Sankai

4.8
172 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Downtown Edmonds' premier sushi bar by Ryuichi Nakano!

Please note: we ask that masks be worn throughout your dining experience whenever there is a staff member present at your table, moving around the building or when you're not actively eating or drinking. Thank you

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 172 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sone
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse enough to enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine even if you're not a sushi fan. The sushi is fresh and beautifully presented. Our kids loved the undon soup and mochi desserts. Thank goodness we don't have to drive to Seattle to eat great sushi!

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vipShaunaR
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time last night! Our waitress was very sweet. The food was all delicious, fresh & picture perfect!

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BarbaraR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh sushi I have had in years. I can’t wait to go back!

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CarissaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was great! Appetizers were good. Loved the green beans and the fried oysters! Sushi rolls are were a little on the pricey side but delicious!! I would go again!

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vipFoodie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor dining setup! Thank you!!!

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Shauna
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A little on the expensive side compared to similar sushi places, but not too outside the baseline for high quality sushi. outdoor seating was well done, with a nice ambiance and personal heaters at each booth.

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DaleS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service and value. I was a little disappointed in their Brackett's special roll but Spider roll and other sushi ordered were excellent.

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Stacy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so excited to discover Sankai. We are always looking for excellent sushi, and Sankai exceeded our expectations. The fish was so fresh and well presented. We tried the Chef's Choice nigiri and loved discovering new options. We started with the tempura Brussels sprouts - crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. We'll be returning!

MJ
MJP5
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner sitting at the sushi bar. Nakano-san was very hospitable and provided good information and recommendations!

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Terrible terrible terrible food, there was a curly hair under my sushi. And they seems just removed that curly hair and served the same one to me again. Won’t go again

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Fooder
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best sushi in the Lynnwood / Edmonds area unless there is somewhere that I don't know about. The wait staff are also very knowledgeable and friendly. When I was living out of state I would come here on every visit. Happy to live in the area now so I can come here more often.

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MrsM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner outdoor seating with my daughter.

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KarunaM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food! My son can not stop talking about the nodoguro, shima aji and kinmedai. Amazing freshness and flavors. Knowledgeable and attentive service with great personality and such a warm atmosphere. Our favorite sushi in all of seattle by far. Thank you Nakano.

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ShawnT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide array of options as to what type of sushi experience you want. Omakase is very diverse ~ great way to try new types of fish.

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CarrieS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds expectations! Highly recommended for exceptional sushi selection and service.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi! Great staff! I highly recommend Sankai.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since Covid. It was a treat to be able to dine out. We all felt the separation of the seating areas with vertical heavy drapes was clever and discrete.
The food quality was top notch. Very flavorful and very fresh fish. Friendly and prompt service we didn't feel rushed or ignored.
I would place Sankai as one of the top 3 Sushi restaurant in Seattle.

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aleksF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love 山海 the flavors and the food items on the menu bring be back to Japan

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TomAngel
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful staff! Followed all COVID protocols. Was a lovely experience.

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vipSardinianNick
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unmpressed with chef's choice Chirashi. The fish pieces were disappointingly thin. Otherwise it is a "good" choice for raw fish.

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Mika
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall solid food but the service and pace of the dishes coming out was pretty slow. Lots of waiting between small dishes. Our waiter was nice but water refills were slow, bringing extra plates and such were slow and inconsistent. One of the bowls that were brought out was dirty (rice was stuck on it).

Some of the food options they offer is both delicious and unique but some of the dishes were also average but with a higher price tag. I'd go back again but it didn't light my world on fire.

JF
vipJeffreyF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sankai has quickly become one of our favorites. Fish is always fresh and service is excellent. Highly recommend!

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KaylaW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best sushi I have ever had. The Edmonds roll will blow your mind!

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CarrieS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sankai brings Seattle quality sushi and service to Edmonds. Always exceeds expectations!

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Kate
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Will absolutely be back. Pricing is fair, sushi (specifically the salmon sashimi) was delicious, and the outdoor individual tents feel safe. Sushi chef was a bit backed up, so there was a bit of a wait for our second order of fish, but it honestly wasn’t a huge deal. Server offered a nice sake recommendation as well. Would absolutely recommend!

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RogerB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quality was good, busy place, a short wait for food but overall good experience.

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KIDz
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're feeling for great sushi, fresh ingredients, and friendly customer service, this is the place for you. We ordered omakase and it was worth every bite!

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ebmh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice sushi, nice outdoor seating, great for a date night (even during covid)

CJ
ClaroJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is fresh and very friendly and efficient staff!

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vipSushiLove
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good as usual, and the server did her best to accommodate us. But the kitchen was super busy with orders. We arrived at 5:30pm sharp for our reservation, but the order wasn’t taken until 5:45pm, and the food wasn’t served until 6:45pm. We advise you to make reservations as early as possible to avoid the dinner rush.

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lovesdeliciousfood
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu is boring - nothing original or unique. The quality was good for some of the dishes - but horrible for the seared blue fin in honey soy sauce. This dish looked like the scapings from a frying pan and really nothing in the sauce that looked like seared fish. The service was ok - slow and they just bring dishes as they are ready - so the appetizers showed up after our main dinner dishes. We have eaten here before and was already apprehensive about the menu and food - but we do try and be fair and give restaurants a couple of tries. Will not recommend this place to others and we really enjoy the other restaurants that they own and are loyal fans of their other restaurants. For Sushimi - suggest you go elsewhere.

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MarieV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sankai, the server was so knowledgeable with great recommendations - Shu and Mira Ho with another winner in Edmonds 👏😘

JC
vipJCJC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Sankai!! So good!!!

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Amazing
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had. Hands down. Amazing staff as well.

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LindseyO
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality sushi for great prices

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and dinner. Great service. Highly recommend!

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deathfromabovekitty
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the best quality fish. We will be back to enjoy SanKai again soon!

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LizRyan
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious sushi!

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Caleb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were extremely pleased with the Covid precautions taken. We haven't eaten out in over a year, and next time we do, we'll strongly consider coming back just because of how safe we felt here. Additionally, the service was excellent and everything we would have hoped for.

Thanks!

MJ
MichaelJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The sushi quality is always different each time I visited. The last day I visited was April 21. I ordered omakase as usual. The sushi quality was poor: the fish were cut roughly, the fish quality was not good too, any one of the fish was detected from the rice when I got it.

FAQs

Sankai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 412-3417.

Sankai is rated 4.8 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.