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Our goal is to be the best neighborhood sushi restaurant in Seattle.
Seattle, WA 98103
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M, W-Sa 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: M,W-Th, Su 5:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
Meridian Ave. N.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site sushi bar at private parties. $900 minimum plus 15% catering fee.
Free street parking.
King county metro route #16. Bus stop at N. 56th St. and Keystone Pl N.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kisaku Ratings and Reviews
Went to this restaurant with two of my friend from Japan. They also liked the food here, especially very tasty uni, local albacore, and Salmon Sushi. Conversation with the chef (Itamae san) was also very nice and we really enjoyed it. Thank you. We will visit here again.
Went there for my bday. My wife let them know and they went out of their way for it (evidenced by the candle in the cheesecake). Sashimi was above average. Starter salad was huge! Very reasonably priced. Great neighborhood sushi place, which are getting harder and harder to find.
My family took me out to Kisaku for my birthday, since they know how much I love sushi. This restaurant did not disappoint! The nigiri was fresh and fantastic. I ordered omakase, and the chef's choices were incredible. It got me out of my box from the usual maguro I always order.
They had a wide variety of menu options, including things that my little one would eat, like edamame and teriyaki. The ambiance is lovely, and you can see the sushi being made right before your eyes.
Excellent sushi, a cut above the rest - and great value too! We were looking for a date that had solid sushi and is better than Blue C. The prices here were very reasonable. We even found bonito, which I never find anywhere! Also get the agedashi tofu, to die for.
One of the best sushi spots outside of Seattle proper and cannot be beat for value on price and what you are served. Always ask for what's on special because it's always changing. Sit at the sushi bar and the chef's will describe and recommend something for you.
I've gone here with my family my whole life, and once I met my girlfriend I knew exactly where I would take her when the need arose. We've been twice, and both times it was perfect. Although the cost can get out of hand quickly if you're a voracious eater like myself, if you're a normal person like my SO you will be absolutely fine.
I made a reservation, but they said they were all booked up after I got there at my reservation time. They blamed OpenTable for making the mistake and told me I could wait a few more hours. Yeah...no. The receptionist could have been a tad more forgiving of the situation. I've eaten there before and it was great, but this is actually the second time they have messed up a reservation of mine. No point in going if they are just going to deny me after I reserve a spot.
I have been going to Kisaku for over five years. In fact, our five year old son and his best friend grew up eating there since they were newborns. In general, we have always had great experiences with our family when we do not make a reservation.
In this instance, we made a reservation for five since my in-laws were in town. We arrived ten minutes early and were told to come back during our specified time. Totally cool and we walked around the neighborhood. We came back to be told that there was a table for four ready and that the table for two next to us were told that they had to be done by our reservation time. They had not finished. We were given the option to wait or sit at a four-person table. We asked to be seated at the four-person table for appetizers while the other diners finished. We asked to move the table when the two-person table was ready. We got attitude from the hostess. Our group was seated and we told the other diners (who were a very elderly couple to take their time.) It's not their fault that the restaurant tried to optimize for revenue and that they couldn't rush through their meal. When they left, we asked to join the tables only to get more grief from the hostess who said that they had to move our table with all the glasses on it.
In all honesty, we thought we were being accommodating and flexible. It was not comfortable to have five people sit at the table when we ordered sushi omakase, rolls, appetizers and soups. I have fond memories of Kisaku but suspect we will look for a new hangout.
We arrived 15 min before our reservation and we were seated right away, which I appreciated. We waited and waited for a waiter/waitress until finally I had to ask the host for assistance. Eventually the waitress came over and took our drink order. She returned to ask us what we'd like to order for dinner. She didn't bother to read the specials even though we could not see the specials board from our table. I asked that she tell us the specials. She spoke quietly with a mumble and heavy accent, so I couldn't understand a word she said. I didn't bother to ask again and ordered off the menu.
The fried tofu and red miso sauce appetizer was excellent. We also had the calamari which was cooked well but was nothing special flavor-wise. The rolls are fairly priced with smaller portions so that you can try several.
A veritable and reliable purveyor of authentic Japanese cuisine. Chirashi is dynamite. Why? Not only the fresh morsels of fish but also the shari or sushi rice. Authentically flavored and sprinkled with gently cooked and sliced shiitake mushrooms.
Their nuta is best in the city and Northwest perhaps west coast. Very worth your while if you enjoy authentic nuta.
Upscale Japanese without pretension, linen table cloths and napkins, accessible menu, great service. Leave room for coffee jello at the end. Better call for a reservation or be prepared to wait. Leave time to find parking if you can't walk there. This is a little inner city neighborhood place that shares a block with a restaurant/brewery and coffee shop.
Food was great as usual, our server was friendly. At the reception desk, the staff got confused that our friends were there seated, and when I said my name and we had a reservation, she kept saying she cannot find our reservation (of course she couldn't find our reservation since our friends were there already!).
My wife and I have been going to Kisaku now for a few years. We've tried other sushi places, but Kisaku is by far our favorite. We don't go to any other sushi restaurant unless invited by others. We invite family, friends and work mates to dine with us from time to time. Nikano is a fantastic host! He remembers our favorites and can provide a good mix of selections when requested.
I have had some great meals at Kikasu, but this was NOT one of them.
Admittedly, the service doesn't ever match the terrific food, but this time the service was just AWFUL (incredibly slow and inattentive, borderline rude, waited forever for water and sake and our sunomonos; asked twice for several items... except the check, which came in a hurry since it was nearly closing time!) and the sushi was really mediocre. What is going on?
Sad, too, because I recommend Kikasu any chance I get.
I really hope things improve. Not sure whether to give Kikasu another chance. I'd like to, but sushi is too expensive for tasteless fish and poor service. Should I try again?
Master sushi chef Nakano brings the sushi experience to a different level. The freshness and viriety of the seafood is second to none.
Been there many times and always loved what he does for us.
I suggest seating at sushi bar and have Nakano come up with a customized menu. You will not be disappointed!
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