It’s only appropriate that a spot housed in a former library would have menu this encyclopedic. There may be as many as 75 small dishes, covering everything from sushi to stir-fried pork and steamed clams in sake. Take your time and ask the servers—they’re happy to make recommendations, as well as help you pair a round of dishes with a flight of three sakes.
A quartet of tatami welcomes guests into a traditional Japanese dining experience, replete with short-legged tables and floor mats to sit on. To help diners become one with the culturally distinctive surrounds, servers dispense and occasionally spoon-feed classic entrees that include broiled salmon covered in teriyaki sauce, korean barbecue ribs, and deep-fried chicken katsu. Patrons can also dine at American-style tables in the main dining room or sidle up to the sushi bar to ponder 20 nigiri and 21 specialty rolls with names such as Salmon Killer and I Love Shrimp.:m]]
The draw here is variety—there are 10 types of ramen to choose from with soy sauce, miso, or salt broth. The most popular comes with barbecued pork, bean sprouts, green onions, corn, seaweed, and egg. For a heartier meal, try the ramen combo, which pairs a bowl with gyoza potstickers or curry with rice.
Anchored by a pork-bone-flavored tonkotsu broth, the signature ramen at Yuzu comes with stewed pork belly, straight noodles, and a side of pickled red ginger. Though the darkened windows and obscure sign make this Japanese-owned spot difficult to find, word has gotten out, so be sure to call for a reservation.
For fresh maki, Portland's Teriyaki Express has got you covered. Come prepared to feast at Teriyaki Express — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Teriyaki Express, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Teriyaki Express, so dress for comfort when you come. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Teriyaki Express as well. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Teriyaki Express. Head on over to Teriyaki Express first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Teriyaki Express is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Green Wok in Portland is sure to hit the spot. Green Wok is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Green Wok, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Ideal for large groups, Green Wok will make sure your party feels anything but cramped. Free wireless internet is also available at Green Wok, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Green Wok in jeans and a hoodie. For the tastes of Green Wok from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Green Wok, so plan your budget accordingly. Green Wok accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.