The salad and cooked fishes are always my favorite, whereas the poke that comes in a cocktail glass and sushi at the end is nothing mindblowing. I would expect at least put some other proteins like shrimp and fish in the soup to enhance the flavor. Note that some of the dishes themselves are a bit rich in flavor and salty, I would advise mentioning to the waiter that you want to cut down on the sodium. My new favorite Japanese restaurant in Sea. My boyfriend said it tasted westernized though. All in all, we both agreed we would do it again.
Maybe not omakase since we already did it but to actually pick what we want and try different things. We had albacore tuna tartare, fried oysters not pictured , personalized sushi set, sashimi set, and tempura banana ice cream. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday last night. Recommend everything as there were no complaints for any of the dishes. I love sushi and Seattle area has pleasantly surprised me with their fish quality. I plan on sticking to al a carte for my next visits here.
We took my mom here for her birthday and I found myself liking food that I normally did not like. I got soup and a salad with the Omakase but much rather have preferred something else. Why would you want to sit facing your date when you could watch the sushi chefs curate the most delicious creations right in front of your eyes? And always made sure to serve our needs. They put in the uni because I especially wanted that. The omakase dishes on the other hand, are what keeps me coming back! I came another night around 8pm for Omakase and did not enjoy the selection as much. These are easily the best desserts of all Japanese restaurants, heck, even restaurants of any cuisine in Seattle.
Driving through the arboretum on the way to the restaurant felt like a fantasy itself. Amaebi sushi: 10 The shrimp is not super fresh. It wasn't enough and I thought chef's special kept coming until we tell them to stop. . I would come back for special occasions for the omakase, and probably try entrees if I'm back in town. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar if you can, it's fun! The desserts are damn mind-blowing.
Everything from the bamboo plants, the table located in the waiting area with the zen garden built in, the dainty rock chopstick holders, fit in with the relaxed zen theme. The waiter was extremely accommodating, he personalized a sushi set based off of everyone's preferences. That said, the aboretum roll same ingredients+avocado was really good too. Not sure if I would want to visit again. The sushi bar was pretty empty. Since the chef's special, wasn't a filler, we ordered up rolls and a couple more of the nigiri. Sushi-making is an art, and I didn't appreciate it as much before until I started going to Nishino.
I think I should have proceeded with the omakase set instead. Maybe if you're looking for more of an izakaya menu in a more upscale setting. I prefer to sit at the bar to be closer to the kitchen and request sushi if needed. Need I tell you my love for Nishino?! It's white table tops to draw a picture for the dimly lit setting and ambiance. I personally loved all of the sushi except for the salmon skin. What I meant before, is that this place doesn't have people waiting in front, although I gotta say it's got a really nice seating area for waiting.
I don't want to say that I'm a sushi snob because of them, but no other place truly keeps their fish at the same temperature. Just be prepared to ask yourself this question after having a delicious meal from Nishino: Where have you been all my life?! Where do I even start? The ingredients are fresh, high quality and the plating is very meticulous and aesthetically charming. The Omakase is always enjoyable; I recommend it. The second course was a tartare with cucumber and a yuzu shio type of dressing. House special roll 10 Very small portion. The waiter is very attentive to dietary restrictions and is great about timing the service.
We were promised The heads will be deep fried. . The chef put wayyy to much wasabi under and the sushi rice in the nigiri is warm. The sixth course was a lobster and green bean tempura with a butter yuzu dipping sauce. Out of all the restaurants I visited during my Seattle trip, this one was my least favorite. It filled up after we were seated fast, though. It was the first warm course served to us and I personally love foie gras so it was delicious.