Chiso opened in 2001, and is a smooth running operation. The food is interesting and consistently tasty, the prices are good, and the service is efficient. Just take careful note of the unusual hours!
There are three menus for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Rolls and sashimi are reliably fresh, with a good selection of both – including geoduck clams if you want a regional specialty! The rolls over $ 8 tend to be filling; light eaters may want to split one with a friend.
My favorite dinner dish is the crispy salmon skin salad. After the first bite or two, I swear it becomes addicting. It is a large salad, so you could easily share, or have it as an entrée. I often get a salmon skin salad, a cup of miso, and a small roll. I also love their homemade flan. Sweet, but not too sweet, with rich flavor.
In addition to dishes made with black cod, free range chicken, shrimp, and duck breast, Chiso has half a dozen options for vegans – and plenty for vegetarians. Even for people who don’t eat meat, fish, or dairy, there is something to enjoy.
The service here is faster than one might expect; the servers are not chatty, but they are polite, professional, and attentive.
Chiso is open during the week for lunch, and then closes for two hours until dinner. On weekends, they do not open until late afternoon. Check the hours before you go, and when you get there, enjoy the food!