Ryo’s Seattle Restaurant Reviews

U:DON

U:don owner Taku makes some delicious udon. I was surprised to find this high-quality udon in the Seattle area. The homemade noodles have body to them and an authentic taste.

Information
1) U:Don Capitol Hill
1640 12th Ave Seattle
https://freshudon.com/

2)U:Don University District
4515 University Way NE, Seattle

TEINEI

This is my go-to restaurant when I want to eat yummy ramen. You can tell why Teinei sticks to homemade noodles. The owner’s No. 1 recommendation is Shoyu Ramen, but I think Tantanmen without soup is surprisingly delicious. Open every day.

Information
1256 Republican St, Seattle
https://teinei-seattle.com/

TAMARI BAR

This is a great Izakaya in Capitol Hill for a casual gathering with special friends. The restaurant is loaded with the owner’s kodawari and is super cool. I always have fun drinking here. Every dish on the menu is carefully selected to go with alcoholic beverages (like sake) and brings joy to the table.

Information
500 E Pine st, Seattle
https://www.tamaribarseattle.com/

JAPONESSA

Chef Masa’s OMAKASE Sushi is available at Masa’s Counter at the Bellevue Japonessa. Chef Masa selects the ingredients for each guest. His sushi represents his caring personality and his kodawari (obsession toward his craft) as a sushi chef. This is the restaurant I want to visit on special occasions

Information
1) Japonessa Downtown Seattle
1400 1st Avenue, Seattle
http://www.japonessa.com/

2) Japonessa Downtown Bellevue
500 Bellevue Way NE Suite 130, Bellevue

SANTOUKA

I used to visit this ramen restaurant a lot in Japan. I always order Shio Ramen so I can enjoy the soup; chefs at each Santouka location take their time to prepare this tasty soup. It feels like the air of Hokkaido spreads in my mouth when I eat Shio Ramen. When I am extra hungry, I order the Salmon and Salmon Roe Rice Combo.

Information
1) Santouka Bellevue
103 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 3, Bellevue
https://santouka-usa.com/

2) Santouka Seattle
2626 NE Village Lane, Seattle

GYU-KAKU

I feel the vibrant atmosphere every time I visit Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese BBQ restaurant in Bellevue. There are many Gyu-Kaku restaurants in Japan and they are always popular!

Information
14506 NE 20th St., Suite 2, Bellevue
https://www.gyu-kaku.com/bellevue/

YOROSHIKU

When I eat out with my family, I always go to Yoroshiku. Yes, Yoroshiku’s ramen is very good, but Hokkaido dishes like Zangi and Zin Gis Kahn should not be forgotten. Because all the chefs at Yoroshiku are from Hokkaido, the restaurant offers delicious Hokkaido dishes that are rare to find even in Japan.

Information
1911 N 45th St, Seattle
https://www.yoroshikuseattle.com/

KOKKAKU

Kokkaku in Wallingoford is famous for Japanese style meat dishes. Chef Nakasone’s culinary creation is filled with his kodawari. When he has time to spare, he even makes butter from scratch. Try Kokkaku’s unique dishes.

Information
2208 N 45th St, Seattle
https://kokkakuseattle.com/

SHABUSHABU kYOTO

Shabushabu Kyoto is located in Lake Hills in Bellevue. Thin slices of the beef and pork are beautifully prepared, and each guest gets his/her own hot pot to cook the meat. It is delicious and healthy.

Information
627 156th Ave SE Bellevue
http://www.shabushabukyoto.com/

KAMONEGI

You can enjoy authentic handmade soba noodles at Kamonegi. Chef Soma prepare soba noodles from scratch. The restaurant was ranked one of the best in 2018 by the Seattle Times! They will open a bar next door in April 2019.

Information
1054 N 39th Street, Seattle
https://www.kamonegiseattle.com/

WA’Z

Chef Tawara opened the authentic Kaiseki restaurant in North Belltown in 2018. With his extensive experience at a renowned Kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, he creates exquisite dishes that satisfy your eyes. It is fun to talk with him over the counter while dining.

Information
411 Cedar Street, Seattle
https://www.wazseattle.com/

TEN SUSHI

Ten Sushi is located in Queen Anne in Seattle. The sushi is fresh and delicious, and very reasonable. Ten Sushi’s tuna filleting show is a must see!

Information
1) Ten Sushi Queen Anne
500 Mercer st. Seattle
http://www.tensushiseattle.com/

2) Ten Sushi Chinatown
1207 S Jackson St. Seattle

SHIRO’S SUSHI

This highly popular Edomae sushi restaurant satisfies the appetites of Seattelites and tourists alike. Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown always has a variety of sushi. And I think Head Chef Tsuyoshi’s sushi is well worth visiting the restaurant many times.

Information
2401 2nd Ave,Seattle
https://shiros.com/

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Ryosuke Komori was born and raised in Kyoto. The city's deep cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions helped shape him as a young man and still influence him today. As a college student, he and friends started an email magazine business called MaguMagu! The success of that business made Ryosuke realize he needed to tell more stories about Japan in new ways. That's how QAZJapan and Origami magazine were born. With QAZJapan, Ryosuke is taking his media skills to a whole new level! He hopes you dive into the site and enjoy.

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