Umi Sake House

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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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Happy pricing is on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a nice dinner, with good company. It was a bit busy for the server. The food presentation was spectacular and tasted delicious!

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Lisa
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance are yummy though not many vegan options.

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Maggie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was very good but where we were sitting the background music was quite loud.

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JakeC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is literally the best sushi in town. Also, the calamari is world-class!

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Stuck up, non-personal staff...
Squeezed between 2 drunk loud tables for a romantic birthday date
Over priced
Food presentation looked like a blind person without talent prepared the meal
Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, had great experience

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Latoya
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My favorite Sushi restaurant in Seattle. Now granted I've never gone to another sushi restaurant in my almost two years living here, but the food is so good that I don't want to . Insert Kanye shoulder shrug.

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vipTheCelicacFoodie
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative sushi with plenty other gluten free options.
I used to think that Sushi, while pretty, was a bit bland and boring. Umi Sake House's chefs a poets of flavors. The Sushi is of course gorgeous but also oh so very tasty. Don't miss the Lychee Lemonade, a sweet perfume and titillation of the senses...

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SantiS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sushi and drinks as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Havebeaten at Umi 25 times in the last 3 years. Every time is better than the last.

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PeggyAnn
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great food, great service, great ambiance! Inventive sushi menu! Fun happy hour.

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JakeS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been coming for years, but seems like all of the rolls taste the same nowadays. Pretty good overall, but not an absolute gem like in year's past...

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vipCharlesW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We tried to get seating at another sushi bar close by but the wait was long and we tried Umi based on a local’s recommendation. Really glad we did. We stumbled upon Umi’s happy hour which is a fantastic value. If the quality of the sashimi at happy hour is indicative of the quality rest assured any time will be good. In addition to sushi we tried the hot dishese such as the salmon collar which was fantastic. Good bar and ambiance, hip without being too hip. Friendly to all

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Charlieo
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!

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BrianW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit lacking at the sushi bar. Sushi chef’s were pretty inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meet the boyfriend

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Ankit
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Its just a bit on the expensive side. Food tastes great.

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PhilipD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always try and visit this restaurant when we visit Seattle.

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Alyssaw
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi has great sushi, environment and service! Their happy hour is a great value. Random, but definitely try the oyster shooter!

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ehog
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reunion with old college friends

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displeaseddiner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a terrible experience - not usually one to write bad reviews, as Umi used to be my go to spot for sushi in a great ambiance, but it was terrible on so many fronts. We were seated between two loud parties, one of which had a kid who threw a napkin in my face, but that's not necessarily the restaurants fault. What was inexcusable though, were the specialty rolls drowning in a oversweet cloying sauce so that you couldn't even taste the ingredients. Also, we were waiting over an hour for our last roll at which point we just cancelled the order, since it was probably going to mediocre anyway.

After cancelling, we lingered finishing our drinks in the half empty restaurant, when another server showed up and started yanking up chairs and pushing another table into ours while we were still sitting there. They could have easily seated that party over at the other side of the restaurant. In short, if you want to be fed terrible sushi and shoved out the door, come to Umi.

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FayeR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Sushi is fresh & delicious! Value for what you get is fair - somethings are overpriced. Drinks were awesome. They need to get new chairs in the back area - too short for their tables plus they’re cheap plastic outdoor chairs ... eeks! That was definitely a turnoff. Momiji which is their sister restaurant, is one notch up in every regard. But it’s very speedy too!

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vipbob33
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. I’m already thinking about my next meal here.

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good portions. Highly recommend.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta date spot. Really created some good memories here. Highly recommend.

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Departed
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Can't expect more

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Maria
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I love umi!! This experience was different from my experience before because it was much louder and there was no happy hour menu offered on this day. It is one of my favorite sushi places but this time it wasn’t breathtaking. The sushi was double the price but not as good as I have experienced with the happy hour menu. I wasn’t mad but I brought a date and we both felt like it was, not necessarily a disappointment, but that we were unsatisfied.

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StoolieEN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Sushi House! The real deal HOLYFIELD

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MckennaH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Visiting from SF and debated eating here verse Japonessa. Came to find the Hostess was incredibly rude, while the Bartender who served us never asked how our food was or if we needed anything. Ordered the calamari starter to find a hair. Was very disappointed by such a highly rated sushi bar. If you are up in the air between this place and Japonessa, take your money to Japonessa where they understand good service and excellent sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. Staff was attentive. It's a little noisy but not impossible to have a conversation.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are returning customers. Our waiter was Chris and he was awesome. Recommended a bottle of Sake that blew us away. Will see you guys again and again.
THANKS CHRIS!!!

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vipseattlefoodie
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great neighborhood gem and some of the best sushi in town! Great staff too!

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StefaniM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sushi!! This was terrific! The rolls were very fresh and super tasty. Highly recommend the OO7 and Rockstar rolls. And the sashimi was melt in your mouth perfect! I was meeting a friend that I had not seen in awhile. The service was perfect. Attentive but not too much so my friend and I could catch up. It was busy but not noisy. I loved it. Can't wait to go again!

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HillaryFaye
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and good service. We arrived on time for our reservation but earlier patrons weren't clearing out. The staff handled it well and kept us updated.

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ht1968
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Same story everytime we give this pace another chance, great food, slow service. We requested the counter to see if that would be better. We did get our food faster, but getting the check and to go boxes was like pulling teeth.

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JosephG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the service was really good , the sushi was great!

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vipleslies
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!
Everything is so fresh and so delish.
Great service and lovely atmosphere

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vipJill
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal! Everything was outstanding: sashimi, nigiri, black cod, and the green tea tiramisu for my birthday dessert.

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MoBo
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi! That happy hour is like the icing on the cake. Very much value for money.

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Umi Sake House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 374-8717.

Umi Sake House is rated 4.6 stars by 1280 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.

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