Tomo is a restaurant in White Center, located in South Seattle. It opened near the end of 2021 and offers an intimate environment that exists in the grey area between two dichotomies of dining out: An extremely emotional experience like a thoughtful form of art and an effortlessly laid back and welcoming space. This somehow makes perfect sense when you meet the owner and chef, Brady Ishiwata Williams. He named the restaurant after his grandmother, Tomoko. The menus are created with micro–seasonality and change often. They feature ethically–sourced ingredients and are inspired by the collective heritage of their culinary team. Dishes sometimes feel a little Japanese-Hawaiian but with French influence, deliciously interesting and never fussy. We highly recommend keeping an eye on their BUDS dinner series, an ever-changing and uniquely evolving collaborative event program. We recently got to hang with one of our favorite wine makers out of Oregon, Hiyu Wine Farm and the night was bespoke and felt truly special. Book a reservation here, or if you're feeling lucky just pop-by, there is newly expanded walk-in seating available on their back patio.