If you assume the lounge was something of an afterthought for this sushi bar, you will be pleasantly surprised if not stunned at the deep and creative list of house cocktails created by Erik Carlson. On a tip from itinerant cocktail connoisseur Rocky, every drink that our party tried was tasty and artfully balanced.
The decor of Moshi does not have quite the dark warmth and feeling of age that I prefer in a great bar, but it certainly isn't boring -- the interior is dominated by a fairly spectacular LED Sakura tree. I think I'll have to check out the crowd on a few more nights to know if I'd move this from my recommended list to my highest recommendations. But if you want a choice of interesting and finely made cocktails this is as good a choice as you're going to find.
5324 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 - (206) 971-7424
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