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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi from chef Ryuchi Nakano
And great service from crew
Always very attentive!

Our only go to place for Sushi.

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PHreviewer
Baja California
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Dahlia was amazing.

And the fish was fresh, delicious and was a wide variety.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Omakase was so good! Best sushi I’ve had in a few years.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Edmonds has a sushi house!! This place is amazing. Fresh, consistent and friendly.

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Samantha
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Viking roll was one of the most unique and delicious sushi rolls I have ever tasted. The chef is personable and a true master. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very yummy! Rolls were great and we loved the tempura brussel sprouts!

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BethE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful addition to the Edmonds downtown area. Wonderful food and dining experience. Would recommend!

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vipThomasF
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

An ok sushi spot but with the competition I would say Sankai was only average. The Tempura green bean app was great. The nigiri was ok. The sushi rice was pretty good but not outstanding. I had a great Northwest roll but it didn't impress me and wish I had tried a spider roll. Very small tables and somewhat noisy inside. The bar looked to have more space so would be the way to go if I go back. Nothing unique and only average sushi. For the quality and the value there are better sushi places up the hill from Edmonds in both Lynnwood and Everett that I find to be better.

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Sallysea
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a girlfriend for dinner, service was awesome...great suggestions for sake to pair with food and some of the best sashimi I have eaten in Seattle. DEFINITELY make a reservation, even on a week night, as restaurant is very small. Loved this spot and will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is perfection!

The Chocolate Mousse is unbelievably good! Best ever!

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Gina
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All food and waitstaff wonderful. Pricey but fabulous.

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vipCarolL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh sushi

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RossY
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great setting in the restaurant. It is not a big place. If you are looking for a cozy and comfortable setting and good food, this is the place.

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MarieV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful sushi - fish and preparation is excellent, love the chef and the owners, so proud of this place in our town! would love a little more elbow room when dining, but so glad it’s popular!!! i couldnt recommend this place more

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LovesGoodFood
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional. Very sophisticated preparation. Kasu cod was the only dish we didn’t absolutely love. Highly recommend.

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CameronCT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Would definitely recommend.

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LeslieT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here. We will definitely go back. Everything was fresh and tasted good. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about their selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in on a quiet night with a three month old, and without asking they seated us with extra space so we could lay the baby down if they wanted a wiggle. The rolls were excellent, as were the small plates. We'll definitely be back.

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JennyC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service are outstanding!! I wish the Michelin people covered our region because this place would be sure to get a STAR!!

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KathleenK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just.Incredible. Everything we ordered was very good and the service was friendly. Would highly recommend for a birthday or celebration.

KR
KeithR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent meal at SanKai. Had the Sashimi Salad, Seattle and Bracket's Landing rolls and sashimi scallops and oysters. All was very good! Good service and pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi!

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SamL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was disappointed on our Omakase experience. It was more like a Sasimi combo plate all came at once, instead a few pieces at a time. We also waited over 20 min for a simple bowl of Udon noddle.

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SarahC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food amazing, so was the service and ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. We will for sure be back!

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fairbad
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Will definitely come again and will definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though a spendy meal, it was high quality meal. The chef choice gave my husband 11 different pieces of sushi. I only like cooked sushi, but found an interesting choice to try out. The best sushi place we have ever dined at.

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Kate
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and responsive to requests. The monkfish was delicious as were the green beans. Really liked the plum wine. My out of state guest loved the sushi rolls we ordered. I will bring more visitors to enjoy eating here.

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vipBriannaR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was over priced and the food was meh. There were good items but a lot of underwhelming items and a unnecessary amount of micro greens on things. I will say, the Wild West roll was a pleasant surprise and was pretty unique though!

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chefs special is a great exploration of what they have to offer. Try the geoduck small plate, you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were disappointed that they sat a party of 4 at the bar and not a table. The service was seriously lacking. The nigiri was tasty but overall a little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ask for trumpet fish; get it if they have it. Other faves were marinated ikura, fluke, Brussels sprouts, sweet shrimp and head, the coffee jelly dessert, and the Bubbies mocchi. All sushi was excellent.

We were out on our first date in a long time. New parents. Feels wrong indulging in sushi when the sustainability of the fish is in question. Our kid might grow up and never experience the seafood bounty that we take for granted in the form of occasional sushi binges. So, I encourage all seafood places to source with ethics top of mind.

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vipSushifordays
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic date night or with a small group. Space is small but service and food are fantastic. Noise level is pretty high (at times I struggled to hear across the table) but didn't put a damper on our evening.

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DeniseB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took a long time to get a reservation, but well worth the wait. Everything was topnotch. I have lived and worked in Japan and San Kai is up there with the best ever.

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Critique
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some of the dishes were a good quality and some were mediocre. The restaurant is pricy and I don’t think the quality warrants the price. We may try the Happy Hour at some point.

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vipLovedthefood
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first experience, we got a little bit of everything from apps and sashimi to rolls and nigiri. The fish was all very fresh, very interesting rolls with some unique pairings of flavors. It was a very nice atmosphere as well. I can't wait to go back and try more! To happy to finally have a nice sushi spot in Edmonds.

JM
vipJanetM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this new sushi restaurant in Edmonds, WA. The chef makes fabulous preparations and has such amazing fresh products. It is our new go to sushi place. You just need to plan ahead. They book up quickly and it a very intimate place.

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GayleD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service and delicious food. The recommendations from the wait staff were right on. We were celebrating an event and we’re surprised with a wonderful complementary dessert.

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ForrestR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, vibe was excellent. We look forward to next time. Excited to have a great sushi restaurant in Edmonds

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LorieR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice small quiet spot. Wasn't wowed by the sushi but it was good. Prices were very reasonable and on par with the quality. Would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally! Amazing sushi in Edmonds. We found our favorite rolls: Great PNW, San Kai, and caterpillar. Great service from the moment we walk in the door. I also discovered a tea that I love, roasted green or hojicha. Thank you!!

FAQs

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

Sankai is rated 4.7 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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