Friday, July 9, 2010

Dining Out #7: Umi Sakehouse

Yet another Japanese dining experience (done locally in Seattle -- the belltown neighborhood, to be exact). This one is brought to you by Umi Sakehouse. I'm not a fan of the late-night club-vibe neighborhood, but I am a fan of this modern Japanese restaurant. They have a great happy hour menu.

The BF tried the sake flight, which included a rose-scented sake (I tried it, and it was delish!):

We also sampled the sashimi plate, which had two different kinds of grade-A tuna, salmon, and shrimp (the shrimp was cooked).

My favorites are the rolls. The Spider (tempura soft-shell crab, avocado and mayo wrapped in sushi rice and nori):

And the First Ave. roll (shrimp tempura, avocado, tobiko topped with spicy tuna and spicy mayo wrapped in sushi rice and nori):

We had a great time in the dining area of the "back porch" of the restaurant, where the ambiance is traditional Japanese with large skylights and bonsai. The entire restaurant is designed in a way that mirrors a Japanese country house, with both a front and back porch.

Give Umi a try if you're in town. Two thumbs up from me!

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