We can’t tell you enough how sweet and excited we feel about this new year and everything that is yet to come.
If you are familiar at all with Biwa, you know that we are constantly curious about food and particularly inspired and awestruck by all of the beautiful, wholesome, simple, wildly creative and remarkably delicious everyday foodways of the hundred and twenty-seven million people eating in Japan.
This year we will be exploring, in different ways, the idea of Japanese Food for Everyone. We are creating space for a more human and everyday approach to eating and to how we run the restaurant. Maybe today you need seaweed salad and futomaki on the way to work, maybe tomorrow you want beer(s) gyoza and friends after work. We will be here, making these things easy for you and as most beautifully as we can.
Some thoughts for the new year :-)
Bento and Catering
Available for lunch and in the evening from Biwa, we offer and can now coordinate catering from our rapidly expanding creative and classic Bento selections, either as box lunches or a buffet, for professional and celebratory events of all kinds.
Without losing sight of the power of memories, we have really endeavored to take our best loved dishes, dishes that we have served since the earliest days of Biwa, and make them vastly better than they have ever been before.
It is laughably simple, but we have done this by letting you order at a counter and seat yourself and letting us focus on technique and deliciousness. If you are skeptical, come try the gyoza.
Hotpot Dinners and the return of Kotori Yakitori
We have been loving the healthy conviviality of Hotpot since the cold slipped in, and we are very excited to announce dates for a monthly series of traveling hotpot dinners coming soon. Over the last few years Biwa has focused more and more on unique Japanese ways of plant-based eating; We are also really looking forward to cooking some classic yakitori this summer at Kotori.
Takeout and Delivery
We want you to be able to enjoy Biwa the way that you want to be able to enjoy Biwa. On the couch, with cats, Netflix, hygge, late night at work, impromptu picnic, etc… We are experimenting everyday with new ways to bring magical Biwa experiences to you outside of the restaurant.
And, of course, there are Always New Things…
Please keep your eyes open for Kelsey’s unusual bubble teas, vegetable futomakis, Japanese style sandwiches, our new style homemade sodas and highballs, Japanese groceries, never-before-seen desserts, Kina’s folks’ new crop olive oil and rice, and so much more happening now or coming soon in the new year!
As always (!!!) best to you, and we hope to see you soon. We miss you when you aren’t here…
-All of us at Biwa
Open Daily from 11:30am – 10:00pm
215 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Open Daily from 11am – 2am
1430 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214