Umi Sake House

4.7
1590 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1590 people are saying
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LaurenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi is a Seattle institution. THE best/freshest tasting fish in the city.

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BazH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place for happy hour. Food and service was great.

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vipGeTe
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid experience this time, no difference to any other time. Happy Hour is Legit. Lobsta tails are fire! I'll be back! *In my terminator voice*

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FaithH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best times I've had in Seattle!

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KFHall
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun spot for a birthday dinner! Good happy hour menu.

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Ellen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Overpriced sushi place. The portions were small and quite disappointing. They were also a bit deformed. We spent more time waiting for a table and our order than we did eating. It was quite disappointing as so many reviews rated this place highly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very noisy place.... we got stuck in a corner table where you can’t move around so easily. Have to wait a while for our water to be refilled. Waitress was attentive but kinda slow at taking orders

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Sfman
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I think this place is overrated. We are a little disappointed with the food. Couple items are good but overall I have to say is just so so!

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MichelleS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, drinks were disappointing

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ChrisO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for a nice date night with your significant other.

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jacobl
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Creative, high quality sushi, very good drinks menu, professional service, high noise level that devalued all the good things.

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Sean
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was just ok. Sushi roll menu was very heavy with cilantro. Spicy ginger chicken app was the standout.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. The fish was fresh and sushi was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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pourmanger
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried calamari were amazing! Friendly attentive service. Always enjoy eating there on my visits to Seattle, never disappoints.

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SteveB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really exceptional experience. This is an establishment that has their act together.

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CherylS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Noise level was nuts. Chairs are lacking. Food and service was the best.

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dStuck
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! We kept ordering and ordering and had to stop the staff from removing our plates!! It was so good!! The staff is amazingly attentive and responsive. We were impressed by the amount of choices of rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my girlfriend on our first night of our vacation.

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SophieP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I’ve been to Umi many times but was quite disappointed during my latest visit. I might have different expectations than others when it comes to COVID safety, but the tables were packed next to each other with about 10 inches between. The food was not as great as other visits, which was disappointing.

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EricE
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Umi. Good mixture of fantastic food and ambiance.

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ax4yu
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server provided the best service. She checked on us frequent enough. When she found out that we weren't pleased with a particular dish, she quickly replaced with something we asked without charge. That is what I call a great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

There wasabi is wack… neon green and tasteless. No cap the wasabi in the grocery store sushi is better.

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vipBeth
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lot on menu. Some yummy; some odd.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the night and a friend had recommended we eat here. So glad we stopped by, we were seated right before happy hour was over and were able to order a few rolls off the HH menu. They were so good! The salmon roll was *chef’s kiss*. Very nice server and staff. And excellent prices too.

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vipLARS
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved being back at Umi after so long. The 007 roll was beautiful and as delicious as I remembered. Good service, nice vibe, just a really great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful overall experience. Food was fabulous and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall I enjoyed myself

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NavK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, absolutely delish ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The takoyaki was very good. I came to Umi looking for an authentic Japanese experience. This is very much an American-Japanese restaurant. Maybe my expectations led to disappointment, but this was a miss for me.
Our server was excellent. The busser startled me when he dropped the water, plates, and silverware.
We sat at the sushi counter, but you can’t really see the sushi being made. We also got omakase, which was fine, but not true omakase. It was just a platter served at one time with all pieces on it.

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GeorginaC
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wine wasn't good but sushi was. It was quite busy with diners sat close together and noisy but not unpleasantly

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nigiri was terribly presented and cut. Fish not good.

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JeffR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family date night was super chill, fun and delicious. Really cool sushi spot.

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vipbgmtx
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the rolls were exceptional as was the selection of sake and Japanese whiskey

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vipAmyY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unassuming restaurant front. Once you enter there are two large dining areas with lots of great energy. It was very busy but it didn’t look like that at all until you walk in. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Considering how many people were in the restaurant, we were served quickly. The food was delicious and ambience was fun. Would definitely come back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here with friends and it was amazing

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SherryD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is great here. Generous portions! I liked that almost as soon as we placed our order, ALL the food arrived. My only wish is I had someone explain the sake to me a little more. I had a flight but ordered not really understanding the various types and styles. That is the only thing I would change; the food was perfection!!

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Josh
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came for happy hour and didn’t want to leave. Great food, awesome vibes, and a friendly waitstaff. Would definitely recommend!

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Cbald
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and we were lucky enough to be there for happy hour so it was super affordable too. Hostesses could have been a little more friendly but once past them the experience was great!

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KitaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I came during happy hour and ordered off the happy hour menu. The rolls were delicious (we loved the crunchy Seattle rolls) and the miso soup was perfect. Plus, due to happy hour prices, the entire meal was under $40. Will definitely come back if we are in this area again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umi Sake House using the Order Online button. 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 1590 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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