Sankai

4.8
148 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 148 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kate
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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)

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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 👏😘

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vipJennyC
Seattle
6 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.

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SalvioV
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Never disappointed
Thanks Chef Nakano!

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vipShaunaR
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We came for Seattle Restaurant week and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend to others, and come back!

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ClintL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi north of Seattle. They have done a great developing private seating.

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Iloverealjapanesesushi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Japan so I enjoyed Sushi and felt Japan at Sankai. Thank you!

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LekhaA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The staff was incredibly kind and accommodating. We ordered two appetizers, two entrees and two cocktails. The drinks were good but the food was mediocre and over priced. The chicken and rice bowl with mushrooms was bland and lackluster. Not worth the $22 per entree.

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GlutenFreeSue
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, delicious, beautifully prepared, perhaps the best sushi I've ever had. This is based on a lifetime of eating sushi in Vancouver, BC and Seattle.

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vipTinaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got a text 5 min before our reservation to let us know our table is ready. Check-in was easy and go seated right away. Service was fast but it does seems like they are very busy and not as attentive. Food was great.

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MarkH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. 2 small plates, 2 rolls, 1 large Sapporo, 2 desserts. Everything was excellent, start to finish. Service was very good. I will say they seem just a little pricey, but the quality is there. A very good special occasion place. We will be back.

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KLO10
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and friendly service. Get the dragon roll and tempura Brussel sprouts!

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EmmiM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Sankai for the first time this week in a heated outdoor private tent. The service and food were great - we'll definitely be back.

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Brownie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi in the area. All COVID safety protocols were in place and practiced, and we felt very safe dining in.

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SueD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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kellik
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and wonderful and the food was great.

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ErikaS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe dining outside. Food & service were wonderful. Loved that you could pay and tip by scanning QR code on the check.

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CharlaM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a new restaurant for us, and it did NOT disappoint! Next time, we will order double of a few things!

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AlyssaL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Sankai twice now with friends, and it's been amazing both times. The sushi is delicious, and the little tents outside are nice and warm!

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GlutenFreeSue
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi we've ever had. Outstanding quality. Plenty of gluten free options available! We ate in a private tent outside due to Covid19 restrictions, decent ambiance with a heater overhead. Very quiet overall just a little strange looking into the neighboring yard but definitely better than sitting on the street with cars driving by. Top review because they have done an outstanding job of retaining their high standards during this difficult time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially the sashimi otoro and wild king salmon.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor tents were a great safe environment to “dine in” after a long year of many take out meals. Each table has its own tent and heater, which provided a nice ambient, safe, and comfortable environment to eat in. Food was amazing as always, and service was great.

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ElMa
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such amazingly fresh and delicious sushi! The sashimi melts in your mouth and the rolls were innovative and tasty. All staff, including sushi master Nakano, were friendly, attentive, and genuinely seemed invested in making this a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, quaint and mouth watering. Edmonds finally has our sushi restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sankai's food was outstanding, as always. Their new outdoor private seating arrangements were great. I will be back!

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StacyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi I've ever eaten. Very fresh and delicious. Great ambiance. Very covid safe. Awesome service. Nice variety of different foods. Highly recommend San Kai Sushi. Sooooo good.

FAQs

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

Sankai is rated 4.8 stars by 148 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.