Cocktail Bar Lulu Is Diving Into the World of Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine

Like many other locales across town, Lulu — the chic, forest-green cocktail lounge on SE Grand Avenue — closed in March 2020 during the first wave of dining shutdowns. However, unlike many others, it kept its doors closed save for a brief, week-long window in the summer of 2020. But now, co-owner Vijay Kumar says it’s ready to reopen, and when it does, it will look a little different: along with some cosmetic upgrades including new leather seats and fresh wallpaper, visitors will also find a menu highlighting an under-represented cuisine in the Portland restaurant world — Nikkei cuisine, a style of cooking that combines Peruvian ingredients with Japanese

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