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Gaba Sushi – Sushi In Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is a melting pot of great cuisine. Craving a turkey and cranberry sandwich? How about Indian Curry? Look no further than Pioneer Square. Walk out of your front door at Stadium Place and into a mecca of great food at your fingertips.

Looking for a unique sushi experience? Our friends at Gaba Sushi have a creative spin on the traditional sushi experience. Gaba Sushi offers hearty sushi rolls made with sprouted gaba brown rice. Not only is the menu delicious – but also healthy. Go ahead – order 2!

About Gaba Sushi: 
The rice used to make Gaba Sushi is no ordinary rice! It is a sprouted brown rice with higher amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid. GABA rice is a fast growing trend in Japan and it is specially mill-ordered and used only at Gaba Sushi.

Via Gaba S

Gaba Sushi is MODERN SUSHI.
Our sushi rolls tweet, like, and check-in. Ok…they don’t really have hands but they do come in exciting fusion combinations. Like the HOT KISS Roll with 7 Spice Seared Tuna…Oh yeah!”
At Gaba Sushi you’ll find a wide array of sushi rolls made with sprouted gaba.

220 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

What Are Locals Saying?
Great place. Friendly service. Fresh fish. Real crab and wild caught tuna. Love the GABA rice.
Fantastic customization options. Where else can I go and build exactly the roll I want? That said, here I can also take an off the shelf recipe roll and ask just for the changes I desire. My perfect choice for fast customization.

My favorite rolls are tiger eye and mermaid. The Nigiri combo is also excellent. Highly recommended. Via M.S. on Yelp

Have you been to Gaba? Where is your favorite place to grab a bite to eat in Pioneer Square?

Quality Athletics Comes To Pioneer Square

From five star dining to take away burritos, our neighborhood offers an abundance of dining options. Just walking out of the front door at Stadium Place, our residents have so many great choices at their fingertips.

Now residents at The Wave and The Nolo won’t even have to leave Stadium Place to check out the newest restaurant on the scene. An exciting new dining concept will be right inside our building!

logo_blackQuality Athletics boasts great food, excellent drinks, and promotes an atmosphere of camaraderie and team spirit. And the best part? The bar and restaurant will be located right here at Stadium Place at the corner of Occidental and King. Walk right out the door of The Nolo and into Quality Athletics for a great night out with friends and loved ones.

When Will Quality Athletics Open?
Quality Athletics will open in August just in time for the first pre-season NFL game.

Founder Josh Henderson describes Quality Athletics as “my take on a sports bar.”
“It’ll be fine food and drink … Similar to Westward. A little whimsical,” he said, adding that he hopes it will capture a nontraditional sports crowd, one not entirely wrapped up in sports.

Whether you’re a diehard sports fan or simply on the search for great cuisine, the folks at Quality Athletics will take care of you. We cannot wait until they open their doors – they will be sure to have a line waiting to get in!

Where is your favorite place to grab a bite to eat in Pioneer Square?

Escape to Skyn Salon In Pioneer Square

Skin and hair feeling drab after a long winter? Not to fret. Pioneer Square has a wide range of spas guaranteed to leave you with a healthy glow and fresh cut.

One of our favorite local spas is Skyn Salon offering a variety of services from facials to haircuts. From a welcoming atmosphere to friendly stylists, this salon is a Seattle favorite. Go ahead, take the day off, book an appointment, and give yourself the relaxation you deserve!

600 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
b/t Columbia St & Yesler Way in Pioneer Square

Beautiful skin is deeper than we see from the outside. Nutrition, stress, and the environment all impact your skin. Shawna tailors her approach to each of her clients by first understanding their lifestyle and environment, then developing a personalized skin care program for maximum benefits. She emphasizes that care of the skin is a partnership between the client and the esthetician, with the best results coming from both treatment and client support.

What are locals saying?
Getting my hair done is an “experience”. It consists of the booking process, the salon accommodations, the stylist interaction, and the haircut that lasts for weeks. I just had an amazing, new experience with Shain at Skyn Salon.

I was able to book online and get the appointment I wanted on a busy Saturday afternoon. I marked it on my calendar, but appreciated the automatic email reminder that I got the day before my appointment.

I arrived at the salon for the first time and was impressed with the hip, yet inviting layout. There were a ton of windows with lots of natural light coming in to make it very appealing. Shain promptly greeted me at the door and was ready for my appointment.

Shain was (is) amazing. I was really impressed on how he listened to what I wanted and was able to translate my vision into a cut I loved. I enjoyed the conversation and the relaxing nature of my visit.

Of course, the true test of a good haircut is if I can style it as good as the professional. Shain gave me a cut and style that even I can do!!

So, my “experience” with Shain was good before I got there, great when I was in the chair and still going strong with a cut I love. I’m looking forward to many, return experiences with Shain!! via Jackie C.

