Tag Archives: Kisaku

For Eater: Where to Eat Japanese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Japanese restaurants in the area.
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2012 in Food: No Top Chef, But 26 Favorites for the Seattle Area

As the year comes to a close, seems like everyone is compiling their Top 10 restaurant lists for 2012. Meanwhile, throughout the year, people take to Twitter and Facebook to scream that “this” or “that” is the best—making your pick more like the worst. I…
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In Search of Sweet (and Sustainable) Scallops in Seattle

Lately I’ve been wondering: What is the best bite from the ocean? What seafood do I find most seductive? There are plenty of great choices. I love sea urchin and oysters, and when Ethan Stowell puts them together, you get the best combination of seafood…
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10 Terrific Tofu Dishes in Seattle

I probably wouldn't have connected the words "tofu" and "terrific" twenty or thirty years ago. Now I have favorites to recommend.
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Why Seattle’s Chinese and Japanese Restaurants Give Me the Blues

I remember the first time I saw a blueberry bagel. “That’s a Christian bagel,” my dad bemoaned, adding, “Or a stale doughnut.” We both believed a bagel should be simple—either plain, seeded, or maybe onion. Me…I’m a sesame man. And I’m a New York Jew,…
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Sexy Feast: Kisaku Will Make You Want to Swallow

I’m endlessly asked to recommend the best sushi restaurant in Seattle. Along with Sushi Kappo Tamura (featured in a previous Sexy Feast about head), I heartily recommend Kisaku in Tangletown. The fish is fabulous, there’s a neighborhood feeling, and the quality to price is probably…
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Kisaku continues to delight with Seattle’s best sushi

In last year’s listing of Seattle’s top five Asian restaurants, I included Kisaku as my top Japanese pick. A recent visit reconfirmed why this is my go-to place for sushi and more. The occasion was a birthday celebration for my special someone. The sushi serenade…
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Best of Seattle: Top 5 Asian Restaurants

What a great city for Asian food! From super sushi restaurants to fantastic pho joints, we’re never more than a stone’s throw away from great noodles, rice dishes and other treats from the east. Selecting the top five Asian restaurants is a big challenge, but…
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Dishin’: A Kiss to Kisaku

Emboldened by our satisfactory sushi outing at Nishino, but wanting something a little more Japanese (the menu had that “pan-Asian” thing going, and there wasn’t a Japanese customer or server in sight) and a little less pretentious (two words: Madison Park), we made our way…
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Good to Go: Hiroki’s Sweet, But Not-Too-Sweet, Desserts

Yesterday, a busy afternoon meant missing the Queen Anne Farmers Market for the first time since it opened this year, so without seasonal berries or cherries at hand, the evening’s treat was a stop at Hiroki—the Tangletown bakery near Kisaku, one of my favorite restaurants…
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