Umi Sake House

4.8
1545 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1545 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
45 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great sushi! Food was terrific & service as well. We were just a little surprised at how crowded it was so early.

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vipJessicaN
Portland
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was spectacular! Perfectly fresh fish and extremely well prepared. I would eat here again and again. There is a large menu so you have plenty of options, we were not disappointed with anything we ordered. It was very busy and quite loud, a little too loud but overall it was a fun atmosphere.

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JoeJ
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now at full capacity: super loud.

And then loud music on top of it.

But always good sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sooooo good as always, love their happy hour it’s unbeatable

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VChau
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Mediocre sushi and loud environment. There were some dishes that were good and others that were flavorless. This is more of a trendy spot with a focus on the ambiance vs the quality of the food. Many other sushi restaurants in the city that I would visit first.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server and great food. Tables were back to full seating. We enjoyed our experience at the restaurant.

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BryanD
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and overall experience. One of the best sushi restaurants I've been to.

TO
TimOfJamaicaPlain
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, especially for the good value. Efficient and friendly service. A real gem.

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AlTragon
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is vibrant, the decor trendy and inviting and the staff attentive and welcoming. The sushi menu has classics and some great innovative items as well. The food was so fresh and outstanding! Highly recommend.

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KristineA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and great quality Sushi. Brought a first timer to come enjoy the flavors of sushi and they were impressed. I myself also left impressed by the flavors of the sushi, cocktails, happy hour and service. Our server was extremely knowledgable in the menu and helped assist us with trying the best food and drinks Umi had to offer. When in doubt, ask your server! The ambience was perfect and pleasurable for our date night and will be back soon for many more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Omakase and a flight of Sake. Everything about it was fantastic! Our server was amazing, the ambiance was great and we truly enjoyed every moment of it. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for my birthday dinner and I lov

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vipScott
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Umi was fine for what it was, but not what we wanted. Slightly better than average sushi and a very large bar clearly aimed at the Belltown drinking crowd pre-gaming. Not incredible but not bad, just not the Shiros or Kashima experience I was going for.

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Get there before 6 to take advantage of happy hour! The filet was by far our favorite!

MC
MCJE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always order their specialty rolls here. Never disappoints. Haven’t had a roll I didn’t like. The jalapeño hamachi is so good which I’ve never tried before. Waiters are awesome.

MB
MatthewB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Sake selection is amazing! The ambiance is great here as well; low lighting and cool unique overhead lamps. The sushi was pretty good as well.

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robertw
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Problem...Last 3 times I've eaten there the Nigeri rice does not hold. Falls apart and this problem seems to have gotten worse.

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Username
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ive had in a long time. Also quite expensive. Excellent sake menu many reasonably priced and very good options!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food…especially the rolls!! I’ll definitely be going back!

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vipadelinev
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

SO
SeaOtter
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a rush to make a flight but the service was super speedy even though they were packed. Delicious food and great selection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, great service, very accommodating to our group of 7.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Thanks for the great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for sushi, hands down. Never disappoints! We done here pretty often and always buy too (no complaints).

The atmosphere and vibe is always great!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Lite pricy but worth it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and everything from the appetizers to the rolls were outstanding. Would certainly go again if we’re ever in Seattle!

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NoahG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing sushi, we'll be back when next in Seattle!

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Anatol
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour prices. Great service. Enjoyed it very much.

DC
DillonC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were seated and asked for our drinks. 2 hot sake and 1 lemonade. Our sake was brought out immediately but we had to ask our server after at least ten min for the lemonade. We ordered 2 rolls and one was brought out after about 15 min and we waited another 20 min for our other one before I asked our waitress to cancel it because my partner was tired of waiting for his food. Overall a terrible anniversary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was yummy as normal! Beverage wasn’t initially sweet enough but it was rectified and was much better!

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vipFinfel
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yi was our server and she was .. in a word… fantastic! She was informative on the sakes and the menu and always seemed to be there just as we needed something. The food came out fast and fresh and the vibe was energetic and young. Must have the fresh king salmon sashimi. Thanks for a great night

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coryh
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The noise level and head banging music exceed health standards. The music choice was not In Harmony with the setting.
The combat boots and sloppy, sinfully short, shirt dress on the hostess was poor first impression.
The food is presented beautifully, is fresh and very flavorful.

LB
LizB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went smoothly without a hitch! It was fantastic and I couldn’t be happier about the service, quality of food and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for vegetarian sushi. Loved the rolls and they tofu ( probably the best I’ve had)

CM
CassieM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food was great. I took some friends here that were in town visiting. The first thing they commented on was how loud it was. We did have to speak up to talk. It also felt a little rushed. The server had no time for us to ponder on the menu and dashed off as soon as we took a pause to discuss a shareable option. Now, when the food arrived it was spectacular. My friends were impressed, which is saying something since they both are foodies. Now we didn't feel like we could sit and chat though since we were asked if two hours would be enough time to dine when we came in for our reservation. We all kept time in mind instead of really enjoying our time. Four stars simply because the food carried this rating. The ambiance was disrupted by the volume and the sense of being rushed in and rushed out was a bummer.

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caitb
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and fabulous happy hour prices.

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Joey
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every aspect of this dinner. The food was awesome, the drinks were strong.

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 1545 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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