Kisaku

4.7
587 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Our goal is to be the best neighborhood sushi restaurant in Seattle.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 587 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great preset Omikase at the bar. Amazing fish and great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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glagiak
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

very loud. expensive. waited forever. good not great.

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AlisaH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese food. Service was also great. Would definitely recommend.

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Kara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Kisaku both for the incredible food but also outstanding service. This last experience just solidifies Kisaku as my favorite restaurant in Seattle.

JD
JDAWG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very good. The food was delicious and the staff were kind and attentive!

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Nicknamed
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

No one actually check the vaccine records so this is a bit surprise.

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EstefanyG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food was outstading, service was wonderful. First time visit and will absolutely go back

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AnneK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Kisaku since pre-pandemic times, and everyone in our part of 4 was thrilled!! Everything about the experience was excellent - we got the table I had requested, the food was as good as I remembered it being, the waiter (who said he was pretty new) was attentive and very pleasant, and we all got a small but delicious salad and a bowl of miso soup even with our lunch orders.

Is it possible that Kisaku is even better than before? Maybe! But I was also very pleased to see a few old faces among the employees there!!

Highly recommended!

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Edwinam1
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could rate 0 I would. I was visiting and this place was available for dinner. We arrived a bit before our reservation and we're seated promptly and then.... Nothing. No one came to our table even though the tables around us were being helped. We sat there for about 15 mins before we decided to get up and leave. As we we're walking out, the owner or person in charge told us thank you for coming and my date let her know no one even came to our table to help us. About 10 mins later I get a text message from the restaurant apologizing for the service and offer a gift certificate to come back. Thanks, but no thanks.

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vipJeffreyD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven’t enjoyed sushi and tempura as much since my trip to Japan last year. The food was outstanding. Kisaku has the “it” factor that is so rare in US Japanese dining.

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vipPamelaB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend to Kisaku for her birthday. I requested to sit at the sushi bar and was delighted they were able to accommodate. Since it was a birthday celebration, they made a red snapper nigiri for each of us. The preparation was delicious, to the point we ordered another.
The people are warm and friendly and went out of their way to make my friend feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It took at least an hour from sit down to actually eating food for us to get our food. My roll pieces almost all fell apart so not rolled very well. It was over priced and I left still hungry.
They have a couple price fixed menu options so maybe that is the better way to go than a la carte which we did. Lots of nigiri and sashimi options and good quality fish.
Service wasn’t bad, just slow.
Not sure if I’d go again.

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LoveGoodFoodinSeattle
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy sashimi. Good and solid rolls.

BW
BentoW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and tasty, all servers masked. Would recommend to anyone.

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Craig
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and reasonably priced omakase tasting menu. Everything was delicious, ambiance was great, and our server was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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DrSean
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really nice. Food was terrific. When we were seated, however, we got the strangest comment. She told us when the next party was due to arrive. We were 15 minutes late for our reservation due to UW game traffic and parking, I’ll admit that. I’ve just never been told such a thing as I’m being seated: basically “hurry up and eat, ok? You are late.” As it was, we were out of there in plenty of time for the next guests to arrive. It was just a really awkward thing to say. I’ve waited for a few minutes for my table to clear so many times in my life…it’s kind of expected in a popular place on a Saturday evening isn’t it? Is this a new normal practice for restaurants? I sure hope not.

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jong
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A blah exterior hides a hidden gem in Wallingford. The sushi was very good, the tempura was the best I've ever had, the service was good and it was not overly expensive. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Parking in the area is not bad. Will go back again.

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Hanjamin
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kisaku was delicious! The omakase is incredibly priced and wonderful. Still thinking about that bite of king salmon nigiri :)

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KennethL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been awhile since we’ve dined there due to pandemic- always a wonderful dining experience but they’ve upped their game even more! Love the nice touch of the sashimi served on ice!
Kudos to our server Vinh!!

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vipSiddharth
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent, the service wasn't. We ordered the set Omakase menu, and it took an hour for our first course to arrive, but it was actually the 2nd course. Then, after more than 45 minutes, we got two courses (1st and 3rd) served simultaneously. It was weird. We were then offered our second course again although we had already consumed it a few minutes earlier. The same thing happened with our 3rd course - it was reoffered after we had consumed it. Overall, we spent more than 2.5 hours in the restaurant.

The food was superb. But the restaurant really needs to get its operations in order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Guam
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best sushi I’ve had outside of Japan! Highly recommend

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Ryank
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super friendly and helpful with every request

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Angela
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive service, and delicious food! The friendly servers were open to talking and answering questions. The food was very high quality at reasonable prices

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Puri
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase nigiri set was delicious! I truly enjoyed every piece.

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AnthonyK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Service and selection. Staff were wonderful and pleasant for my partner's birthday!

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MarieL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this restaurant for relatives in town who were celebrating an anniversary. I hadn't been before but was very happy with the experience. Very pleasant service from the staff, food came timed out very quickly, the food was great and the fish tasted very fresh. From start to finish was a great visit, highly suggest recommendations and will surely be back.

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Kiru
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice little neighborhood sushi joint. The prices were fair. Service was strained, but understandable during the busiest month in Seattle under A cloud of lingering COVID concerns. I won’t rave, but I would return.

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Coll
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Long time customer, noting decrease in quality, amount served and even inspiration by sushi chefs. Disappointed

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Yummyseafood
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful experience at Kisaku last night. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Time flew as my friend and I enjoyed a wonderful meal in a wonderful restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Wonderful Service

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lava
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were promptly seated at our reserved time. sushi and the rolls were good. The garlic butter on edamame was a total hit.

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seattlite
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was not satisfied with the service. I arrived 30 minutes earlier than the reservation time. They said the table was not ready, which was understandable. When I came back to the time, the table was not ready. It seems that they had some mess up with the reservations. I think I was seated 5-10 minutes after. Then, the server was not kind. She asked, what do you like to have for appetizers? I ordered one. After she took an order for the appetizer, she came back and asked, anything else do you like to order? Well, she sounded like if I am going to order more or not. Her tone of voice was condescending as well. After finishing eating, I got the bill that was not correct.

The food was great. However, I don't think I would recommend the place due to the service that I received.

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ChaseD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, sake was good, food was tasty and well priced

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual! Quality has always been spectacular and since the new ownership the quality of the food has just continued to up-level with more delicate flavors- we love it!

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Bikinglibrarian
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese food reasonably priced. Service was efficient with all staff helping to serve guests’ needs.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening, great food and service and lovely quiet setting. Perfect for a birthday celebration.

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AndrewK
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you know a better value to quality place in Seattle, you're lying

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MP83
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very fresh, quality sushi

FAQs

Kisaku offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 545-9050.

Kisaku is rated 4.7 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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