Umi Sake House

4.7
1629 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 1629 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Sold out of several menu items

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ZachF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, pricing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, a group, and even for a date.

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Katgrain
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Hawaii part of the year and eat most of my sushi there, but I was wonderfully surprised buy the variety and quality of all of the food I tried! I will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love UMI! So much creative food and great music and really nice servers

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MeganW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time visiting. We love the food, the quick service and the overall ambience. Every time we visit Seattle we stop here now!

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Raena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fresh and tasty. The host was very polite and let us sit at the bar while we waited for our table and came and got us when our table was ready.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good goo

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Katie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pros
- nice decor
- food comes out pretty quickly
- value and prices during happy hour are fantastic. It’s a pricier restaurant so the happy hour was a great option for us
- non-sushi items were very good, for those like myself who do not like sushi. My boyfriend loved the sushi.
- we were there for a birthday and they gave us a complimentary dessert which was really nice, we didn’t expect that. It was also a pretty good sized portion.. not a skimpy little scoop of ice cream.
- service was good, they seemed a little under staffed but the people working there were nice and our food was brought out quickly
- the presentation was amazing. I do not like sushi, but it looked good.

Cons
- a little noisy once the dining room fills up, and it fills up quickly
- our table was seated a little too close to another table for my comfort-level, it did not feel very private which was uncomfortable to me. We could hear each other’s conversations which I was not fond of. It also didn’t feel like enough space for covid policies. In the future I will ask to be seated elsewhere.

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JoeJ
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Apps were overcooked. New fry guy? Needs retraining.

Super loud. For some that's "energetic." For others, it's annoying. We have to yell at the waiter.

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Rosey
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour 4-6pm every day. Great deals, fantastic ambiance. This makes for a great date night.

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Jane
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Umi is a solid spot for sushi but some of their rolls are hit and miss. Considering the price, is can be disappointing to order an expensive roll that misses the mark (using old avocado). But the ambiance is fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good time and good food. Our waiter this time was exceptional and made great drink recommendations

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Annie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was great! Food was delicious. Service couldn’t have been better. Would definitely return.

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Emmy
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have visited UMI Sake House on several occasions and it's never disappointed. The only drawback is that during busy times, it can be quite loud and difficult to have a conversation.

JC
JenC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing as always...the music way louder than it used to be & all the tables were seated a bit closer than expected. I noted other diners (male) were sat in quieter areas which was annoying.

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Cara
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - Brad helped me out. Very knowledgeable and made spot on recommendations.

QJ
QianaJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!! Like the food is 10/10 the moonraker roll is heaven on earth. The sake was divine. The service was kind and meticulous. The ambiance was amazing. I can’t wait to come back

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JamA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

With the price point I thought I was going to be wowed with the sushi quality, the service, the ambiance, the experience, but was not. It was sadly highly ordinary and I've had better quality sushi at lower price point establishments. With covid we don't go out to restaurants as much so it felt even more disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing crab soup. Fun ambience and great sushi.

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vipAliM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was really excited to try this highly recommended spot but we were ignored the entire 2 hours by our server until we finally reminded him for the check because we just wanted to get out of there. Unfortunately the food wasn’t great either except the otoro nigiri was awesome. I never like leaving bad reviews but in this case with the service and food both being poor the restaurant deserves to hear this feedback. Yes we still paid our entire bill!

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Ankit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have had in my life. Highly recommend it if you are going out for a special occasion.

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SusunL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The dining room area was super loud and made it very uncomfortable to hearing all our friends without shouting. Food as always is fantastic and the service was excellent. Please try to mitigate the volume as its a real negative impact on the dining experience.

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BreeO
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi is the absolute best sushi restaurant in the greater Seattle area! The service is always fantastic and the specialty rolls are so unique, fresh and just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, as always! It was very quick too, but we were there right when they opened.

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MichaelY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot ambiance! The sushi here was fresh, creative, and delicious. Our service was great as well. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Pricey, but worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing, our server was attentive and gracious.

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Savvy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect for sushi lovers who love trying different/experimental rolls

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Roscoe
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and table service w as s excellent. Greeter front door hostess ok until iou l she told us we had to vacate the table we reserved for 7:30 needed to be empty at 9 for next customer. Well thanks are visit with friends we had not seen in two years was only going to be 90 minutes. That's why four stars overall instead of 5 stars that the chef and wait=staff deserved.

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DavidJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for my wife’s birthday. Great food and atmosphere. Even went with our 9 year old and 6 year old. They even tried some née food! Would go back.

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amelia
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The hostess was excellent. The counter was not clearing out, so she offered to move our reservation to a table - which was greatly appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of options. Happy hour was also well priced with a variety.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat at the sushi bar and had a great time watching the staff prepare the rolls and hand deliver them to those of us sitting at the bar.

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Rockford
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited a very long time to get our orders, and the waitress was was very inattentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up getting there in time for happy hour which was perfect! The menu was delicious and the service was great. We had so much fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time I’ve been to Umi and I love it!!

RH
RogerH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Washington. Very creative rolls, cocktails, food. Service was spot on exceptional. I always take people here when they visit from out of state and it has quickly become a criteria for them whenever they come back. Awesome!

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SamA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi, Great Service. Your food is made efficiently due to a well staffed and superb workers. A+++++

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi is a Seattle institution. THE best/freshest tasting fish in the city.

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 4.7 stars by 1629 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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