Culinary Experience with Photography and Video
with Nelson Yong and Franklin Chau
If you love sushi and find yourself in the Seattle area, Sushi Kashiba is an experience you must partake it. Good sushi usually comes with a big price tag that, if you’re as picky as I am, tend to look with skepticism– you’d be in for a treat when you have a chance to sit at the counter and experience firsthand the mastery and professionalism of Chef Shiro Kashiba. Of course, Chef Shiro is a Seattle institution and nationally acclaimed chef who as a young man trained in Japan under the famous Jiro Ono of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a three-star Michelin restaurant that was the subject of the 2012 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
I must say, it’s quite an opportunity to watch him still work the sushi line alongside his chefs, humbly serving customers that get to sit in front of him (he was serving 6 of us in his corner), yet also making the time to explain every piece he was making and to answer any of the questions I had for him. The selection, of course, was omakase (where you’re fed until you’re full). The fish, fantastic, and I appreciated the close attention to the Edo-style preparation (characterized by sourcing and preparation). The caring and attentive servers, the upscale atmosphere and the relaxing lighting and music, all added to a great evening.

— Nelson Yong (@nelson_yong)