Have you been to Skyn Salon? What did you think of the experience? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Craft Beer In Pioneer Square – Collins Pub

Pioneer Square is home to so many delectable bars and restaurants – we have a hard time choosing a favorite! From Indian to Mexican cuisine, the world is at your fingertips right when you walk out of the front door at Stadium Place.

If you are looking for a British pub experience, we recommend heading down to our friends at Collins Pub. This local favorite offers a delicious menu along with a huge assortment of local, imported, and craft beers.

At Collins Pub, you’ll find a menu that is always offering something exciting. Great brews are always on rotation and the friendly atmosphere makes for a perfect night out with friends and colleagues.


526 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

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Photo Via Russell L.

Collins Pub has been open since 2003 and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for those that live and work in the Pioneer Square area. Our focus is on freshly prepared food made with the best possible ingredients, an excellent selection of Northwest beer and wine as well as a thoughtful selection of the fine spirits, all served up in our sleek, inviting dining room. Chef Nicole Burrows has the neighborhood talking with her excellent house cut fish and chips, Dungeness crab sandwich and pan roasted halibut with wilted pea vines – just to mention a few.

What Are Locals Saying?

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Collins is a great place to drop by for a drink and/or a meal. The look is kind of classy in a dark wood sort of way, but comfortable at the same time. Perfect for on your way to the theater or on your way home from work. If you work anywhere between Pioneer Square and King St. Station it’s a nice option for lunch. The waitstaff is always quick, courteous and professional.

If you need (or just want) a great selection of beers, Collins is a good as it gets on the southern end of downtown Seattle. There is always a great selection of both taps and bottles. If you’re looking for the great beer bars in Seattle, Collins has to be on your list. via Bob Z.

Have you been to Collins Pub? Head on down now – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Your Valentine’s Day Gift Awaits

The countdown is on – Valentine’s Day is almost here! Looking for a last minute gift? Look no further than Pioneer Square for a variety of thoughtful gifts and sweet treats. Whether you are looking to surprise your date with flowers or a night out on the town you will find everything right here in our Pioneer Square backyard.

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Trying to please a date with a sweet tooth? We recommend stopping by our friends at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. From ice cream to caramel apples here you will find a plethora of mouth watering treats. Pick up a box of truffles and some peanut brittle and your date will be smiling in no time. The treats at this local hotspot fail to disappoint and we can’t get enough!

99 Yesler Way
(between Post Ave & 1st Ave)
Seattle, WA 98104


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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the number one destination of chocolate lovers everywhere. Throughout our store you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Watch as we dip crisp apples in thick, bubbling caramel from a traditional copper kettle. Smile as we roll them in a rainbow of tasty toppings to complete your old fashioned treat. Linger awhile longer and learn how fudge is made as we fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab, the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample! But don’t leave without sharing your experience with a gift of fine chocolate, elegantly crafted and beautifully packaged in boxes, tins and baskets. We invite you to explore our site for product information, special offers or news and events. And when you’re ready, give us a call or stop in. We’ll keep the kettle cooking for you!

What Are Locals Saying?
Yummm! I popped in here after the Underground tour because while I was walking I saw the wealth of outrageous and different caramel apples in the window. They had soo many different varieties including different nuts, candies, chocolates, coconut flakes, combinations, and plain ones..

The first day I went, I got my 10% off with my wristband from the underground tour, and my boyfriend and I split a cookies and cream caramel apple. It was caramel, white chocolate, and crushed oreos. It was so amazing. The second time we went, we split a “rocky road” which was white and dark chocolate, caramel, and marshmallows. O my goodness. Amazing. via Jessica W.

Have you been to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory? What was your favorite treat?

Sweet Treats On Capitol Hill – The Confectional

Capitol Hill is full of delicious bakeries, ice cream parlors, and restaurants with sweet confections. This Valentine’s Day, pick up a sweet treat at The Confectional. The Confectional offers one of a kind, rich and creamy cheesecakes that are sure to give you that weak-in-the-knees feeling!

At The Confectional, we confess our love for cheesecake. We’re a boutique bakery, offering exquisite, sinfully dense, baked cheesecakes and cheesecake truffles, made with Guittard chocolate and a hint of passion. 

Photo Via Rowena D.

618 Broadway E
(between Mercer St & Roy St)
Seattle, WA 98102

The Confectional is a Capitol Hill and Pike Place Market gem renowned for its friendly staff and delicious tiny cheescakes.  Pick one up for your sweetheart (and yourself) and prepare to be amazed!

Photo Via Sarah G.

What Are Locals Saying? 

This is one of my special places. Just thinking about a visit to the Confectional makes me vibrate with excitement–you never know what new flavor delight you might find once you step inside! Get more than one and share it with someone you love! Take home a few truffles too. Feel smug because your treats are not only tasty, they’re made with healthy ingredients (well, relatively healthy–the folks at The Confectional are picky about their ingredients, which I really appreciate). 

