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Gaba Sushi Opens Second Location in U District

Affordable rolls and GABA rice.

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Gaba Sushi's Hungry Caterpillar roll
Gaba Sushi's Hungry Caterpillar roll
Gaba Sushi [Official Site]

Gaba Sushi -- which opened its original location in Pioneer Square in late 2012 -- has opened an outpost in the U District. The website claims to make "modern sushi," and the restaurants use GABA rice, a sprouted brown rice that is all the rage in Japan right now.

As Christopher Werner explains in a Seattle Met post, GABA rice is super healthy and "rich in amino acid. The preparation is said to yield substantial nutritional benefits while maintaining the texture of white rice." Gaba Sushi offers both dine-in and take-out options, with orders for pick-up allegedly ready in 10 minutes.

Menu items are all around $10 and under and include veggie bowls, a few sides, and brightly-colored, amusingly-named rolls like Hot Kiss, Hungry Caterpillar, and Mermaid. You have several options for add-ons (with items like cilantro, sesame seeds, and cucumber) and your choice of eight- or 10-piece rolls.

Gaba Sushi. 4507 University Way NE. Official Site. (206) 427-3540. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.