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Mustard Seed Turns 40

Spokane and Missoula’s favorite Asian restaurant, Mustard Seed, is celebrating their 40th year in business. Mustard Seed first opened in 1978 in Missoula by sisters Betty and Nancy Tokumoto… as well as David Hall.


Betty and Nancy grew up in Okinawa, Bangkok, Hawaii, and attended college in Oregon. Their well-traveled upbringing influenced their taste buds which resulted in Mustard Seed calling their menu ‘Pan-Asian.’ Instead of offering flavors from one region, they developed the unique ability to blend the cooking styles of the Far East with the tastes of the Pacific Northwest. Mustard Seed is most famous for their signature Osaka Sauce.


Mustard Seed has regularly won ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ in readers polls from publications like The Spokesman Review, Spokane Inlander, The Missoulian and many others.


Mustard Seed prides itself on preparing all their dishes with fresh vegetables, lean meats, and light sauces. Most items at the Mustard Seed are prepared from scratch. Their vegetables and meats are cut fresh every day, and their signature sauces and dressings are made by hand without added MSG or oxidants.


Mustard Seed currently has two locations; in Spokane at Northtown Mall and in Missoula at Southgate Mall. Take-out, delivery and party-pans are popular options provided. Additionally, since 1992 Mustard Seed has opened 11 fast-casual restaurants called Noodle Express.