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I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue

4.4
246 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Healthy
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 09:30pm
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Phone number
(425) 455-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michikazu Yoshida
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate up to 25 people.
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Private party contact
Tiger: (425) 455-9090
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Catering
Our Sushi chef can cater your home party. There is a $500 minimum food order.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
118TH Ave & N.E.8TH St.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Sushi bar omakase here is by far the best in Seattle! High quality and the most variety of seasonal fish, most of which flew directly from Japan. Great value too as it is priced way more reasonable than most of the high end sushi restaurants especially when it comes to omakase. I have been a loyal customer here for 14 years. Amazing quality and consistency hence it never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As always, excellent sushi and service!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Extremely good, fresh food. Creative dishes and excellent service. Enjoyed the sake tasting flight; 3 small pours of good sake for $20.00. Fun place for a birthday or anniversary celebration. Not super nice décor, but comfortable. Former Mariner players from Japan have their signed jerseys hanging on the wall, so it can't be all bad!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I used to say that I Love Sushi was expensive but the best sushi place in town. After last night I will now say its just the most expensive sushi in town. They now have the thinnest slices of fish on their nigiri sushi that I have seen. Your better off going to one of the less expensive sushi places that have the track that goes around. You will get a thicker cut of fish and pay less. I am also disappointed that they did away with my two favorite rolls. The Ichi-roll and the lobster roll. I am not sure why they have made these cut backs. It always seams busy when I am there. I hope they read this review....

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s just good, qaulity sushi. The staff is nice. It could be a little cozier, but it’s fine for a sushi restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I Love Sushi has chefs from Nagoya, Japan to facilitate original Nihon cooking. Thank you! All they need to do make Ryokan in Seattle. It would be a sellout!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Their sushi is consistently delicious, and their service is sincere and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant.
My favorite time is lunch...

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Seems like it’s crammed into an old building around construction. But tell ya what, great sushi and sashimi, and excellent experienced service..

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waitress was excellent. She was friendly, professional, and remembered that I called earlier in the day to see if t hey had uni available that night. The restaurant itself is quite tired - needs to be refreshed with new décor.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We go to I Love Sushi sporadically. The property is not showing its age gracefully. The entry is in particular need of renovation. It smells of mold. The food is competent but not to the level of our favorite Japanese places. Finally, portions are small and significantly more expensive.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We usually sit at the sushi bar and get the omakase sushi with the addition of the chawan mushi. The food is always delicious. Every sake we have tried, cold or hot, have been enjoyable. The service is always friendly and gracious. Always a good meal that we look forward to.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This visit was to enjoy free mini-kaiseki from our annual osechi purchase for 2018. The chef came to greet us after we completed the mini-kaiseki. Which was 5 stars in quality. Thank you! We ordered a sushi roll, seaweed salad, and chicken garage after the kaiseki. I Love Sushi really turned the food up a notch with chefs from Nagoya, Japan.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I Love Sushil location is very remote inside a business park. Hard to find. The restaurant is expensive for what value they provide. Servings of Sashimi is one piece per dish unless you go for the bigger entree options.

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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Terrible sushi. Used to be amazing. The spicy tuna rolls were made of mushed up tuna instead of whole pieces. Our mango rolls were ok, not great. Sushi did not seem fresh.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My family ( 2 children and 2 adults) spent New Year's Eve at I Love Sushi. We were offered seats promptly after our reservation. Service was courteous and the food arrived within minutes. We ordered the family dinner ( the New Year's Oseichi Platter ). It was excellent, we got the opportunity to sample a wide array of food items such as sushi, tempura, udon, small rolls, Kobe beef. My seven year old loved the udon. We were all satisfied with the tasty meal, with our polite waiter and the quiet environment. Thank you, I love Sushi. We will return.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

