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Umi Sake House, Seattle, WA
Umi Sake House, Seattle, WA
Umi Sake House, Seattle, WA
Umi Sake House, Seattle, WA
Umi Sake House, Seattle, WA

Umi Sake House

4.8
4.8
2356 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (206) 374-8717
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Arcelia Castillo
  • Catering
    Available with sufficient notice, and designed to suit function.
  • Private party facilities
    Available for wedding receptions, private parties, anniversaries, etc.
  • Private party contact
    Hostess/ Manager: (206) 374-8717
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Bell
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking. Several pay lots within a half block available.
  • Public transit
    Yes
  • Entertainment
    Jazz, motown, or lounge music played 'til 10pm. Upbeat lounge, R&B, old school & 80's music played 10pm- close.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 2,356 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Japanese

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked

  • Seattle

    Hot spot

  • Seattle

    Most Booked

2,356 Reviews
  1. OutAndAbout

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not much has changed since the mid-2000s except the prices have gone up and the menu has expanded. We were given a time limit on our table even though the restaurant wasn't fully booked (busy, with empty tables here and there) The service was disappointing - no recommendations or menu education from our server. The food was fun but not authentic. Still delicious but adjust expectations accordingly.

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  2. coolmeg33

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi we've ever had! The specialty rolls are pretty pricey, so we stuck to the "standard rolls", which surprisingly included shrimp tempura and a spider roll! We got 2 rolls of each of these, and it was A LOT of sushi! Yum! I think you could get away with only one of the specialty rolls per person, so maybe it comes about about the same, price-wise. Miso soup was YUM (and only $3!) House warm sake was perfect. If we lived in Seattle we would be back all the time for sure!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish was extremely fresh and was delicious. The happy hour is a great value for what you get. It is very noisy and is sometimes hard to hear your companion. I am used to being able to order from the sushi chef at the bar and was disappointed to find out that I had to wait for the waitress to come around to take our order for anything I wanted. But otherwise totally worth it and will go back again

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  4. PeytonH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great! The sake selection is amazing

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  5. KateG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I went for a date night and had a wonderful experience. The staff, the food, the sake…..all excellent. I highly recommend this place!

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  6. GordonM

    Seattle

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an excellent meal along with exceptional service. Andy (yet again) took great care of us at the bar. The food REALLY good! Everything about Umi is miles ahead of most other establishments, they really do it right! It’s simple a great choice if you are looking for wonderful food, attentive & professional service, and comfortable surroundings!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from California and recommended by a friend to go there for dinner. It did not disappoint. We took a quick 5 minute Uber ride there from the Space Needle after sunset. It was quite lively for a Sunday night and after a long day of mishaps from traveling, the noise level was much higher than we expected or wanted. Tucked into a small table under a rather harsh overhead light, I was initially not impressed. However, the service and food won us over. Service: Crystal L. was amazing, informative, and efficient. Our table was always quickly cleared, and food and drink arrived at a perfunctory pace. 5/5 Drink: After an unexpectedly arduous travel day, sake was out. The best pot of Genmaicha green tea I've had in a long time and my husband's pomegranate limeade was tasty and refreshing. 5/5 Rolls: I like clean and simple sushi. I could have done without all the sauce on them (my husband asked me to add that he thought the amountof sauce was perfect). The Endless Summer Roll was tasty and the Tropical Paradise was good, but too sweet. 4/5 and 3/5 Sashimi: This was the best part. Salmon Sampler (3 kinds, 6 pieces) and Omakase Small (7 kinds, 14 pieces). Fresh, delicate yet hearty, packed with flavor. 100/5 Overall, a fantastic experience.

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  8. AmyC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! Service was fast and friendly. It was a nice space. They were very good about making sure the food wouldn't get cross-contaminated with gluten and let us know which things on the menu weren't safe when we asked. They've also got it marked on the menu. The only problem i had with it was that the music was way too loud. Couldn't hear my date unless we were both screaming. Nice music, just too loud.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi rolls and vibe in town. Mu go to restaurant downtown.

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  10. JaredV

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Umi was as good as always! Great selection of rolls!

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  11. PhilippeC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent sushy. Very fresh and very tasty. A bit noisy.

