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.

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Now the man behind Chiso and Chiso Kappo is back, and his new Eastlake sushi place is really, really good.

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