The Bento Box was excellent, in general all the food was great.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Nous recommandons ce restaurant. Les sushis sont magnifiques, nos filles de 8 ans et 5 ans les adorent.
Les bentos Du midi sont très appétissants et bien fournis.
L’endroit est sympa.
Le restaurant est tenu par de vrais japonais.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Visited for Friday dinner. The server was very friendly and suggested hot sake (Ozeki) when we were considering more expensive sake not knowing that it was cold sake. The sake was great and cheaper! We had fried calamari for appetizer and sukiyaki and grilled mackerel for entree. All were great but the fried calamari were the best. They are crispy and sauce (white and red) are soo good.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Always great recommendations from the staff, and the whole menu is great. This is a regular favourite whenever I’m in Bellevue.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Great value for lunch!!!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

This was one of the best sushi restaurants I’ve ever been to! Great service and amazing food!

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

New since my last visit: Take out case near front with some great sushi and salad options! Also, specialty rolls on lunch menu. The Isabel roll was fabulous.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2017

It was our 23rd anniversary, and they were very nice. They got my order wrong, but the manager came out and apologized and did everything he could to make up for it, including a nice dessert. This is our favorite Japanese restaurant. When I need my sushi fix, we drive there from Federal Way. It's worth it.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Some of the best sushi in greater Seattle area

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The sushi was really fresh and the rolls were very tasty. I travel to Redmond for work and would definitely visit here again.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Leon San in Sushi Bar was great. Had great selections of fishes from all over the world and Leon San prepared Sushi to be so so tasty. My favorite Sushi/ Sashimi place in the East side. Will definitely go back!!

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant needs to be updated. Great selection of exotic seafood and authentic ingredients but ambience was gloomy and outdated

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great sushi and tempura. Good selection of food. Restaurant a little warm.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a great time there. Food was wonderful. Service is good as well.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

very attentive service, outstanding fresh fish. i was really impressed. even though i was out for a low-key solo meal on a work trip

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

We go once every week or two and love, love love it. Always sit st the bar top and always order omakase. No soy sauce no additions you eat what they serve and it's amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Very fresh sushi. Service was excellent - attentive, helpful, great recommendations.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2017

I've told everyone who loves sushi over the last 20 years this place was the best. Unfortunately, it seems as tho there must have been some changes. The last 2-3 times we've eaten here were a little disappointing. Our favorite dishes are no longer served and the food has become a bit "average". I still like the place. Just don't Love it. Very sad.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We ordered four "I Love Sushi Kaiseki." The food was not good (didn't taste and look fresh, definitely not worth $40), also didn't even look like the picture on their menu. Asked the waitress about it but he didn't really provide an answer. Both the service and food was not good at all. We have visited here before many times and referred others too. This time we had such a bad experience, will not recommend to others again.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I've been a frequent diner at this location. I Love Sushi in Bellevue on the lake has always been on the pricey side but the quality and service has been going down over the last few years. This last experience will certainly make me think twice before coming here again. While I would let slide the fact that cups of tea were not refilled even though the servers walked by numerous times, the presentation of a few plates of rolls that were not well rolled and falling apart had my wife commenting that rolls we had at a nearby conveyer belt sushi place were presented better. Then we got served Jalapeno Bomber rolls that didn't have Jalapeno garnish on the roll - the server even placed the dish and announced "Jalapeno Bomber Roll" :)

After bringing the omission to the manager's attention and mentioning the quality of the prior dishes, he apologized profusely and discounted our final bill. I appreciate the gesture but a higher end restaurant should not have had this happen to begin with.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Yuki was our waiter and he was amazing! Attentive, polite, and was also very upbeat. The food was soooo tasty. They even worked with me and my crazy gluten free dietary restrictions.

Thanks for such a great experience on my husbands birthday!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Decent environment. They ran out of certain kinds of sushi and some deserts. Difficult to be there for a relatively early dinner to find they are out of what you wanted to eat.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We're really starting to like this place. Food is delicious, great service, excellent atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great rolls and excellent service as always!Gonna try the Uni next time.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Very good Japanese food! Quiet restaurant. Highly recomanded.

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