Photo by Lynnette Hoffman - Choi of Country House displays a variety of sushi.
The Country House has a new owner and is set to succeed. In September of 2020, Choi bought the restaurant, changing the menu to Asian food along with American sandwiches. For the first time ever, Lewis County has Asian food available for delivery in the Toledo area. Choi has years of experience cooking fabulous Asian food.
Choi has worked in many restaurants around the country, starting at Mr. Wasabi in New York. After a couple of years, he moved to Alaska and continued cooking Asian food. He saved at each of these jobs, he wanted to be in Washington and be his own boss. He spent a year in Washington working for Happy Teriyaki before he bought the Country House. Now Choi is his own boss.
The menu is a wide variety of Asian food, a favorite is the Bento Box. A Bento Box is a dish that has several items in one meal, a little taste of everything. Items include; sushi, teriyaki, rice, salad, gyoza and shrimp tempura. You can also order individual Asian Dinners such as, teriyaki, chicken katsu, sesame chicken, orange chicken, and more. They also serve vegetable tempura and Kalbi short ribs.
Eric Contreas, Winlock City Councilmember who is a regular, stated, "I recommend the Country House to everyone. The food, the atmosphere, and the owners are amazing."
Choi looked at a few restaurants before choosing the Country House. "I moved to Washington and wanted to do something for myself," he said. "I really love the feel of the country and after looking at several places, I knew this was best for me."
Choi really enjoys cooking his food, he continued, "I grew up eating Asian food. I wanted to bring the authenticity of real Asian food to this area. I know the taste of real Asian food after growing up with it. Now we are excited to deliver to downtown Toledo, give us a try. I know you will love it."
Having eaten a Bento Box, it's clear they are the Asian food source of the area. They offer delivery to downtown Toledo with a minimum charge for food of $20 and then a $3 delivery charge.
If you have not been out to the Country House at the Vader exit, you should. They are located at 404 St. Hwy 506, Toledo. If you would like to call, their number is 360-864-2181.