Isami – Seattle, WA

by brendan on August 25, 2006

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I travel is that when I offer to take a client to lunch and they pick a very bland or very run of the mill place.

My most notable incident of this happening is when I was in Houston, dying for a steak, and my client took me to Beni Hana. I get it, their feeling is that they always eat steak and want something different. But hell, what happened to when in Rome…

So I was very glad that when I asked my client what he wanted to eat that he asked if sushi was okay. Okay, hell, I could eat sushi for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and never tire of it. He picked a great place, Isami, in the Uwajimaya center in downtown Seattle. It was great. The fish was fresh and the service was excellent. What else can you ask for in a sushi joint?

I had unagi, taco, and something called a sea dragon roll that consisted of 5 different fishes lightly baked in tempura. That was excellent. It had tuna, mackerel, salmon, yellow tail and something else that I can’t recall, but it was good. My only complaint, if I had anything, was that the wasabi wasn’t spicy enough.

That isn’t huge. Aside from that, it was an excellent lunch and a highly recommended place.

That’s it from the man on the street looking for something to eat. Next time, something in the 408 as I don’t think that I am traveling much in the near future.

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