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  12. mark4kings

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top-notch sushi at gas-station sushi prices! You can always tell a great restaurant by how crowded it is at 5:30pm on a Wednesday. The place was packed. The fish was fresh and the portions were large. I would definitely recommend.

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  13. CocoBean16

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Umi happy hour is SO good. Great options and the prices are great. Love it!

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  14. MelissaP

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff was so helpful navigating the menu with food restrictions. Mistake was made with our order and they comped that item.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Used to be my favorite sushi place, but was very underwhelming last night.

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  16. KellyH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucian was INCREDIBLE!!! The food was great and we had a blast!

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  17. Cliff

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service! Will be back again!

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  18. JamieM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday here and it was a fantastic experience. My server was extremely kind and helpful, and went out of their way to make it an unforgettable birthday experience. The food and drinks were stunning and I will dream about it until I return again. Atmosphere was cozy and the kitchen was speedy. Truly divine dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful food, fantastic drinks, and a pleasant atmosphere. Was quite loud, but that can’t be helped, because this excellent restaurant is very popular!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. My date and I were having a wonderful conversation, lost track of time, and inadvertently stayed beyond our alloted reservation time. I appreciate that the staff didn’t prod us and wasn’t rude in any way. I have been to Umi many times. The sushi and sake are always top notch, and this trip was no different. Thanks!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Umi and felt very welcome. Our server was very knowledgeable and offered great recommendations.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The noise level is really my only complaint. It made it difficult to hear the server and my date. Pretty good food though and nice ambiance. The restrooms are a little tricky to find because they blend with the walls. The ladies’ restroom was pretty dirty too. Overall, I’d give it 4/5 stars.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service! Delicious food! Beautiful presentation. Wonderful ambience and atmosphere in the back room. What more could you ask for?!

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  24. JasperC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience, great service. Would definitely eat here again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying Umi and we’ll certainly be going again. Great good with a great selection for happy hour and fun standard menu with a range of options for all pallets.

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  26. JenniferS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent for late night. Nothing amazing. Lots of variety of rolls. Can’t imagine we would have gotten other good sit down food at that time of night. Wouldn’t return but still had a good time.

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  27. WhitneyQ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cozy ambience and the attentiveness of the servers was outstanding. The food was fresh and plentiful. We had a great evening!

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  28. Ericd50

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic. Server charged me for the 6 piece uni sashimi when I asked for the 3 piece nigiri. Significant difference in price.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. Our favorite neighborhood sushi restaurant. Everything is always perfect. The service fantastic. Make a reservation.

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  30. SarahT

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Our favourite sushi restaurant. We will definitely come back soon.

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  31. beezawg253

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in Seattle. We had the hot sake and a cold one - both from the happy hour menu and they were bomb!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of our favorite date night spots, for over 10 years now. ryan is the absolute best server and bartender. always a pleasure having him ensure we have the best night.

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  33. SidneyC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice Japanese restaurant but a bit on the pricey side. Great for a night out and they have a large selection of sake to choose from. The staff was friendly and efficient and took the time to assist us with the menu and sake selections. Aleina was an EXCELLENT waitress and always had a smile on her face.

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  34. StaceyE

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely get your sushi fill at Umi. Their daily menu has amazing options, and their regular menu is unbeatable. Delicious!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excelente comida y servicio! Muy buena selección de vinos

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food would definitely recommend this place!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and they were so kind to me and my boyfriend. The server even brought me a little treat at the end of the meal. A lychee sorbet with a little birthday candle in it.

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  38. KimberlyR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Delicious, fresh sushi and great service!

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  39. Localeater

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Good service with reasonable prices.

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  40. MikeM

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not high end classical sushi, good value not very personalized

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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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.8 stars by 2356 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Umi Sake House

2230 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bell
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking. Several pay lots within a half block available.
  • Public transit
    Yes
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Arcelia Castillo
  • Entertainment
    Jazz, motown, or lounge music played 'til 10pm. Upbeat lounge, R&B, old school & 80's music played 10pm- close.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 374-8717
  • Catering
    Available with sufficient notice, and designed to suit function.
  • Private party facilities
    Available for wedding receptions, private parties, anniversaries, etc.
  • Private party contact
    Hostess/ Manager: (206) 374-8717
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