Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,211 bars; 1,479 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Sunday, December 04, 2011
#1579 #S939 - Momiji, Seattle - 10/12/2011
I am not a great fan of sushi, so I cannot really advise on the food at Momiji. It is, however, decidedly more elegant than Umi and the raucous Kushibar, owner Steven Han's Belltown establishments, and the bar in front glows with a welcoming wood and brick warmth. "Momiji" means "maple," and in addition to the maples on the walls there are a couple live ones in the Kyoto-style garden courtyard in the middle of the back room restaurant portion.
The crowd is more typical of Belltown than Capitol Hill, and the cocktail list is large and dominated by sakes and shochu. Again, these are not something I have any developed any particular taste for, so I don't feel any notes on my reactions would be helpful. But it is at minimum a happily dark and graceful place for a meal and a drink.