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From the same mind behind Seattle Met's 2018 Restaurant of the Year comes Hannyatou, a new sake bar opening in Fremont! Owner Mutsuko Soma found inspiration from Edo-period tradition, and wants to bring the sake experience to Seattle. At Hannyatou, you'll be able to try flights of sake and a menu of 10-12 plates. Keep an eye out for this location which happens to be only two doors down from Soma's current restaurant, Kamonegi! (Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined).
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Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings

OPENINGS

Bisato. First there was the northern Italian restaurant in Belltown, and now award-winning chef Scott Carsberg is bringing Bisato to Pioneer Square. Previous favorites by Carsberg are dishes like his poached duck egg with truffle and smoked cheese. According to The Seattle Times, he may be bringing said dishes back to Bisato, where you can get a 6-course tasting menu for $89.

84 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA, 98104

Momosan Ramen & Sake. If you’re looking to feast like a champion, Momosan Ramen & Sake is coming to Seattle this summer and it is a spot you will need to check out! According to The Seattle Times, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto wants to add a contemporary spin to Japanese dishes, alongside a nice selection of sakes and Japanese whiskies. Being one of three locations, Chinatown International District is going to have plates such as tonkotsu and Tokyo chicken ramen added onto its list of delicious things to try.

Address TBD.

Daniel’s Broiler. If you’re looking for a new wine spot, Daniel’s Broiler may be the place you need to visit. Setting up shop in downtown Seattle, you can find Daniel’s Broiler in the Hyatt Regency. Not only does this steakhouse provide various meatless options but, according to Wine Inspector, corporate wine director Victoria Antilla plans to bring better representation to their extensive wine list.

808 Howell St.
Seattle, WA 98101

The Hart and The Hunter. This restaurant is bringing southern influences to the Pacific Northwest. Having just opened at the Palihotel Seattle, The Hart and the Hunter are ready to wow you with dishes such as an incredible oyster shell-infused gin cocktail, a BBQ pulled mushroom sandwich, and incredible carrot tartine, and let’s not forget about their famous butter biscuits!

111 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Mr. West Cafe Bar. Looks like Mr. West is opening up another location in University Village, which means even more aesthetic coffee, wine, and food. The owners say that this location with have a "choose your own adventure" customer experience (how's that for shopping day twist). Mr. West finds inspiration in European cafe culture, which you can experience with curried avocado toast for brunch, mezze platters for lunch, and a whole lot more! While this location won't be up and running until Summer 2019, you can always head to their location on Olive Way to see what they're all about!

2685 NE University Village St.
Seattle, WA 98105

720 Olive Way
Seattle, WA, 98101

Angler. World's 50 Best Restaurants, Food & Wine's "Best New Chef", Elite Traveler Magazine's "15 Most Influential Chefs of the Next Decade", you name the award and Chef Joshua Skenes probably has it in his repertoire. Lucky for us, Chef Skenes will be expanding his California-based Angler restaurant to a new, the luxury Avenue Bellevue complex! Skenes sources only the best the ingredients for his seafood-centric dishes from surrounding oceans, lakes, and rivers. This new restaurant will be located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, so everyone can grab a tasty bite!

Location TBD

Hanok. Make yourself right at home in this new traditional and cozy Korean restaurant coming in Madison Park! According to the Seattle Times, hanok is the Korean word for traditional house. It is also a blend of the names of the owners, husband-and-wife Han Kim and Jade Ok. Some deliciously cozy dishes include soondooboo, dolsot bibimbap, and galbitang (just to name a few)!

4021 Madison St.
Seattle, WA, 98112

Hannyatou. From the same mind behind Seattle Met's 2018 Restaurant of the Year comes Hannyatou, a new sake bar opening in Fremont! Owner Mutsuko Soma found inspiration from Edo-period tradition, and wants to bring the sake experience to Seattle. At Hannyatou, you'll be able to try flights of sake and a menu of 10-12 plates. Keep an eye out for this location which happens to be only two doors down from Soma's current restaurant, Kamonegi!

Location TBD

Kamonegi:
1054 N. 38th Street
Seattle, WA, 98103

The Brewtap. If you are a fan of Reuben's Brews, then you'll definitely love this one. Keeping the project under wraps, Reuben's Brews has been working on another Ballard location called The Brewtap. Set to open March 2nd, this location will be both a place to sit down and drink and new spot to help out with production. This means they can focus more time on new and creative crafts!

800 NW 46th St.
Seattle, WA, 98107

Samara. Chef Eric Anderson intends to bring his previous Portland experience to Sunset Hill in the next few weeks. This bistro will feature wood-fire meals and an open kitchen to create the perfect dining ambience. Dishes include snacks like fire roasted olives, wheat cracker, mint and fennel; vegetables like charred carrots, toasted hazelnut milk, orange zest, and chervil; seafood like buttered Dungeness crab, charred ricecake, and tarragon; and the list goes on!

6414 32nd Ave. NW
Seattle, WA, 98107

Jujubeet. Coming March 1st, owner Bianca Szyperski will be blessing us with a new Jujubeet location in Pioneer Square! This juice bar and cafe will provide a "Scandi-Euro" aesthetic to an older-style building, providing the perfect atmosphere to sit down and enjoy some relaxation time. Accompanied with the grand opening are a few celebratory deals, including tastings of the menu Szyperski curated specifically for this location and free elixirs with the purchase of an entree.

107 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

CLOSINGS

Blue C Sushi. With little warning, Blue C Sushi closed all of seven of their locations Monday, Jan. 7. With locations in University Village and downtown Seattle, Blue C Sushi taught us the art of conveyor belt California rolls. The Seattle Times reports Blue C Sushi shut down due to a tax issue. Either way, co-founder Steve Rosen is giving Blue C Sushi cardholders until Feb. 14 to redeem their gift cards for up to $30 off at his Elemental Pizza located in University Village!

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