My name is Hiroshi. Being Japanese, I often get asked where I go for good Japanese foods here in Portland. This 'Osakaya' is the one that I recommend. It is delicious at very, very reasonable price with very friendly service. This place makes me fee like I.m back at home. I've know chef Mitsu-san for about 25years. He is a great chef, but very humble. He is friendly but very soft-spoken. He is a real 'Shoku-nin' (skilled professional').
My wife & I were there this past Saturday. She had a Tempura-soba. I had a Ten-don(Tempura Donburi) and a bowl of Sake Steamed Clam). Oh, they were so good!!! Oishii, Oishii!!!(Delicious, Delicious!!!) You know, when you go to Japan, you'll hear people exclaiming ""Oishii, Oishii!! at restaurants or dining places. This is a joyful exclamation. That's because they are simply so delicious. These words come out of your mouth without thinking just like music. We don't care about so much about candle light or valet parking as long as we have 'Oishii Foods'.