The team behind Umi Sake House
present Momiji in the former Dawson Plumbing location on 12th between Pike and Pine. According to Seattle Metropolitan
, owner Steven Han was inspired by the culinary tradition of Kyoto—however, the normally very formal kaiseki menu is available a la carte, and there’s tons of Umi-style sushi (that is, big rolls with lots of sauces and aioli and names like Badboy, Street Fighter, and Lucky Leprechaun). The highly designed space features custom woodwork and a courtyard. There will be DJs. "Momiji" means "maple," or maybe "autumn," in Japanese—it's also a kind of doll with a message inside.
1522 12th Ave,
Daily 4-6 pm, 10 pm-12:30 am ($4.50 beer, $5 wells, $6–$7 wine and sake, $5–$11 food specials).