We headed toward University of Washington and had brunch at Morsel. We shared a Spanish Fly biscuit.
We strolled through the campus of UW. It's quite a lovely campus, though the weather was hot. We escaped the heat and hydrated inside the library before heading off to our next destination.
Per Jade's recommendation, we stopped by Gas Works Park. A lot of gatherings were happening inside the park - volleyball, BBQ, sun-bathing. There is a view to the city of Seattle, with a lovely skyline.
By the time we arrived at Maneki at 5:15pm, there was already a line outside of the restaurant, which would not open until 5:30pm. Once the door opened, I grabbed seats from the bar, while waiting for J checked with the hostess to see if any table was available. It was good that he advised me so because there was definitely no table available, and the seating at the bar was limited (there were still a few others available, so we weren't hoarding!).
We ordered: black cod collars, monk fish liver pate, soba noodles, and chirashi bowl. Every bite was quality.