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Edomae Style Nigiri Sushi - Takai by Kashiba, Bellevue, WA

Takai by Kashiba

4.8
4.8
310 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Takai by Kashiba is a fine dining Edo-Mae style Sushi restaurant that specializes exclusively in nigiri sushi.
Sushi Counter is solely Chef's Omakase, seated at 5:30 and 7:30.
Omakase is also available at our dining room tables along with a la carte Sushi options.
We do not have vegan/vegetarian/kids menus available. We are able to accommodate most allergies.

Led by Chef Jun Takai, the Omakase consists of local and international seafood accompanied by Kaiseki style dishes. Takai by Kashiba creates an elegant atmosphere whether you're seated at a table or the intimate sushi bar.

Omakase style drink pairings are also available along with a thoughtful selection of Sake, Wine and Japanese Whisky.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (425) 502-7259
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jun Takai
  • Catering
    Please call for private catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call for private event and/or buy-out inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Bellevue
  • Cross street
    Bellevue Way & NE 2nd Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    If paying for parking in the One88 building, use discount code "sushi" at checkout to receive two complimentary hours.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Omakase - Dining Room Table

    $160.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Omakase menu with seating at a table in our dining room. Table reserved for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Omakase- Sushi Counter

    $195.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Omakase at our Chef's Counter.

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Best Overall

  • Eastside

    Best Food

  • Eastside

    Best Service

  • Eastside

    Best Ambiance

  • Eastside

    Innovative

310 Reviews
  1. KristenS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful dinner and delicious food! Thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Too good! I literally can’t stop coming here - love showing this place off when I have guests in town

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  3. Tisch

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start by saying I enjoy a good Omakaze. Takai was phenomenal, and the chef counter Omakaze consisted of 23 unique courses. It was worth the cost, and I loved every minute of the experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, pairings were fabulous.

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  5. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing even comes close. This is the best sushi experience in the state, perhaps the entire west coast. Pricey, but worth every penny. Thank you, will be back again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend at least once. Will go again to try traditional menu as well.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is honestly too good. I can’t how many times I’ve been here

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  8. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for yet another wonderful, perfect, omakase dinner!!

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  9. Gregg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of the best sushi dinners in all of Seattle, if you are looking for a more authentic experience

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  10. JerryD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible quality and thoughtfulness in the omikase dinner. An expensive treat but the experience is worth it to those that value absolutely top flight flavor.

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  11. RichardG

    Seattle

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have enjoyed their original location in Seattle and continue to go there. Eating at Takai last night was a wonderful experience and we were very impressed with the quality of the dishes we ordered. Service was fantastic! Walking distance from the Westin so we will go again for sure! The bonus was meeting Mr and Mrs Kashiba as well!

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  12. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for an amazing dinner and overall experience. Took my friend from Japan who lives the good life and she was incredibly impressed at how authentically Japanese and high quality everything was. Arigato!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner experience was pleasant. Service was attentive and smooth with a cozy atmosphere. My personal experience here, I really like the quality of the food. Very filling too! :)

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  14. JamesC

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Omakase, attentive service and great accommodation from the whole team. Thank you!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had reservation for 8:00 and arrived on time and had to wait 20-30 mins for table. For the type of experience I’m expecting at an omakase, they didn’t seem to care that we had to wait. The receptionist gave another group free drinks while they waited we were not offered anything. Once seated the waitress was the only highlight of the evening. Food was good but there are other better sushi restaurants at this price point with more attention to detail on the customer experience. Another annoying thing was that they provide parking validation for up to 2 hrs, bit on the way out the lady at door said that they should have emailed voucher if not you can email the parking outfit to get refunded. Again overall it’s the small things that add up. Not going here again

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  16. JustinK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Way overpriced for what you receive with Omakase. Likely won’t go back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish was very fresh. Majority bought shipped in from Japan. Chef Jun is excellent sushi chef.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service. Loved everything about it. Best sushi we have seen so far since moving

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  19. Jerry

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have a birthday dinner. Service was fantastic. Convenient location too

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  20. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing. Always delivers the goods and the seasonal local uni was just incredible. Thank you again, Chef.

