Hiro Ikegaya to open Mirakutei

Local sushi master will open Japanese-style “tapas” joint

By Karen Brooks October 6, 2010

Hiro Ikegaya, whose beautiful knife work makes his Hiroshi a Pearl District destination, has a new project in the works. Mirakutei will be a 32-seat bar/eatery at 524 E Burnside, next to the bustling, artful dive bar Rontoms.

Ikegaya says the focus is Sapporo-style ramen noodles, sushi rolls and “Japanese tapas with contemporary Southern California creativity,” a specialty of the chef that he is transporting to Portland from Los Angeles. Scheduled to open in late October or early November, Mirakutei will be open daily, until midnight, with prices $4-$10. Ikegaya plans to stay at his post at Hiroshi.

Ikegaya has been talking about a noodle house for some time now, but our friend’s at Eater PDX snooped out the news that the sushi master had applied for a liquor license. Mirakutei translates roughly as “enjoy our tasty food house.” We hope to do just that.

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