Japonessa Sushi Cocina

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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.
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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vipMary
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Japonessa is always a sure thing! Never had a bad thing there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on May 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great selection, delicious, and close to our favorite venues.

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vipAnnie
Dallas
6 reviews
Reviewed on February 14, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Ordered a sashimi salad and left after a couple of bites.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Seattle. We even had our post courthouse wedding ceremony here. It is always wonderful! Can be loud if you are with a larger group and trying to hear across the table, but that is the only downside. Quick, friendly service!

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MattM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the noodle dish we ordered. The problem was that there weren't that many noodles. The sushi, service and ambiance were great.

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KMRL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific! We made New Year's Eve reservations and we were seated right away. Drinks were great, food was tasty. Had a great time!

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anguyen26
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place if you’re a fan of sushi rolls! If you’re looking more for sashimi I wouldn’t recommend here though. Great staff, and great choice of food. Everything looked very interesting! I’d come back if i didn’t live so far. :(

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vipExperienceTheWorld
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a late show to attend. We loved that the restaurant stayed open past 10p. It gave us the opportunity to have a really nice proper meal at such a late hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Fast, was seated right away with reservations

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MarcS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good. Service was excellent. Easy to get a reservation even though they are always busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like it. The counter seats are awesome experiences!

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CarolynG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour!! Get a reservation during happy hour it was excellent!

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PeterK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Solid sushi

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Torotorotoro
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly, the toro sampler was lacking its usual sparkling freshness - also ran out of tamago sushi but didn't tell us until later and didn't ask if we wanted anything different. But typically a fun environment with fresh fish and a great value at Happy Hour.

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LorieL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, price is so worth it, especially happy hour. We love going here.

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Mojo
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always Japonessa was delicious! My hubby and I often eat at Japonessa before a show at Benaroya Hall. We've eaten here at least a half dozen times and we are never disappointed!!

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GeorgeG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I usually brag about Japonessa, but this last visit has me wondering if I’ll go back. The service was excellent, but the food was nothing like the consistent perfection that Japonessa usually delivers.

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CSTacoma
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japonessa is a favorite space of mine for lunch with dear friends. It is close to everything--SAM, the waterfront, Pike Market--and the staff are terrific! Did I mention the menu is diverse and colorful? It is wonderful, too.

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vipAndrew
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're in Seattle, Japonessa is a must. They've put a twist on traditional sushi and are serving some of the tastiest treats I've ever had. Everything is elevated to the next level. Their sushi foregoes the wasabi and some of it is pre-seasoned. There are Latin inspired garnishes that creates a taste you won't find anywhere else. Service was also fabulous, from how they pour water to how they speak to you. Absolutely a memorable experience.

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ericg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a wonderful experience and staff is always in a great mood and accommodating with kids of any age. Sushi menu is very amazing and there special of the day was the grinch roll and was outstanding. Whenever we are down in Seattle we always make reservations to eat here. Also there happy hour menu is from open to like 6pm

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Tahndawg6
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I used to love Japhonessa. But I've been twice in the last 2 months and the fish tastes watered down and soggy. Like it have been frozen and thawed multiple times.

Not fresh at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food at Japanessa Sushi Cocina is simply delicious, both at the Seattle and the Bellevue location. However, service we had this evening was terrible. The waiter was very rude and unprofessional . . . Management should instruct its service staff to be more professional, especially with a menu and ambience as good as this.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great for happy hours

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

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Steve92
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We heard great things about this place but were sorely disappointed with the food and experience. Most of the fish we had had a slimy coat and did not taste appetizing at all. We had to flag down a waitress for anything that we needed. Will not be going back.

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Nizzly
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for special occasions, usually birthdays, for 6-7 years. Always great service & beyond excellent food & drinks! Be sure to make a reservation! Go for the omekase!

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MelodieM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy our sushi adventure. The Union roll is one of our favorites.

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GiauV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here Friday night with a party of 6. I really liked our waiter that served us that night. It was my 22nd birthday and my friends and I decided to celebrate it at Japonessa. The server was very polite, kind and funny. Plus he was very tall as well! I think he's the tallest waiter there. At the end of the night he even brought out a piece of delicious birthday cake for me, which made me felt very warm and fluffy inside. Definitely recommend!

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NatashaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal, adorable waitress, and perfectly crafted cocktails. Amazing quality as well! Hey highly recommend this for a lunch date, as well as a romantic dinner spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food are amazing! Seafood are fresh and Uni is so delicious!

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RoxanneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A top notch restaurant. We had great service and this will become a must do every time we are in Seattle. It is close to Pikes Market and other sites!

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vipMauiFoodie
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great sushi! Greeting great and seated quickly at table though reservation warned of counter seating only. 5 stars for greeters! 2 stars for server who fawned over large table next to us and never checked for additional rolls or drinks until the very end. Love the quality and place! Back again soon!

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SusanC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi happy hour! Tasty and great value! Always a favorite spot.

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Tony
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there a little early, but that being the case they accepted us with no hesitation! The service was sudden and consistent. The waiter was excellent and she was very detailed with her recommendations. The best sushi and service I’ve had in a while! Prices were outstanding! Definitely a place to go back to! Recommend this for anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

誕生日のお祝いと伝えるとケーキにロウソクをつけてくれて、とても良いお祝いになりました。

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Linda
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sushi quality was awful. The rice was very cheap and I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hot Sweetie special was amazing - great toro. The Matador has got some kick to it, delicious! And the service is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi, some of the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice. Several of our party were sick and so could not attend. Japonessa handled the change without any problem

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was pretty good. It was very loud and difficult to talk across the table.

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Japonessa Sushi Cocina does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Japonessa Sushi Cocina is rated 4.4 stars by 1981 OpenTable diners.

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