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Awesome Seattle Sushi?

gtizzle Aug 25, 2007 04:24 PM

So, I'm moving to Seattle in 7 days from Spokane, and I happen to be a sushi freak. More precisely, I'm a sushi snob. Now, obviously there are a ton of sushi restaurants in the greater Seattle area, but I'd rather not have to wade through the mediocre and bad sushi of Seattle. I don't care about the price, because when I go out for sushi, I'm not bargain shopping. The only sushi restaurant I've eaten at in the area is the Wasabi Bistro downtown on 2nd, and it was pretty decent. Any other suggestions would be awesome!!

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  1. barleywino RE: gtizzle Aug 25, 2007 09:12 PM

    Here's one recent thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430814
    Some people also like Saito's

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      not the bad Steve RE: gtizzle Aug 26, 2007 09:33 AM


      Kisaku Sushi Restaurant
      2101 N 55th St Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98103

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        Lauren RE: not the bad Steve Aug 27, 2007 10:12 AM

        Agreed. Absolutely Kisaku.

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          barleywino RE: Lauren Aug 27, 2007 10:54 AM

          i always felt treated like a second-class citizen at Kisaku; when i would order omakase, i would get inferior cuts of fish (like the scrapings from the uni tray) and I would see some of the "regulars" getting specially prepared (e.g. marinated or seared) items that I was not given, even though i was pretty "regular" myself for a while (the chef certainly knew me from frequent visits) and paying for the full Monty (including expensive sakes)...

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            equinoise RE: barleywino Aug 27, 2007 04:18 PM

            I am very sorry to hear about that. I was treated well at Kisaku a few months ago, despite being a new jack, and being in a befuddled mental state such that part of my order was "just give us some real fish". There was a bit of a language barrier with the sushi chef there, but he interepreted my cryptic request and delivered some impeccably fresh and interesting sliced sea creatures. We also got some complimentary soy-marinated tuna concoction that seemed to be the special of the day.

            My regular spot is Saito's, however, where I have always been made to feel welcome. The fish quality is on par with Kisaku.

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              barleywino RE: equinoise Aug 27, 2007 04:48 PM

              maybe i'll start going to Saito!

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              Lauren RE: barleywino Aug 28, 2007 09:26 AM

              I am certainly not a regular at Kisaki (even though I live a couple of blocks from there) but I've always been treated well. Although I probably wouldn't notice if someone was getting a better cut than me.

        2. terrier RE: gtizzle Aug 27, 2007 10:25 AM

          Nishino would be my choice. Sit at the bar and go omakase.

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            chownerd RE: gtizzle Aug 28, 2007 01:31 PM

            Mashiko (http://www.sushiwhore.com/) is really good if you would like to try something besides the usual rolls. The owner is Japanese and he's very creative... He even has a few vegan rolls! The service is a little punk rock for my taste but I still recommend checking it out. Oh and the women's bathroom has a Warmlet. If you know what that is, you're probably a serious Japanophile who would shrivel up and die without a good piece of uni now and then.

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              Greghms RE: gtizzle Aug 29, 2007 12:22 PM

              Ototo - tell Hutch to do his thing.

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                gretadahling RE: gtizzle Aug 30, 2007 07:58 AM

                Hi. Here's a few:
                Shiro's (just down the street from Wasabi - beer/saki/wine but as far as I know no hard liquor)
                Also, Mashiko (West Seattle on California Avenue) and Ototo (on top of Queen Anne - I haven't been there for a couple years but it used to be great)

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