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America's Classics: Maria Hines on Seattle's Maneki

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February 23, 2016

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Maneki
Seattle

One of my all-time favorite Japanese restaurants in Seattle is Maneki. It’s one of those places that makes you feel like you’re being taken care of at your grandmother’s house. It’s been a longtime cooks’ spot for an incredible meal that doesn’t break the bank. The dish I always get is the sakana dinner, which is salt-broiled mackerel served with sashimi and tempura. The mackerel is fried whole and it has such crispy skin on the outside with the luxurious, melt-in-your-mouth flesh on the inside. It’s a soulful food experience. 

—Maria Hines, JBF Award Winner

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