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Showa (Fremont)

701 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 388-3913

The chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura runs this Fremont place for izakaya—inexpensive Japanese small plates, traditionally accompanied by copious drinking. Showa calls itself "Your Japanese '80s pub," with a soundtrack loosely timed to the chef's childhood at the end of the Showa period in Japan (when the country was prosperous and Michael Jackson was still relatively normal). Showa also promises '80s-era prices, and while drinks aren't exorbitant, the small plates are quite small; getting full can get expensive, and the food's just all right (yakitori and macaroni and cheese with bacon are best). However, the second-floor space is kind of great, like a booze-filled tree house from which you may observe the marauding Fremont weekend warriors below. The calls of "WHOOOOOOOO!!!" are barely audible.
Hours: Tues-Sat 5 pm-1 am
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

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Showa is such a welcomed addition to Fremont. The physical space is hip but not pretentious and seems to really complement the sometimes quirky, but always delicious, food. And the staff are all lovely; it's small enough to get to know them but still spacious enough to enjoy a little privacy. Homemade Ramen, chicken yakitori, and pork belly skewers are my favorites. All that plus a (few) Chuhai makes everything around you seem shiny and new.

And probably the best part - maybe because it's upstairs, a bit set back - the Fri/Sat night crowd of jerks filling the streets seem to stay away.
Posted by fremont food on October 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM · Report this

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