Seattle has been blessed in recent years with some good contemporary Japanese eateries--4649, Suika, for instance. Here's a new one: Modern,on Phinney Ridge, north of the zoo. http://www.modern-seattle.com/ Good sushi and pastries: I'm already partial to the emperor roll and the strawberry mochi. Looking forward to trying the cooked dishes as well. It's a tiny place, so take out is available. Highly recommended.