Japanese Restaurants in Portage Bay


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  • Sushi Kappo Tamura
    The Three Faces of Sushi Kappo Tamura Kappo-Style Dining The Japanese have plenty of words for different styles of dining, from omakase (chef’s selection) to izakaya (a Japanese pub with great food). But kappo might not be on the tip of many tongues. Legendarily rooted in Osaka starting in the 19th century, kappo dining puts the chef on display in the dining room, where diners can watch their meals form before their very eyes. Even better, there are no imaginary lines here between cook and customer: the other distinctive part of kappo are the many close interactions between the diners and chef, making it a learning experience for both parties. Local Everything, Always You could say it’s the Japanese way, but here, more than anything it’s the Tamura way: creating a menu based on whatever fresh, local food chefs can obtain that day. With produce plucked from the rooftop garden or shrimp caught in Skagit Bay, chefs create a brand-spankin’-new menu every day. That means you may not have much control over what’s offered, but with the chefs’ degree of skill in the kitchen, that essentially doesn’t matter. Overachiever When Seattle Magazine named Sushi Kappo Tamura the Best New Restaurant in 2011, it lauded it’s sushi as the best in Seattle. That might seem like a big enough accomplishment in itself, but it’s not the only trophy in this restaurant’s case. Seattle Magazine readers’ choice voters agreed with the critics, deeming it Best Sushi in 2014. Travel + Leisure called it one of the Best Sushi Restaurants in the States. Maybe it’s the freshness of every ingredient or Kyoto-born chef Taichi Kitamura’s constant strive for perfection, but Sushi Kappo Tamura keeps racking up accolades that leave the rest of the pack lagging behind.
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    2968 Eastlake Ave E
    Seattle, WA US
  • Ichiro Teriyaki
    For fresh maki, Seattle's Ichiro Teriyaki has got you covered. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Ichiro Teriyaki's menu does not offer low-fat options. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Ichiro Teriyaki, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. At Ichiro Teriyaki, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Ichiro Teriyaki, known for its laid-back ambience. You can also grab your food to go. Those driving to Ichiro Teriyaki can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. Your bill at Ichiro Teriyaki will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
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    4124 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
  • Samurai Noodle
    Oodles of noodles abound at Seattle's Samurai Noodle. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Samurai Noodle has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Samurai Noodle has kid-friendly food and seating. Get your whole crew together at Samurai Noodle, offering lots of special space for larger parties. Samurai Noodle offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Samurai Noodle.
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    4138 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
  • Samurai Noodle
    Ramen is an important dish in Japan—the country boasts more than 40,000 ramen shops. And each region boasts its own unique style of the soupy noodles, which makes for more than two dozen regional varieties. The owners of Samurai Noodle took their cue from their Japanese counterparts, packing their menu with 12 types of ramen, including the less soupy dipping ramen. A range of broth options—including miso chicken, chili green onion, and tomato—cradle helpings of noodles, be they thick egg noodles or thin wheat noodles. The chefs take customization one step further, letting customers specify their preferred noodle firmness. Additional toppings for the soup creations include chili sauce, black mushrooms, and eggs.
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    4138 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
  • Teriyaki Plus
    For fresh maki, Seattle's Teriyaki Plus has got you covered. Teriyaki Plus is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Teriyaki Plus just as much as their parents do. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Teriyaki Plus, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. null The grub at Teriyaki Plus is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
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    4336 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
  • Kai's Bistro And Lounge
    Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Kai's Bistro And Lounge, a savory spot for American cuisine. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Kai's Bistro And Lounge, though, so plan to indulge a bit. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Kai's Bistro And Lounge has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Kai's Bistro And Lounge just as much as mom and dad. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. If space is what you're looking for, Kai's Bistro And Lounge has plenty of room for larger parties. Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Wear what you like when you dine at Kai's Bistro And Lounge — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
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    1312 NE 43rd St
    Seattle, WA US
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