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We consider ourselves to be fairly big sushi people. While we love all kinds of food, sushi is a staple in our diet. That's not really surprising seeing as how we live on the west coast; in Vancouver, you're going to find as many sushi restaurants as you would McDonald's. So when we heard from my friend that Shiro's was the place to go just south of the border, I put it on my radar right away.

For those of you that have watched the sushi documentary, Jiro's Dreams of Sushi, this place is a great alternative to flying to Japan so you can eat under the Ginza train station. For those of you that haven't watched the movie - just do. It is very artistically done and extremely interesting if you're a foodie. The chef that made the tamago, Daisuke, works here! He joined Shiro, a former apprentice of Jiro, about two years ago here, although the restaurant has been here for several decades.
Shiro is located in Seattle, a little bit away from the Pike Place Market. To get in this restaurant though, you need to get there early. Though the restaurant opens at 5:30, you're likely to be waiting a while if you get there during opening.

We both got there early (see picture of Janice below) and we had the omikaze. This restaurant is very comparable to Sushi Yasuda which we visited when we were in New York. Both are equally traditional (Shiro's even more so though given it's size and the clientele that they serve), serve amazingly fresh fish, and the chefs are all from Japan. They know their sushi and you can tell by the quality of the sushi served. Don't come here if you like modern style rolls (ie. dragon rolls, spider rolls, etc, etc), but come here if you appreciate sushi the traditional way. Some of the fish we had included, varieties of tuna and salmon, monk fish, herring, shrimp, geo duck, flounder, squid, and on and on it goes. Honestly, I would say Shiro's and Sushi Yasuda were pretty close. But I would highly recommend Shiro's and intend on coming back soon. Definitely worth the 3 hour drive! Right now, the only thing more authentic might be going to Japan's fish markets themselves.

S H I R O ' S S U S H I
2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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I figured it was about time I made my first post to this blog (I'm new to this - please bear with me)! The weather is gorgeous today in Vancouver and K has gone snowboarding with his friends up on the mountains. We went down to Seattle last weekend for an early celebration of my birthday (too many work deadlines around my birthday :( ) and with a friend's recommendation, we decided to go try out Shiro's.

It was one of the best sushi experiences I've ever had and I found it quite comparable to Sushi Yasuda in NYC, although K seems to rate Shiro's much higher. I know K has all the pictures to go with the food details so I will let him post about the food and services at the restaurant (stay tuned!). Aside from the food, the best part of the meal was sitting next to an elderly couple who has been to the restaurant for over 60 times since the 1980s. It's always fun to meet new people and hear them talk about their life stories! You never know what inspiring stories you may come across. On that note, I was thinking that I would like to post some quotes I find inspiring in each of my posts. Let me know what you think and stories and comments are always welcome :)

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre 


Have a wonderful weekend :] - J