Food Reviews & Stories
Supermarket sushi isn’t just for the cold case anymore. Head to Hawthorne and there, within two blocks of each other, sit two sushi restaurants inside grocery stores. The Hawthorne Fred Meyer has a
926 NW 10th Ave., 841-5463, yamasushiandsakebar.com.
[AVOID THE BLOWFISH]
Yama means “mountain” in Japanese, on the face of it a bewildering name
for a sushi restaurant. But Yama is also the
16165 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton, 746-6373, shotendining.com.
[‘80s-ERA SUSHI] One of exurban
Portland’s best-kept secrets is in a Sherwood strip mall. That’s Crazy
Sushi, well-known on the
536 E Burnside St., 467-7501, mirakuteipdx.com.
[LO-BU SUSHI AND RAMEN] After
wowing diners at Hiro Sushi in Lake Oswego and Hiroshi in the Pearl
District, sushi master Hiro Ikegaya migrated east
4246 SE Belmont St., 971-279-2161, hokuseisushi.com.
[SHISO FINERY] Don’t let its
unlikely location, next door to the bastardized Teppanyaki tables of
Slappy Cakes, fool you into thinking you��
Discriminating sushi fans assert they
would never eat Midwestern sushi, pronouncing it much too far from the
dwindling seas of salmon and snapper. Portland diners, presumably, are a
For a year, I lived with a guy named Scott. He had a
somewhat alarming obsession with pet fish. Some months he’d fret about
making rent, then come home with an African knife fish he bought off a