"Seattle specialty - Teriyaki (needs a thread here)" -mrnelso
Absolutely! For a introduction to the genre, I think this piece is essential: http://www.seattleweekly.com/2007-08-...
Toshio's on Rainier Ave./Massachusetts: Pretty solid quality all-around for meats, constant turnover and high demand. The offerings extend to katsu don, curry, yakisoba etc., and you can add tempura to form a very substantial 'yaki combo with the requisite gummy rice, homemade sauce, and green salad. I also enjoy the fact that one can find people from all communities and walks of life waiting on an order here at this central location a block from I-90. The walls are covered in home-spun messages of christian humility and positivity, including the relative prices of hot sauce (25 cents) and "God sauce" (free).
Okinawa (1022 Alaskan Way): A downtown favorite, packed around lunch, for me this transcends the mediocre quality of your average spot (even if they keep bags of onions stashed in the restroom, a transgression my wife cannot forgive).
Joy Teriyaki (334 Lake City Way NE): Truth be told, I would not get teriyaki here, but instead the freshly made and locally unique mongol dishes. Very nice people too.
From the vault:
Yumiko's was a bi-monthly staple in my youth, and during undergrad I always enjoyed the unabashed Korean heat and massive portions at Tokyo Garden on the Ave. Have not had either in many years.