suika

suika

We finally tried Suika over the weekend with my mom, who doesn't eat a lot of (good) Japanese food often. First of all, the service did not disappoint (nor did I expect any less). The host (or manager?) greeted me welcomely and even recognized me from my Yelp reviews and blog post about Kingyo. :-) This new location in Capitol Hill was decently sized and the atmosphere was perfectly similar to the sister restaurants in Vancouver, BC. We ordered seven dishes knowing that it was tapas/small plates style. Overall, everything was good--and my top three favorites were the sashimi rice plate (definitely the star dish of the night and I could have like three more of that, please), seared saba pressed sushi and kimchi udon. We also had the ebi mayo, mapo rice cake, oxtail ramen and lotus kimpira. Suika is more fusion (and pricier) than I expected, and between the two restaurants, Kingyo is still has my heart (and stomach). But I would come back to Suika for those great dishes we had and to try the other ones we couldn't order the first time around.