Umi Sake House

4.8
1399 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 1399 people are saying
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SandreaJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in down town Seattle

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SuzanneD
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waitress had too many tables to wait on so service was slow. Their rolls however , were delicious. Ambience .. kind of noisy bland interior, nothing really decorative or inviting inside.

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vipEleanor
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the food at umi, the rolls were great, the sashimi wasnt the best this time, but still tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in Seattle!

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Ceili
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Sexy night out with amazing food. The sushi was, phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for sushi and sake. The sake list was extensive and the choice of rolls was great. The rolls were cut in the perfect size (too many places keep them too big). There were interesting flavor combinations that worked well. All fresh and all good. I would come back again.

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JoeJ
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi. Great presentation. Huge menu. Lovely quality.

What’s not to like.

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DrewC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The street fighter is always a KO with all those jalapenos and I will continue to order, however I cannot say the same for the Seattle crunchy roll, which we found to be less crunchy and more mushy. Definitely recommend the street fighter!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food in a fantastic setting

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place love the atmosphere , their food quality & presentation is a 5 star in my opinion . Thank you 😊

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times now. I took my parents here that were visiting from Ohio and they had a great time.

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vipMeredithS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fire flames

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Brittney
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great sushi! Girls night and we had the best time. Highly recommend. They were great with all the Covid safety as well.

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vipAKSea
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sushi was incredibly fresh as always. Definitely a different vibe with less people, but still worthwhile. Great service and accommodating even with a late seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan sushi rolls.

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IsaiahS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible, it’s typically pretty busy so expect a smol wait time when ordering. But it’s always worth it!

Best vegetarian sushi I’ve ever had also!

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JenC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Seattle. They are doing a really nice job during covid--they have put booth style barriers between seating and the food is still top notch.

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Mika
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice time and got our food very quickly! Everything was tasty, just wish there were some better cocktail options on the happy hour menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food even better! One of our favorite spots to return to and it also felt very clean and covid safe during these unusual times.

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vipHungryinSeattle
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi continues to exceed expectations in service and food quality. Too bad our governor is a moron and feels like seahawk players are more valuable than small business/restaurant owners. Umi employees are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Was a little sad that they were out of the oyster shooters, one of my favorite things to order at Umi.

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tacticial
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Good spot for dates due to the service and ambiance.

But for real sushi and food enthusiasts, it left much to be desired. Food was often warm rather than hot, leaving me to believe it was left in the kitchen for a while before it was served.

They have a large variety of fish, but it was not preserved well so I rarely tasted the full flavor. Probably why its your best bet to order rolls rather than nigiri or sashimi.

My wife and I were from out of town, thinking this was a good place. Spent $140 and was still hungry after.

If you go here, stick to sushi rolls and cooked dishes.

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Kieu
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We saw the man that does the water more than our server. Our server took forever to even take our order and get our checks.

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Stephen
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at how good the sushi was. We ate off the happy hour menu and then dove into some regular menu items as well. All was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We went to celebrate my birthday. The food was amazing as usual but I was really surprised how un-covid friendly it felt. Instead of asking if we wanted more water they would just reach across our table over our food and refill our glasses. The water refills felt very aggressive every 5 minutes coming to the table and grabbing our glasses. I love this place but the covid friendly processes in place were not very covid friendly. Will be back but will wait until the pandemic cools down.

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Troy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and were in Seattle for work. I found Umi Sake on internet so we decided would try on our trip. Amazing, server was amazing, food was spectactular.
Great place.

Troy

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JanM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for 2 on a Sunday during HH. Ambiance and spacing guidelines for covid in the restaurant exceeded my expectations. HH prices were great and enjoyed a few rolls of the regular menu. Sushi tasted so good and just melts in tour mouth. Would definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service

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Zetham
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place and it is my new favorite. Love coming here for the food, the ambiance, and the excellent service.

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vipCinhart
Orange County
98 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server Brad was helpful and attentive. The food and drink were very good. The Bangkok Tale drink was superb.

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JoeJ
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We loved the sushi.

Service, not so much.

Too slow. Waitress did not show up for 10 minutes. Hey, "it's COVID."
She didn't want to take our order. She's "busy." We had to insist that she take our order because we are hungry. (that's why we went to a restaurant.)

She was so sweet and cutesy when the check came. and 20% tip was already added in.

F@ck that.

"It's COVID."

Yeah, well, you're open for business. Act like it.

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ChangPion
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. The only downside we were referred there by friends saying their Omesake is awesome. So we ordered a 100 dollar omesake for two people and we think it was a 7/10 where we thought it'd be a 9 or 10/10 from our friends.

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Akash
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

brought wrong food, didn't offer to replace and kicked us out in one and half hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Excellent sushi. Great service. Best sushi restaurant in Seattle

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LStewart
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My husband and I had a reservation for 5:30pm and we were told our table was still occupied by the host, she was kind and it was not her fault as she was the only one working the front on a Saturday night. We were told at about 5:45pm that the table was still occupied due to the server offering another drink after the table had cashed out and they were still sitting enjoying their drinks even though the host had told the server that she needed that table. We were seated at 5:50-5:55pm. The server came by did not acknowledge the error, and stated that she was giving last call for HH. Not the best way to start our third anniversary dinner. I had come to this restaurant a few weeks previous for a co-workers birthday and it was great, service as well as food. We had the same server, but it did not seem like she was having a good night this visit. Either way, some kind effort to recover the beginning of our experience would have been appreciated. Even just a table touch by the manager on duty. It's the little details that help make the experience, and y'all missed the mark, for example, just giving the flavors of the mochi ice cream would have been nice, rather then stating there are four cut in half. Ok, that's great, what are the flavors, can you substitute? For spending $100+ it was just an ok visit to your establishment. Just thought you should know.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, food and drinks came out quickly, and all the rolls were so fresh and delicious we could not pick a favorite! We will definitely be back next time we are in Seattle!

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AmandaLo
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
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 on October 18, 2020
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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umi Sake House using the Order Online button. Umi Sake House also offers 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 4.8 stars by 1399 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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