Adana

4.6
196 reviews
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Japanese
Chef Shota Nakajima transports Japanese comfort food with a fine dining point of view to Adana, merging his Japanese heritage and rigorous culinary training. Join us in our dining room for a rotating 3, 5, and 7-course menu, a la carte bites in the bar, along with a robust collection of Japanese whisky, sake, and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food which paired great with the sake!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While in the past, when I had the smaller course dinner I would rate Adana much higher, the seven course dinner with the wine pairing was not as good. While some courses were great, Not all the dishes were as good.

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GR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For a Japanese restaurant aspiring to be at the upper tier in Seattle, the food was adequate but not exceptional. The sashimi course of scallop was quite minimal and did not particular feature the flavors of the scallop. The music choice is completely out of synch with what I expect in a fine Japanese restaurant or even Japanese pub. The wait staff was great, food came in a timely manner, although a refill of our sake carafe took far too long.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adana is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. The food was amazing, the service is great and the ambiance is perfectly romantic. Easy to see and hear your partner without the room being overlit or without background music. We had a perfect time. Definitely splurge on the 7-course tasting menu! It was DIVINE.

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w
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was excited to try the tasting menu. Food was unfortunately very “one note”. Begging for some salt and spice. Mushroom Katsu was my favorite. Uni rissoto was my least favorite. Very expensive for what it was. And calling that dessert flan was an affront to my family. I won’t be back

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TR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around. The since of entry and ambiance are amazing, along with a show kitchen. Our server was attentive to all our needs but forgot her name....sorry! We ordered the octopus and also Lima bean appetizers both were delicious. We were skeptical on the Lima bean but we both fought over it. The cod entree was creative and presented well. We brought our own special bottle of wine and $20 corkage. This is a must visit restaurant

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the seven course tasting menu and it was AMAZING! Super tasty, fresh and creative. Super friendly and attentive staff. Chef/owner brought our dessert, very kind and down to earth. Overall 5* experience, definitely coming back!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Japanese comfort food! Small/sharing plates are its specialty. Saw the chef on Beat Bobby Flay and had to try it - boy are we glad! Phenomenal service, great ambience. A tad pricey, but worth it.

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LV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance, value meal prix fix , excellent and pleasant services, good food quality, well handlings on food prep. Will come back.

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LG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 7 course tasting menu. Was great and had nice variety and plenty of surprises. Sake recommended by the server was dry, clean, fit the meal perfectly. Will come back again.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and environment for a decent price. Ordered the November 3 course meal. The pork belly and salmon were one of the best I’ve had in Seattle! Sad that I couldn’t try the smoked cedar gelato. Definitely will come again!

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e
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable, interesting food. Wine was good for the money. You can get better food in Seattle, but only at much higher prices. This is a good night out.

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R
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the 7 course menu and it was full of tasty surprises. Very nice way to see creative and flavorful dishes.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Chef Shota never disappoints. Scrumptious 3 course plus miso.

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GK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Shota foraged for some ingredients - he went the extra mile!

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t
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A mile up Pike into Capitol Hill from my hotel ... a bohemian contender neighborhood for my old hometown Greenwich Village ... or Brooklyn’s current chic hipster iteration ... superior to present day SF (blasphemy!) ... to dine at this modern Asian with an utterly original & delicious pivot on each of it’s 3 courses ... for me ::: kabocha squash 3 ways (one with mustard), salmon finished in aged vinegar with beets ... and baked black cod atop yam purée.

I had intended upon presenting images of all, but I was tripping from the first course, so only the kabocha appears.

5*

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CC
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Adana was fabulous!! So glad I saw the wee note in Bon Appetit about their Tonkatsu! We didn't have that (yet!) but the 3 course dinner was delicious, every bite! The creme brulee was the best I've had across Seattle! The service was fantastic as well! We'll be back just to try the lounge menu soon!

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JY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very, very good. Chawanmushi super smooth and good. The broth with the beef tongue was just outstanding along with the miso carrots. The shiso desert was just superb

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique fine dining experience in a Japanese restaurant. Each dish was so full of flavors

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great flavors and combinations. Presentation esthetically pleasing, definitely desirous for more,

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks, food, and atmosphere are marvelous here! You can tell a lot of thought and passion go into every aspect of service. The food is delicious and unique!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Our bartender (Cameron) took amazing care of us and the food from the snacks to the final course were on point. Cocktails were amazing as well. Compliments to Paulo for the excellent cuisine. Will be back every time we visit Seattle.

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

7 course tasting menu was excellent, made with quality ingredients, creativity and flavor that you would love to replicate at home, but after knowing some of the steps and time it takes, you are better off just going back! Staff is friendly, personable and knowledgeable about the food. The pork belly served with glazed carrots was genius!

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j
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Chef Nakajima’s carefully conceived and beautifully executed plates. 3/5/7 course menus or ala carte. Since we are small eaters, usually opt for the 3 course menu. Octopus tender but not over-cooked, fried chicken w/soy marinade has depth of flavor. Tempura anything spoils you for that dish anywhere else: No greasy or limp veggies, no! Salmon and black cod delectable.

Portions are small by American standards. Each dish arrives on lovely and different ceramics or boards, which typical in a Japanese restaurant. Good whiskey and sake list, although it has steep price curve. Be prepared.

Service was unobtrusive and spot on...

There is a feel-good vibe with moderate noise level.

Chef owner oversees all the wonder. They also cater.

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AB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, nice wine & sake list as well but the food took forever to come out - we were there 2.5 hours and it wasn’t that busy. I don’t think I would go back again....

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, charming service, and wonderful ambience. The perfect evening and one of the best meals of my life!

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CP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy and romantic tables with interesting and tasty food. Its really good. Perfect spot for a first date to impress, or quiet dinner for 2. Service was excellent. Tables for larger groups available as well. Separate from that is a great bar area, returning to hang there and try Japanese whiskeys.

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n
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Thank you for an unforgettable meal.

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A
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and unique food blending Japanese and western flavours, with excellent service and a great selection of sake.

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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a good dining experience, tasting menu or not, the tastes are small. The last savory dish was served cold, which was one of my least favorite. It was a chilled noodle soup with duck. I know it was traditional, but it would have been much better warm. The server was awesome, he could tell we were still hungry, they sent out their version of an over seasoned and rushed General Tso’s chicken. Then followed it with a weird fishy creme brûlée as dessert. The caprese salad, pork belly, tempura, and steak were tasty. The beginning was strong, ending not as much. Service was attentive.

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RO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced for 3 hour dining in loud environment. 7 course plates were not worthy.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On a visit from Portland, we found this restaurant. We had a delicious meal and thought it was a good value.

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RM
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to go back on our last night to try the three course tasting menu and other bar bites. Love this place.

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SV
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, overpriced whisky selection, food was good.

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RM
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Seattle! Excellent food and service! We had the 7 course tasting menu. Chef Shota Nakajima came over to our table to chat with us. Must visit this place when in the area.

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E
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was unusual in that you choose one of three dishes for each of three courses. Or you can choose the chef's choice seven course dinner. It sounds limited but the recipes change every month. We chose the seven course dinner. Every course was excellent! Great whiskey selection as well. We loved the staff. Very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We'll definitely go back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Super slow

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N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Appreciated the details provided by wait staff. Staff was accomdating to any special diets, if needed. Overall, staff was informational & pleasant.

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ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adana is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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PI
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time eating at Adana. We ordered the 3 course menu as we weren't hungry enough to go for the 7 course. Each course was well presented and delicious. Service was great, everyone went out of their way to be friendly. Next time will try the Chef's 7 course menu.

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