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Umi Sake House

4.7
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1361 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Umi Sake House is a unique Japanese cuisine restaurant in the Belltown area of Seattle featuring the highest quality seafood available in the Northwest, a large izakaya-style tapas menu, and boasting a sake list of over 60 imported Japanese bottles. The interior is multi-faceted, with a black slate tiled traditional dining room, a gorgeous 14 person capacity wooden sushi bar, a semi private "tatami" room which holds 12 people, a larger 25 person private dining room, an enclosed "back patio" casual dining room complete with tropical garden, a black concrete liquor bar with custom sake cocktails and fusion traditional cocktails, and a "front porch" casual dining area with a daily extended happy hour from 4-8pm. The variety of atmospheres allows for a different experience with every visit, and the vastness and quality of the menu does the same. For the budding sake enthusiast or the seasoned veteran, the sake menu at Umi is bottle for bottle the best found anywhere outside of Japan!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1361 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaLo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for 13 years and it never disappoints. However, last night was probably the best visit yet! The food was phenomenal. The lobster bake blew me away. The lychee sake cocktail was the best drink I have ever had. I always tell people about Umi and bring friends whenever I can! Can’t wait to be back again soon to pig out some more!

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vipInsangel
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has yet to be ousted as my favorite sushi place in Seattle.

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RL76
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing sushi. Great selection. Loved how they cut the rolls thin so it’s easy to eat. Fresh n delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mishaa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Rolls were fantastic and definitely recommend the Umi House roll!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food did not disappoint. It was exceptionally good and the sake was even better. I suggest the Lychee Sake if you go!

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place, can’t wait to return if I make it back to Seattle!

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KelseyN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fresh fish. Udon was also very authentic. Great service. Nice ambiance and wonderful sake selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great and service was quick....a little too quick where it was obvious they wanted you to eat and leave.

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AnnaN
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. The fish was fresh and flavorful. We had the omakase sashimi platter. Each fish was delicately flavored with purpose. Our server also offered us free dessert for our anniversary! Would definitely come again

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ChaseD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful place, very reasonably priced for downtown Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food is always great, but the portions are getting smaller and smaller.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute restaurant with great ambiance

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vipRyan
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food & service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress brought us a birthday treat without being asked

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great!

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Renee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Very dim lighting, perfect for date night

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality is incredible!

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KarenC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, killer food. Did the full nigiri omakase and it was a touch too much for the two of us (in addition to a roll), but the fish was SUCH good quality that we made it through anyway.

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vipHungryinSeattle
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem with consistently great food!
Salmon sampler was fantastic as usual!
So glad they are safely open and look forward to coming by back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quick and very well prepared. Highly recommended

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LMBeaton
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT experience at Umi. The restaurant and staff have done an excellent job of following local C19 requirements and we felt good about being there. The sushi and sashimi and rolls were exquisite - fresh, beautifully arranged, and taste explosions to love everywhere. Cold unfiltered sake and a little dessert made the evening perfect along with great music playing everywhere. Loved it and can’t wait to go again!!

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Jomo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service. They followed all of the precautions they had promised and it was exceptional service as well as food was amazing as always! Will definitely be going back.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the $40 chef's sushi option, miso, dynamite bake, chicken karaage. All great and very tasty.

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TerryDale
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The servicer was attentive and checked on us frequently. We had several such rolls and chicken yakisoba, the fish was very fresh and our entire meal was extremely flavorful. I will definitely go again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fish quality was good ! We had a great time and enjoyed everything we had. The only thing was our reservation is at 4 and we were there 5 mins early and was told we had to wait outside. I felt like if they would have locked the door till available time and unlocked it to allow patrons to go in.. it would be better ... We felt horrible about it and stood outside till someone else gone in to make sure it was good to go in.

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vipHungryinSeattle
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was even better. So grateful this gem is open!

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VijayA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and the safety measures they had in place for us to feel safe dining. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved our seating time online and we were seated just before our reserved time slot, no waiting! The food was great and the service was accommodating to our needs and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience good food in an intimate environment. I will be back again soon.

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christyp
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with Covid restrictions it was nice to go back to one of our favorite date night spots. Sushi was great as per usual:)

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour with great food! Highly recommended.

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DrewC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood sushi and sake house.

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DanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit, based upon a friend’s recommendation. This place is Truly Great in so many ways! Super high quality fish; amazingly complex flavor combinations; killer sake list; incredible service (thanks Sierra!). Not cheap but you def get what you pay for. My friend was right: Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food, loved it!

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RomNom
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice for Sushi! Fresh, delicious, kind staff. My go-to spot.

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JoseM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they were very gracious with my girlfriends dietary restrictions. Definitely will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
88 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi find! In a city that has great sushi, this is one of the better ones that has good service. sushi comes beautifully prepared and is not only fresh, but so tender. I'd skip the cocktails as they are underwhelming and expensive for what they are but that just leaves more to spend on their excellent sushi!

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Tagge
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Um is always amazing! Staff is great I think they were just a little short staffed during all the COVID stuff. Takes awhile to have someone take your order. Some of the people have been there forever and are AweSOME! Food it epic. You should go...

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Raven
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Big selection of specialty rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very easy to get to, using the Uber bicycles to get there from our hotel. When walking in, the receptionist greeted us, took our temperatures, and took us directly to our seating.

The location was very busy with multiple pick up orders on the bar, and the restaurant seems a little too full considering current events, but each group was spaced out.

The food was excellent and would recommend going back to anyone.

FAQs

Umi Sake House does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Umi Sake House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 374-8717.

Umi Sake House is rated 4.7 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

Umi Sake House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/umi-sake-house-2230-1st-ave/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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