Saito's in Belltown is gone. Shiro isn't at Shiro's much anymore; he sold all but a minority interest a couple years ago. Super Dave Nakamura left J Sushi in the I.D., then was only briefly behind the bar at Broadway fusion oddity Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar (and is now talking about, maybe, opening a place on Beacon Hill with the owner of Inay's). Fremont's Taichi Kitamura closed his $100-per-person prix fixe place, Chiso Kappo, and left downstairs favorite Chiso as well.
Now the man behind Chiso and Chiso Kappo is back, and his new Eastlake sushi place is really, really good.