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wa'z, Seattle, WA

wa'z

4.8
4.8
340 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 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

What 340 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Japanese

  • Seattle

    Best Service

  • Seattle

    Fit for Foodies

  • Seattle

    Romantic

  • Seattle

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Chef Hiro for a wonderful meal!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my wife and myself first time dining at wa’z we were celebrating her birthday. The restaurant is very inviting and comfortable the staff is very friendly and professional, it was a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.
  3. K

    Katy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing experience. We came here for my husband’s birthday dinner and the staff were so sweet and attentive. The level of detail is impeccable to the point where they even switched out his chopsticks because they noticed the ends got a bit dirty ! The food was so fresh and they provided a detailed description before each course. Highly recommend !
  4. KO

    KaoriO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exquisite! I am from Japan so I have had Kaiseki food all over Japan. Still Wa'z is one of the best. We were absolutely stuffed and few people we saw couldn't finish the course. I believe it could be little less?
  5. FC

    FrancescoC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding and authentic Japanese Kaiseki dining at its best, from the food, the presentation, the service. I strongly recommend the sake pairing as well.
  6. SC

    SweeterCandy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable experience at Wa’z. They were very sweet to present celebrants with a specially decorated dessert and flowers! Food was delicious and pricing is on par with Seattle restaurants. One improvement I can suggest is to not leave prepared food to sit too long on the counter before serving to guests.
  7. j

    jjjjjjjzzzzzz

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time at Waz. It's incredible every time. We will be back!
  8. LY

    LYGB

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience. Incredible attention to detail. Bright, clean flavors. Every morsel is beautifully prepared. Really interesting sake pairing menu. Loved every single thing about our meal - the food, service, and atmosphere.
  9. JH

    JohnH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding experience. Chef Hiro has created an excellent omakase meal that was a pleasure to enjoy. His dry aging of the tuna was next level for appreciating how great tuna can be savored!
  10. H

    Holmer

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall it was a very nice experience. The Kaiseki meal was delicious, which brought us back to Kyoto.
  11. FH

    FoodieHT888

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. The standouts for me were the waygu course, the sushi course had a tuna (toro) belly one that was melt in your mouth, the sea urchin mixed with yuzu jelly, and then the earl grey ice cream with peach compote dessert. Only complaint was the A/C seemed to be intermittently working and it was fairly hot weather the night we went. This place is worth the high price for those special occasions, there were many anniversaries and birthdays celebrations (including our own) that night.
  12. JN

    JasonN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner as always! Love this place soooo much!
  13. C

    Charlie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant experience from start to finish. The service was excellent and each dish was individually introduced. Everything was fresh and we were very happy with our time. Thank you to all the staff.
  14. JC

    JessicaC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing kaiseki menu, rotates monthly. Recommend the sake pairing.
  15. GK

    GKomoto

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely best Kaiseki i gave had in USA!!! Thank you chef Tawara🙏
  16. RB

    RobB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cool experience but I’m not sure it’s completely worth the cost
  17. T

    Tnguyen

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love it how they celebrate birthday and have flower prepare! It was a wonderful Friday night with them
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Best meal I have ever had and the sake pairing was exceptional.
  19. VO

    VanessaO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Waitress was attentive and chefs were professional and knowledgeable! Will reccomend!
  20. MH

    MyaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was amazing, and the entire place was well worth it. There isn’t a place like it
  21. E

    Erica

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Definitely a rare dining experience - the attention to detail and quality were impeccable. Hesitant eaters would struggle, but if you are open to raw fish and trying new things this was an awesome dinner. We went for a birthday and they gave us a flower bouquet and unique presentation.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father-in-law’s birthday
  23. F

    Florina

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Dishes are too simple, not bad, but nothing to impress. Design and material not on par with the price.
  24. M

    Mags

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is incredibly delicious and beautifully presented - each morsel a delicacy. The service is excellent as well. The decor does not match the caliber of food served and it was a little of a letdown, but the meal did not disappoint and the overall experience was wonderful.
  25. F

