wa’z Seattle Brings Kaiseki Cuisine to Belltown
I am always excited when I’m given the opportunity to invest in people who are doing amazing things in our community, and I never tire of seeing the results come to fruition. This time, Chef Hiro Tawara brought wa’z to life – a kaiseki restaurant in the heart of Downtown Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. In advance of the grand opening, my wife Kim and I (along with a few of our close friends) were invited to a preview tasting and the flavors definitely did not disappoint.
The roots of kaiseki cuisine span four centuries back, when a light meal was served in advance of a tea ceremony. Today, it has evolved into a meticulous multi-course experience that ignites the senses: beautifully crafted food with bold flavors. The restaurant offers both traditional sit-down dining and a unique chef counter seating opportunity where guests can dine and interact with Chef Hiro to learn more about the cuisine which combines imperial court, Buddhist temple and samurai cusines!
Whether you’re new to the kaiseki scene or are a Japanese connoisseur, wa’z is definitely a must-try Seattle restaurant.
For additional details, visit wazseattle.com or check out a recent Seattle Met recent Seattle Met magazine profile on Seattle’s newest Japanese restaurants.