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Discover the Best Sushi in Seattle

Seattle has been a hub to Japanese culture since the late 19th century, when a wave of immigrants from the island nation moved to the Pacific Northwest. With access to fresh Pacific Coast seafood and a dynamic dining scene, Seattle is now one of the top cities in the U.S. for sushi and other authentic Japanese eats—there are dozens of options all over. We looked to local tastemakers in our network, the people who always know where the best restaurants in town are, to find the best sushi spots in the Emerald City. These are the restaurants to go to when you’re craving sushi in Seattle.

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The OpenTable Team
13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Umi Sake House, Cutters Crabhouse, Sushi Kappo Tamura
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Belltown / Pike Place Market, Lake Union / Eastlake
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Umi Sake House

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.6
2020 reviews
Relax in the tatami room or gardened back patio of this downtown Seattle area favorite, where over 60 different kinds of traditional Japanese sake are available. Umi Sake House is a also a full-service Japanese seafood restaurant, with house nigiri and specialty rolls — like the Belltown Barbie, stuffed with snow crab and avocado and topped with seared salmon — drawing both the after-work crowd and serious diners.

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Cutters Crabhouse

$$$$
Seafood
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.3
2769 reviews
Sourcing much of its ingredients from the famous Pike’s Place Market located right next door, Cutters Crabhouse is a legendary seafood restaurant that also happens to serve some of the best sushi in Seattle. A variety of freshly caught items are served at Cutters Crabhouse, including Dungeness, Snow and King crab, Pacific oysters and Penn Cove Mussels. When it comes to sushi, the restuarant does high quality versions of traditional nigiri and maki rolls as well as chef inspired creations like the Pacific Sashimi Grade Ahi Poke, served with sweet and green onions, avocado, English cucumbers, black and white sesame seeds, and a house made soy ginger marinade.

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Sushi Kappo Tamura

$$$$
Japanese
Lake Union / Eastlake
4.8
1423 reviews
A standout of the Eastlake area of Seattle, Sushi Kappo Tamura serves authentic Japanese cuisine infused with seasonal ingredients that are grown locally. A creative but extensive menu has given Sushi Kappo Tamura local renown, including a full sushi bar and a seven-course chefs dinner (omakase) that features sashimi for starters and then choices of succulent local delicacies like Washington State albacore tuna with mustard greens.

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Kisaku

$$$$
Sushi
Wallingford
4.5
674 reviews
A Wallingford neighborhood hole-in-the-wall that has a strong citywide following for serving some of the best sushi in Seattle, Kisaku is unassuming but packs a serious punch of satisfaction. Besides noodles, bento boxes, and traditional Japanese curries, the restaurant also serves a full selection of handcrafted fresh sushi items including the house special Wallingford Roll, a yellowtail and green onion stuffed delicacy topped with radish sprouts and flying fish eggs.

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Moshi Moshi Sushi

$$$$
Japanese
Ballard
4.7
545 reviews
Tucked away in the Old Ballard neighborhood, Moshi Moshi Sushi is a Seattle institution known for the high-quality fresh local fish-based creations that grace their menu. Besides a variety of traditional Japanese-style grilled items like the miso and Shitake mushroom-crusted steak served with wasabi cream, Moshi Moshi also offers a dynamic sushi bar menu that includes house specialty rolls like the Spicy Bomb, a spicy hamachi, yamagobo, and cilantro-stuffed maki roll topped with seared spicy snow crab, tobiko, and unagi sauce.

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Wann Japanese Izakaya

$$$$
Japanese
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.5
160 reviews
Focusing on traditional Japanese fare served in a clean and elegant setting, Wann Japanese Izakaya is a Belltown area hot spot for sushi and other authentic Japanese-style dishes done right. Small plates like brie cheese tempura served with raspberry soy sauce start the night off, while mains like the Tokyo style “Shoyu” ramen, an egg noodle soup with braised pork belly in a chicken broth, are meant to fill up even the hungriest diners. Also look for house special sushi rolls including the Wann Roll, a snow crab, mango, avocado, and wasabi mayo creation also stuffed with cream cheese and spicy aioli.

