Sake and Sushi in Seattle


It's great to work at an international company! Two co-workers from the Microsoft Japan office are now working in Redmond for a year or two: Oba-san and Arai-san. Early this year, Oba-san treated Lorie (my wife) and I to some great sake in Tokyo: Hakkaisan

Before Arai-san arrived a week ago, I asked him to bring a couple of bottles. He ended up bringing 2 types: Ginjo, and Junmai Ginjo (I think I got that right).  Basically, a really good quality one, and an even better one. And they were very good.

So to celebrate their arrival and to share the sake with each other, I made reservations at Maneki in the International district of Seattle. Joining us were Lorie and Mark Berman (think BizTalk and Sushi guru). We were fortunate enough to get a Tatami room, which is a bamboo-walled room where we sit on the floor, with our feet in a hole under the table.

The sushi was great, the sake was great, and the company was great. I look forward to more dinners out with these guys.

Arigato gozaimasu! (thank-you very much)

Comments (2)
  1. tosharai says:

    Thank you all of the session attendees yesterday!

    I thought, at Maneki Restaurant, Maguro was the best sushi piece. In addition, I was surprised that Gyoza was another superb choice! I felt like I was eating just at Tokyo’s nice restaurant. Maneki is really a place to try!

    ps. I should have brought more Hakkaisan bottles…

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