Fifth Annual Sushi & Sake Festival

Thursday, November 9, 2006
- 8:30pm
The Westin Hotel
Seattle, WA

Map and Directions

Proceeds from this premier event support the education work of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

Post-Event Update - Fifth Annual Sushi & Sake Festival Breaks Attendance Records!

Attendance records were broken as over 1,400 participants converged at the Seattle Westin Hotel to celebrate the Fifth Annual Sushi & Sake Festival. Attendees were treated to 20 different pieces of sushi, a variety of tasty appetizers and desserts, and a wide range of premium sake and Japanese beer. Tom Ikeda, Executive Director commented, "This was the most successful Sushi & Sake Festival and the first year that all the pieces - great food and drink, decorations, entertainment, and a lot of fun people - came together at the same time!" The event raised over $90,000 for Densho.

Thank you for your support and we'll see you in 2007!

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Event Overview

Please join us at the Fifth Annual Sushi & Sake Festival. The format for this wildly successful event is simple. We ask a dozen of the best Japanese restaurants in the region to prepare a fantastic selection of sushi and other Japanese foods for you to sample to your heart's content. We also ask suppliers of premium sake and Japanese beer to provide an expert's selection for you to sample. And to create a festive mood we have entertainment and exhibits for your viewing pleasure. All of this comes with the price of admission.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $75 per person.

Register online using your credit card

Thank you for your interest, and if you weren't able to get tickets, we hope to see you next year!

Food Menu

(Please note that this is a preliminary menu and is subject to change.)

Chiso Restaurant
Shiso and Cucumber Roll with Ikura tossed with Soy Sauce Topping
Eel and Shrimp Tempura Roll

Hiroshi's Restaurant & Catering Service
Shrimp Nigiri
Matsutake Mushroom Tempura Roll

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Scallop and Prosciutto Nigiri
Lomi Salmon Sushi in Lettuce Cup

Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
Salmon Onigiri Nigiri
Chris & Michael's Roll - unagi, tamago, natto & cucumber with avocado on top

Maguro Sushi
Spicy Tuna Roll

Double Decker Tuna Roll- spicy tuna wrapped with tuna
ricenroll Futo Maki - yaki tamago, eel, asparagus, gari ginger

Sook Enterprises
Smoked Salmon with Radish Sprout, Bonito Flakes & Sesame Soy Sauce
Asparagus with Cucumber, Avocado & Garlic Jalapeno Sauce

Shun Japanese Cuisine
Garisaba Roll (ginger, mackerel shiso and green onion)
Salmon Nigiri

Sushi Zen
Seattle Tempura Roll - deep-fried roll with salmon, cream cheese & avocado
Crunching Tuna Hidden Shrimp Roll - shrimp tempura & avocado roll topped with spicy tuna & spicy sauce

Umi Sake House
Seven Spice Grilled Tuna Nigiri
Temari Zushi

Blue C Sushi
Tokyo Sweet Pastries

Green Lip Mussels

Chef Troy Thompson - Las Vegas/Los Angeles
Wasabi Shrimp

Mochi Ice Cream and Green Tea

Edamame and Seaweed Salad

Mishima Foods
Miso soup and Wasabi Peas

Soy Milk and Soy Sauce

Hikari Miso
Miso Soup & Miso Sauce

Tacoma Tofu

Beverage Menu

Beer from Asahi Beer, Rogue Ales and Sapporo

Sake from Gekkeikan Sake, Japan Prestige Sake International, Pacific International Liquor, Takara Sake, Yaegaki Corporation, Nigata Sake Selections

Koots Green Tea Beverages

Soft drinks and water from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Washington

Silent Auction

Do some holiday shopping with some great gifts. A silent auction with over 80 items will be held during the Sushi & Sake Festival. Below is a sample of some of the items that will be available.

  • Two Business Class Round Trip Tickets on Northwest Airlines to Tokyo
  • Four box seat tickets to a Seahawks game in the 2006-2007 season
  • Dinner for Four with Mayor Greg Nickels and his wife
  • Suite for One Mariners Game during the 2007 Season
  • 18" strand of freshwater cultured pearls with a gold clasp
  • One hour videotaped interview with Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda

Entertainment & Exhibits

Deems Tsutakawa Trio - Jazz
Seattle Kokon Taiko
En - Elizabeth and John Falconer, koto and Shakuhachi
Mako - Sanshin

Event Sponsors

Gobo Enterprises
Raisin Family, LLC
Vulcan Real Estate
Northwest Airlines
Virginia Mason Medical Center

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