There’s a lot of teriyaki in this town, and Shodai makes our favorite. Even in transit, the rice stays moist, the protein is piping hot, and the salad is as crisp as a pile of iceberg shreds should be. You can also combine your teriyaki with Chinese dishes like general tso’s chicken or fried rice.
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Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Ezell’s is a Seattle fried chicken chain, and the original location is in the Central District.
Standard Brewing is a brewery and full bar in the Central District that also serves sandwiches.
Reckless Noodle House
Reckless Noodle House is an excellent Vietnamese spot in the Central District.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
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Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.
Sushi Kanpai is in the bottom of an apartment in First Hill, but don’t let that stop you from going. The sushi makes for a good weeknight dinner.
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