Ticket Alert

Shota Nakajima Announces Two Dinners with Michael Voltaggio

Two big names from the Bravo show will collaborate on a dinner combining Japanese and Northwest elements June 2 and 3 in Woodinville.

04/25/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Spring Chicken

Shota Nakajima Will Open Banzai Teriyaki in Cle Elum

The Top Chef favorite heads east with char-grilled chicken and a giant rooftop patio.

02/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

The New Top Chef Season Includes a Contestant from Seattle

The Canlis and Noma alum is the lone Northwest chef this season, following in the footsteps of Top Chef Portland contestant Shota Nakajima.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

10 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Food and Drink

Shota Nakajima, Mark and Brian Canlis–the chefs, wine pros, and powerhouse cookbook authors who shape Seattle's bar and restaurant landscape.

12/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bucket Brigade

Here’s What (and How) to Order at Taku

The Top Chef alum dishes up karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, in his Capitol Hill bar.

08/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Bravo

How Shota Nakajima Turned Top Chef Into an Interactive Experience

“Excuse me, is something really cool happening? I’ve never seen a line like this before.”

05/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Four Recap: Shota's Loose Center

Things get raw in an episode covertly sponsored by a swarm of bees.

04/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bucket-Based Dining

Shota Nakajima Reopens Taku as a House of Fried Chicken

Karaage will rule the menu when the Top Chef contestant's Capitol Hill bar returns in May.

04/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Two Recap: Shota Rocks Lobster

“I looked left and right, no one locked eyes with me. And then I looked down and I saw Shota.”

04/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode One Recap: Shota Gets the Bird

In which Seattle chef Shota Nakajima is down, up, and all about duck.

04/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Surreality TV

Seattle's Shota Nakajima Will Compete on the Next Top Chef

The chef behind Adana and Taku surfaces on the cooking show's new Portland season.

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

KATSU LATER

Shota Nakajima Makes Adana's Closure Permanent

"I'm relieved, to be honest."

05/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News March 2019

This month: gluten-free bliss, a home for kushikatsu, and sake for days.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Taku, Shota Nakajima's Forthcoming Capitol Hill Spot, Nods to Osaka Street Food

The Adana chef-owner says he plans to open in March or April.

12/13/2018 By Rosin Saez

Collabs

Li'l Woody's Burger Month Returns

Four weeks. Four talented chefs. Four guest star burgers.

01/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 10–16

The week in which: Iron Chef Gauntlet cheftestants collaborate at Adana, the Annual Pierogi Fest is back, and Bateau hosts Feast of the Beast.

05/10/2017 By Rosin Saez

Food on TV

2 Local Chefs Will Rep Seattle on the Food Network This Spring

Vuong Loc of Chinapie and Shota Nakajima from Adana will compete in two different competition shows this March and April.

03/10/2017 By Jack Kelly

Slideshow

Slide Show: Club Ludo

06/07/2015

Big Deals

Kaiseki Restaurant Naka Is Coming to Capitol Hill

A bold move from a talented young chef

04/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion