Technology increasingly enables you to minimize your personal interactions, though, unfortunately, it still can't seem to figure out exactly how to keep your mom from asking about that job search from the top of the basement stairs. Using technology to bring that same lack of personal interaction to food service: Saizen Sushi.
Opened by a Puyallup-based raw-food purveyor on the newly (re-)burgeoning north end of Broadway, this boozed-up 90-seater's serving a full range of fishiness in a contemporary concrete-floored space with a stone-backed bar up front and, in back, a dining area split by two thrusting conveyor belts and a raw bar, arranged in a double U, also what Val Kilmer claims to be when looking at old pictures of himself. The usual conveyor eats (nigiri, California rolls, etc.) are supplemented by a mess of kicked-up rolls including the spicy tuna-based Godzilla topped w/ unagi; the Joe's Special, which starts with a traditional Cali roll, tops it w/ salmon and then potato-fries it; and a spicy crab-based number topped w/ tuna & avocado called the Thunder Roll, which, since leaving Seattle, they only seem to do during the regular season. If you actually want to talk to people, your order options range from appetizers (spicy tuna jalapeno tempura), to assorted combos (the sashimi-over-rice Chirashi), to specialty rolls like the yellowtail-based Power, topped w/ more yellowtail, jalapeno & spicy ponzu sauce, and the shrimp tempura French Kiss w/ cream cheese, salmon, tuna & a "crab stick", which under any other circumstances might have you Calling Le Docteur d' Amour.
Once they get their licensing sorted there'll be a full bar, plus there's a selection of not-sushi eats in various teriyaki forms, plus udon options (tempura, wakame), and fried meats like a Karaage of squid or chicken, also what your mom's been calling you ever since you refused to come upstairs for it, at Easter.