Dubbed “the godfather of Beaverton’s Korean restaurants” by the Oregonian, Nakwon’s been serving up Korean food for more than 20 years. Helming the kitchen is the owner’s mother—her family recipes are responsible for the flavorful tofu soup and seafood pancakes. The bulgogi platter includes marinated beef served on a hot skillet with onions and rice cakes.
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.
JCD’s menu might look as unassuming as its strip-mall surrounds. Don’t be fooled: the menu is filled with standards that are anything but. The Oregonian lauded the side dishes—the ever-present kimchi is next level—but was equally impressed by the entrees. The raw egg atop the dolsot bibimbap is a sure crowdpleaser.
Sports stream from a fleet of televisions that line almost every wall inside The Spot Sports Bar & Grill. As diners root on their favorite teams and shoot pool, the wait staff hustles between high-top tables and stools with pulled-pork sandwiches, enchiladas, wings, and calamari. The eclectic menu also includes deep-fried peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and super nachos that pack a hearty mix of cheese, beans, vegetables, and choice of meat. A DJ busts out the latest tunes on Friday and Saturday nights, and families gather around the giant projector screen for Thursday karaoke, singing favorite hits or reciting the Latin phrase woven into their family crest.
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 cooks at China Town Restaurant carefully pick fresh ingredients to use in their traditional Chinese entrees, striving to create healthy yet flavorful cuisine. Hot pots of stewed meats emerge from the kitchen alongside steamed spareribs and entrees with incendiary doses of sichuan sauce. Throughout each meal, servers also ply guests with small dim sum plates?including barbecue pork pies, deep-fried lobster balls, and stuffed jalape?os?from carts that navigate the dining room's red vinyl booths and warp tunnels dug all the way to China.