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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Japonessa Sushi Cocina.
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Japonessa Sushi Cocina

1715 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Happy Hour (37)
  • Good for a Date (32)
  • Creative Cuisine (29)
Located in downtown Seattle next to Pike Place Market, Japonessa houses the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach. We are a sushi cocina, featuring a Japanese menu with hints of Latino flair. From traditional offerings at our full service sushi bar, to innovative rolls and exotically imagined Japanese tapas, Japonessa boasts a menu to tantalize all palates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday- 11:30am - 11:00pm
Tuesday- 11:30am - 11:00pm
Wednesday- 11:30am - 11:00pm
Thursday- 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday- 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday- 12:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday- 12:00pm - 1:00am

Happy Hour Is EVERYDAY, from open-6:30pm in our dining area including our SUSHIBAR, and EVERYNIGHT again at 10:00pm till closing, with extending happy hour for 21+ in our bar lounge from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 971-7979
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Billy Beach
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See our website for catering information, or contact our Catering Manager directly at
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Cross street
1st Ave & Union St
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Parking details
Street parking is available and is free after 8pm and on Sundays and Holidays.
SAM (Seattle Art Museum) garage is located on Union between 1st and 2nd as well as Target's parking garage.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1715 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BettyB (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the meal. We mainly had food off the Happy Hour menu. Was quiet enough to have conversation among the four of us. Would go again!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The usual for this place... Perfect

Baird (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our time there was rushed, our server had attitude from the very start and the meal was average and my roll in particular was really bad. I will not be returning.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The fruit flies are getting out of control in the dinning area. One landed in my dipping sauce and the wait staff didn't seem to care. I love their sushi, but may have to consider doing take out instead. Hope they take care of this issue.

Hernse1 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Interesting food options along with sushi rolls. We ordered a variety of dishes/sushi rolls, and everything was delicious. Our waiter was very helpful as I have an allergy to gluten. Most dishes could be altered to accommodate. I look forward to going back again.

JessicaS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This place has some of the best sushi I have had. Really unique with a Mexican twist on the sushi, as much of it has cilantro or pico digallo on it. Celebrated my boyfriends birthday and they brought out a birthday desert and candle for him. The tables are close together where I sat and the restaurant is pretty loud (very busy and popular) so if you are looking for somewhere private, this may not be your place. I will 100% be going back. Service was great and fast and the sushi was amazing

adventerouseater (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Food | good variety, good quality, lots of varying flavors
Good Price | given the quality of food the price is extremely competitive (i.e. 2 adults can leave full for under $100, and that includes a cocktail each)
Great Service | our server was attentive, but not overly so
A little cramped | the tables are pretty close together and the noise level is fairly high, so as long as you're ok overhearing someone else's conversation (and visa-versa) it's not a huge problem.

Happy18Years (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great find! Loved the fact that we hit Happy Hour & were able to take advantage of the great specials. Food was creative & delicious & drinks were tasty too. Will definitely be back!

MikeH (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place, food & service is always great! Lychee martini is a must!
M. Hardwick

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Sushi was warm. Beer was lousy. Cocktail tasted like cough syrup. Service was not even mediocre.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Consistently a great place to go!! I love their rolls, always good!!

shr3of7 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious as usual

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Enjoyed the food here. We arrived just before Happy Hour ended and enjoyed some of the dishes from that menu. One thing we ordered from the regular menu was the Lobster soup - it was really delicious and had large pieces of lobster.

3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The reason we chose this restaurant was because of the reviews. No exactly thrilled-and wouldn’t go back. Service was very good. Miso soup was good. Crammed in like sardines and very loud. Have had better experiences and better food. Our expectations were high and we were very excited!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding service - personal and attentive but not overbearing.
We celebrated my niece’s birthday and our server brought her a piece of cake and a candle without us even saying anything. It was classy and thoughtful.
Food was amazing!