wa'z

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Japanese
wa’z is a Japanese Kaiseski restaurant that distinguishes its menu with a modern Northwest Kaiseki tasting of artful, seasonal fare.
We serve a 9 course tasting menu available either at the chefs counter or at the regular dining table.
We also have a temaki lunch set available on Saturday and Sunday during lunch time.
Please be aware that the dining table is named “high top table “ on the reservations.
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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DaichiI
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think The Wa”z is the best Japanese restaurant in Satte!

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vipFangkaiY
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy both excellent food and service. Perfectly prepared and presented food with immaculate and attentive service. A truly amazing experience! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was top notch, staff was knowledgeable about food: history, cultural significance and where food was resourced. Presentation was thoughtful, balanced and pleasing to the eye. Courses are thoughtfully prepared at your ready, never rushed. I would have like to hear Japanese music instead of American jazz standards. Looking forward to going back with friends.

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NancyF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience in Japanese dining - a cultural and gastronomic journey not to be missed!

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LarsW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, Wa'z is an expensive place to eat. However, it is a truly authentic Japanese restaurant, and even better than many comparable places in Japan. Just as with similar places in Japan, you do not order off of a menu. Everyone that goes there will eat the same selection of dishes. That selection changes with the seasons, often by month.
Why 5 stars? The quality of food and pairing of flavors is that good.

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AlisonY
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Love every single bite! Hiro-san never disappoints! The taste is exquisite, service superb. We were treated like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gf and I dined at Wa’z for her birthday. We opted for their February Kaiseki menu without any of the valentine

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EricF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The last time that I spent $110 per person the meal was amazing. For this fixed price menu each dish should be fantastic. Half the dishes where really good and the others where just ok. To keep this price up the restaurant is going to have to improve. Btw, for two people and one glass of wine the total bill was over $300.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wa’z was a really nice experience because the service was really nice and the food was phenomenal. I really enjoyed every course/dish that came out during the kaiseki dinner! The caviar and uni, and truffle add on made a real difference with with shinogi and yakimono. I definitely really want to come back when there is another kaiseki menu to see the different creations that wa’z has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall is good,like A5,but some courses are weird

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vipGeorgeH
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a small restaurant that serves incredibly good Kaiseki style Japanese dishes. The flavor combinations are exquisite. And, the personel are friendly and helpful. It was an excellent dining experience. The only concern is the price, which seems high compared to other quality dining experiences that I have had in Seattle (or Japan, for that matter). Go, enjoy, and be prepared for a spendy evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just was not worth the money. The food was not that great at all. They explained their meal, celebration traditional food, but for the high price, i expected a lot more.

So many people gave this place high marks, such a hard restaurant to get into? I don’t know... just wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t return.

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Akumi
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. They turn food into art. A must try for Japanese food lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible kaiseki experience. Menu changes every month. We had A5 wagyu sukiyaki and many other dishes. Very classy experience at the counter.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing. The fish was amazingly fresh! Before you eat each course you can see the food being prepared and then one of the chefs will give an explanation of exactly what is in the dish. The food was fairly traditional Japanese but with a few interesting modifications and additions to create some novelty.

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AnnaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just amazing! The food was like a special type of magic - it was delicious, unusual, and beautiful in the plate. It's obvious that every meal was made with so much love and attention to details. There was no unnecessary food in the plate, everything had its own purpose.
I consider this place not just the place for eating, but for getting some new experience. It's a bit pricey, but it definitely worth it.
Thank you so much!

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DanielS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for weekend lunch. We had a large assortment of fish and vegetables served with dashi soup, sushi rice and nori - a make-your-own sushi platter! The food was incredible, the service was warm and timely, and the ambience was both relaxing and energetic. I would strongly recommend, and am looking forward to returning one night for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was well planned and delicious. The meal was just the right length to enjoy every dish without feeling rushed. The sake tasting menus were also fun and paired well.

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Trevor
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and normal indoor volume. :) Just wish the courses had a little more food since it was so delicious.

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Jonathan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Was great, I'd like to see a larger sushi course but otherwise great!

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YunK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the restaurant is extremely welcome and explanatory. The presentation was very detailed and delicious. I wish I had more sushi though.

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TeeLeeBee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious, unique, impeccably presented. Phenomenal service. Really enjoyed it an would recommend for a special occasion. Food is good but you're really paying for the experience here.

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HeidiS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Many courses of small bites, each its own offer of taste, texture and color. I called a day in advance and the chef accommodated my GF needs. Sit at counter for full experience watching each dish get assembled.

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FrequentGuest
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful unique experience

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ASQC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great price for a very fun meal. You get to make your own sushi rolls with very fresh fish and well prepared ingredients. Will come back for dinner.

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are all pleasant and accommodating. Food was exquisite as was presentation. A great place for special occasions.

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vipBryanS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epicurean delight! Fantastic dining experience beginning to end.

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madelineg
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance.
Came here for a special night out, it did not dissapoint! Very expensive, but, in my opinion, well worth it.

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vipMarcL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience. 8 course tasting menu only, served with a description by the chef of what you are about to eat. The dishes were unique in my experience--great taste and gorgeous.

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RyanC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here, and it was delicious and creative. We had the October menu. The presentation of each dish was visually stunning, incorporating a fall aesthetic into the meal. They take risks with their food here, juxtaposing flavors that are not commonly found together while operating within the framework of a traditional kaiseki menu. Best of all, every time you come back, the set menu has changed. A5 wagyu and sea urchin made appearances on both of the menus I have tasted. Almost everything else had changed, making each experience unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great customer service and the food was beyond all expectations. The 9 course meal was portioned perfectly and everyone left happy and satisfied. We will be back again!

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thebenedict
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful, uncomplicated and well prepared food, with attentive and friendly, unpretentious service. We'll be back.

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vipDateNight
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Fresh food, impeccable service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tasting menu I’ve ever tasted. The overall experience is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable experience for the two of us, but that was the whole point. We enjoyed the variety of the courses, the flavors, textures, and the presentation. We’re normally not ones to take pics of our food, but we took a few and a video for our private viewing pleasure. I recommend it to anyone looking for an experience. We were also full by the end of the meal, which we found odd yet refreshing considering the portions.

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GoodLocation
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's definitely a good experience. Very relaxing. Feels been taken good care of & amazed at how creative are the food! There were a few pauses during the 9-course dinner, we happily took the chance to give palate an intermission.

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BryanJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a bit underwhelmed. Clean, fresh flavors but some dishes lacked dimension and texture

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EmilyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly, THE BEST Japanese Restaurant we’ve been in North America. Would like to go back in a heartbeat!!!!
Was the highlight of our Seattle trip.

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EmilyR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic atmosphere, and wonderful service