Sekisui - Chattanooga
Sekisui - Chattanooga

Sekisui - Chattanooga

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sekisuichattanooga.com/
  • Phone: 4232674600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for availability and pricing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 11th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sekisui - Chattanooga
At Sekisui, sushi chefs don"t just push the envelope; they put the envelope through the paper shredder. Chefs are encouraged to show off their creativity and listen to customer's ideas, creating sushi rolls that can't be found anywhere else. Also, purists will be delighted with the exhaustive lineup of nigiri sushi - perfectly sliced fish atop a mound of rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar and a touch of sake. There's something to please everyone. The extensive menu covers lots of familiar Japanese cuisine territory with teriyaki, tempura and udon noodles but also features fusion style entrees. Lively and noisy might not be typical descriptions of most Japanese restaurants, but the words fit Sekisui. As it is always full of familiar faces, Sekisui is a popular neighborhood hang-out.
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Sekisui - Chattanooga reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)romantic (6)special occasion (6)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • excellent
    luvsushi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love the friday lunch buffet it is excellent. and fresh
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    ElBunneh
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our favorite local Japanese restaurant closed in the spring of this year, so we're very happy to find a replacement that isn't too far away (about a 2 hour drive). We'll definitely be back with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are new to the are and have been looking for place to go on "date night". The crowd was a good mix - several people at the bar, a group of guys at a low table by the bar, couples, a large group of girls that looked to be around high school seniors in age. Our food was good and the server was very sweet. We had our 2 boys with us and they enjoyed themselves too. As an additional bonus there was ample parking. We are adding this to our "go to" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GDOF3
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food overall was pretty good. I ordered a seafood dish with rice. The seafood was good, but the rice was burnt a little bit on the bottom. My wife ordered a sushi meal which was very good. The service was OK, but not outstanding. I would certainly go back again. My wife and I both really enjoy sushi, and this was a nice find for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    Rater123
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always good food. Nice atmosphere-modern. Sushi is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner
    Soccermom
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Once again our visit to Sekisui did not disappoint. The sushi is excellent but there are optional choices of hibachi items for those who pass on sushi. Well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but expensive
    WifeLovesSushi
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Sushi buffet on Friday is delicious but quite expensive. At $13 a head plus tax, I could have went to Fuji in Dalton, GA; eaten their half price sushi and gotten more than full for about 2/3 the price of Sekisui. And the sushi you get at Fuji is top quality. The Sekisui sushi bar was delicious but was not top quality. Not sure I would do the Sekisui sushi buffet on friday again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner had by all!
    Caroline
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I planned to have my boyfriend's 30th birthday dinner at Sekisui. Super easy to make reservations online with Open Table. Then we had to add two more people right before our reservation time and they were very accommodating. We had great service, amazing sushi, and a memorable night. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the Sekisui - Chattanooga reviews archive.
  • Awesome...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Love it! Great food and wait staff. Always enjoy our meal at Seki Sui.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good--Service not so Much
    10ecgalVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We've been here several times because the food is good. Our service during this last visit was not up to the quality of the food. We saw our waitress a few times. Our drinks needed refilling. It was hard to enjoy the food while needing drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    RoughLife
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Seafood was fresh. Wait staff was very friendly. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the sushi and seaweed.
    LovingNashville
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We recently moved to Chattanooga and my husband had visited here twice. I went with my adult children during their recent visit and loved it. We east sushi often and had been searching Chattanooga for great sushi.... We found it... Waitress was very attentive ( I think her name was Missouri ?).... Loved the seaweed on a bed of cucumber straws! Snow roll with cilantro, was out of the box and fantastic! Can't wait to go back,
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Snj85
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    we were the last people for lunch, quality of food was poor, it was cold...very disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    THIS RESTAURANT EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS! The sushi chef and waitress Kristen did what every customer should want to receive. I plan to stop there every chance I and my husband get. Thanks for everything guys. Ann
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    rfshel
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The most flavorful sushi selection for a 100 miles. Great service ,and very generous portions. You Definitely get your money's worth here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sedisui has great sushi!!
    scouncil
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Sekisui is a great sushi restaurant! The rest of their menu is great too, but I go there for the sushi. Staff is friendly and attentive, service is fast and I go there a lot! The sushi buffet on Friday at lunch is fabulous and is becoming very popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Slow
    Bmckee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My only problem was the service. The servers were distant and I literally had to go find them any time I needed something. However, food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, reservations suggested
    Onlyatbenco
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a good time. Took my girlfriend on a date there on very busy night of the year, it was the first time we went.Their credit card machine was acting up, they handled it well. We had reservations at 7, we arrived about 5 minutes late and stood around for 10-ish minutes before anyone even said hi. That was aggravating. Our server was clearly frustrated but was still great to us. Got us everything we needed. I got the impression that the only way to get a table was to reserve one, people were piling up at the entrance. We got a great table we were able to take our time and our server was very nice regardless of the obvious pressure. They seem used to regular customers. Felt overdressed in a vest. Huge entrées small sides. Good food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot!
