Here at Izakaya Minato we aim to bring classic neighborhood izakaya dining to Portland’s East end. Izakaya literally translates from Japanese to stay, sake, shop. Much like putting bistro or trattoria in front of a name, the izakaya lets you know what type of restaurant to expect. A casual, fun spot to gather with friends over shared plates and sake, beers or a cocktail. Minato means ‘port’ or ‘harbor’ in Japanese.
Our menu is a blend of classic izakaya fare and whatever is in season at the moment, both on land and water. You won’t find any sushi, but always a daily selection of sashimi, as well as a selection of dashi broth dishes, grilled fish and JFC, Japanese fried chicken.