I haven’t tried the beverages yet, but given the quality of the desserts, I’m confident they’ll be good. That will be a treat for another day.

Have you been? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

5 Places To Watch The Super Bowl In Pioneer Square

From The Mariners to The Sounders to The Seahawks, we love having amazing sports teams and stadiums right in our own backyard. Even when we don’t have a game day ticket, Pioneer Square offers a wide range of venues to cheer on the home team. We are so proud of our Seahawks for advancing to this year’s Super Bowl. Put on your blue and green and get ready for a wild time in Pioneer Square next Sunday. Here are a few of our favorite local sports bars just a quick walk away from Stadium Place!

At each one of these local hotspots you will find avid Seahawks fans, tasty brews and enough team spirit to bring us to victory!

Fuel Sports Bar

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Seattle, WA 98104

The Lodge Sports Grille

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Seattle, WA 98104

The Hawk’s Nest

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Seattle, WA 98134

FX McRory’s Steak Chop & Oyster House

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Seattle, WA 98104

Sluggers Sports Bar

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Seattle, WA 98104

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Where are you going to be celebrating Super Bowl Sunday? We think The Nolo roof top resident lounge is a pretty great place for viewing too. But you have to live here to get in! GO HAWKS!

Hawk Madness At Stadium Place

We are in love with the Seahawks and are trilled that our boys will be playing in this years Super Bowl! This Sunday, we witnessed all of the playoff action in Pioneer Square as thousands flocked to the area to support the Hawks. At Stadium Place, we celebrated with a vibrant 12th man light display at The Nolo.

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Photo courtesy of Rod Mar, Seahawks

Photo courtesy of Rod Mar, Seahawks

Our lights could be seen far and wide across Seattle. When game day arrived, we celebrated with a resident viewing party. Cold brews and great plays made for a perfect afternoon of football.

Here are a few shots from the festivities!

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Want to live up close and personal to the Seahawks? The Nolo is now leasing at Stadium Place. Come by today and we will take you on a tour!

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Italian Fare In Pioneer Square – Il Corvo

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From Japanese sushi to Mexican enchiladas, you will find a wide variety of dining options located in Pioneer Square. Craving Italian? We have just the thing – Il Corvo Pasta. Il Corvo Pasta is a Pioneer Square favorite offering deletable fare straight from the heart of Italy.

Why do we love Il Corvo? The pasta is hand made, delicious, and served up with a friendly smile. From lasagna to spaghetti, any cravings will soon be satisfied!

217 James St
(between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
Seattle, WA 98104

Ever since returning from my culinary studies in Italy years ago, I’ve had a passion for the craft of handmade pasta. I’ve always been amazed at the nuance of flour from different grains (farro, buckwheat, semolina,ect..)and the infinite textures and shapes that can be achieved with just rudimentary tools -the way they perfectly pare with seasonal ingredients and sauces, gives me my daily inspiration.

What Are Locals Saying?

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Ohhhh my goodness, Il Corvo is my favorite Italian place in all of Seattle. It’s only open for lunch, which is a bummer, but I’ll take it whenever I can get it.

The pasta is DELICIOUS. It’s always perfectly cooked, and there’s nothing like fresh pasta. I’ve loved everything I’ve tried, and so has every other person I’ve brought to eat there. The menu changes daily (though they always have a set of back-up sauces in case you don’t like the daily options), and there’s almost always at least one fully vegetarian option (watch out for the anchovies in some of their sauces).

If you don’t go early, there can be a bit of a line, but don’t worry–they turn out the dishes really quickly, and the tables will turn over faster than you might expect. Even with a line to the door, you might be done eating within 30-45 minutes or so.

I love love love love love Il Corvo. Go and try it! It’s soooo good! Review Via Angela S.

Have you been to Il Corvo? What was your favorite menu item?

The London Plane – A New Addition To Pioneer Square

The new year is here! That means another year to taste all that Pioneer Square has to offer. Whether you are looking for a relaxing night out or just want to grab a quick bite to eat, you will find everything you are looking for right in Pioneer Square.

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 2.43.56 PMIf you are looking for a great meal and friendly staff, we recommend heading over to The London Plane located in the heart of Pioneer Square. This quaint establishment offers a delicious rotating menu, tasty wine, and fresh bread that will make your taste buds beg for more.

The first installment of The London Plane is open. Stay tuned for more news on our larger space, which is due to open later this year.

The London Plane is a collaboration between Matthew Dillon (Sitka and Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, Old Chaser Farm) and Katherine Anderson (Marigold and Mint). We serve food and wine, and offer a selection of cookbooks, flowers, wines, and housewares for sale.

322 Occidental Ave S
(between Main St & Jackson St)
Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

What Are Locals Saying?

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Such a fabulous addition to Pioneer Square. Great food, great wine, nice ambience. The format is order at counter, sit down at communal tables, they bring you your food. Everything we ordered was really good. Review Via Aimee S.

Have you been to The London Plane? What did you think? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!