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Sunday, June 08, 2014

#2206 #S1149 - TanakaSan, Seattle - 6/22/2013

TanakaSan is a new and basically particularly inventive izakaya restaurant from Tom Douglas and his long time executive chef Eric Tanaka. "T-Doug" is the most prominent chef in Seattle, particularly in the downtown area, and Tanaka has been with him since 1993. I keep waiting for some new piece of Douglas's growing mini empire to be disappointing, but it just never happens.

Douglas and Tanaka do not refer to this place as izakaya, since that does not communicate the breadth or inventiveness of the contemporary, pan-Asian fusion menu (Douglas called it "LA punk Asian").  It is part of a large mall of shops that Douglas calls "Assembly Hall" at the base of new condo building. The bright, modern setting is not my prefered sort of setting to relax and have a cocktail, but the food is excellent and the cocktails are creative and good.

(I will have get some better pictures on a return trip.  See Foodspotting or heyprettything)

2121 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98121 - (206) 812-8412
Est. June 10, 2013 - Building constructed: 2013
Previous bars in this location: None
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