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Syun Izakaya Restaurant Review: Located in the basement of a 1900-era town library on the often neglected streets of downtown Hillsboro, this family-owned eatery offers a stimulating excursion into authentic Japanese cooking. Solicitous staff facilitates choosing from the daunting menu. Diners are encouraged to order "Japanese style," as in "order throughout the meal." For the best experience, sample the sushi and sashimi, and also try several small plates from the pub menu. Raw fish options are all sustainably sourced, including some unusual fish species, and all are impeccably prepared. Recommended hot dishes include pork stir-fried with ginger and onions, steamed clams in saké, gyoza dumplings, and halibut tempura with a batter as delicate as lace filigree. There's a heady variety of saké to accompany your meal, including tasting flights. Mochi ice cream in such exotic flavors as green tea, red bean and mango is a fitting dessert.