Falling leaves, gusty winds, torrential rain and warming sunshine! We have seen it all in the past few days, as well as some outstanding sushi costumes for Halloween! As we ready for Thanksgiving with our new platter, we also have delicious fish, pleasing sake, and a lunch deal for Seattle Restaurant Week that sells out by 9am nearly every day!
Enjoy takeout, delivery and dine-in with reservations seven days a week!
This Thanksgiving many of you may be trying to make up for missed opportunities from the 2020 holiday season. So, this year we are dedicated to making your gatherings with family, friends, and neighbors the best possible and highly memorable for Thanksgiving weekend. We know that sushi may not be traditional cuisine for Thanksgiving, but we’ve designed our Thanksgiving Platter to be the perfect match for adding variety to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Our platter has 9 kinds of nigiri sushi (4 pieces each) consisting of Uni (sea urchin), Ikura (salmon roe), Otoro (fatty tuna), Chutoro (medium fatty tuna), Akami (tuna), Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Hamachi (yellotail) and Kurodai (black sea bream) and 2 sushi rolls (8 pieces each) specially designed for the Thanksgiving Platter and 1 Toro-Taku roll (6 pieces).
Price: $180 plus tax
Available for pick up on November 26, 27, 28.
Order 24-hours ahead
Available for takeout only
Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week is taking place now through November 6. This year we are participating with a lunch takeout menu. We are opening orders at 8am daily, and they usually sell out by 9am, so please be patient and be early with those orders! We are offering 7-piece nigiri and roll box. Nigiri consists of Chutoro (medium fatty tuna), Akami (tuna), Salmon, Seared Salmon, Hamachi (yellotail), Suzuki (sea bass) and Kurodai (black sea bream). You can choose from three different rolls (Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Roll or Shrimp Tempura Roll). We appreciate the strong support of this special menu, as well as your understanding and patience as we fulfill daily orders!
Price: $20 plus tax
Available for pick up 11:30am to 2:00pm
Available for takeout only
Fish of the month
Akamutsu (Rosy Seabass, or Blackthroat Seaperch)
Akamutsu is also known as Nodoguro (blackthroat), nodo means throat and kuro (or Guro) means black. So, as it says in its name, Akamutsu has a black throat. It is very fatty and the texture is soft and fragile, so it requires professional skills to make it into good sushi or sashimi.
It lives at a depth of 300 to 600 feet and is harvested in various parts of Japan, but the Akamutsu caught in western Japan has a reputation for its deliciousness!
Akamutsu at Shiro’s come from Tsushima, Japan. Tsushima is a group of islands located 100 miles northeast of Kyushu, which is one of four large islands located in western Japan. Because of its strait-like geography location, Tsushima is surrounded by bountiful fish.
It is not a migratory fish and does not actually have a particular season, but instead, the quality depends on the individual fish. The larger the fish, the fattier it is, making it even more delicious. We are proudly serving Akamutsu from Tsushima which meets such criteria.
Sake at Shiro’s
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo
Asahi Brewery (Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi, Japan)
Dassai has earned several accolades over many years for its quality and manufacturing philosophy.
The number “23” comes from its polishing ratio, which means they will polish Yamada Nishiki rice, one of the best quality rice for sake brewing, down to 23% of its original mass. This effort pays off in unprecedented balance of smoothness, crispness, and depth in flavor. It pairs well with a variety of food, but we recommend sipping it slowly by itself and tasting the best of the best sakes.
What you see in Japan in November
Torinoichi (酉の市, Fair on the day of Tori) started at Otori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is held on days of Tori in November, which falls on November 9 and 21 in 2021. Torinoichi has spread to other shrines in the Kanto plane where Tokyo is located. People go to Torinoichi to buy Kumade, or bamboo rakes, as lucky charms for their business.
When Torinoichi opens, people in Tokyo start feeling that the end of the year is nearing and start preparing for the New Year celebration.