I would have to say that Vancouverites are quite blessed with many authentic Japanese restaurants (however declining very rapidly)… but a little south is unknown territory to me. I’ve always wanted to try Shiro’s Sushi, but never had time to make reservations.
A small restaurant able to seat about 30 people, reservations are a MUST. They open 5:30pm daily, and you’ll find that everyone arrives promptly and will be lining up before 5:15pm.
Nigori to start
Oyster karaage to go with my nigori
American white tuna
Top row, sockeye salmon, toro. Whole row of mirugai, then awabi, tobiko and ikura. Bottom row of tamago.
Tuna roll, real crab california roll, uni, amaebi, anago and hotate.
Overall I think this should be the base standard for Japanese dining. A few menu items were brought in from Japan. Sake menu not as big as I would have wanted, but worth the wait if you’re in the area. Don’t forget to call for reservations! Unless you like waiting on the street.
Apparently Daisuke Nakazawa from Jiro’s Sushi (Ginza, Tokyo) works here. Maybe you can sit at the counter and see him?
2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Reservations: (206) 443-9844