Chef Gabe Rosen of Biwa - Portland, OR

215 Southeast 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-8830
Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-midnight

Izakaya restaurants are here to stay in Portland, and this concrete and warm wooden-walled spot is no exception. Chef Gabe Rosen incorporates Korean dishes, like a spicy, light-on-the-garlic kimchi, into his refreshingly pared down menu, but he stays true to the casual comes-as-it’s-ready snack spirit of Izakaya. Standouts like Gyoza with gossamer-thin house-made wrappers have enough simple appeal to draw customers who eschew the city’s fine dining scene. Plus they’re great with a beer.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Gyoza: Ground Pork, Cabbage, and Ginger-filled Dumplings, Green Onions, Nira Flat-leaved Chinese Garlic Chive, and Sesame Oil-Soy Sauce-Rice Vinegar Dipping Sauce
  • Yukke: Tartare of Grassfed Piedmontese Beef from Montana, Raw Quail's Egg, Asian Pear, Celery Leaves, Romaine Lettuce, and Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Kimchi

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