The Top Restaurants In Tualatin, Oregon

Tualatin River | © M.O. Stevens/WikiCommons
Tualatin River | © M.O. Stevens/WikiCommons
Photo of Courtney Stanley
9 February 2017

Tualatin, Oregon is a southern Portland suburb located in the sprawling Willamette Valley. The city is home to many festivals and located within easy travel distance to national parks and wildlife refuges. Explore the city’s budding local dining scene starting with these great restaurants.

Mashita Teriyaki

Visit one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the area, serving excellent teriyaki and yakisoba daily. Mashita Teriyaki is always clean, and the family who owns the shop is friendly and welcoming. The menu is simple, and each dish comes in huge portions. Order the chicken teriyaki and a light, crisp egg roll for guaranteed satisfaction. Take advantage of the lunchtime special from 11 am until 2 pm, but be aware of the rush of lunch-breakers on weekdays.

Mashita Teriyaki, 18810 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR, USA, +1 503 885 7661

Mai Asia Restaurant

Restaurant, Vietnamese, $$$
Coconut Curry
Coconut Curry | © Meal Makeover Moms/Flickr
Don’t miss this mom-and-pop shop with a whole lot of heart. Mai Asia Restaurant serves a selection of great Asian cuisine, including pho, grilled pork buns, coconut curry, and plenty more. Every dish is made carefully, and the flavors are incredible and authentic. The hole-in-the-wall restaurant also has an impressive drink selection that includes fresh coconut juice, jasmine tea, Vietnamese coffee, Thai iced tea and more. The owners greet each customer as they come in, and they continue to check on their guests throughout the meal.

Hayden’s Lakefront Grill

Try the award-winning food at one of Tualatin’s favorite restaurants, Hayden’s Lakefront Grill. The chefs use locally grown produce in their dishes, and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this casual but elegant joint. Take a seat on the outdoor patio to enjoy a view of the gorgeous lake. At lunchtime, the kitchen serves a selection of soups, sandwiches, and burgers as well as comfort food classics, like meatloaf or cheese ravioli. For dinner, try the perfectly cooked hickory-seasoned blackened ribeye steak or the elk osso bucco.

Hayden’s Lakefront Grill, 8187 Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR, USA, +1 503 885 9292

Roxy’s Island Grill

Diner, Restaurant, American
Kahlua Pork
Kahlua Pork | © Larry Miller/Flickr
For a more casual option with still excellent food, try Roxy’s Island Grill. The Hawaiian-inspired diner fare is served on paper plates with plastic forks, but that doesn’t take away from the great flavors. The generous portions will leave you with enough food to take home leftovers. Try the Shoyu chicken, Kahlua pork, or chicken Katsu, which all are served with side dishes like vegetables, macaroni salad, and rice. Lunch and dinner are served quickly, and you can’t beat the prices.

Veri Bowl Chinese Innovation Kitchen

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
This Tualatin restaurant brings the concept of Chipotle to fresh Chinese cuisine. Diners choose a rice base (brown, white, fried, black, or chow mein), followed by meat or tofu (black pepper beef, teriyaki steak, Chinese pork stew, kung pao chicken, spiced chicken, or stir-fried tofu), veggies (onions, cucumbers, corn, broccoli, tomato, cilantro, lettuce, and red cabbage), sauce (mild peanut, spicy peanut, salty sesame, or coconut curry), and crunchy toppings (crispy garlic, roasted soybeans, crushed peanuts, and fried wonton shells) to create their own flavorful dishes. Guests are delighted by their fresh, healthy options.

Big Eddy Tap House

Gastropub, Restaurant, American
Pizza | © Riedelmeier/Pixabay
Sample some excellent local beers at Big Eddy Tap House. Named for the term ‘eddy out’ in rafting, in which you paddle to a whirlpool (or eddy) and wait in safety for your friends, Big Eddy Tap House aims to be a place where you can relax and enjoy a cold beer and good food while you wait for your friends to join in. The food menu includes simple snacks, like a hummus plate, a giant pretzel with beer cheese dipping sauce, or wings, as well as main courses like pizza, salad, or bratwurst. Check out the huge list of beers on tap on the restaurant’s website so you are prepared to make your selection when you arrive.

New York Ruben’s

Restaurant, Pizzeria, American
Philly Cheese Steak
Philly Cheese Steak | © Ross Bruniges/Flickr
This pizzeria and restaurant claims to be the best place in the state to find genuine New York-style pizza. A professional New York pizza chef personally trained owner Ruben Escamilla on the secrets of the trade, and he brought this knowledge along with standards of fresh, high-quality ingredients to his restaurant in Tualatin. Along with excellent pizzas, the restaurant serves foot-long Philly cheesesteaks, pastrami, meatball sandwiches, and a whole lot more.

Taqueria Las Casitas

Restaurant, Mexican
Tacos | © adoproducciones/Pixabay
Find excellent Mexican cuisine with great value for money at Taqueria Las Casitas. The tacos are one of their customers’ favorite options; try the carne asada, pastor, or fish tacos. The restaurant also serves delicious enchiladas, burritos, sopes, and more. Don’t be turned off by the hole-in-the-wall appearance as you won’t find more authentic Mexican food in the city than Taqueria Las Casitas. Every dish is filled with spices, and the homemade tortillas have an incredible flavor. Not bad for being more than a thousand miles away from the Mexican border.

Doughnut Land

Bakery, American
Donuts | © pixel1/Pixabay
Enjoy a quick breakfast with the locals at this beloved donut shop in Tualatin. Come early in the morning for the freshest baked goods, including apple fritters, bear claws, maple bars, and more. A cup of coffee and a donut will cost you less than $2, unlike the trendy, overpriced donut shops that pop up in Portland all the time. The bakery opens at 5 a.m. for the early risers, and it is located in a simple strip mall like many of the hidden treasures in Tualatin.

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