DC Chowhound coming to Seattle next week for a week - kind of an impromptu visit with family (near Redmond) so I apologize in advance for not doing much research.
I spent time in Seattle in early 90s but not much since. This is my first visit with my kids - 5 and 8. Although we will be doing a lot of visiting in suburbs, we will also be doing tourist stuff like the Market since my kids have not been there before. My kids are good eaters and I am looking specifically for seafood recommendations, places with good salmon, and Japanese. My kids both like salmon a lot, and my 5 year old daughter's favorite food (I am not making this up) is mussels! The problem is they don't eat huge amounts of food so I am looking for places that will let them split an entree (rather than kids menu stuff). Places can't be too fancy/quiet. Nice views are a bonus! As much as I love small plates, the kids need to eat places where the dinner is not 2-3 hours long.
Interested primarily in:
-Good seafood/salmon, near the Market maybe - have seen Etta's, Matt's, and Steelhead on the board but don't know if they are okay for kids. Especially looking for somewhere to get mussels, salmon, or crab.
-Japanese. I LOVE sushi and our sushi in DC is not that great. So this is a must for me. But my kids don't eat sushi. Have heard of izakaya (sp?) places but haven't been to one. Have heard they have sushi, but also skewers and noodles and stuff like that which kids would eat. But if it is just a young people's bar scene, then that is probably out.
-Recommendations near Redmond that aren't chains
Thanks so much for your help!