And now, a look inside the very-long-awaited west side outpost of Eater 38 spot Bamboo Sushi, which debuts its NW 23rd location to the public later this evening after a year-long build-out in the former Rose's Bakery space. The new spot — whose mothership on SE 28th Ave. lays claim to being the world's first certified-sustainable sushi restaurant — is nearly twice as large, with a 22-seat sushi bar and expanded bar area, all outfitted (obviously) in sustainably harvested woods. Expect the menu to get an upgrade, as well: In June 2011, owner Kristofer Lofgren told Eater that "our hope is to elevate our kitchen food to a standard never seen before in town," with all fish sourced based on recommendations by the Marine Stewardship Council, among others.
Bamboo Sushi NW swings its doors open today (Monday), and hours of operation moving forward: 4p.m. to 10p.m., seven days a week.
· Bamboo Sushi [Official site]
· All Previous Bamboo Sushi Coverage [Eater PDX]