I'm pretty picky all things considered and I haven't had better food service or drinks in portland in years. As a good yes. But not better.
I could not agree with you more.
We have eaten at WAFU about 7-8 times since they opened and have had excellent meals and service each time. We actually made a rule about a month ago called no more wafu until we try out a few other places that have been on our list for awhile. I miss it!
I was a huge FIN fan and sad to see it close. I am also not a ramen fan so I was upset when Mr. Pierce announced he was opening a ramen joint. In all of our times there we have yet to try the ramen. We just typically order all of the specials and a few of the hot and cold small plates. Variations of many of my FIN favorites have made appearances on the Wafu menu.
A few highlights from what we have ordered in our visits there
- seared lamb tongue with truffle and ponzu
- grilled skirt steak with a miso, ginger, scallion sauce
- all variations of their ceviche and we especially love their Thai-flavors ceviche
- cured saba with crystallized ginger and balsamic
- roasted crab hand roll
- the daily specials have all been fabulous
I think the only thing we were meh about was the wings but we are spoiled with frequent Whiskey Soda Lounge Ike's Fish Sauce wings carryout.
Excellent service as well and for the quality of the items everything has been a great value.
And......now I want to go there tonight.