We’ve been fishing around and Seattle is swimming in sushi thanks to our abundance of great seafood + several master chefs that came over from Japan. From trendy menus to more laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top spots to score sushi.
Shiro’s has been a Belltown staple for decades, though founding chef Kashiba left. | Photo by Shiro’s
Tucked into the back of a Broadway Alley mall is one of the city’s premier destinations for kaiseki, a multi-course meal that incorporates sushi + other small plates. It’s a bit difficult to get a seat at the tiny counter, but keep an eye on Taneda’s Instagram — new reservations are opening imminently.
You may be able to catch master chef Shiro Kashiba at work at Sushi Kashiba. | Video by Sushi Kashiba
Celebrate with sushi 🎉
Sushi Kashiba, 86 Pine St. Legendary sushi chef Shiro Kashiba’s grand dining room near Pike Place is the perfect spot to maki the moment special. The views are spectacular, as is the performance from the master at work, who recently had a little fun with some seasonal spot prawns — yes, they literally leap on the counter. Pretty fresh.
Also known as conveyor belt sushi, this style of service is popular in Japan. Sit at Kura’s bar and let the belt bring the fish to you, with ordering made easy via tablets. It’s a hit with the kiddos, too.
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Who says sushi has to be exorbitantly expensive? Those looking for a fantastic omakase experience that costs less than $100 per person can head to this West Seattle restaurant, specializing in sustainable seafood. Oh yeah, and that sake list is on point, too.
Seattle Restored: Puddles Barkery | Thurs., May 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 234 9th Ave. N. | Prices vary | Pamper your pup with some gourmet dog treats courtesy of this pop-up storefront. 🐶
Birds of a Feather: Selections from PNW Mythology | Thurs., May 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St. | From common ravens to the mythological thunderbird, learn how our fine-feathered friends have influenced local culture. 🐦
“Much Ado About Nothing” | Fri., May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Center Theater, 305 Harrison St. | $38+ | Enjoy the classic Shakespearean comedy that, despite the title, has a whole lot going on — particularly in the romance department. 🎭
Bo Bice | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | High Dive, 513 N. 36th St. | $22+ | Hey, remember this guy from “American Idol” season four? Well, he’s on the comeback trail with some Southern-style rock tunes. 🎤
Whim W’him | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Cornish Playhouse | $5+ | Experience the art of movement through debut works from choreographers Maurya Kerr, Micaela Taylor + Olivier Wevers.
Children’s Day Festival | Sat., May 14 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1414 S. Weller St. | Free | The Japanese Cultural and Community Center hosts this kid-centric event filled with karate exhibitions, dance performances, and live music.
Gig Harbor Beer Festival | Sat., May 14 | 12-5 p.m. | Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion | $27+ | This annual, sudsy extravaganza highlights PNW craft brewers — all proceeds benefit the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club. 🍻
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The Seattle Kraken have some big goals ahead, as they await the 2022 NHL Draft. This week, the team landed the No. 4 overall pick through a lottery to go along with four second-round picks — all crucial in building the young roster. The draft takes place on Thurs., July 7 in Montreal. 🏒 (NHL)
Make sure that thing is polished. The Seattle Sounders have been taking their newly won Concacaf Champions League trophy on a tour for fans to admire. It’ll be at tonight’s US Open Cup game at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, then at Lumen Field Pro Shop on Saturday. 🏆 (Sounder at Heart)
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Editor’s pick: Sushi is one of my absolute favorite foods, so lucky for me — and all of us — that Seattle has so many great spots to choose from. My personal preference no matter where I go is to park myself down at the counter to watch the chefs work their magic with such precision. I try not to oooh and ahhh too loudly, in case it throws them off — butsometimes I can’t help it. I mean, did you see the spot prawns?
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