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Dayna McErlean, Owner

Hometown: Staten Island, NY Favorite Yakuza menu item: Kale Salad and Tataki
Year moved to portland: 1996 Favorite drink/cocktail: Jameson rocks
Places worked prior to Yakuza: Itisness Perks of the job: Room service Outside of Yakuza most likely to be found... Upstairs
 

Caleb Vasquez, Sous Chef

Hometown: Grants Pass, OR Favorite Yakuza menu item: Sashimi Trio
Year moved to portland: 2009 Favorite drink/cocktail: Blood and Sand
Places worked prior to Yakuza: Geppetto's Perks of the job: New and Interesting food to explore Outside of Yakuza most likely to be found... Playing Music
 

Valeria Berger, Server

Hometown: Brookline, MA Favorite Yakuza menu item: Salmon Tataki
Year moved to portland: 2009 Favorite drink/cocktail: Beet Martini
Places worked prior to Yakuza: Asiana House in Burlington VT Perks of the job: Around good food and good people. Outside of Yakuza most likely to be found... At Simpatica.
 

Bishop Valentine Barnes McErlean, Poster child

Hometown: Portland native Favorite Yakuza menu item: Rice
Year moved to portland: 2007 Favorite drink/cocktail: Spicy Water
Places worked prior to Yakuza: I also work at MOA Perks of the job: The restaurant is attached to my house Outside of Yakuza most likely to be found... Playing in the garden