If you’re a big fan of seared sushi, Aburiya Bento House in Belltown will become your personal Disneyland. Besides specializing in blowtorched nigiri, they also serve pressed aburi oshi rolls, which come in rectangular pieces, stuffed with spicy salmon or tuna, and topped with more salmon (or tuna) and aioli that gets flame-seared into the fish. Aburiya also serves toro nigiri topped with edible gold - order it if you want to feel like a celebrity during your lunch hour.
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