There are some fun, delicious new spots to grab a bite in Belltown! We love it when new eateries are opened in our neighborhood, bringing variety and creativity to both foodies and those who are just enjoying a night out.

From Rene Gutierrez and Charles Walpole, Babirusa reopened in the neighborhood last month after moving from its original location on Eastlake. The restaurant offers a six-course chef’s tasting menu that changes nightly. It’s open Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. until midnight, Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 a.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Gutierrez and Walpole are raising money for some renovations and upgrades to the restaurant on Gofundme.

Chef Hiro Tawara opened Wa’z in Belltown late last month, bringing the elegant art of Japanese kaiseki technique to the neighborhood. Kaiseki is a style of Japanese fine-dining where multiple courses are elegantly plated and served in specific sequences that honor the seasons and culture. The style originated as a light meal that was served before tea ceremonies, and Wa’z nods its head to that history with its decor, which features traditional tea accessories and garments. The dishes reflect the kaiseki tradition using local and organic ingredients.

Get your sake fix at Great Sea Sake, a new Japanese rice beer brewer that will open very soon in Belltown at 2310 4th Avenue. Its grand opening is just pending some state licensing. Owners Kurt Colfelt and Taiko Aoki-Marcial are opening Great Sea Sake as a result of years of sake brewing experience, and the spot will offer a few types of the beverage. Great Sea Sake will offer tasting opportunities and some retail, but its focus will be primarily on education and distribution.




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