Umi Sake House

4.8
1478 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 1478 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tylenej
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good, but the portions were very small for the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here. The atmosphere was incredible. Great food. Would definitely go here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was friendly and took great care of me. The sushi was flavorful and very fresh. I had a mango saki cocktail that was perfectly sweet- not overkill - and was light and refreshing. Highly recommend this place!

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PaulaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful late evening meal! Terrific sushi variety for any palate. A must when in Seattle!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal here and this place has a great selection of rolls. The waiter gave great recommendations based on our preferences and I appreciate that the rolls are cut into smaller pieces to eat in one bite. Would continue to come back to this spot. Definitely make a reservation instead of walk in.

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Britney
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The only good thing about this place is their food. The service was bad. We made reservations at 10pm, and then were told that we were able to move it up to 9:45pm instead, we arrived at 9:35pm and didn’t get seated until 10:05pm. The server rang in multiple of our items wrong and we didn’t receive certain dishes or one too many. We brought a birthday cake, and when we asked for it to be brought out, it took 15mins… after our leftovers had already been in boxes.

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StevenS
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and looking for a fun place

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vipgavi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sushi cuisine experience in a hip part of town 🤍

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KennanF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service! Over all great time! Thanks

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Anon
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sushi. I'd recommend having a bite to eat here.

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KaylaA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, excellent service, and the happy hour prices were amazing. Can't wait to come back!

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David
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience is what you will get at Umi. Every roll is crafted with care delicately. The sauces are unique and quality of the fish is top-tier. Would definitely recommend to a friend or someone looking for a great date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and service too!

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MaxSEA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, happy hour is a tremendous deal. Would definitely go again!

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ZeeReviewer
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice for groups. The ambiance is really nice for dates as well.

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AlexanderP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice casual place for sushi. The food was decent depending on the selections, and the service was very good.

When making the reservation on Open Table, we were asked about the occasion. We were there for our wedding anniversary, but the hostess did not even acknowledge it. The staff had no idea either. This would not be a place I would go to again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All the food arrives at once even if you get the omikase so it read more like a cafeteria experience. Good food though

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was overall impressed! Thank you to the hostess for getting us in esrly

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kuber
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi, excellent cocktails. We were seated in the back area with the plants and skylights and it was a great experience for a 1:1 birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was quality, pretty expensive. Half of the restaurant was beautiful, we were sat in a dark corner. We had to wait a while for our table. They seated 3 couples before us. That was irritating.

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ChristopherM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing food and great ambiance. Music was loud but it added to the cool vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi Sake House is always fantastic. Our favorite sushi in Seattle!

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RacquelT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my place fir sushi 🍣 everything is awesome here .. I go all the time 🙃

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the sushi bar, service was fantastic and sushi was even better than that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in person… always great service and great food!

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7times6
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to appreciate Umi Slae House as a family-favorite for a date night or special occasion. The covid-19 measures are respectful and clear, we appreciate all of it.

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CESeattle
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, drinks and service. All COVID protocols were followed and made for a safe and fun dining experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers great, Sake Cocktails excellent, we try four of them....Happy Hour Sushi Rolls not good at all, supermarket quality......but regular menu were excellent.

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TimJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour menu. All dishes were of great quality.

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MadinaK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was amazing. They had to move my friend and I into another table because they had a bigger party coming and because of the trouble caused, they gave us one of the rolls from the fresh list in house and dessert in house. The roll was delicious. It was a little bit too loud for us but that’s because we are way used to the quiet spaces. Great place to hang out with a group of friends to drink! Will come back!

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vipAvery
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service, missing food items, e trendy expensive. Used to be a good place a few years ago - not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I was really looking forward to going here but they sat us at the sushi bar. After seated, we asked to be moved to a table but they said they were only seating parties of two at the bar. The food was good but we didn’t get the full ambiance, which ruined the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience! The sushi is absolutely amazing, the Olympia roll was beyond expectations and the ambiance was incredible. We were there quite late (10:30) and the service and engagement was still completely phenomenal! Thank you, we will be back!

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bhoustonian
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Maybe the best sushi place in town. I would recommend the happy hour which has some great prices.

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SHP112
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Meh. Way overpriced. Many many many many sushi places with better sushi at more reasonable prices. $11/chutoro nigiri (1 piece). That’s absurd. Kashiba, Nishino, and Tamura all have way better sushi and still aren’t as expensive.

Server was stretched thin and we found ourselves waiting for extended periods of time to order more drinks and food.

Won’t be back. Don’t recommend.

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HelenK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great late night happy hour! Got to try a lot of different things.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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foodieking
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

ran out of a lot of inventory on mothers day. It was kind of bothersome that i was trying to buy a nice dinner but they ran out of literally 1/2 of what i ordered which is understandable but it was a holiday and they should have managed their inventory better.

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KahuP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Started with Crispy Prawns, wrapped in egg noodles w/sweet chili sauce. Wow! The noodles cooked to crispy perfection wrapped around the prawn added the perfect crunch to the deicate prawn contained within. A great appetizer. The crispy calamari, delightfuly tender within a crispy fried batter, was a great addition to the appetizers. Grilled garlic short ribs, filled out the starters, hmmm. Juicy and tender to satisfy any meat lovers cravings. The "Tropical Island Roll" completed the meal. With the amazing Blue Berry Glaze mixed with dabs of wasabe, provided the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

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michaelc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was pretty good. Nothing was bad, nothing was outstanding. I would definitely go 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 4.8 stars by 1478 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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