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Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya, Seattle, WA

Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya

4.4
4.4
119 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya serves up creatively plated new-age Japanese fare. Its modern setting includes a sushi bar where guests can view the skilful chefs prepare their meals. Wasabi Bistro prepares its dishes using traditional Japanese ingredients. Guests can start their dining experience with the spicy king crab soup, a baby spinach salad, seared Ahi tuna or mushroom dumplings. A main course of seafood and pork ramen, salmon with Jalapeno citrus sauce or Black Angus steak topped with a soy glaze is sure to satisfy hefty appetites. This eatery serves a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available for those with special dietary needs.

Wasabi Bistro is situated right in the center of Belltown. With reviews in Seattle Weekly, Thrillist and USA Today 10Best, it is sure to impress. This bistro has a full bar and offers happy hour specials.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 441-6044
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kazuo Takigawa, Richard Gushikuma
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant includes a private back room that can accommodate up to 30 people, as well as our dining area which is large enough to host large parties as well.
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Cross street
    2nd Ave & Bell St
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, and is free of charge after 8pm. There is a paid parking lot behind the building between 1st Ave & Bell St and 1st Ave & Battery St.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

119 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Love love the food here. Only bummer was we were seated on a random couch in the back of the bar. Felt very out of place and was a bummer

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  2. Ajay

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Servers are really aren’t polite. The couple next table arrived 20 mins after us and got food and drinks before we did. Just because they were friends with the server I guess. Server spent lot of time just talking to them rather than getting our orders.

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  3. VanessaW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic - food was incredible

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sashimi was super fresh and great value for the quality. Loud music in the dining area, so I wouldn’t suggest this place if you want quiet conversation. We went at 7:45 p.m. on a Friday.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We thought New Years Eve the staff and management should of have things dialed in for a busy evening… we had a reservation made for a bar table and as we walked in the hosts informed us we would have to wait for someone to get up before we’d get seated but it could be a long time because people were there to party. We should have clued into the couple leaving as we walked in that warmed us by saying “good luck in there, if you ever even get food.” We have dined at Wasabi many times but after this experience we won’t be any longer. We ended up getting sat next to the doors of the kitchen at a tiny table and it smelt like fish guts… ended up downing a bottle of sake and leaving to go to Ohana. If you want epic vibes, great food and excellent customer service then check out Ohana!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to enough sushi restaurants to know good vs bad. This restaurant leans on the bad. The quality of the fish was fine, nothing special, but also not bad. The issue is the portion size. The nigiri are laughably tiny. Also, service was ridiculously slow. We got our bill before we got our last sushi order delivered to our table.

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  7. WasabiBoy

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Super disappointing for New Years. I booked a "Sushi Experience" at the sushi bar. The only part of the experience is getting a little Happy New Year headband. Otherwise it was just the standard menu. I came here because of the promised izakaya. I asked the waiter about the Omakase and he only said the number of "pieces". Turns out since I ordered the smaller number, I got sashimi only. Not what I expected. Also it was the thickest sliced sashimi I've ever seen. The only thing I could not eat was the tuna belly which I usually enjoy. Really chewy and sinewy. Both the waiter and the sushi chef were only there for days...green. They did comp a disappointing cocktail so that was nice. The gyoza I ordered tasted undercooked and looked like it had been frozen then panfried served upside down like a pancake. Parts of the dough were white and uncooked like what happens when you microwave Trader Joe's frozen gyoza. Won't be going back. I hear Shiros nearby is better. This place is a young persons party place. Best enjoyed inebriated.

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  8. dimple

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to wasabi for a while for ambience and quality of sushi. The overall ambience and experience was still nice. Our server was lovely - very attentive, courteous and our food came out in time. The appetizers (shishito peppers and sashimi) were delicious. However, was disappointed with both the rolls - they were flavorless. I came here with a friend for an early New Year's Eve celebration based on my past experience with food but was a bit disappointed. Not writing them off yet but they need to raise the bar on their signature food - sushi!

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  9. Barlago

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fast service Good food Upbeat music

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  10. borsteth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If you're in the mid-20's to late 30's and are looking for a bar to eat sushi at with loud music, then Wasabi might be your place! When you do get service....the drinks come out fairly quickly. The drinks and food are hit/miss - old fashioned was mediocre; lavender drop was quite nice. The crispy rice and gyoza were fun & good; the chef's choice nagiri plate had some tasty and some decidedly less flavorful pieces.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New home celebration

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  12. fundining

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the food was excellent.

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  13. arseattle

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasabi has become one of our favorite "go to" restaurants in Seattle. The food is always excellent and it's reasonably priced for what you get. It's sometimes tough to park down there but that would be a complaint about most downtown restaurants.

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  14. HoCoMom

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a large party of eight to this restaurant. Was able to get a reservation and had heard good things. Everything was wonderful even though we have different taste. Everyone had food they loved. The bar was phenomenal, and that was a key element for this particular group, but we will definitely be back. If you can get a reservation, this is a fantastic place to go.

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  15. LizzyT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t bother signing up for an “experience” because there isn’t anything special about it. Sat at the sushi bar and wouldn’t recommend sitting there because service was spotty and nothing about sitting there made the meal more memorable. Wouldn’t recommend going here over any other sushi restaurant in Seattle.

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  16. BarryB

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything and everyone were awesome! Many thanks to Vasiley and his staff for ideas and attention!

