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  • 1733 N.E. Alberta St. Map It
  • Alberta District
  • Asian

Known for

  • Vegetarian tasting menu option
  • Knowledgeable, helpful service
  • Artfully presented food

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Eschewing many culinary conventions, this visionary Alberta Street eatery serves up innovative dishes that sometimes push boundaries but consistently succeed in flavor and execution. The simple menu of small plates (order two to three per person) is influenced by Asian flavors and uses European cooking techniques, combining unusual ingredients that offer pleasing contrasts in flavor and texture. For example, the charred octopus, cooked to the perfect tenderness, is served with scallion pancakes and a salad of papaya, beans, and cashews. The signature dish, a miniwok containing crispy pig ears over mildly sweet coconut rice, is served with Chinese sausage, avocado, mint, and cilantro. The dining room is warm yet simple with white walls and concrete floors—a nice contrast to the boldness of the plates. The helpful waitstaff is available to guide and explain, easing adventurous eaters outside their comfort zones, where the payoff is big.

Restaurant Information

Address:

1733 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, Oregon, 97211, USA

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Phone:

503-287–2400

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Published 01/19/2016

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