Where is Yuki?
Wow, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Sorry about that – earning an MBA, nearly dying (and still recovering), then a stupid pandemic caused some delays in story authoring. Apologies!! However, I’m still alive, relatively unscathed, though scarred and I’m excited to visit new places and write some articles! One of my favorite places of all is Yuki Japanese Restaurant. Yuki was the first place I ever tried real sushi and ever since then I’ve never wanted to try any other sushi place.
Yuki is located in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro. Orenco Station features beautiful architecture and brownstone buildings, like many east-coast cities. Yuki is on the ground floor level of a building just off NE. Cornell Rd. on NE Orenco Station Way on the west side.
The entrance is pretty unassuming, but there’s no mistaking the location or it’s offerings. Normally quite few chairs and tables are available for folks who want to dine outside. Due to Covid, there are many restrictions, and anything besides take-out is not avaiable (at least when I wrote the story that was the case).
Before the Pandemic, Yuki was almost always full to capacity (even outside) and had lots of 2, 4 and a single 5 person table. There are also seats on the bar where patrons could watch the Itamae making their amazing creations. Yuki features many local and imported Saki offerings.
Even fussy eaters are sure to find something new to try at Yuki, there are many many excellent offerings, and a huge selection of different sushi.
Food at Yuki
It’s the pandemic and I was feeling a bit hungry and happened to be in the neighborhood for work and decided to stop in and visit Yuki. My go-to favorite at Yuki is the Kentucky and I know -it’s not real sushi, but I like it and it’s perfect for me, so there. I really didn’t have time to get anything else, but the Kentucky was delicious and not too heavy.
Summary and Rating
Yuki was and still is my favorite of all time sushi restaurants. Any time is a great time for their amazing menu, and I can’t recommend Yuki enough. As far as I know operations are still limited to to-go orders, and sushi is something that should be immediately enjoyed, so keep that in mind when ordering. If things are busy at Yuki, and there isn’t any parking spots in front there are spots available at the rear in a much larger parking lot. Yuki definitely deserves the 5 Hey Willamettes we’ll award them here.