Back in February, the Kashiba family (of Pike Place’s famous Sushi Kashiba and its titular octogenarian chef, Shiro Kashiba) announced it was opening a Bellevue sushi restaurant for one of Kashiba’s star apprentices, chef Jun Takai. Ed Kashiba, Shiro’s son, said the opening signaled his father’s intention of leaving behind a culinary legacy in the Seattle area as he nears retirement. After substantial delays, Takai By Kashiba finally opened on September 8, offering a 22-course omakase experience with sake, wine, and tea pairings.
The well-lit space, with massive windows facing Bellevue Way, is located on the ground floor of the One88 condo building in downtown Bellevue. Along with a
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