I'm not a sushi person. I don't like the taste of seaweed, and I'm wary of raw fish. I know, I know, I'm just not that cultured. I've tried.
But last night I went to Ototo Sushi on Queen Anne. The ambiance was notable as soon as we walked in. Everything - including the tables people were sitting at, and the decor (which was minimal) was tasteful and clean. The dishes are almost all made by a local ceramics artist who lived in Japan for years, and then there's the intimidating sushi chef that stands behind the bar.
He served us sushi and sake (also something I didn't really like before last night) all night long. We just kept on ordering from the prolific menu, and kept on getting served. As someone who is wary of raw fish, there was a lot for me to choose from. I had rolls of tender boiled eel with avocado; spider rolls full of crunchy tempura crab and fresh vegetables; inari of sweet fried tofu pockets filled with rice; and smoked salmon. And for my friends, who are definite sushi fans, there was plenty of raw fish to go around. We spend a LOT of money (oops) but left full and happy.