Miyake features some of the best sushi in Portland — Photo courtesy of MiyakeOpened in 2007, Miyake soon developed a strong reputation in Portland for taking Japanese seafood to a whole new level. Their offerings of fresh fish and shellfish are combined with highly inventive recipes that also feature Spanish, Italian and French culinary influences for a new dimension in Japanese cooking.
Top menu choices include their version of classic ceviche that includes Japanese snapper tossed and diced in lemon juice, lime juice, truffle oil and cilantro, rolled in a soy paper with spicy radish sprouts. Other favorites include marinated salmon, which features raw salmon with capers and mustard vinaigrette, and hamayaki with its enticing combination of lobster, scallops and crab on sushi rice and all coated in a spicy mayonnaise.
Miyake also offers kobe beef — Photo courtesy of MiyakeMiyake has now given this same tantalizing attention to detail and taste to their new bar menu offerings. As to be expected with Miyake, this menu goes far beyond your ordinary tavern fare. Consider some of their best small plate options such as tuna tartare with yellow fin, avocado, and truffle oil; Kami-Nabe, a hot pot style dish with fish, vegetables and traditional sauces; and one half Super Toro roll with tuna and avocado topped with truffle oil, spicy sesame oil and scallions.
When it comes to something different for your sushi tastes, Miyake satisfies, both at the table and at the bar.