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wa'z, Seattle, WA

wa'z

4.9
4.9
299 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

wa'z is now opening for dine-in along with serving "Take out meals". For the most updated menu, please go to our online order page below and our website.
Online Order: https://wazseattle.cloudwaitress.com/

We also have Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channel! Please check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/wazseattle
https://www.instagram.com/wazseattle
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8617TtnERpw5DqVONMBDhg


wa’z is a Japanese Kaiseski restaurant that distinguishes its menu with a modern Northwest Kaiseki tasting of artful, seasonal fare.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Kaiseki, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 441-7119

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hirokazu Tawara

  • Private party facilities

    If you would like to book the restaurant for a private event, please call or email us for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    4th Avenue & Cedar Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Course #1

  • Oyster Wrapped in A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef with Lime Kosho Paste*

    Course #2

    • Chrysanthemum Flower Shaped Shrimp Sushi

      • Vinegar Soy Marinated Silver Smelt

        • Braised Baby Taro with Butterbur Miso

          • Smoke Salmon and Mountain Yam Wrapped in Tofu Skin*

            Course #3

            • Pureed Kabocha Saikyo Miso Soup with Shrimp Dumpling Chrysanthemum Leaves

              Course #4

              • Fresh Bonito with Ponzu*

                Course #5

                • Turnips with Dashi Sauce and Ikura*

                  Course #6

                  • A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Seasonal Mushrooms*

                    Course #7

                    • Fried Figs with Dashi Sauce Daikon Radish

                      Course #8

                      • Assortment of Six Seasonal Nigiri*

                        Example Assortment: Bluefin Tuna, Dungeness Crab, Geoduck, Smelt, King Salmon, and Sea Urchin

                        Course #9

                        • Red Miso Soup

                          Course #10

                          • Fresh Asian Pear "Chojuro" and Grapes with Hojicha Ice Cream

                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

                            What 299 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                            4.9
                            4.9 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.9Food
                            • 5Service
                            • 4.8Ambience
                            • 4.5Value

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                            1. f

                              fosterm

                              New England

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                              overall3food3service5ambience3

                              Good, but not great. Excellent raw ingredients but but overwhelmed by the supporting ingredients.

                            2. L

                              Leyla

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Looove WA’z even though It’s a bit pricey, the food and drinks there are amazing!! All the ingredients are super fresh and delicious! Highly recommend it if you want to reward yourself once in a while

                            3. CL

                              CathyL

                              Toronto

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                              Did not realize it was price fixe per person! This wasn't clear when we made the reservations. However, food was great and served with care. It was very filling and we learned a lot. It would have been nice to have a heads up for travellers who aren't familiar with how this restaurant works.

                            4. l

                              lovefood

                              Seattle

                              8 reviews

                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Everything was great! Definitely will be coming back!

                            5. K

                              Kitty

                              Seattle

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Everything was delicious. More than that, each dish was a work of art and thoughtfully designed. Hats off to Chef Hiro. We had such a great time. Happy 4th anniversary to Wa’z!

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Salt Lake City

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish

                            7. FS

                              FoodloverSF

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing presentation and taste. Great sake collection, hospitality and warmth. Always appreciate the explanation of each course, and ambiance.

                            8. c

                              chiachia98

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent 🥰🥰 Had a really fantastic experience at Waz

                            9. MR

                              MingR

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Never had beef taste this tender and delicious.

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing first kaiseki experience - I’m usually a pretty picky eater but I came into this experience with an open mind and chef hiro and the team at wa’z did not disappoint. Every course was plated beautifully and tasted delicious. There were a few birthdays (myself included) and we were each presented with a cute little happy birthday tray and mini bouquet. I highly recommend checking wa’z out for an amazing experience of fine Japanese dining!

                            11. G

                              Ginanana

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful experience! I went for a birthday and it was very sweet, the staff brought out flowers, candles, and a card. Also, all the dishes are beautifully prepared. I will definitely be back!

                            12. JN

                              JasonN

                              Philadelphia

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              So great as always!!!! Looking forward to coming back soon!

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Foods are delicious but none of them make me feel like it’s special?

                            14. CW

                              CrystalW

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                              Amazing meal experience! we opted to sit at a table as we wanted to conversate with our friends but the chef's table was completely filled during our dinner service. The price is justified by the ingredients and craftsmanship afforded to the preparation of food. I also loved how they overfill the sake cups, can't say that's ever happened to me! Thank you Wa'z culinary team and staff for a memorable meal!

                            15. KT

                              KatT

                              Seattle

                              8 reviews

                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food was great and the service was delightful. I brought my 12 year old daughter with very critical taste buds and she ate and enjoyed everything that was served to us

                            16. JA

                              JohnA

                              Houston

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Anniversary

                            17. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was amazing. Service was exceptional. Will go back and highly recommend :)

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Portland

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My husband and I came for Valentine’s Day weekend. We were thrilled to finally dine in again after waiting 2 years (our last time was Valentine’s Day in 2020). Everything was delicious!! I’m glad to have such wonderful service and I look forward to coming back again.

                            19. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had. The whole night was FLAWLESS!

                            20. HH

                              HungH

                              Seattle

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on February 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Came back in 8 months. Food was delicious as usual. Loved the ehomaki and the sake pairing! Looking forward to new monthly menu and may visit again in coming months.

