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About Kisaku

Our goal is to be the best neighborhood sushi restaurant in Seattle.

2101 N 55th St Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

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

Cross Street:
Meridian Ave. N.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 545-9050

Website:
http://www.kisaku.com/

Catering:
On site sushi bar at private parties. $900 minimum plus 15% catering fee.

Parking Details:
Free street parking.

Public Transit:
King county metro route #16. Bus stop at N. 56th St. and Keystone Pl N.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kisaku Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Authentic (13)
Healthy (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed it very much. I was told of its existence years ago and that I should check it out and am glad I finally did.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Fresh and reliable. The Black Cod was superb. The guidance on the saki was much appreciated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Quick Bite, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Favorite sushi place in Seattle. Kid freindly too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food quality and its presentation is outstanding. Service is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful yet simple place for excellent sushi and sashimi. Very comfortable and inviting. Casual atmosphere. Great place for a family or group meal, as well as for a date night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything was way better than expected! I would highly recommend! 10/10

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Terrific sashimi. Five of us had a variety of dishes. All dishes were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have found Kisangani to offer the best sushi in north Seattle.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent Sushi in a low-key neighborhood setting. Great for families and special occasions. The sushi chefs at the bar are super friendly and happy to assist with orders.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everyone had a good experience. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, well executed. Excellent service. Very consistent, fresh and delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Stained carpet, mediocre food, indifferent service. Not coming back and not recommending to friends.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Drenched the nigiri in wasabi... not impressed. Not horrible, but wouldn't go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Loved the food. That's about it. Really delicious. Finished our meal and then ordered more. Hard not to do. Fine place to enjoy sushi and the like. Lovely food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service at Kisaku was great and they were very accommodating with our party. We had visitors from out of town with a baby. The food is always delicious and my favorite thing there is the spider roll and the fried oysters. 100% would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Kisaku never disappoints. Sushi is incredibly fresh, creative and beautiful. Some of the best Nabeyaki Udon in town. Definitely recommend a reservation!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We used to come here all the time but life has been busy. We decided to celebrate our anniversary there. We sat at the sushi bar and it was fantastic.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We celebrated our father's birthday. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was fresh and delicious! Definitely will return again.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was perfect and the atmosphere was warm and very comfortable. I couldn't have asked for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always save room for dessert, it's worth it!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We've been several times and seems to be one of the best sushi places on the north end - Ballard, Greenwood, Greenlake. Will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We always enjoy eating at this Japanese restaurant, which is one of the best in the Peninsula area. The sashimi is incredibly fresh. The food is wonderfully prepared and delicious! Friendly staff, great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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 (München)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had a waiter that really was professional. Spanish mackerel in Bento box was a real treat.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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!).

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Best sushi in Seattle. I've been to them all & we ALWAYS Come back here when we're in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

High quality and fresh sushi at a very reasonable price. Great service and a lovely dining room. They even have a gluten-free soy sauce.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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?

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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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