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Open Seattle Japanese Language and Culture Meetup

Sorry for the delay, but the place I reserved on Monday night called me after most restaurants close and said they'd have a hard time accommodating us.

So I'm picking a place I know I can handle us, the pretty nifty KC Kitchen on 8th & Jackson. I used to work in this very location, although it was actually a newspaper back in the day.

Hiromi and the kids will be back in town this week, but there's a chance they may be so jetlagged that they want to stay home. We'll see what happens. But I will be there!

I'll order a bunch of vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes to share. The more people, the more dishes to try! So come out and see us. It'll be pretty yummy.

Pricing should be reasonable; last time we were here we were shocked at how low the bill worked out to be, but let's guesstimate it'll be $15-18/person for food, including tax and tip, which will leave us a little margin for excess.

Drinks will be handled separately. They mostly have bottled beer, maybe a little wine.

Bus access is super easy; you can take light rail or any tunnel-bound Metro bus to International District station, or bus 7, 36 or a few other routes get you a few blocks closer. Parking can be tricky, but it's better up in this part of international district this time of day than elsewhere, and there's a super cheap pay lot nearby.

Nijikai in this neighborhood tends to be at Fort Ste. George or Maekawa, unless people really want to have crappy cocktails and weird bar karaoke at Bush Garden.

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  • Chad R.

    I had a lot fun. Everyone was so welcoming.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Naoto O.

    10-15 min late, sorry.

    May 15, 2014

  • Chad R.

    This will be my first meeting, I can't wait!

    May 13, 2014

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Seattle, WA

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