Chef Naoko Bento Opens For Dinner

This just in from Chef Naoko. If you haven’t tried her delicious and carefully-sourced Japanese cuisine in her serene downtown cafe (SW Jefferson & 12th), you really must. Now you can go for lunch OR dinner. For more info on the restaurant, see the Under the Table writeup here.

chefnaokobentoChef Naoko is now beginning the third summer season in business, and I have learned so much during this time.  I have made some great relationships with Oregon farmers and suppliers, and continue to get creative suggestions from my customers.  I thank all my customers for making Chef Naoko a success, and now it is time to graduate to  offer dinner service as well as lunches.  From May, Chef Naoko will be open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  There will be a new dinner menu, and I do hope that you get a chance to visit us for dinner.  Please see below for our new business hours.

◆ Open For Dinner (Thu, Fri, Sat) from May
From May 1st Chef Naoko will be open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 17:00 to 21:00, and lunch hours will change to 11:30 to 14:30.
Business hours will be as follows:
Sun   - closed
Mon – closed
Tue   – 11:30 to 14:30
Wed – 11:30 to 14:30
Thu  - 11-30 to 14:30 and 17:00 to 21:00
Fri    - 11-30 to 14:30 and 17:00 to 21:00
Sat   - 11-30 to 14:30 and 17:00 to 21:00
Please note last order is at 20:30

◆ Weekly Business Bento – 12.00
Asparagus tsukune dumpling (beef)
Spinach miso gratin
Green salad
Greens with sunflower seeds
Organic Japanese omelet
Mixed rice

◆ Weekly Market Bento – 15.00 New
Sweet Briar Farm basil fried pork in plum sauce
Spinach miso gratin
Green salad
Greens with sunflower seeds
Organic Japanese omelet
Mixed rice

This week’s specials:
◆ Sweet Briar Farm Braised Pork Bento – 15.00
◆ Willapa Bay Teriyaki Oyster Bento – 15.00
◆ Willapa Bay Oyster Fry Bento – 15.00
◆ Ebi Fry Bento – 15.00
◆ Umi Ginger Wild Salmon Bento – 13.50
◆ Umi Mushroom Wild Salmon Bento – 14.00

And don’t forget that we also have a full range of catering bentos.  Please check our catering menu available at the restaurant or on our web site – catering.

Thank you so much for your business!

Naoko