Yuzen Authentic Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Seal Rock, OR
Long a land-mark in Seal Rock, Yuzen is located at 10111 U.S. Hwy. 101 North in scenic Seal Rock, OR, across from the famous park, on the stunningly beautiful NW Oregon Coast.
Though the building looks a bit incongruous at first, with a two-story full-color sushi chef image on what is obviously an Old World European style building, it makes sense when you know that the original business was a Bavarian restaurant. Indeed, the stained glass windows each still hold the coat-of-arms of a Bavarian city. However, despite the architecture, Yuzen is 100% authentic Japanese sushi and cuisine!
Kazu Bessho, the owner and sushi chef, is originally from Kobe, Japan, but has been in the US for 30 years. He previously served Japanese cuisine in Cypress and Anaheim, CA, and has owned and operated Yuzen for the last 9 years. Kazu-san has over 40 years experience, but he says he is still learning!
The sushi menu includes sashimi, tataki, maguro, and hamachi, among other tempting servings, each hand-prepared fresh by Kazu-san.
In addition to the sushi, Kazu-san and his staff offer a full and varied menu of authentic Japanese cuisine, including beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian dishes in traditional styles such as yakatori, yakiniku, sukiyaki, katsu, bento, and tempura, or as part of delicious udon and yakisoba noodle meals to name only a few. Their rice is amazing, as is their famous Yuzen teriyaki sauce, which is a secret recipe. There are a full range of tempting appetizers (including sushi), and most dishes come with miso soup and salad with a great Japanese dressing, and a good selection of liquor, wines, beer and beverages, including their great green tea, brown rice tea, and ginger tea. For dessert, try some of the mochi ice cream. Mochi is made from pounded sticky rice with an ice cream filling, and is absolutely delicious! Yuzen offers green tea, mango, red bean and strawberry flavors.
So next time you are on the Coast, stop in at Yuzen and sample their great authentic Japanese fare, then enjoy the scenic beauty of the Oregon Coast!
Summer Hours (June 1 - Oct. 30): Lunch: - 11:30 - 2:00 / Dinner: 4:30 - 9:00, Mon. - Sat.
Winter Hours (Nov. 1 - June 1): Lunch: - 11:30 - 2:00 / Dinner: 4:30 - 8:30, Tues. - Sat.
Closed from Dec. 1st - 25th, and New Year's Day
(NOTE: Hours may sometimes change according to business, so be sure to call ahead!)
Call 541-563-4766 for reservations or information.
(Reservations recommended, especially in the summer.)