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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
6.0
8.0
$50
Hopping happy hour sake stop where the focus is on the libations, not the fish

Of all the decorating hijinks perpetrated in Belltown, Umi’s take on an upscale Japanese sake house is the best realized. It’s a maze of rooms: a front bar, a main dining room with the sushi bar in the center, an atrium filled with real trees, and a few tatami rooms. There’s a dizzying variety of seating options, including booths, sofas, and bar-height stools. The zen touches are neither hokey nor too prolific; the restaurant is Belltown sexy in a few… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$15
Beautiful falafels cooked and served by beautiful men

The local stroller brigade is obsessed with the young, strapping dark-haired men who run Mr. Gyros—and for good reason. The guys at this little Greenwood-area falafel joint are always ready with a charming smile and a quick quip with their regulars—and they cook up some delicious, inexpensive grub, too.

Seating is very limited—only a couple counter spots, and two sidewalk tables—and it’s pretty dark and dim inside: the orangey-red walls (complete with Mr. Gyro T-shirts displayed for sale) contrast with the yellow… [More]