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  21. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for our 25th Anniversary dinner and it was outstanding. The service, food, beautiful space, sake pairing, everything!!

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  22. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to several Michelin star restaurants and this experience is right up there. Food and service A plus. Takes me back to my finest sushi meals in Japan. Server was professional, knowledgeable, great sake recommend.

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  23. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi and service. Went perfectly with a shared bottle of sake and some Japanese whisky. Overall excellent.

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  24. OpenTableDiner

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic sushi in Bellevue. No amateur hour fusion rolls. If you're looking for Americanized, cheap fusion sushi covered in sauces to hide the quality of the fish, go to Costco, Safeway, or any number of non-Japanese sushi places. Carefully thought out with every bite having intention. Just like in Japan. The real deal. Will be back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing quality of sushi, aged to perfection for each morsel. Omakase was picked meticulously with seasonal best from Japan and Northwest. Even had few we had not tried before and we’ve been going to Shiro-san’s establishments for 40 years! Takai is now our favorite over Shiro’s and Kashiba in Seattle-side. With easy access and worry free parking in a covered garage, we will be going back soon and often.

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  26. SteveAh

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything's top rated about Takai.ChefJun,Richie and Hero are all great 👍 ,services are first class. I will come back every time I'm in Seattle.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an outstanding experience from the Shiro team. Chef Jun was a pleasure to watch and be taken care of by. The whole experience was outstanding! One of the best meals we’ve had in Seattle, if not anywhere. Can’t wait to come back. 

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase I believe was 24 options and at the end we got to have replays of our favorite. I STRONGLY recommend you get the live seafood option too for an extra fee, the urchin roe was fantastic

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  29. JamesC

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best service and sushi in Seattle. Thoughtful and friendly. Thank you!

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  30. chauv

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and staff were great. I think the price matched the quality of the food quite well. The staff were very friendly.

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  31. Dola58

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there. The first time it was absolutely fabulous. We went again to celebrate our anniversary but from moment we sat at our table, it felt rushed. We ordered the Omakase for both of us. The last time we had it, it came out evenly spaced timing to give us a chance to enjoy our each course, but this time, each dish came out really quickly. Just as soon as we had finished one course, someone was right there to pick up the empty plate and within minutes the next course came. For having 16 courses, we were done in an hour and 15 min. They delivered the check before we had even finished our last course of dessert. The meal was ok, some dishes better than other. We had a totally different experience this time than the first time we were there. Initially we thought to bring some out of town guests next month, but decided we would hold off to see again ourselves if it improves.

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  32. ACWACW

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your every day sushi by any means. It is expensive, but the quality, taste, service, and ambiance are 5 star!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I should not have ordered the sashimi omakasee. It was just too much sashimi. Good quality but I needed more balance. I will go back to try other dishes because I do think the quality of fish is very good

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  34. Nate

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are beyond incredible. Every detail makes it such a great experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Omakase experience with high quality and creative dishes.

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  36. JamesC

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing dinner at Takai, cant wait to come again.

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  37. MatessaEats

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious omakase. Fantastic service and ambience. The only negative is that we had reservations for 8pm, but did not get seated for 20 minutes. And since there's no room inside to wait, we had to stand outside in the cold. But overall, we think it was worth for the $160 omakase.

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  38. MMac

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service! While chef’s table omakase good, we weren’t sure wine/sake pairing was worth the price!

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  39. KarenG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi I’ve ever had….and, I’ve had a lot of sushi!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had an early Valentines dinner. We had the Omakase Sashimi and loved it. We were full after we completed all of it. We will be back.

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FAQs

Takai by Kashiba is rated 4.8 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Takai by Kashiba does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Takai by Kashiba

180 Bellevue Way NE unit 1b, Bellevue, WA 98004-5914

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bellevue Way & NE 2nd Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Bellevue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    If paying for parking in the One88 building, use discount code "sushi" at checkout to receive two complimentary hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jun Takai
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (425) 502-7259
  • Catering
    Please call for private catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call for private event and/or buy-out inquiries.
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