#sEATtle: Kisaku

September 29, 2017

I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!


2101 N 55th St




Seattle should have insane sushi restaurants all over, I mean, we basically live on the ocean!!!  But for some reason, you really have to do some digging to find really good stuff here.  Lucky for you, I'm down to do the dirty work. Teamwork makes the dream work afterall.  With that in mind, I headed to Wallingford on a listener tip to see if Kisaku passed the test.  Lets dig in! 


Mushroom Salad-  I have to be honest. This was probably my favorite part of the meal.  It was SO GOOD.  Nothing special, just really great mushrooms and a really great dressing.  Its almost embarrassing to admit that my favorite bite of food at a sushi restaurant was some dang shrooms, but you guys, I keep it 100. If you go here, you simply must get this to start.

Oysters- Shigoku oysters on the half shell.  Excellent. My favorite oysters are Kumamoto, but these were perfect. And despite the photo, the fixins weren't overpowering. 

Sushi!!!!! - We went pretty basic here, but thats fine.  I don't remember exactly what we got, but it looks like salmon, tuna, and albacore belly nigiri.  Then for the sushi, my dinner guest ordered a Californial Roll (bro..come on), a tootsie roll, and I want to say something with roe on the top and tempura inside.  Anyway, here's my deal.  I rate nigiri over everything, because I like to eat clean when it comes to sushi...but I also want to get full, and you can't do that on straight up sashimi.  The rolls were great, and the eel sauce that came with the tootsie roll was phenominal.  I wish they sold it in stores, everything would be at least 34% better if it was smothered in eel sauce, you guys.


The coolest thing about Seattle is that each neighborhood is unique and has its own culture and food scene.  If you are on Capitol Hill, you grab sushi at Momiji (and spend whatever they ask for the albacore belly, trust me).  If you are in the Market, you go to Koshiba of course!  And if you are in Wallingford, you hit up Kisaku. Really good fish, great atmosphere, and a ton of sake options as well...that I would happily elaborate on....but I may have had 3 too many shooters and lost the plot when it came to what I was ordering. Oops. 

Go here if... You are in the area and want really good sushi at a more than reasonable price. 

Don't go here if... You are looking for a really large selection of fish.