As most of my Twitter followers know I just returned from a fabulous ten day vacation in Tokyo. I tweeted every luscious bite I put in my mouth while I was there. I really did. I think some were a little overwhelmed by my Tokyo food tweets but I just had to share all of the beautiful dishes Tokyo is famous for with all of my followers. Luckily when I’m home in Seattle I can still get a little taste of Tokyo. I often get asked where my husband and I go to eat sushi here in Seattle. My husband is Japanese and I grew up in Tokyo so people are always curious where we go to get the freshest most authentic sushi. Well, that would be Nishino in Madison Park. Nishino is one of the only places we go to for Japanese food because they know their fish and sushi and they prepare it exactly the way a Sushi Bar in Tokyo would. Believe me you can taste the freshness and difference. So whenever we are missing Tokyo, Nishino is where you’ll find us.
One of our favorite dishes to start with when we visit Nishino is the Kaiso Salad, a mix of assorted seaweed with a simple rice vinegar dressing. Light and so perfect!
When it comes to sushi Nishino has the best. Every Sushi Chef at Nishino will tell you exactly what fresh fish they have that day and where it comes from. That’s the way it should be, after all it’s all about the fish right? Nishino does the best California Roll, stuffed with chunks of luscious (real) crab and perfectly ripe avocado, amazing!
One of hubby’s favorites is the Negi Toro Maki. Fatty toro tuna chopped together with green onion and stuffed in a sushi roll. A match made in heaven.
The Amaebi, or sweet shrimp, is another must try, it melts in your mouth it’s so fresh.
Prefer your fish cooked? Then the Black Cod with Miso is the dish for you. Marinated in miso and broiled to perfection. I love enjoying this dish with a side of Japanese rice. One of my personal favorites.
Nishino’s tempura is so light and crunchy. You must try the Walla Walla Sweet Onion tempura available now while the Walla Walla’s are in season. I always make sure to order these when they’re on the menu.
Of course you must end your fabulous Japanese meal with Mochi Ice Cream. Nishino usually has five assorted flavors every night. Two of our favorites are the Adzuki Red Bean and Raspberry White Chocolate. I love them all! Look for more mouthwatering morsels on GiltCity.com/seattlevip.
3130 E. Madison
Seattle. Washington 98112