From its humble beginnings in a suburban strip mall, Hiroshi Restaurant (926 NW 10th Ave., 503/619-0580, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 6:30–9:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 6:30–10 p.m. Fri., 6:30–10 p.m. Sat., sushi $6–17) has moved to a handsome location just off Jamison Square in the heart of the Pearl.
The reason that Hiroshi’s sushi and sashimi is so outstanding is the quality of the fish itself. Most of Portland’s 50-plus sushi restaurants source their fish from the same distributor, so it’s no wonder there’s a sameness to the product. Hiroshi has developed its own network of fish distributors, ensuring that the restaurant has fish of premium quality and freshness. You’ll pay a bit more than at your neighborhood sushi joint, but the difference in quality is notable.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel