Uwajimaya has celebrated 80 years with stores in Bellevue, Beaverton, and its 66,000 square foot flagship in the International District of Seattle. To commemorate the occasion, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell presented Tomio Moriguchi with a proclamation during the Oct. 20 meeting of the full council at City Hall. It was proclaimed that Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 was Uwajimaya Day in Seattle!
Its namesake is. Likewise, Hong Kong Market (HKM) is a straightforward grocery store that opened Nov. 1 in Kent, attracting many Asian families in the surrounding neighborhoods.
No need to worry over what happened to the China Gate Restaurant. It was only closed for 10 days. It has since been reopened on Oct. 26, newly remodeled. It still serves dim sum and Chinese cuisine. Its lounge is currently in full operation.
Whoever said that the ID only serves Asian food?
Beard Papas brings an Asian twist to a Western dessert. Try one of their green tea cream puffs. Walk into the store in Uwajimayas food court and find all the chefs smartly dressed, preparing rich, fluffy and yummy cream puffs with machine-like efficiency.