COVID-19 restrictions are lifted!
As all COVID-19 restrictions has been lifted in our state, we are happy to tell you that we have increased the number of tables and chairs in order to welcome more guests at a time. There are a few things that remain the same for now:
- We recommend that our guests wear masks while inside our premise. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask in the restaurant.
- Our dine-in menu offering remains the same due to the sharp increase of constraints on our work force. This means we continue to offer only our 19-piece omakase while dining at Shiro’s.
- Parties are limited to six (6) guests, until we can increase our work force appropriately.
- The Sushi Bar is now partially open as counter seating, and the menu will be the same as all other tables. A server will take care of your dining experience (not a sushi chef behind the counter). The number of seats will gradually increase as we add additional staff.
- Last, but not least, we will continue our takeout and delivery services. We started these services on March 18, 2020, a day after our initial lock down started. We learned that these services gave better options for local guests to enjoy our sushi regardless of the dine-in services. We have been able to stay open under extremely difficult conditions because of your continuous and generous patronage throughout this period. We thank you!
This summer many are planning to gather and make up for lost time. As the number of such occasions increase, the variety for foods should increase as well! So, we created a platter perfect for these celebratory, momentous reunions with an astonishing 32 pieces of nigiri (8 kinds of fish with 4 pieces each) and 2 types of rolls. The Summer Platter is available in July and August, and each month we will feature fish of the season and everyone’s favorite – tuna and salmon!
Price: $150 plus tax
Order by phone (206) 443-9844 24 hours ahead
Available for takeout only
Fish of the Month
Anago (Sea Eel)
The season for Anago (sea eel) is June to August. It may not be well known, but anago is inevitable for Edomae Sushi since Anago can be caught in Tokyo Bay (the ancient name of Tokyo is “Edo”). Anago can be caught in many parts of Japan, but Edomae Anago is the local brand of Tokyo. Edomae Anago is specifically caught in Tokyo Bay, mainly offshore of the Haneda area, well-known for Japan’s largest airport.
As a white fish, Anago is rich in fat, but low in calories. It is nutritious with EPA, DHA, calcium, and Vitamins A, B, D and E. Vitamins E helps your body take in calcium, and it is remarkable that Anago has both minerals.
New sake at Shiro’s
HEAVENSAKE Junmai Daiginjo
Last month, we introduced HEAVENSAKE Junmai Ginjo, which is a collaboration with Urakasumi. Now we are adding another line, a result of Regis Camus and Asahi Shuzo in Yamaguchi, Japan, joining forces. Asahi Shuzo is the manufacturer of Dassai, which has been a signature brand for Junmai Daiginjo in Japan with a 23% polishing ratio.
HEAVENSAKE Junmai Daiginjo provides a gorgeous up-rising initial nose with a rich core scent and mellow taste. The perfect level of acidity shapes the whole taste structure. All of these elements shine together in balance, and will stream down your throat with a crisp freshness. Then, you enjoy the heavenly long-lasting aftertaste that brings an image of a distant tropical fruit orchard.
HEAVENSAKE Junmai Daiginjo is a perfect pairing with Uni. Once you try this pairing, you will never be able to eat Uni without HEAVENSAKE.
What do you see in July in Japan?
Tanabata (Star Festival)
July 7 is Tanabata, or Star Festival, in Japan. Originally, Tanabata started in ancient China and spread throughout Asia. It is based on an ancient tale of a couple, Orihime (wife) and Hikoboshi (husband), who were separated by the Milky Way, but they were allowed to meet once a year on July 7, if the weather is fair and the Milky Way appears in the sky.
When Tanabata nears, you start seeing bamboo trees with many paper strips hanging. Each strip has a wish. So, if you have a wish list or anything to wish for, write it down on paper strips and hang them on branches of short bamboos!