    Brando
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Immediately walking in to this place, you will notice a very chic yet comfortable ambience. The food was tasty; however, finding the perfect dish was difficult with such a dense menu. All in all, this was a lovely place with good food and good energy. Try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good authentic food
    chitown
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We are from Chicago and it is very hard to find a good dinning spot. We have found it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    DNYGRL
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Sekisui has the best sushi in Chattanooga. Go for the Dragon Roll if you like some spice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expectations Fell Short
    TystDarl
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Gorgeous lighting fixtures, beautiful large booths, quaint tables, and a shiny/polished open kitchen. I reserved a table for 2 with special notes noting our upcoming anniversary. When we were greeted by our server, I asked a few questions about the menu, and our server lacked information to give. Our server also never mentioned our anniversary, and only sparingly came by our table. Soon large parties with children began to arrive and were seated near us. Crying babies overtook our dinner conversation. The restaurant felt very less "date night" and more "Chili's" as the night went on. Our food however, was very good. Our starter (Kaki Fry) was superb, and our entree's were as well, despite a burnt taste on the "Mahi Mahi".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A quiet weekday lunch...
    Mark
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    and this was the perfect spot for it. Surrounded by lots of shopping, this restaurant could EASILY be a resting point. In my case, I met a colleague there to discuss business, and we weren't disappointed by the service or the food. The sushi was excellent (I had a mixture of rolls and nigiri) as was the service...and on this particular afternoon, it was nice and quiet. I'd recommend Sekisui for the food, location and service if you're in downtown Chattanooga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I can't never get tired of this restaurant. Always nice and welcoming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Mazzy
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    My favorite place to get asian food. The building is very unique and I never have a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good!
    Jake
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My visit was pretty mediocre. The food was above average for the city, but not quite for the price (granted it's one of the cheaper of the high end Japanese joints downtown). The service was equally as average, but the staff were all very polite and noticeably upbeat. All in all, I recommend it! I was not disappointed. I plan on returning as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown sushi
    Gamtnmike
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Sekisui is located in downtown Chattanooga, a little off the beaten path. The decor is pleasant if not Asain but the abandoned pizza oven in the center of the kitchen explains that. The food however, was far from ordnary. The fish was very fresh and the selection of available hand made rolls was vast. We visited on a busy Saturday night but the service was still prompt and efficient. We have had better sushi but would rate this meal in the superior quality category of such restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Be In A Hurry
    MandMVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    If you are in a rush, this is not the place to pop in for dinner. The sushi chefs are always backed up with orders. The food is fine when it is delivered to the table...it just takes a while.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre for dinner
    DocG
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Diverse and interesting menu, but we had slow service and mediocre food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi Ever!
    brightbrowns13
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Sushi is a cuisine I have recently fallen in love with. Sekisui is the best by far. They offer a buffet on Friday that is the best deal for lunch. You can have every roll they offer. It is an absolutely must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizer, entrée, desert,
    RickVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Appetizer, entrée, desert, everything is delicious! Especially all kinds of Sushi are remarkable. Very much enjoyable and delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    My grielfriend and I come here often and it was great as always!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fresh fish for Sashimi.
    VerycoolVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Really fresh fish for Sashimi. Dumplings also very good. Best japanese restaurant I have encountered in Chattanooga.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Sekisui has the best sushi in Chattanooga, hands down. Friendly staff, great chefs. This is a favorite place of mine and where I make my family take me on special occasions (Mother's day, birthday, etc). Susan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time Not a Charm
    foodseekerVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    This was our second visit to Sekisui. The first time the food and service was at a level to cause us to return. Unfortunately our second visit didn't match the first. We both had the crab dumpling appetizer which was quite good (if you're careful with the wasabi mustard). I had the lobster entre based on my wife's recommendation resulting from our first visit. The only hot (or even warm) thing on the plate was the lobster in sauce -- the stir fried veggies and asparagus tempura were room temperature and the salad greens were not dressed at all. Hence the only satisfying part of my meal was the several tablespoons of lobster bits in sauce. Too bad -- we probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sekisui - great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Great variety of sushi. Great variety of dishes great atmosphere and a fun place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I love Sekisui! This is a regular date night for my girlfriend and I.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    This was our second visit to Sekisui -Chattanooga and it was just as good as the first time - excellent on all levels. The food is really delicious and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and attentive. Did I mention that the restaurant has its own parking spaces? A huge plus for any downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait to go back!
    RJB3
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    This restaurant has spoiled me on eating sushi anywhere else, and eating there will now be a part of every trip I make to Chattanooga. I'd heard great things about it, and it surpassed my high expectations by leaps and bounds! Simply fantastic food - fresh, visually stunning and full of flavor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food for a Good Price
    foodseekerVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I had the sushi starter which was quite good and my wife had the crab dumplings which she said were exceptional. For entrees I had the Soba (LOTS of soba noodles in a spicy broth along with an abundance of seafood) and my wife had the lobster tails which were quite tender and juicy -- a great deal at $24 for two tails. The service was outstanding with the servers showing quite a bit of hustle -- no plodders. To top it off, Sekisui offers a service almost unheard of in downtown Chattanooga: FREE parking! The Sekisui folks are really trying, and largely succeeding, to be a first class restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet