What looks to be about as Ballard Avenue as it gets—a teeming sushi salon with edgy lime-green walls and a bona-fide mixologist in the bar—turns out to be much more. The kitchen presents a more traditional take on Japanese food and sake than Seattle-rollers may be accustomed to. Oh, he crafts Seattle rolls—and other Japanese bar snacks to soak up the cocktails in the popular pre- and postdinner happy hours—but he also offers classics like Kyoto-style mackerel-and-white-kelp pressed sushi or clam miso soup. It’ll take but one buttery bite of the kasu zuke, grilled black cod marinated in miso and sake lees, to prove that Moshi Moshi is more than just another pretty Ballard face. That said: The life-size faux sakura tree with the dainty pink-lit "blossoms" may be the prettiest thing we’ve ever seen in a restaurant.