I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue
I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue

I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilovesushi.com/
  • Phone: (425) 455-9090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: noon - 2:30pm, Sunday noon - 2:30 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Masa Nakashima
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our Sushi chef can cater your home party. There is a $500 minimum food order.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 25 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Masa 4254559090

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 118TH Ave & N.E.8TH St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue
I LOVE SUSHI on Lake Bellevue has been serving fresh and delicious Japanese cuisine since 1986. To introduce the essence of Japanese cuisine, we at Lake Bellevue take great care in selecting the finest seasonal ingredients. We are proud to create dishes in traditional as well as contemporary styles that you will not experience anywhere else.
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I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Satisfying Lunch and Dinner
    mamasan
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My children and I like this restaurant a lot. It's not cheap for dinner, but lunch is reasonable. We went there to celebrate kids' birthday, and we told them that, but they did not give us anything special. It was a bit disappointing, but the food was good as usual. Their sushi is fresh and their "gari" ginger is very good. I like that they serve nice green tea. They also offer things that my husband can eat such as tonkatsu, so we like to go there as a family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent for a Family Night
    BellevueMom
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The ambience is weird there. I don't know what it is, but the place feels like it's under construction. We were taking our boys out for dinner, and appreciated having a place that takes reservations. The food was good enough that everyone was happy, but it wasn't over the top. I wouldn't recommend bar drinks there.
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  • One of our favorites
    CandI
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are longtime patrons of I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue, though we first sampled its nearby (now closed) location. We generally go at lunch time, but we have discovered the benefits of dinner at I Love, namely that the menu expands, trading lunch specials for more elegant fare. For quiet attention from the sushi masters, sit at the sushi bar. Not only can they tell you about everything they offer, they help ensure that your dining needs don't go unmet. Apart from the food, which is outstanding (and changing a bit, with a touch of French added to the menu), the service is among the best on the Eastside. We feel like special guests, from arrival through dinner to departure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing changes
    Blade86
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been coming here almost since it opened, but was surprised on this visit to the menu change drastically, with the most noticeable change being a big hike in prices. I guess when you fill the place all the time you can do that...but it is now out of my range as a "family" night. While the sushi is still top notch, the server we had was awful. We sat for long periods without seeing her at all, one entree came well after everyone else had finished theirs and there was no apology nor any offer to make amends for it...nor did she appear at our table at all in the 15 minutes between serving the first entrees and bringing out the last delayed one. Other food, like the tempura, was sub-par. Too oily, even though it was crispy.
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  • JCookVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visit Bellevue once a year for business and I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue is a must once or twice while we are in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    mhamwrites
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've gone to this restaurant twice this month. The menu is unique, the food exceptional, and the service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue reviews archive.
  • And there there was only one...
    ChrisZVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Although a mere shadow of its old self, the remaining ILS spot still tries for great sushi: many fresh daily specials supplement the old menu and servers that try to make you feel special. People in the eastside seem to have deserted the place but seating outside could still be special (unless some flies try to join you as well). It will not blow your mind but it will not disappoint you either.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    EastsideFoodies
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I Love Sushi has amazing, fresh sushi items creatively and expertly prepared. They provided my colleague and I exactly the seating we requested (view of the water), and the service was impeccable. I will always be a regular patron here! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Could not believe that rice vinegar used in the sushi rice rice contained wheat gluten - couldn't have any nigiri and the sashimi omakase was very disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic restaurant
    MaxH
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Authentic & delicious Japanesse food. Wide selection of sake. Nice lake view. Great service. My favorite sushi in the East Side.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fresh...super style!
    DrSushiVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is my second visit in the last couple of months and we explored the menu more deeply. Everything was incredibly fresh and presentation was literally artistic. I rarely like complicated "rolls", but the super dragon roll was fantastic. The chop scallop salad superb, as was the Kyoto sashimi plate. Deep fried tofu was light and delicious, The desserts were to die for! Chamomille pudding, floating island....just yummy and artistically presented. My kudos to the chef(s) and staff. I can't wait to return. Even my wife, who is not a sushi fan, found plenty to make her very happy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great sushi; so many different rolls to choose from and definitely big enough to share! The staff is so friendly that everyone will say hi to you and make sure you are having a great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • I love I LOVE SUSHI
    DrSushiVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Well, I was very surprised! I was a little nervous when our table was ready 10 minutes later than our reserved time, but that was quickly forgotten as we sampled a variety of rolls (Dragon, Spider), indulged in the large Sashima platter, ordered sides of octopus, flying fish roe, scallops, and other dishes. Dishes were beautifully presented, staff was extremely courteous, nothing was overdone, yet flavors fresh, clean and savory. I had thought we had lost good sushi here on the East Side of the Seattle/Bellevue area, but now know where to go! Oh, and the large Saki....is quite large, unlike some places I have eaten (no doubt enhancing my experience!). I highly recommend I Love Sushi to sushi lovers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Lunch or Dinner TREAT
    DINNERat9
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The seafood offerings are always fresh, flavorful and worth every penny spent. We count on the quality and freshness, never having been disappointed. The sides are very small for the price, though tasty. The move and remodel are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love I Love Sushi
    Lizzie
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The restaurant's name is really spot on. Fantastic location on the water, friendly service, and amazing food. The tempura ice cream is to die for! I highly recommend this restaurant to any sushi lovers who are looking for a pricey but delicious meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great dining experience from start to finish. Fresh Sushi, good ambiance. Only negative is they didn't have all the desserts available on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    My friend recommend this place to us and it happens to be right near where we live. The food was amazing! The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Great experience and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive
    Seattleguy
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The servers were very attentive and courteous. The food came out quite fast. Everyone is very welcoming. The food is nicely presented with class.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    ExoticFare
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Both sashimi and sushi were excellent! Good selection and variety. A bit on the pricy side but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Dining Experience
    SushiHomer
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    One of the things that I've always enjoyed about I Love Sushi By The Lake is the friendliness of the staff. The food is easily the best sushi/sashimi that I've found on the East Side and is of consistently high quality. The chefs are old hands at Japanese cuisine and it shows in the care they take in all of their offerings. I Love Sushi By The Lake continues to be my go-to spot for great sushi and Japanese cuisine, and shows no sign of that changing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really liked the old Bellevue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Really liked the old Bellevue I Love Sushi better. This location is more upscale including pricing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for years, except recently
    SamH
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    This has been a go to spot for us for years, but something has happened in my last two visits. The service has ever so slightly become less attentive about the details and the fish is one notch less than sublime... and it really is all about the details with Sushi. This place is still very good, but I think Flo is now the undisputed choice for my sushi eating needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Clean and enjoyable Sushi
    Kwbrasi
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I love Sushi on Lake Bellevue was a clean and very relaxing place. Service was good and attentive to our needs. The sushi rolls were excellent. I would definitely recommend the Crunchy Roll as it was by far the best out of the 6 we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing dinner
    Pauline
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The service was excellent. Our server stood off but knew when to approach the table to remove plates, replenish beverages, and bring the dinner check. The food was amazing. It was my first visit there and brought my friend for his birthday dinner. We had the sushi dinner for 2 and the portions were perfect. I highly recomment I Love Sushi and plan to return myself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Very Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The service was wonderful...very polite, accommodating without hovering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a group of four and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    We had a group of four and after forty minutes of no service we left. The service is awful.
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  • Finer cuisine than expected!
    Brooke249
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We frequently order to-go from I Love Sushi on Lake Union, our favorite for sushi. We dined in at Lake Bellevue and were surprised at all the options besides sushi on the menu! I had the Black Cod and was more than satisfied with the rich delicious fish that can be hard to find. The sushi was amazing as always. We'll definitely start trying more from I Love Sushi.
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    scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful presentation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I took 3 teens and one pre-teen to show them that there is a huge difference between grocery store sushi and a more formal way of the presentation of sushi. I Love Sushi did not disappoint. The staff worked with me to give the kids great teaching moments about the beauty and presentation of great food. Unfortunately the couple sitting across from us were extremely annoyed with us. I made reservations in hope of avoiding being seated around anyone that would take this the wrong way but the kids did not notice and in the end that is what was most important.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O-Toro
    Samurai
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Great as usual. ILS had toro and my oh my, it was fantastic. If you're looking for the ultimate marbled tuna, head to ILS. The service is always good and chilled Harushika goes so well with the sushi. Be sure to ask your sushi chef about the fresh catch of the season and they will be glad to delight you. I'm a fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rolls
    hemoglobinVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    must get the rolls here- with sauces that are unique and delicious!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the fresh food! always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Love the fresh food! always great and healthy palce to eat at
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We have enjoyed this restaurant equally each of the many times we have returned. The quality of the sushi is excellent and the service impeccable. We highly recommend I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, very good
    oracle66
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    excellent food, very good service, favorite place to ear
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    always get an outstanding dinner here. GOod, authentic Japanese cuisine. Best when Masa Nakashima is working, but the service is always good and the fish is always fresh.
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  • Love the kaiseki course . Every
    pink3VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Love the kaiseki course . Every month changing items. Good foods good service!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • I'll be back.
    SamH
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    A friend of mine from Japan first told me about this place. It's great. The sushi is of high quality and the service is attentive. This has become my wife's favorite sushi joint. Last time we visited, we sat at the bar and the chef made some very creative pieces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A great place to go for authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    A great place to go for authentic Japanese cuisine. Very reasonable prices, healthy portions, beautiful presentations, and nice warm inviting atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! Gombate!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Pleasant with Patience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    On a busy night, entre was slow to arrive but prepared well. Appetizers were prompt in comparison. Service was attentive and polite.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is Girls lunch! We had
    pink3VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    This is Girls lunch! We had a such a good time with good foods good service! WE are recomend this restaurant a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most notably, the waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Most notably, the waiter was super friendly/accommodating. We did the sushi dinner for 2 and were pretty surprised at the amount that we got. Overall, it was a very memorable experience and we plan on returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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