As we practice social distancing in Seattle, Shiro’s dining room remains closed and we’re continuing to focus all of our efforts on sushi to-go, which you can now order through our website at togo.shiros.com! In addition to our regular sushi combos, this month we’re offering a special Rainbow Platter to-go, available all month long!
Read on to learn about sushi rice and how it was originally prepared in Japan. Don’t forget to grab a bottle of our cold, fruity seasonal sake, just in time for summer. We hope to be open again soon to bring you fresh aji (horse mackerel) during peak season! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on our reopening.
New Takeout Ordering Website
We’re thrilled to introduce our new ordering website, togo.shiros.com! You can now order your favorite Sushi Combos, Sushi Rolls, bottles of Sake, our famous Broiled Black Cod, a variety of a la carte Nigiri, Edamame, and more through our website. Please note there is a $30 minimum to order online. We’re open Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesdays) 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feel free to order online outside of that window and you can select a time for pickup at checkout. If you’re desired order is less than $30, please place your order by phone at (206) 443-9844.
New TakeOut Ordering Page
Fresh Catch – Aji (Japanese Horse Mackerel)
Aji, also known as Japanese horse mackerel, is available year-round, but offers the best flavor and fattiness in early summer. It’s a very versatile fish so it can be prepared in a variety of ways, but we much prefer the traditional Edomae-style nigiri. Click HERE to read more about peak-season aji and how Chef Kinomoto enhances its fresh, delicate flavor!
Aji – Japanese Horse Mackerel
Seasonal Sake – Kokuryu “Ryu” Gold Dragon
Looking for a chilled sake to drink on a warm summer day? Look no further than Kokuryu “Ryu” Gold Dragon! This crisp and refreshing daiginjo offers notes of a tropical garden like pineapple and white flower blossoms. Click HERE for the full details and enjoy it on our to-go menu all month long!
Kokuryu “Ryu” Gold Dragon
For the Japanese, the month of June is a very rainy, wet month! The good news is that all that rain brings out beautiful rainbows! Chef Kinomoto was inspired by the colors of the rainbow when creating our unique Rainbow Platter, available to-go the entire month of June. Click HERE to read more about our Rainbow Platter and how to order it for yourself!
Japanese Culture – “Shari” (舎利) Sushi Rice
When dining at a sushi restaurant you’ve probably experienced delicious sushi rice made with white rice vinegar, but did you know sushi rice was originally made with red wine vinegar? Click HERE to read more about the history of ‘shari’ rice and how it relates to bones. Yes, bones!