Uchu Restaurant is opening, and it’s just too darn weird to ignore. Apparently, it will be covering that tried and true genre of fried chicken and sushi. They already have a website.
The concept is so strange, it just might work. I can see going there, especially after a few late-night drinks. From the website:
Together, this team of talented Portlanders leased a beautiful 2-level open-air space on North Mississippi Avenue and carved out an expansive dream of giant seascapes, rich and substantial reclaimed materials, inspired geometric forms of light & shadow and delicious sustainable seafoods.
Now, six months later, UCHU is nearly complete. The culinary team is perfecting broths, fermenting exotic vegetables & inventing new rolls, while bartenders concoct luscious new cocktails. The aquarists are fine-tuning the 1300 gallon coral reef system & 800 gallon Koi tank and the design/build crew is honing their final details.
Expect to find yourself delighted by the universe that is UCHU Sushi & Fried Chicken. This neighborhood friendly business with a passion for the beautiful is sure to become a Portland destination spot for dinner and late-night treats. UCHU is planning its grand opening for May 15, 2011.
I used to have a gigantic coral reef tank myself, so I’ll go just for that. However, I’ve been told I don’t have a “passion for the beautiful”, so they might not let me in.
Uchu will be at 3940 N. Mississippi Ave.