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About Us

A Few Words About Us

At SHO, we are a family owned restaurant that is focused on creating truly authentic Japanese food, while at the same time honoring the Portland food scene. 

We are focused on locally sourcing all of our high quality ingredients as much as possible to offer unmatched taste and freshness. 

Please take some time to read about our high quality ingredients, because knowing where your food comes from is the key to our ability to offer you the best taste possible.

Our Ingredients


Dashi is a class of soup and cooking stock used in Japanese cuisine. Dashi forms the base for miso soup, clear broth, noodle broth, and many kinds of simmering liquid. As our focus on truly Authentic Japanese Cuisine, At SHO, we do not use pre-mixed Dashi or powdered Dashi, we make it the old fashion way from water, konbu (dried kelp), and bonito fish flakes.

Dressings & Sauces

At SHO, we create each and one of our dressings, sauces, broths from scratch, creating small batches from the highest of quality ingredients and never using any pre-made products for any of our dishes.


We source all of our vegetables as local and seasonally as possible. This way to can offer you, the customer, the freshest vegetables possible and for each month we will make monthly specials based on what is in season.


Jidori Chicken

Los Angeles, CA
Jidori® means chicken of the earth. Jidori® Chicken are raised free range, humanely, at small farms in California. They’re fed all natural grains, without meat by-products, hormones, or steroids. Jidori chickens are never frozen, resulting in a pinker breast, firmer texture, and fuller chicken flavor.


Yamasa Shoyu

Salem, OR
Through four centuries, YAMASA Corporation has continuously manufactured the finest quality soy sauce available to meet the tastes of their customers both then and now. In June 1992, YAMASA incorporated the USA subsidiary in Salem, Oregon, establishing a U.S. production and distribution facility.


Ota Tofu

Portland, OR
The company has been around since 1911, and operating in Portland’s Central Eastside. The Tofu is not processed in an automated food processing plant, it is processed the old-fashioned hands-on way.


Jonathan Hau

Excellent, authentic Japanese food! I was pleasantly surprised to find this place in my neighborhood. The food is great and portion size appropriate.

Guitar Heaven

Extremely fresh and delicious sushi with wonderful staff. I had the Habanero roll, Spicy tuna, and the Bagle. I could taste everything and the spice was perfect. True delight. Would definitely go back.


I order takeout here often. The staff is kind, accommodating and professional. They always remember the beer that I prefer. I appreciate their service and enjoy the food.

Wakaba Omi

Food was authentic and good. I had the lunch bento and sushi. The fish was pretty fresh. I enjoyed the presentation. The staff was attentive and courteous.