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Momiji Capitol Hill

$$$$
Japanese
Capitol Hill / First Hill
4.8
1519 reviews
Located in the bustling Capitol Hill area, Momiji serves up some of the best sushi in Seattle and handcrafted Japanese specialties sourced from local Pacific Northwest ingredients. Beyond a wide variety of grilled and fried items and an extensive nigiri and sashimi selection, Momiji’s real claim to fame is their creative sushi roll menu, which includes stand-outs like the Street Fighter —spicy crab in mayo topped with seven-spice seared tuna and shishito peppers.

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Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

$$$$
Steakhouse
Bellevue
4.6
1302 reviews
Sporting sweeping views of the lush waterfront Bellevue area from its stylish dining room, Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi is known for doing surf and turf with a distinctively Japanese flair. With a raw bar menu that includes items like diver scallops with ponzu sauce and red miso salt and a main course menu that features meat-based dishes like the pistachio and shishito harissa-crusted Columbia River Lamb, served with edamame and mint peas, Ascend takes Japanese fusion cuisine to new heights by relying on market-fresh, premium local Pacific Northwest ingredients.

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Tokyo Steak House

$$$$
Japanese
Bellevue
3.4
345 reviews
Attracting diners from all over the Seattle area to its Bellevue location for tableside grilled culinary excitement, the Tokyo Steak House is a unique restaurant that specializes in both steaks and seafood. Besides a truly competent selection of nigiri, sashimi, and specialty house maki rolls based on premium fresh fish like the superwhite tuna, the Tokyo Steak House also serves a full steakhouse-style meat,based dinner menu that includes standouts like the Tokyo Imperial — a combo of lobster, New York steak, and chicken grilled right in front of the diner’s eyes and served with salad, soup, rice, and a two-piece appetizer selection.

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Katana Sushi & Sake House

$$$$
Sushi
Everett
4.7
82 reviews
Located in Everett, Washington, just to the north of Seattle itself, Katana Sushi and Steakhouse is known far and wide for serving some of the best sushi in the Seattle area. Both traditional and fusion items, including hamachi jalapeno sashimi and spicy tuna nachos, are on the menu at Katana. There is also an excellent selection of both premium draft Japanese beers and high-quality sakes, which are available as “flights” where clients can taste several different varieties at the same time.

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Mizu Steakhouse - Covington

$$$$
Japanese
Kent
4.1
312 reviews
Located in the Seattle suburb of Covington, Washington, the Mizu Steakhouse specializes in both traditional Japanese-style steaks and high-quality sushi offerings based on fresh local Pacific Northwest seafood. Lunchtime guests can mix and match their own combos from the restaurant's sushi bar, where classics like the spicy California and Yellowtail rolls await. At night, Mizu Steakhouse pulls out all the stops with hibachi-style steak and seafood dishes, including the NY Strip steak and Ahi tuna combo, served with Mizu onion soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, and hibachi vegetables.

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wa'z

$$$$
Japanese
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.9
352 reviews
Situated in the Belltown area of Downtown Seattle, wa’z specializes in special price-fixed menus where sushi, meats, and local produce are artfully combined to create unique plates. Guests who sit at the chef counter, which overlooks the open kitchen, can enjoy the popular eight- to 10-course chef’s tasting menu, which includes items like the saltwater eel and sea urchin steamed sushi, served with shitake mushrooms.

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Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya

$$$$
Japanese
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.3
104 reviews
Known for their popular happy hour, when dozens of house-made maki rolls and other small traditional Japanese plates are well-priced and drink specials are available to wash it all down, Wasabi Sushi and Izakaya is a Belltown area hot spot. On top of one of the most extensive sushi bar offerings in the city — which includes original recipe rolls like the Sexy Scorpion, a spicy tuna and shrimp tempura spiced roll topped with seared spicy crab mix — the restaurant is known for its selection of well-thought-out noodle bowls, including the seafood ramen in pork bone clam broth with clams, shrimp, mussels, and calamari.

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