi plate for dessert. The broth in the Lan Zhou was amazing, non-vegan partner rated it as one of the best broths she’s ever had. This is great food.

Pros: Exceptional Food, Really Friendly Staff, Cozy Atmosphere

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Love this place - Edit

This is very good food, served by very nice people who like amazing tea. Accommodating my food allergy, let them know they will likely be able to hook it up. New favorite spot in Oregon.

Pros: food, people, tea

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Wonderful - Edit

Had the fortunate experience of dinner here. Ichiza is the zen principle of stopping to contemplate one’s path. We partook in Gaiwan Service and had a delicious tea, some cheung fun, ramen and Lan Zhou. I actually couldn’t believe it was vegan because the faux meat tastes so real. I highly recommend if you’re in Portland.

Pros: food

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awesome ramen - Edit

Place was super cute.
Tea was great.
Ramen was very good.
Enjoy.

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great menu - Edit

Nice options for small plates and big bowls. Portion is huge for tonkatsu ramen. The pork belly was too real and I couldn’t eat it. So that could be a good thing.

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beautiful and tasty - Edit

Really delicious, complex flavors. My bf and I went twice in the week we discovered it. The staff is wonderful and the decor is really nice. Last but not least the plating is lovely. I especially like the shumai and glass noodle dish.

Pros: warming, affordable

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I’ll be back! - Edit

Fun, Asian, funky little gem. Food was good and very attractive too. I had my eye on other patrons’ meals as well as my own...need to come back and try some more menu items.

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Hard to find, comfort, Asian food. - Edit

I was so excited when this cozy and comfortable Pan-Asian restaurant opened. I love coming here for Asian comfort foods that I've missed so much. There's big bowls of rice, noodles and soup along with dim sum style appetizers and gourmet teas. It's run by two amazing guys that really put their heart into the food and atmosphere.

Tip: go for afternoon tea, before the evening rush, they open at 3pm. Ask the chef to make you an appetizer sampler.

Pros: Comfortable

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Yes, this place is that good - Edit

Wonderful, authentic Japanese style dinning. Cute little place not much space but the music, food and service certainly make up for how tiny it is in there. Just amazing food and tea! Can’t wait to go back

Pros: tea, food, dessert

Cons: small space

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Future Staple - Edit

This is far and away one of the best new vegan restaurants in Portland. Most places that offer veggie ramen are happy to serve some noodles in mushroom water, but the people behind Ichiza have multiple ramen options that are all savory, filling, and rich. We ordered way too much food (the portions are huge) for two adults and a 7 and 3 year old; mung bean cakes and bacon/shrimp noodle rolls were fantastic. The Tonkotsu ramen with mock pork belly was phenomenal (if you've ever had Van Hanh's House Special BBQ Pork, it's kinda like that in texture). Lan Zhou ramen was complex but still satisfying, and the Adobo rice bowl was ridiculously flavorful.

The space is small and they were very busy when we went, but we received some of the friendliest service we've ever had in Portland. Both servers were helpful, not stressed or rushed despite how busy it was, and very nice to our kids. Our 3 year old kept eating her Tonkotsu ramen even after they boxed it up for us, and kept talking about it the rest of the night.

Can't recommend this place more, really excited to go back.

Pros: flavor, service, value

Cons: small space

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Authentic Vegan Japanese Food - Edit

I lived in Japan for years and go back regularly and I am in love with Ichiza. Their onigiri (rice balls) were so good and their tea choices were spot on for the meal. The noodle bowls were huge and the tofu was done just perfect. The service is great. Not a huge seating area so get here early!

My meal:
Big Red tea - iced
Picked plum onigiri
Fox udon with fox noodles

Pros: Delicious, authentic food, Large servings, Tea, small platters, and noodles pair nicely

Cons: Small amount of seating, get there early, Kind of warm in the summer, wear layers

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Delightful surprise - Edit

We tried many small plates and the fox udon, and it was all very well made and beautifully presented. If this place was in a slightly nicer location /building, they could easily charge 50% more. Very very tasty.

Pros: All vegan, low-key, delicious, good price

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great friendly vibe, delicious food - Edit

What a great find Ichiza was for two travelling kiwis.
A small but intimate setting, our host welcomed us in with a friendly and genuine smile.
The tea and food was both aromatic and delicious.
We highly recommend this restaurant to everyone

Pros: the owners , the food, location

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Delightful through and through! - Edit

Amazing service, truly. Stunning and amazing food. Go TODAY!

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our best dinner in Portland - Edit

Big portions and yummy food that's actually healthy. We had a good time and left feeling happy and well fed.

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Great New Spot in Goose Hollow - Edit

I am so happy we found this restaurant today! The food is great and a little different than the other vegan places in Portland. The staff was super friendly and the space was pretty cute. I didn't realize the restaurant was there next to Vtopia until we were right in front of it. The food we had was wonderful and the teas were very refreshing. We cannot wait to go back!!!

Pros: All Vegan, Plenty of options, Great teas

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