Located in inner Southeast Portland, Biwa is a neighborhood izakaya serving everyday Japanese favorites with a Portland sensibility. Since 2007, Biwa has been Portland’s local go-to for bowls of ramen and udon, handmade gyoza, onigiri, fresh Japanese-style salads, and our famous char siu pork burger. More than a decade later, we continue to explore the adventures of Japanese cuisine while staying true to our favorites.
Join us for nightly happy hour from 4-6pm for discounts on your favorite drinks, including $5 highballs. Our Bento Boxes feature the best of our menu, from Japanese pickles to karaage fried chicken to onigiri rice balls. Bento comes in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for eat-in, take-out, or delivery daily from 11:30am-5pm. We offer laid-back counter service in our refined-yet-cozy, subterranean space, as well as take-out and delivery. We do not accept reservations.