Kaisho, a modern, high-end interpretation of an izakaya, is celebrating its Grand Opening on December 7 in Bellevue. The Kaisho concept is pioneered by Jeffrey Lunak, former protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Working closely with Lunak is chef de cuisine Kalen Schramke, who offers a balance of French and Asian culinary expertise.

Kaisho, a meeting place for friends and family, is poised to quickly become a neighborhood hotspot.  The menu draws on a variety of Asian influences and is designed for sharing.

Small plates & bites include:

  • Wasabi puffed nori rice chips
  • BBQ steam bun
  • Smoked salmon butter lettuce cups
  • Smoked brisket and kimchee gyoza
  • Sushi rice risotto with chanterelles
  • Moo shu tacos

Larger plates include:

  • Bao Burger made from snake river wagyu beef, braised pork belly, kimchee cucumber, hayashi onions, citrus aioli, butter lettuce on a steamed bun
  • Hong Kong style pork shank crispy noodle with shitaki and king oyster mushrooms, bok choy, and spicy dragon sauce

Family Style offerings include:

  • Thai fried chicken and kimchee waffles, coconut butter, and five-spice maple syrup
  • Whole fried black sea bass
  • Garlic steak with miso creamed kale and garlic soy

Kaisho will also offer a full bar stocked with Japanese beers, aged whiskies, and classic libations.


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