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Moshi Moshi Sushi, Seattle, WA

Moshi Moshi Sushi

4.5
4.5
630 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Moshi Moshi Sushi and Izakaya is a woman-and-PoC owned, full-service Japanese restaurant in the heart of historic Ballard. We specialize in traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients available. In addition to our amazing sushi, we offer an extensive menu of hot items and entrees, sure to provide something for everyone.

Be sure to see our custom-built LED cherry tree from our upper level dining area!



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 971-7424
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private or semi-private events. Please contact us at hello@moshimoshiseattle.com for inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Ballard
  • Cross street
    Vernon/Ballard Ave
  • Parking details
    Please note street parking on Ballard Ave is extremely limited. Ballard Landmark parking garage is located under the building for $2-$3/hour. Garage entrance is on Leary Way, next to Caffe Fiore. From the garage, take the elevator to street level, exit to street, and we are immediately to the right.
  • Public transit
    Metro routes 29 and 40 stop at Leary Way & Vernon, just 1 block away!Metro routes 17, 18, 29, 40, and 44 stop at NW Market St and 22nd Ave NW, 2 blocks away.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Healthy

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Japanese

  • Seattle

    Healthy

630 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and service! We had an amazing time.

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  2. DaveSSI

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fave place for its beauty, creativity, kind and knowledgeable service, and attentiveness to food allergies.

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  3. katherineb

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the staff attentive and very personable, even on a busy Saturday night. Our party included 2 (very) young children, and the table set-up already included the requested booster seat when we arrived. Shortly after, kid-friendly waster glasses and crayons/paper were brought. Deluxe! With the children occupied, we were able to relax and enjoy our celebration and felt that other restaurant patrons could enjoy their evening too!

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  4. BJCF

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good sushi restaurant with some unique dishes and a decent array of items other than sushi. Enjoyed our mess as l and will be back

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  5. BlancaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s expensive but worth it going there every once in a while for high quality sushi and tempura. Definitely recommended!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great ambiance. Sashimi melted in your mouth, rolls were expertly prepared. Elevated food in a hip, cozy Ballard location. Recommended.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was excellent and flavorful but we wanted a higher level of spicy heat than what the menu said. Service was fantastic.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service and bland sushi. This place has gone downhill since our last visit 6 months ago.
    Moshi Moshi SushiResponded on February 16, 2024
    I'm very sorry you had a poor experience dining with us. If you had brought any concerns to us while you were dining, I'm sure our team would have done everything possible to address them. If you'd like to email and provide any specific feedback you can, we'll try to understand where we didn't meet your expectations and how we can make it right. Thank you.

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  9. GloryBee

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exceptional and the noise level isn't too much. The food was very good.

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  10. Lindsay

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I normally love Moshi Moshi but I was so disappointed this time and it was my birthday. The sushi was fine, the service was eh, the crème brûlée dessert was curdled, and my friends drink was so watery. Honestly a huge bummer :(
    Moshi Moshi SushiResponded on January 26, 2024
    Hi Lindsay, I'm very sorry you had a poor experience with us on your birthday. As you noted, this is unusual for us and I would like to understand how we could have done better. Please feel free to email us directly so we can follow up and learn how we can make it better. Thanks.

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  11. RyanM

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My girlfriend and I went to Moshi Moshi last night. At first everything was fine, but then less than an hour after we were seated we were told by our waitress that another reservation had arrived and we needed to leave soon. We were appalled! We have never been rushed out of a restaurant before and we hadn’t even finished eating and drinking. We were going to order more items from the menu, but were so bothered by that comment and the poor service that we left. In addition, there were open tables available, so there was no reason to rush us out. It was an extremely disappointing experience and poor service.
    Moshi Moshi SushiResponded on January 23, 2024
    Hi Ryan, I'm sorry you feel you had a poor experience. However, as I mentioned in the email reply I sent to you, this is not an accurate statement of facts. You were seated on time, and made 3 separate rounds of orders for over an hour before your server told you that you were nearing the end of you 90 minute reservation. The 90 minute limit was explicitly mentioned when you both booked your reservation on OpenTable and in the email confirmation you received. It's also more than enough time for 2 people to dine with us. Your reservation was on a busy Saturday night and it is important that we make sure tables are available for later guests. While I'm sorry you felt you were rushed, the facts of the evening differ significantly from what you stated in this review.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent bartender and great decor. Haphazard service. Hardly edible food.

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  13. RayJ

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic spot for a first date that I had

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not great, not bad. A lot of coughing begins sushi bar had me on edge.

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  15. DougH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding. Noise level was too high for my taste (I am old)!

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  16. MADAME

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was great too! They even have some mock tails on the menu.

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  17. CaseyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and just all right. Why are we paying 13 bucks ++ (two pieces of nigiri) for two bites of fish these days? It seems rather ridiculous and I will try not to do it ever again. Wait, did I really pay 13 buck ++ for a two bites of fish and rice? Why did I do that? So STUPID! Don't be STUPID like me. Oh yeah, there were some other bite in there, and I ended up forking out $105 bucks for something like 20 bites of food. What just happened?

