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August 23, 2019


For of-the-moment Japanese food and cocktails: Adana. Even on a weeknight, Capitol Hill’s Adana is packed with diners — many of them regulars. They come again and again for the ever-changing multi-course menus that are affordably priced and impeccably craf...

August 23, 2019


The strong Japanese influence on Seattle's dining culture is part of what sets the city apart, and if Shiro Kashiba is an old-school Japanese master, the next generation is well-represented at Adana by Japanese-American Shota Nakajima, a semifinalist for Rising S...

September 15, 2017


Many of Seattle's best contemporary restaurants balance a casual atmosphere with fine dining culinary prowess. The neighborhood spots most beloved by locals are multi-cultural and remarkably affordable, proof that a great meal doesn't have to be only for spec...

May 11, 2017

If you caught the first four episodes of Food Network’s new “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” you witnessed the plucky performance of 27-year-old Seattle chef Shota Nakajima, who held on until last Sunday. In episode two, after proving ham-handed with ham, he swiftly rebounded, va...

April 27, 2017

At Adana in Seattle, chef Shota Nakajima riffs off a Japanese dish, saka mushi (meaning “to be steamed in sake” in Japanese), prepared with local Manila clams. He adds local butterbur sprouts for an extra dose of fresh, bitter flavor.

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March 22, 2017

This. Is. It. The fight to become an Iron Chef is unlike any other culinary competition, with the demands for precision, expertise, intuition and downright excellence the most rigorous in the business. On Iron Chef Gauntlet, seven of the country’s most-elite chefs will...

March 15, 2017

Many diners champion Asian cuisine for its tasty cheap-eats options—precisely the reason chef Shota Nakajima closed his pricey kaiseki (or Japanese tasting menu) restaurant, Naka, at the end of January and reopened as Adana in late February. The menu there presents a c...

March 2, 2017

Shota Nakajima (Seattle)

Chef Shota Nakajima’s point of view is influenced by his Japanese background, his mother’s homemade cooking and his focus on ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. A Seattle native, 27-year-old Nakajima began cooking in area Japanese restaurant...

March 2, 2017

“Allez! Cuisine!”

Literally translated to “Go! Kitchen!” this simple yet powerful phrase began each and every battle in Iron Chef America’s Kitchen Stadium, signaling the start of a no-holds-barred quest to determine “whose cuisine will reign supreme.” Now, for the fi...

February 28, 2017

There is another Capitol Hill food and drink opening we should recognize and this one also represents a re-start, of sorts. But unlike Contadino where a new chef/owner came in to launch a new concept, Adana at 15th and Pine is fully Shota Nakajima’s reboot....

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