News Blog for Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood


Meet Kokkaku

September 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Kokkaku , a Japanese-inspired meat house, has opened in Wallingford with two restaurant veterans front and center. Chef Rudy Velasquez (formerly of Miller’s Guild, Brunswick and Hunt) and Boss Lady (a.k.a. gm) Julie Shizukuishi have long dreamed of opening a Japanese inspired restaurant that brings out Japanese flavors, culture and
whole-animal usage philosophy, while taking some liberties to showcase the Japanese-inspired way of cooking at the restaurant.

Chef Rudy has created such menu items as Cherry Kimchi, Miso Braised Painted Hills Beef Rib Bone, and a steak-by-the-ounce program, while also featuring housemade tofu, dashi, and tonkatsu.

Welcome to the neighborhood!