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  18. ML38

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not all Japanese restaurants make chawanmushi. It is a special food memory for me. Sometimes I go for a leisurely chawanmushi and tea. If you can have eggs and shellfish and want a light snack, this is a wonderful dish. It takes a bit of time to prepare. On my last visit, I ordered the chawanmushi as I sat down, took a few minutes to decide that I would also have some nigiri, which was well prepared and delicious (I sat at the sushi bar) and shortly afterward, the chawanmushi came out. The bento lunches are also delicious and a great deal. I haven't been here for dinner yet though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first time here over the years. It has a large menu and we often go with our young kids. Rolls aren’t cheap but also are not expensive. Food is good, some things could be done better. Appetizers were the worst of it. Edamame was fine, hard to screw that up. Chicken yakitori - seemed a tad undercooked and could be brined/marinated a bit more for more flavor. The charred bits on it were very charred though so maybe the flame needs to be lowered a bit and cooked a couple mins longer. The calamari was overcooked - too dry and meat was all brown and withered. Batter was too thick. The miso soup is also hard to screw up and it was fine. We ordered 7 maki rolls to share. Their size was big. Some better than others.

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  20. MarcusM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Consistently great sushi and a nice environment.

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  21. FloMavian

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and great food! Highly recommend. Thanks!

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  22. Wingedtoad

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to sushi restaurant when we visit Seattle. We've been coming once a year or every other year for a decade now and it just keeps getting better. The Moshi Moshi roll was a brilliant combination of flavors, with none over powering. For the first time we ordered something off the sushi menu, and the Brussel's sprouts with miso sauce floored us. All in all, we love this place.

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  23. KeithW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have gone here every time I am in Seattle. The sushi is great. The code is low key. The neighborhood around it is cute with a lot of restaurants, shops and bars.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and value. Beautifully presented sushi and tempura.

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  25. MichaelA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi is always great at Moshi Moshi...especially their seared selection (Aburi) and their rolls are consistently excellent!

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  26. Maddie

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a fantastic experience at Moshi Moshi! The price point is pretty typical for the area, and the quality of the food was fantastic-- probably the best sushi I've had in Ballard so far. There was a spill at my table and the waitstaff was unbelievably kind about it + offered a complimentary replacement drink! We'll definitely be coming back.

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  27. Cade

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing! Such quick service, too. The ambience was perfect for a date night. We'll be back soon!

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  28. poohbear

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t love Japanese food but heard good things about Moshi. Tried it and didn’t like it still. The gyoza were bland and mushy; the California roll had no flavor. I did really like boot the tempura prawns - the tempura batter was perfection

    1 person found this helpful

  29. Food4thought

    Tampa

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. The house speciality sushi roll was delicious. A good-sized portion for this and all other dishes. The shrimp tempura was also very good. Prices are reasonable for this area of Ballard.

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  30. Moto

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Half of us received our food quickly, the other half waited at least 15 additional minutes. Would've preferred the extra wait and had all of us served at the same time.

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  31. Bernie

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100/10! Everything was perfect! My date and I loved the atmosphere and food. The servers were pretty fxcking dope! Definitely would come back.

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  32. RyanB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the service was wonderful! Great

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  33. MattB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to celebrate my son's 20th. Great food, great service. Wasn't a big fan of the spicy karage (Korean Kalbi style, wet) - I was hoping for traditional deep fried karage with a powdery spicy coating or rub. Rolls were great - tight and held together for dipping. Good balance of protein to sushi-rice. Excellent.

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  34. CherylT

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic sashimi and nigiri presentation. Some of the best we've ever had. Very creative roll to finish off the night. Plus top notch sake! New favorite spot when in Ballard.

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  35. KaleiC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy food-had the king salmon sashimi and a few different rolls. Tried the specialty cocktail which was tasty and liked that it benefited the Maui wildfire relief. Would definitely go back!

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  36. TaraD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best quality sushi in Seattle. Excellent chefs and bartenders.

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  37. ChrisM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very thankful to have such a high quality sushi restaurant nearby. Love everything I’ve had so far, looking forward to the next visit!

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  38. Sarah

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I really like this place because the food is reliably delicious, but the environment is very, very difficult to interact in. It's so loud you can barely hear the person next to you. If you don't mind yelling and repeating a lot then visit during the busier times. If you want to have real naturally flowing conversations I suggest going during less busy times. Lunch is usually a bit more quiet. Dinner I've found to be loud. The wait service was fine. Nothing special, nothing bad. Just fine... which is fine. I don't have expectations other than that honestly. They are always nice and never dominating the scene - which is good.

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  39. Jess

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food as always. When we dined in July, the upstairs was really hot. But the food makes it worth it. (Or just sit downstairs)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad service, orders were not put in, orders came out wrong. No one seemed to care about serving us

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Moshi Moshi Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 971-7424.

Moshi Moshi Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Moshi Moshi Sushi

5324 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vernon/Ballard Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Ballard
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Please note street parking on Ballard Ave is extremely limited. Ballard Landmark parking garage is located under the building for $2-$3/hour. Garage entrance is on Leary Way, next to Caffe Fiore. From the garage, take the elevator to street level, exit to street, and we are immediately to the right.
  • Public transit
    Metro routes 29 and 40 stop at Leary Way & Vernon, just 1 block away!Metro routes 17, 18, 29, 40, and 44 stop at NW Market St and 22nd Ave NW, 2 blocks away.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 971-7424
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private or semi-private events. Please contact us at hello@moshimoshiseattle.com for inquiries.
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