Maneki

Editor’s Pick

$ Japanese

Ever since Amazon employees discovered it, the crowd at this International District restaurant and bar has skewed young and hip. But in fact, it does not get more old-school in Seattle than the century-old Maneki, a homey haunt of homely delights kept in line—and lines—by a couple of no-nonsense aunties and traditional Japanese cooks. Regulars know to look to the whiteboard for exceptional daily specials, which may include monkfish liver in season, either braised or sliced cold over shredded daikon with ponzu sauce. Yep, there’s a sushi bar, but Maneki shines brighter for its bar snacks and home-style entree combos.

Last updated: 10/22/2013