Biwa– a japanese lute, apparently the instrument of choice for the goddess of music.
One of the most memorable places I have eaten *twice now* —
The food experience: unlikely menu items, unusual pairings, stunning presentations…
Just a surprise and delight for all the senses each time I go.
Also a surprise for the nearby diner whom I knocked water all over.
That is besides the point.
If daring, and craving adventure try ordering the chef’s special— three different offerings on a plate.
Examples of our otsumami include: Eggplant and pulled pork. Jello jelly fish. Candied salmon. Collard greens and pork. These change monthly I believe so there is always something new to expect.
Have also tried Biwa’s tuna musubis. Korroke. Karaage. All delicious.
Although I’ve never really had enough room for dessert, I do know they serve a Chocolate Pudding!
215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214