Japonessa is the Besta

Long time no see!
It’s been over a month since my last post. Summers are hard here in Seattle. With a limited amount of sunlight, every moment not spent in the sun seems like a bad juju. I have been enjoying this very hot summer by, of course, riding and playing lots of soccer, and eating out 🙂 I have to give my self a pat on the back for finishing my first 77 mile bike tour. My legs hated me for awhile, but we are good terms now.
Lets get to the review…
I have been to this place many times and finally remembered to take a photo of the food….Japonessa, voted best happy hour in Seattle (www.japonessa.com/). A well deserved win. You can get amazing sushi for a great price for almost the entire day in the bar! My typical meal is the avocado roll ($4) and the tofu roll($5). I know, I know, I need to step outside my box and try some raw fish, but not today. Maybe if I had a crowd chanting at me or something to inspire me. I also get the miso soup ($1). The hot house sake is a delight ($5). It’s great for those rainy days.
The bar can fill up fast on weekends and after work, but I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to eat. The bar has limited seating with not a lot room for large groups, but the main area does have happy hour until 6:00pm everyday. I have only gone for happy hour, because well it’s just so good, so I cannot comment on the main area’s service. The bar service is good, usually with 2 people serving everyone. The workers are very friendly and are very knowledgeable not only of the food, but of the surrounding area.
Ratings (1-5):
Overall: 5
Atmosphere: 5 – You could go here dressed up or casual – great for both! And located right downtown Seattle, near Pike’s Place Market.
Food Quality: 5 – I have not tried anything other than veggie sushi
Services: 5 – Very attentive even on the patio
Bikeability: Would like more areas to lock our bikes, I tend to lock it a few blocks away and walk. This works fine though.