Mirisata FAQ

Where are you located?

2420 SE Belmont Street

Do I have to order online?

No, but it makes things easier for everyone if you do! Walk-up orders are credit card only.

When will your full menu be available?

We'll slowly add to our menu and expand our hours over the next 2-3 weeks. You can look forward to string hoppers, deviled chick'n, coconut roti, and more.

What precautions are you taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

We've taken great care to design a COVID-safe pick-up window at our new restaurant location. Please line up on the left side if you ordered online, and the right side if you're ordering walk-up.

Our indoor dining room is currently closed, but we do offer (distanced) outdoor seating. We're building a new covered deck for the Fall and Winter weather.

We're disinfecting surfaces, frequently washing hands and changing gloves, wearing masks (properly!) at all times, and social distancing as best we can. We're also asking folks to select a pickup time (with limited slots available for each) to minimize any time waiting in line.

Do I need to wear a mask to pick up my order?

Yes. We will refuse service if you are not wearing a mask.

How spicy is the food?

It's spicy, but most people seem to enjoy it! We surveyed about 60 guests at our first pop-up in March and nearly everyone said the spice level was "just right." With rice and curry, there's usually one or two dishes that are spicier than the others -- but you're supposed to eat it by trying different combinations of dishes for each bite, so you can mix the spicier dishes with the mellower ones.

Is the rice and curry plate for one person?

Yes, it's intended to be a feast for one person. It heats up great for leftovers!

What's Sri Lankan food like?

Fair question, considering how few Sri Lankan restaurants are in the US. It's somewhat similar to Indian food, but with some significant differences: 1. there's no cilantro, opting instead for fresh curry leaves and rampe (pandan) leaves; 2. there's coconut in everything, whether it's oil, milk, grated, or shredded; 3. you'd rarely eat just one curry, but rather have several curries, mallums, and sambols as "rice and curry;" and 4. it's a little spicier overall.

Do you cater? Accept special orders?

Let's talk! MirisataPDX (at) gmail.com.

What's a worker-owned cooperative? Aren't coops just grocery stores?

Worker cooperatives offer an alternative to the traditional business model where the owner(s) pay employees to perform work on their behalf. In our case, we pay ourselves regularly based on hours worked, but then as owners, we also decide how any surplus (profits) at the end of the year are spent: either split among the worker-owners, reinvested into the business, or donated to nonprofits. Learn more at the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.