"Our menu is created with French techniques and the harmony (和) of Japanese ingredients, coupled with seasonal, local produce. To complement our dishes, we serve the best selection of sake, wine, and beer from all over the world. Feel the warmth of our Japanese atmosphere while enjoying the spectacular view of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound."
-Chef and Owner Toshiyuki Kawai
Chef Kawai grew up eating Japanese food in his home town of Osaka, Japan. Since moving to Seattle, he has cooked European cuisine at several different notable restaurants, such as 'Luc', 'Harvest Vine', and 'Book Bindery'. During his training at Seattle's very own South Seattle College he discovered his fascination with "umami" (旨味). This has lead Chef Kawai to establish his own culinary style, combining Japanese simplicity with French creativity.
Nothing brings Chef Kawai greater happiness than providing his patrons a taste of France with a Japanese twist. Through iconiq, he's able to share his love of food with those eager for a one-of-kind culinary experience. And for that, he is sincerely grateful.
We hope to dine with you soon.