    Faye

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience. The food is always freshly prepared and presentation is beautiful as well. Thank you Chef Hiro and his team for a great meal!
  26. VN

    VictorN

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very intimate but also approachable experience. Food was complex and well executed. The chefs and staff are all so welcoming and they really do go the extra mile.
  27. EN

    ENOFILE

    Seattle

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had, unbeknownst to us, a 30th anniversary dinner at Wa'z. It was Friday, July 15th, and our anniversary is on July 18th, but we told no one it was our anniversary. Wa'z has some app that informs them of patron's birthdays and anniversaries, and they surprise you with a celebratory moment. It was very nice and heartfelt. Yet, the true celebration is about the chef and kitchen at Wa'z because the food is superb, and somehow Wa'z is relatively unknown in a city dependent and motivated by social media. Admittedly, we are neophytes with Japanese cuisine, but every dish served at Wa'z was a taste sensation. Tiny and intimate, (some restaurants are small but not intimate) the staff goes out of its way to make diners comfortable and feel a part of what's going on in the kitchen. We splurged on the $95.00 sake pairing, and by the fourth dish served on the set menu, I was a happy fool. Everyone else dining at Wa'z on this particular evening was Japanese, but we never felt odd or left out. The chef, servers, and diners were all gracious, patiently explaining every dish to the two of us. With a cost of $150.00 per person, plus a 20% service charge, Wa'z is Seattle expensive, but the food and dining experience are worth the expenditure.
  28. J

    Jeff

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wa'z is one of the delicious kaiseki restaurants in Seattle that is actually accessible for most people. They always showcase the seasonality of great ingredients while still making sure to keep some fan-favorite staples (with a twist) on the menu.
  29. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Dishes were overly simple and not worth the cost. Some items tasted bad. Below average would not go again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing experience at Wa’z. The service was excellent and the food was expertly made and plated. I’ll definitely be back in the future.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was the food phenomenal, but the team at wa’z has also demonstrated excellent teamwork and exceptional services. It was pleasing to sit at the counter and watch them work together in a smooth flow. I appreciate the creativity in each course. I really enjoyed my birthday dinner at wa'z. I'll definitely come back and try more new menus!
  32. TH

    TomH

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a unique and outstanding experience which will exceed all of your expectations. A must for all foodies visiting Seattle.
  33. w

    what

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    over pricing. Tenada set the standard. over pricing. Tenada set the standard. over pricing. Tenada set the standard. over pricing. Tenada set the standard. over pricing. Tenada set the standard. over pricing. Tenada set the standard.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an incredible experience. The menu was great and tasty. We celebrated our graduation and the owners give us flowers at the end.
  35. G

    Globaltraveler91

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful kaiseki experience with attentive service
  36. p

    powpowgal

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Careful, delicious, imaginative plates. We had flavour combinations new to us, and the timing of the courses was impeccable. Couldn’t possibly pick a favourite, but the crab salad, mustard filled lotus roots, and the entire nigiri course… incredible!
  37. H

    Homes

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience we had! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I did start getting full at the nigiri course, so I ended up eating the sashimi and not the rice, which helped me get through the next few courses. The only downside to dinner was the hand roll because it was too rich with the wagyu beef and uni and caviar - I removed some uni from this and it still felt rich.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious and very memorable. They went out of the way to make my friend’s birthday feel special so she wants to go there every year on her birthday! (She went last year too!)
  39. l

    luv2eat

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by friendly staff dressed in Japanese outfit to sit at the counter seats for our anniversary celebration. The 9-course meal was outstanding and we enjoyed watching the team efficiently putting the food together and appreciated hearing about the ingredients, (many were local). After the dessert, my wife was pleasantly surprised by a gift, showing the restaurant team’s kind and welcoming gesture. We look forward to returning again.
  40. HP

    HazePro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my girl friends birthday and it was Incredibly tasty. Felt like I was taken on a food journey. Loved the counter seating and entire staff! Overall it was a lovely experience for me and my girlfriend

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 4.8 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 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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