In Summary
  • Sushi Cocina offers sushi, sashimi and speciality rolls with a Latin twist, and is known for an extensive happy hour as well.
  • At Japonessa Sushi Cocina, their happy hour includes not just traditional Japanese sake and cocktails, but a happy hour for sushi as well.
  • Their sushi creations have an added tropical flavour, with some sushi platters coming with raspberry soy glaze, and even mango, or strawberry.
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While in Seattle, it's important to check out what their shoreline actually looks like, even though it's freezing and you almost can't feel your toes – as close as you can get to frostbite.

And no, it’s not because you enjoy pain, but because the beauty of the water. Even on a cold day, it is still magnificent.

As you go up on the Ferris Wheel (hopefully), try not to think of how deep the water that's holding up all these ferries and ships must be.

When you get back down to earth and catch your breath, walk into town a little bit and see for yourself the infamous market district – namely, Pike Place Market, which holds varied attractions such as theatre and street side performers.

And, of course, it also has the gum wall – if you want to leave your mark in Seattle, apparently, you stick a piece of gum on a wall that has other pieces of gum on it. A bit like the bridge with the padlocks in Paris, but infinitely less attractive.

Caffe Mocha Mousse Cake.

Caffe Mocha Mousse Cake served at Japonessa Sushi Cocina in Seattle. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

FISH, FISH EVERYWHERE

As you walk by the men in aprons selling fish (quite loudly), you may cross the street and notice a foreboding Art Museum – Seattle is full of art – but all the walking will have done you in and instead of walking towards the museum, you walk towards the sushi restaurant on the corner. After all, you've been listening to people all morning trying to sell fish, so you might as well go straight to the source, no?

Japonessa Sushi Cocina is one of my nephew's favourite sushi restaurants.

Sushi Cocina, according to the all-knowing interwebs, is a restaurant offering sushi, sashimi and speciality rolls with a Latin twist, and is known for an extensive happy hour as well.

I notice this immediately when we are shown to our seats and given the menus – their happy hour includes not just traditional Japanese sake and cocktails, but a happy hour for sushi as well.

Their sushi creations have an added tropical flavour, with some sushi platters coming with raspberry soy glaze, and even mango, or strawberry.

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