A Japanese restaurant named Momiji will be opening in the former Dawson Plumbing location, ending months of speculation regarding the future of this highly desirable Capitol Hill address. Capitol Hill Seattle blog previously reported that the owners are the same people behind Umi Sake House and Kushibar, and permits on file with the city confirms it.
What (little) Eater knows thus far: Chris Vilayphanh is the chef. Momiji bills itself as a "hand-crafted Japanese restaurant," and to give you an idea of the decor, Whidbey Island woodworker Craig Yamamoto is making the tables (co-owner Steven Han was a student of his at UW) and other notable local artist and artisans are involved with the design as well. The restaurant is planning to open in mid-September, but as the photo above suggests, there's a tremendous amount of buildout to be done. More details to come.
· Momiji [Official Website]