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  17. JacobG

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sashimi was very good, very fresh and tried the escolar for the first time and was blown away

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  18. MichaelH

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT! Some of the best sushi I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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  19. Elizabeth

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in Seattle. Only knocking off a star because I ordered an espresso martini and was brought a "Rabusto," which tasted terrible. The Japanese vodka, mixed with the Borghetti espresso liquor gave the drink a floral/fruity mixed with coffee taste. To further confuse the drink, it also had cream from a can in it, which gave it a sour taste. I wish the waiter would have told me I was getting their signature cocktail instead of a regular espresso martini. Order any of their sushi it's delicious, but steer clear of this cocktail.

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  20. Tevan

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the price in my opinion. Ramen was over done. Sushi was actually pretty good but you can find better sushi for cheaper

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  21. DoctorJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointingly the dinner experience at Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya for a birthday was subpar. The food was only fair, nothing special as the price would suggest. Service was meh, our server didn't seem too happy in doing her job. It had been a few years since we enjoyed this place, seems like the neighborhood disintegration has taken a toll on this restaurant operation. It's probably an o.k. place if you sit at the bar and drink, everything looks better & tastes better after a few drinks! For going out to enjoy a nice dinner, this is not the place. Sadly, we will not return and cannot recommend to anyone we care about.

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  22. Nell

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok. I would not pay what I did to go back again.

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  23. Ivanovichsky

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service. Very poor service. We told the server that our sushi rolls were drowning in the sauce and could eat it. He comped one roll out of the three. He said why didn’t you tell me? Well…if you were around at all during our meal maybe we could have had the chance to tell you. The chicken wings were nothing special. All good was just meh except the rolls which to me were inedible. Not coming back.

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  24. SamB

    Greater Boston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with matching service at the bar. A bit noisy but that’s what you would expect from a bar venue. Have several areas to sit based on the occasion

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  25. Jah1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've always loved the Wasabi restaurant, but hadn't been there since pre-COVID. Happy to say it is still great. We sat at the sushi bar and had multiple appetizers, sushi, sake, beer and desert. Loved it all. Our server was very friendly and attentive. What I miss in general about sushi bars (not just at Wasabi) is that now days they lack the sushi bar experience that I grew up with in which you actually interact directly with the sushi chef, order from the sushi chef, ask them for recommendations for that day, or even let them pick for you. To me THAT is the true "sushi bar experience". Sitting at the sushi bar and ordering from the server, never communicating with the sushi chef is just not the same. You might as well sit at a table.

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  26. MicheleL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service!

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  27. MarcL

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    rolls were delicious. busy on a saturday evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome atmosphere and the lighting was very cool. Great drinks and the bartender was very friendly! The sushi was also very fresh.

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  29. holdsteady

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server wasn't very attentive with checking in on us. Also, our food arrived separately. Mine first then a good 15 min later for my friend's entree. Our 3rd friend never got his dish - the server found it after we canceled his entree and it was getting late. (Server said it was left on top of some counter -- so his meal was sitting out for over an hour while we were waiting). We were very engaged in our conversation at least but ridiculous that we couldn't eat our meals at the same time.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere with just the perfect noise level that you can have a great time talking with the people you're with. The sushi was excellent and the waiter added to our enjoyment of the evening with his laid back demeanor and provided excellent service.

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  31. 2bigeaters

    Tampa

    444 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    444 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best sashimi and sushi ever. Terrific spicy scallop hand rolls and spicy tuna roll. Melt in your mouth sashimi of everything we ordered. Prompt, friendly service in fun setting. Don’t miss this one if you’re in Seattle.

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  32. KatrinH

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime experience. The food and service were top notch.

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  33. MelissaG

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Really disappointing. The noodle soup had asparagus spears that were basically hard stems and totally inedible. Only one of the dishes we ordered tasted good and it felt like the quality overall was poor. The waitress was nice, but I wouldn't go back.

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  34. MikeN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, but it took 30 minutes for someone to take our order, and another 60 minutes for it to come out of the kitchen (only to find at that time that some items were no longer available). It's the slowest service I've received at a restaurant in several years

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced and entitled and you should just be thankful. Enjoyed my dish but way more costly than same quality similar dish in Vancouver which was surprising. Had outdoor super wobbly table we had to work on to make useable. The service was bad- one of 4 of us waited very long after others served and waiter said nothing when he brought it. Cocktail was not worth it. Sign of the times I guess. Should’ve stayed home

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our Anniversary and it was wonderful! Love this place and will definitely be back.

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  37. Charlie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    service was rushed. Food was mediocre. Loud music was playing in the background. Too much rice in the sushi. Overall not very pleased. With all the sushi options in the area, there are definitive much better options based on how much you're paying here.

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  38. Despratelyseekingredsauce

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only knock on the place is we requested outside. They (hostess with pretty girl attitude had no time for us boomers) could have made it happen but didn't. On the other hand, the two waiters who tag-teamed our table killed it. The were slammed, but worked their butts off. The food was very good.

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  39. BobM

    Portland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent. We had an early dinner, and all enjoyed the dishes ordered.

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  40. McTizzle

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow and server was very uninterested. The food was disappointing. The vibe and location were great so will try it again

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Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-6044.

Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya is rated 4.4 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya

2311 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2nd Ave & Bell St
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, and is free of charge after 8pm. There is a paid parking lot behind the building between 1st Ave & Bell St and 1st Ave & Battery St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kazuo Takigawa, Richard Gushikuma
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 441-6044
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant includes a private back room that can accommodate up to 30 people, as well as our dining area which is large enough to host large parties as well.
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