Traditional Japanese Favorites from Local Ingredients

Hokusei is proud to provide Southeast Portland, and surrounding areas the ultimate experience in traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. Expect bold flavors with an emphasis on freshness, using seasonal Northwest and Japanese ingredients whenever possible, specializing in Japanese fish.

Executive Chefs Cody Auger and Lance Dillard team up to create traditional Japanese dishes yet to be approached by Portland’s restaurants.   Our Omakase meaning "chef's choice" are unique dishes using only the highest quality ingredients that result in premium freshness and taste.

“It’s refreshing to have Chef Lance Dillard join our team. His knowledge of sushi and creativity is delightful. He has the skills to produce traditional favorites to satisfy even the most discerning palate, says Manager Casey Saechao, “We are excited to have him on board with us”.

Located in Southeast Portland’s Belmont neighborhood, just a few blocks away from busy coffee shops, tea house, restaurants and bars.

Voted Portland Monthly's "Best New Sushi Restaurant 2012" and "Best New Restaurant 2013" from Citysearch!


  • We are doing it again!! Breakside Brewery and Hokusei present : Izakaya 2.. (5)...
    We are doing it again!! Breakside Brewery and Hokusei present : Izakaya 2.. (5) courses paired w/ amazing beers $40.00 a person.
    Tuesday OCT 28th, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Reservations: 971-279-2161


    Toro red, smoked beef yuke w/shoyu pickled quail egg(beef tartare)

    Wunderbrett, panko fried matsutake risotto w/ sauteed mushrooms

    Aquavit ipa, sanma aburi oshizushi (pressed sushi)

    Nah saison yahh, asst. sashimi

    Ansatz, chocolate tart w/ miso carmelized apples

"Hands down the best sushi I've ever had!! The staff is amazing and the atmosphere is unique and highly enjoyable!!! Thank you Hokusei!!!!"

8/25/12 Zack G via Foursquare