My best friend treated me to dinner at Kiku last night; it's a little joint next to the Redmond Uwajimaya. What fortune! On the specials board: hiyashi chuka. SCORE...I know of nowhere else right now to get this in Seattle. It was excellent, and the perfect summer meal: artful, flavorful, refreshing, wonderful.
A call today revealed that it's offered on the menu until the end of September. Yay!
PS this is not a shill; you'll just have to trust me.
PPS hey chococat, re: the pending U-district Samurai Noodle, I've seen a definite ramping up of construction inside the site in the last 2 months, but it's still in the woodwork frame stage.
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