- The Scene
This is not a cozy, snuggle-up kind of place, and it certainly doesn't blend into Queen Anne's otherwise low-profile restaurant row. It's clean, bright and starkly decorated; the outdoor chairs are an almost Day-Glo shade of red. But welcoming and attentive service, as well as a few sips of sake, provide sufficient warmth.
Presentation is lovely, doing the bright, fresh sashimi justice--the soft, silken amoebi (sweet raw shrimp) and delicate hotate (scallop) stand out. The spicy tuna roll is one of the best in the city, but also the simple Negitoro (fatty tuna with green onion) is equally impressive. The lobster roll, when it's on the menu, is fine, but not worth the extra money. Among the entrees, the miso-marinated salmon is excellent, as is the monkfish in sweet mango sauce. Desserts are tempting, especially the large chocolate calzone, but can be overkill after such a delicate dinner.
- Sushi 2004 – Audience Winner
- Sushi 2007 – Audience Winner
- Trendy Scene 2004 – Audience Winner