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velvet jones Dec 20, 2007 10:47 AM

Hello,

I am looking for sushi recommendations for a group or eight for dinner in Seattle. I have browsed the boards and have seen all the usual suspects and have personally frequented Shiro's and Kisaku since moving here from Chicago in June. However, I do not know if either of these places would best fit our situation.

Essentially I am looking for the best "all-around" recommendation that would cover everyone's sashimi, nigiri, and roll fix (tradtional and more creative).

Thank you in advance.

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    burritobelle Dec 25, 2007 11:00 AM

    I also love Umi Sake house -- and they also have a Tatami room. It's always empty when I go -- so I bet its easy to book!

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      oliveoyl Dec 20, 2007 06:26 PM

      fuji sushi in the ID has traditional tatami rooms ... I've had lovely sushi there. It's fairly traditional but nice. I don't think there are many tatami rooms left in town. I've always had fun eating with a group in one!

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        velvet jones Dec 21, 2007 06:27 AM

        No particular reason for the apprehension for not going with Kisaku. I was not aware they had a back room. I will definitely look into this, as well as the tatami rooms at Fuji. Are there any other places with smaller back rooms that anyone knows about?

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          oliveoyl Dec 21, 2007 02:29 PM

          shiro's has one but uckkkkk!!! I don't think there is one at Nishino ....check into Fuji, I think there might be doors you can close so it's super private

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            ericlutzker Dec 21, 2007 04:06 PM

            i believe maneki has a couple of tatami rooms and that's my absolute favorite in town. the common chowhound complaint is that it's too busy and i think they don't take reservations but for a group of 8 in a tatami room i bet you could reserve.

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          not the bad Steve Dec 20, 2007 04:38 PM

          Kisaku's back room would be perfect for 8. What's the source of your reluctance?

          1. dagoose Dec 20, 2007 11:05 AM

            Umi Sake house might fit your bill. They are consistantly quite good, have a decent selection of sashimi and nigiri, all well cut and an enormous list of rolls, including the very creative. they also have a fair selection of cooked stuff. I wouldn't suggest them if you are looking for the kind of personal attention you get at shiros or kisaku, but for a big group or if you are interested in good drinks too, they are quite a pleasant place.

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              velvet jones Dec 20, 2007 11:23 AM

              Thanks for the reply. Yeah, Umi Sake House was on the short list of potential places, but I wanted to get some other opinions.

              Thanks again.

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