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[PDX] Japanese okonomiyaki house back in action


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[PDX] Japanese okonomiyaki house back in action

Mariko | Oct 17, 2005 01:45 PM

Hi hounds. Kyo-Fu, the Japanese restaurant on SE 48th and Powell that specialized in okonomiyaki, has re-opened with a new menu. They still have okonomiyaki (that's a tongue twister, isn't it), but it takes a bit longer to prepare. That did not deter me or my brother from ordering the mochi and cheese version. It was quite tasty!

Anyway, the menu now includes udon, donburi, yakisoba, yakiudon, and lots of interesting dishes you won't find at other Japanese restaurants. One example is the buta-kimchee, a stirfry of sorts with thinly sliced pork and kimchee. Even their teriyaki chicken isn't the standard fare: it appeared to be a sauteed jumble of chicken and onions.

The prices are really reasonable, and the young owner/chef is friendly and enthusiastic, though a bit overly wild about green onions (they are in everything).

So if you want to try something a bit different, give Kyo-Fu a try. They could use the business, too--we were there Sunday evening, and we were the only ones there the entire time.

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