Kaname Izakaya







610 S Jackson St.
Seattle, WA, 98104
(206) 682-1828


Voted #1 Best Japanese in the 2010 Best of Western Washington contest
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The 30 Seattle Restaurant Experiences You Must Have Before You Die
Call it our Where-to-Eat Bucket List: Dining moments so special, so iconic, so emblematic of the culinary extravaganza we call Seattle…you must experience them at least once in your life.

"It's a fastidious little family-run joint in ­Japantown with cheap happy hour exotics-gobo fries, deep-fried tofu-and six distinct varieties of the alluring liquor." Read more >>
Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Metropolitan, 2009

"...check out Kaname during the daily happy hour from 5 to 6:30, when appetizers and beer are just $3 each and shochu is $4. It's one of Seattle's best bargains." Read more >>
Bruce Rutledge, Ibukimagazine.com, July 28, 2009

"...the miso version has a slightly fuller flavor—because most of what you're tasting is the meaty pork broth, whose surface is densely beaded with fat." Read more >>
Jonathan Kauffman, Seattle Weekly, March 12, 2008

"...the Kaki Fry. The plump, panko-crumbed oysters were mesmerizing, served crunchy and hot with a tangy tonkatsu sauce made in-house." Read more >>
Nicole Tsong, Seattle Times, January 11, 2008

"Kaname restaurant is a place to leave all your troubles at the door." Read more >>
Julia L. Rice, International Examiner, Volume 34 No. 23

"...hit the bar in the back after work, and you'll find shochu straight up, or in cocktails like a shochu screwdriver or shochu with sesame milk." Read more >>
Voracious: Jess Thomson, Seattle Weekly, October 10, 2007

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