2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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If the crowd it draws is a measure of a restaurant's standing, Shiro's reputation is assured. While not much to look at, the unadorned space is one of Seattle's premier sushi spots, and it is often filled with loyal local patrons, including sports stars, business executives, and the rest of the city's ravenous raw-fish fans. White tablecloths drape the tables, but the prime spot is at the sushi bar, where the blade-wielding Shiro Kashiba or one of his partners slice fresh fish with utmost skill. Sitting here, you never know what kind of extra treats might come your way. The understated restaurant also features an extensive and well-chosen sake list. Kashiba, who decades ago helped introduce Seattleites to sushi with his original restaurant, Nikko, still sets the bar for fresh fish and friendly hospitality, even in a town overflowing with top-notch sushi places.
Best for Japanese Because: Shiro's Sushi is a Belltown gem in which to enjoy the culinary masterpieces of Master Chef Shiro Kashiba. The sushi reigns, but other options wow, too.