Shio koji buta is pork that is cured in koji a cultured enzyme that is used in sake production as a starter. I have used this enzyme to cure natural pork loin which will be served as a kushi yaki on Tuesday August 28th at Sake Nomi, also their will be all the other yakitori items that have become popular such as momo, shishito peppers, sesame cabbage and the wildly popular yukari onigiri. This event runs from 6-9pm, however Sake Nomi will be open at 2pm for those who want to start early on their favorite sake. 

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Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


Yakitori hatsu anyone? 焼き鳥はつ

焼き鳥はつ yes that is correct hearts of the locally fresh bird. Hatsu is how the Japanese describribe chicken hearts in a yakitori-ya the Japanese restaurants that specializes in grilled parts of the chicken over natural hardwood called binchotan. Your choice of whether their basted in tare the customized soy based house sauce that each yakitori-ya perfects after years of slow cooking or shio the pure Okinawan sea salt that’s finely sprinkle overed them as they are grilled so lightly. If this is what you wish then Sake Nomi july 24th from 7-9pm Umami Kushi will be teaming up Sake Nomi for the king of social gastronmy.

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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized


Liberty Bar and Umami Kushi Yakitori event

Tomorrow from 6-8pm Umami Kushi will be at the Liberty Bar in Capitol Hill this will be a special evening with some new and different Yakitori and  Kushi here is a sneak at the menu Liberty 3-27 Please tell a friend

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


2011年3月11日の東北震災、津波をわすれません。 ”We have not forgotten”








3月11日(日)、SAKE NOMI   (31 S. WASHINGTON ST. )にて4-6PMにチャリティイベントを行


私たち、UMAMI  KUSHIと SAKE NOMIは食事や酒を通して、友人と集まることによって




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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


March 11, 2012 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary “we have not forgotten”

There comes a time when we all must be reminded of what makes us one! This sunday March 11  is the anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami. As we approach our weekend plans, lets plan to pay respects to those we have lost, those who have lost their love ones, those who have survived, those who gave thier lives for their country, and those who refused to let their spirits fade. For me I have made it my passion to bring a japanese street food (yakitori) to life in Seattle, but also as a victim of hurricane katrina I carry the passion of survival and the respect of those who where part of a country changing natural disaster. This is why on Sunday March 11 from 4-6pm at Sake Nomi, 76 south washington st. Seattle Wa, Umami Kushi and Sake Nomi will pay our respect the only way we can through a food, sake and friends gathering to donate our time and to financially continue to contribute to the rebuilding of Japan. This is an open event for anyone who wants to join us and share their time if you are unable to attend please say a prayer…

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


Pork kushiyaki! 豚串焼き

Pork kushiyaki!

Well it’s finally time we added some new faces to the show. Smoked Pork will be the featured skewer at the upcoming Yatai event that will be held at Sake Nomi. If interested be show your support on Feb 24th

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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


Tis the season for Yakitori

With the Holiday up on us and he weather chilly Yakitori is the food of the season. On Saturday night please join Umami Kushi at Sake Nomi for the Holiday yatai street party. This event will feature Yaki Imo a grilled sweet potato with smoked bacon miso butter and of course the classic Washington grown chicken yakitori and sesame cabbage, so come down and experience Yakitori a Japanese favorite that is the street food of the people.

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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


Yakitori at DeStefano Winery

Pleas join umami kushi at DeStefano winery in woodinville on Thursday October 20th from 7-9pm for a special yakitori tasting. Please go online or call the winery to make reservations. There will only be 30 reservation spots so make yours today. Below is a sample of the menu that will be offered.


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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in food and wine



In the Fire pt2

Potatoes are a great way to end the summer grilling season. Saturday I will be serving these baby pearl potoes at Sake Nomi from 6-9pm along with a few other Yakitori specific selections so make time and come out from some food and fun.

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Posted by on September 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


Stick and Move-Vie night

On Friday the 12th from 6-9pm Umami Kushi and Sake Nomi will hold a stick and movie night come down and have some delicious yakitori without spending a ton of cash then take in a movie that has been selected by Johnnie Stroud. It’s a great way to enjoy something a little different.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Uncategorized