PORTLAND, Oregon (May 4, 2012) – Hokusei is proud to announce our grand opening Tuesday May 8th, 2012. We hope to provide Southeast Portland and the surrounding areas the ultimate experience in traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. This April expect bold flavors with an emphasis on freshness, using local ingredients whenever possible.
Executive Chef Kaoru Ishii will be creating traditional Japanese dishes yet to be approached among Portland’s restaurant scene. Ishii from Tokyo, Japan has over two decades of culinary experience from top restaurants in Japan, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Ishii approaches his unique dishes with creativity using only the highest quality ingredients that result in premium freshness and taste.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Chef Ishii. His passion for food and his dishes truly reflect our restaurant’s theme. He has the skills to produce traditional favorites to satisfy even the most discerning pallet”, says Co-General Manager Cody Auger, “We are grateful to have him on board with us”.
Located in Southeast Portland’s Belmont neighborhood, just a few blocks away from busy coffee shops, teahouses and bars, right next door to Slappy Cakes.
Hokusei, located at 4246 SE Belmont Street is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 PM– 10:00 PM. Friday-Sunday 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM. For more information or reservations please call 971.279.2161.
Hokusei pronounced ho-ku-say means Northwest, Co-Managed by Chef Cody Auger and Chef Eric Boor. Together they have ventured to introduce Hokusei to Southeast Portland. Their love for food and commitment is sure to offer a superior dining experience. Stay tuned as these two gentlemen make their mark on the Northwest’s food scene.
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