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Shiro Kashiba Opening Pike Place Restaurant; Canlis Chef Unleashes New Menu

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Sara Kerens

DOWNTOWN It's almost time, sushi lovers. Last December, happy word came that Seattle sushi legend Shiro Kashiba was working on a new restaurant in Pike Place Market. There has been little word on the project since that announcement, but now the 74-year-old Kashiba reports that he expects to open Sushi Kashiba by the end of October. For those unfamiliar, Kashiba trained under Jiro Ono (of Jiro Dreams of Sushi) in Japan, then came to Seattle in 1966, and worked in the International District for several years (the now shuttered Tanaka Restaurant, the century-old Maneki) before running Nikko from 1972 to 1992, which he ultimately sold to the Westin Hotel. In 1994, Kashiba opened his namesake restaurant, Shiro's, in Belltown and just phased out of that restaurant completely last fall, telling Eater he was looking for a new place where he could "do his own thing."

FREMONT Bon Appétit magazine released its annual list of the country's top 10 new restaurants. Of three Seattle nominees, Manolin made the final cut, ranking at #9. They highlighted the seasonal mole as a favorite, "a mysterious sauce with more ingredients than we can remember."

QUEEN ANNE Seattle fine-dining powerhouse Canlis is back in the news this week, with new chef Brady Williams celebrating his four-month anniversary at the restaurant in a grand way. He's released a new tasting menu that spans 11 courses, all served on new pottery from Akiko Graham, commissioned by Williams to highlight specific dishes. Eater has the details.


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