Sushi fans mourned when Seattle’s most storied chef, Shiro Kashiba, retired from his eponymous restaurant in Belltown in 2014. Now the chef—who trained with Jiro Ono (of Jiro Dreams of Sushi) in Japan—has returned in top form to open Sushi Kashiba, in a prime Pike Place Market location. Delicacies range from tender broiled salmon collar and umami-rich monkfish liver to Shiro’s signature sake-marinated black cod. But, macrophobes beware: It’s the expertly prepared omakase that has diners queuing at the sushi bar each night for the chance to sample edomae-style creations directly from the chef’s steady hands.
86 Pine St.