Moshi Moshi Sushi

4.4
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419 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

We also have an extensive hand-crafted cocktail program with fresh, house-made ingredients, along with sake, beer, and wine. We also offer happy hour specials at open and before closing every night!

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

If you cannot find an available reservation time, our bar, window, and sushi counter seating areas are always available on a first-come, first-serve walk-in basis.
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vipElizabethP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious rolls, quiet restaurant during happy hour, and so-so service. We didn't feel welcomed, and were seated in the very back of the restaurant by the bathrooms. Even though the place was empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, a great experience at Moshi Moshi. We love the creative rolls and the quality of the fish. Can’t wait to go back!

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DavidB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs choice sushi platter for two was a great date night dish. Special shout out to our server Jake who was very friendly and attentive!

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Rowan
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my partner here for a date and was very impressed! Our food was delicious and service was great. The restaurant is also very pretty! We loved the cherry blossom lighting sculpture.

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GeorgiaG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great HH prices, super friendly staff, and yummy sushi!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Decent sushi, got us in right away, initial food from kitchen came within 10 minutes. I have eaten there several times and this was by far the worst service. Server initially forgot drink order. Then no refills. Waited 40 min for a sushi roll. Server had no sense of urgency, didn't offer anything in the meantime and we had a 2 yr old who was getting frustrated. Finally, after checking on status of the roll and being told it was not even being made yet, we cancelled the order and got the check.

Moshi Moshi Sushi
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, We're very sorry to hear about your poor experience. We strive to get orders out as quickly as possible but a challenge with sushi is we can only make 1 item at a time, which creates a wait when many people order simultaneously. I am surprised you were told that your item was not being made because when your server checked it was literally in the process of being made when she said you no longer wanted it. We apologize for the confusion and hope you'll come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Hostess was very disorganized. He forgot we had a reservation. Service was slow and they delivered in random fashion and our app at the end of the meal. Disappointing.

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PiPer
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great sushi!! Everything was fantastic! We informed our server that we had a show to go to, so we were a little time constrained. He was so accommodating in letting us know how long certain items would take, and that he would give us the bill early so we could scram when we needed to. Even though we were in a rush (bad timing on our part), we wholeheartedly enjoyed every bite!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glasses, our server, was amazing! We can’t wait for the next time we get to eat there.

Moshi Moshi Sushi
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the great kudos! We love Glasses too! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GeorgeG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Food came out fast, delicious, and server was very kind! :)

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Jules
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been going to Moshi Moshi for 15 years - it's one of the originals on Ballard Ave - and I still love it. Fresh seafood, wide variety, lively atmosphere. With the increased population, it's a good idea to make reservations (which I did not need to do 15 years ago!) Enjoy!

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Sarah
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 24th anniversary at Moshi Moshi and it did not disappoint. Service was outstanding and the food so delicious. Super fresh fish, we tried the tataki, the omakase and 3 rolls. So Good.

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Scout
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Happy Hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good, but service was extremely slow. It took about 10 mins to get our drinks. We ordered our food and waited 30 mins for apps. The miso soup never came, apps and main dishes arrived all at the same time. I ordered 3 different kinds of sashimi, but received nigiri instead. Waiting for a refill on a beverage took about another 10 mins. The restaurant wasn’t that crowded, but maybe they need more than one server. The bill took 20 mins to arrive. All in all, our reservation was for 7:45 and we left close to closing. More time was spent sitting and waiting than anything.

All in all the quality of the fish was good. I would suggest going if you have time to kill.

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ink6
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My husband and I ordered several rolls and different types of nigiri sushi and found them to taste rather salty. Based on other reviews remarking that the sushi was great, we were surprised by this as well as disappointed.

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vipTallEric
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden jem. One of the unsung best sushi places in greater Seattle.

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Estranger
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice, fresh, tasty but under staffed. I would be happy to go back again.

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vipKaren
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

While the sushi was fine and the black cod just okay, I would give Moshi Moshi Sushi zero stars for service if I could. We received a nice greeting when we arrived, but then our server was terrible. Terrible. She'd disappear for long periods of time, leaving us to wonder what would happen next. She'd reach awkwardly across the table to pour drinks instead of just walking to the other side of the table. She was sullen and unfriendly, never a smile and seemed put out to bring us our food. It made all of us feel completely uncomfortable. Even my 20-year-old sons commented on it, which means it was really bad. She should not be working in a service industry. Our $200 dinner was a waste.

