449 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Chef-owner Shota Nakajima—a 2017 Iron Chef Gauntlet contender—serves up old-school Japanese in this affordable reboot of his high-end restaurant, Naka. Snuggle up to the reclaimed-wood bar in the lounge, which serves quick bites like shishito peppers and pork-cheddar meatballs. Or reserve a table and curate your own tasting menu, choosing three courses of comfort food that shift with the seasons, including offerings like sautéed brussels sprouts, miso-braised chicken wings, and sake-steamed Manila clams with fava beans. Wash it all down with a blend of silken Suntory Whisky Toki, lemon, ginger, cloves, and egg white, playfully dubbed the Toki-Mon.

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