                            21. KW

                              KeithW

                              Exclusive

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My favorite Japanese restaurant and I grew up in Japan! The food is incredible, the folks there make the experience amazing.

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on January 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Service, preparation and freshness of all the ingredients were impeccable as always. Safety measures were spot on and the staff always are so warm and welcoming.

                            23. NA

                              NAJ33

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Legit Japanese course menu. Felt like I was in Japan...that authentic. Owned and operated by Japanese.

                            24. w

                              wendyy

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 20, 2022

                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                              I don't think we were served enough food for us to feel full. Not enough food for the price, which was $198/person. The service was nice and they offered sake before dinner. The dishes had a new year theme, which included cheap food like mochi soup and porridge. There were pickled daikon in two dishes and a big piece of braised daikon in another. I do not personally like daikon so I would rather eat my sashimi and smoked salmon appetizer alone... I appreciated the theme though.

                            25. DL

                              DustinL

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This was such a great experience! The food was amazing and great balance in each dish! They were thoughtful to do something for my girlfriend's birthday, it made it very special for us. Can't wait to go back and try another menu!

                            26. 2

                              2dine

                              Seattle

                              10 reviews

                              4.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on January 15, 2022

                              overall4food4service3ambience2

                              We had a counter seating for the January kaaiseki menu. Some of the food pairings didn’t quite work. The presentation of the courses were beautiful. I was surprised to see boxes and clutter behind the counter, which detracted from the experience.

                            27. B

                              Bryan

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 13, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Went there for week night dinner, Wa'z did not disappoint. Every course was different and refreshing. Not exactly a fan of A5 wagyo wrapped oyster... I prefer not to mix hot food with fresh oyster. Other than that, everything else was great! Would recommend!

                            28. M

                              M3nmotion18

                              Seattle

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 18, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Overall it was great experience. The Course menu for December with Sake was excellent. I would definitely visit again to try new menu in the near future.

                            29. L

                              Lars

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Yes, Wa'z is expensive. However, it is much cheaper than plane tickets going to Japan.

                            30. TE

                              TallEric

                              Seattle

                              55 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              55 reviews

                              Dined on December 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              All the other reviews are true. Amazing Japanese cuisine.

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Vancouver

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on December 12, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I had amazing birthday dinner at W’az. Every bite was an adventure.

                            32. D

                              Dean

                              Seattle

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on December 12, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wa’z is an amazing culinary experience. The service is excellent, the food divine and the presentation remarkable. From the minute we walked in the door to every delightful dish served, this was a wonderful experience.

                            33. BG

                              BeccaG

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 11, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The meal was great. Tried things I never thought I would eat. Was a superb bday dinner.

                            34. JA

                              JohnA

                              Houston

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on December 5, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What a great experience. Forget the price, we’ll remember this meal our whole lives.

                            35. F

                              Faye

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              wa'z is always an amazing experience - love the monthly menus and the variety that it offers. Seafood is fresh -- prepared and handled delicately by the chefs. Not a big drinker but their sake offering is plenty and offers several flights if you would like to pair it with your meal. Thank you wa'z for the meal -- thoroughly enjoyed it!

                            36. E

                              Estella

                              Seattle

                              6 reviews

                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on November 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Tried this place for the first time and I love it so much! The food was so great and the flavor of every course came with multiple layers. The texture of the food item was so rich and everything was so tasty and fresh. There were quite a few regulars came in during the night too — which speaks a lot of the quality of the place. Also the service was definitely top tier and fantastic. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Would definitely recommend for special occasions and stop by regularly!

                            37. k

                              kaybarsla

                              Seattle

                              15 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              15 reviews

                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The kaiseki was an absolute treat! I highly recommend booking a seat at the counter.

                            38. KE

                              KenE

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I fully enjoyed the hospitality, delicious flavors, and meticulous preparation of kaiseki cuisine, which requires so much skill to prepare. It was fun to hear the chef and staff introduce each dish and comment on the ingredients. The freshness of the seafood and dishes were top notch. I really enjoyed the wagyu from Japan and the way it was incorporated with seafood. The sake flight was very tasty and just fit so well with the dishes.

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It’s first time for us to try Kaiseki, the foods are very impressive and delicate, especially A5 wagyu. Very recommend. Must try Japanese restaurant in Seattle. Price included 20% tips and tax: about 198/person

                            40. JZ

                              JZfizzle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing kaiseki dinner! Such a memorable and beautiful culinary experience!

                            Safety precautions

                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                            • Physical distancing

                              • Limited number of seated diners
                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                              • Extra space between tables
                            • Protective equipment

                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                            • Screening

                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                            FAQs

                            wa'z offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-7119.

                            wa'z is rated 4.9 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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

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                            Booked 7 times today
                            Google Map for wa'z

                            411 Cedar St Seattle, WA 98121

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              4th Avenue & Cedar Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Belltown / Pike Place Market

                            • Hours of operation

                              Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Japanese, Kaiseki, Japanese Speciality

                            • Dining style

                              Fine Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Business Casual

                            • Parking details

                              None

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive chef

                              Hirokazu Tawara

                            • Additional

                              Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (206) 441-7119

                            • Private party facilities

                              If you would like to book the restaurant for a private event, please call or email us for more details.

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