Moshi Moshi Sushi
Responded on December 17, 2019

Karen, We're very sorry to hear of your poor experience while dining with us. We believe it takes an entire team to create a great dining experience - from the food and drinks to the ambience and service. We have the utmost confidence in our staff but if we fell short of our goals during your visit we sincerely apologize. We'll discuss your experience with our team as an opportunity for improvement. Thank you for your feedback. You are also welcome to email us at hello@ anytime.

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vipATL2SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very skimpy on the fish that they put on their nigiri and rolls. Razor thin slices despite paying high prices for the sushi. Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in the area! And an excellent service too. Kids friendly:)

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vipJimP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Really high quality fish, terrible sushi cuts and knife skills. Sushi rice was dry and had very starchy texture. In particular the bad cuts on the sashimi and nigiri were very glaring. I found multiple pieces of tendon, skin and bone across the sashimi and nigiri I was eating. The cuts were visually unappetizing as well, often with weird stringy bits.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but food took forever, even with only a handful of customers.

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WitneyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Sushi is good. Sake seems pricey by the bottle. Staff decided to scold my daughter for playing with her chopsticks, which I had just corrected her about seconds before. Wasn’t a great end to an expensive birthday celebration. If other options are available I’d probably choose to go elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was good but I ordered noodles and they came cold, from the fridge. Very disappointed. When I asked the server if it's a cold dish, she said no and apologized and asked if we wanted to take that home since they throw it away witch we said.yes, but the noodles never came back so I assumed they reheated them and bring them back as a need fresh dish. I don't recommend it!

Moshi Moshi Sushi
Responded on October 25, 2019

I'm very sorry you had a poor experience. I assure you all of our entrees are served fresh. If your dish was cold likely it waited too long before being brought to you, which should not have happened. Forgetting to bring your item to-go is also an oversight and very unusual for our staff. We certainly do not re-serve items. I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail to see how we could have done better. Please feel free to email or call us. Thank you.

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DianneG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service. Would come here again.

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EdnaM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Forgot to give the soup first. Food was slightly at room temperature but regards to taste, it’s good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The rolls were delicious!

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Gabe
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Price was great. The only thing to keep in mind is weekday happy hour is only from 9-close, which is actually 10pm! We thought we had some extra time.

The weekend close time is later so you have plenty of time for happy hour.

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vipKatherineG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi.. and great location on Ballard Ave. We will definitely be back!

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BRBR
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food and nice wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot & delicious fish.

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unforgettable
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific place . Four of us celebrated our daughter-in-law's birthday and were completely charmed by the food, the ambiance and most importantly the staff. All the people from the waiter to the host to the chef were attentive to our party's special dietary restrictions and we all felt very well cared for.
And the food and drinks are some of the best I've ever had.
We will return.

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NancieC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter was attentive. Overall a great place. Just watch out for the fire hydrant when parking. We got a $47 ticket. The darned thing was painted dark green and blue; we didn’t see it.

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KylaK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! This easily just became my new favorite sushi spot!

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GrandeBouffe
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

A wet and dirty menu would seem an obvious faux pas for a restaurant wishing to attract and keep customers, but this establishment appears to have no such aspirations. I asked for another menu, and received another stained example. The other introduction was a rather glum host. Not a bad fellow, I'm sure, but not very welcoming into the restaurant. I suspect this outfit will not remain in operation for long. They've lost any signage advertising the place. Interiorly there was clearly a good effort for food preparation and service was fine--too bad the cosmetics (and hygiene) were so off-putting.

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vipBrettP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and incredible sushi rolls! Safe area worth the drive!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

server was a little grumpy/unfriendly but overall good food

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our high school seniors went there for their prom and were treated very well and the food was amazing. This Sushi place is now their favorite for sure!

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caps
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got a reservation for 5:30pm on a Saturday, on the same night a Jazz Festival is happening in town. We were seated right away. They immediately offered us their happy hour menu & regular menu. Food, overall, was great. There was a particular dish we weren’t fond of, but it is a hit for some of their customers according to our server. Upon mentioning to her that the dish was not our cup of tea, she took it off of our final bill! That was so nice of her and we were very very grateful. Will definitely come back again to try out more of their other sushi dishes we didn’t have a chance to order as our bellies got full!

FAQs

Moshi Moshi Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Moshi Moshi Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 971-7424.

Moshi Moshi Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.