The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
1. Nishino3130 E Madison St, Seattle
2. Musashi's1400 N 45th St, Seattle
3. Wasabi Bistro2311 2nd Ave, Seattle
4. Kisaku Sushi2101 N 55th St, Green Lake
5. TSUI Sushi Bar6421 Latona Ave NE, Seattle
6. Sushi Kappo Tamura2968 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
7. Billy Beach Sushi and Bar5463 Leary Ave Nw, Seattle
8. Shiro's2401 2nd Ave, Seattle
9. Momiji1522 12th Ave, Seattle
This classy sushi spot is open from 5:30-10pm, so you can plan a nice jaunt through the arboretum to work up an appetite for some of the freshest fish around. Go ahead and sit at the bar for a real chef’s table experience at a places that's building a national rep.
This itty-bitty sushi spot off 45th in Seattle is almost never sans line… so you know it’s going to be worth it. Sushi, and fish generally, in Seattle is on a whole other level than fish almost anywhere else, but it's remarkable how much you can get at this spot for the wildly reasonable price. Keep things simple with giant orders of salmon and tuna nigiri, and make sure you bring cash.
Taking the occasional break can do wonders (so much so that you really shouldn't need to ask others for one, Nell Carter!), as evidenced by this 150-seat sushi slinger's intense sprucing (completely remodeled interior, overhauled menu) during a hiatus that took almost one year, which seems like a long time 'til you consider Jack Black's unplanned hiatus started with Year One.
Kisaku means easy going, which is the ambiance you will have at this raw fish joint. Be sure to grab the Green Lake roll made of which has salmon, flying fish eggs, asparagus, avocado, and marinated seaweed.
You can’t go wrong with Tsui Sushi Bar’s happy hour, which features a number of its most popular rolls and sets at a much lower cost than usual. The chic spot also has several beers on tap, along with a great selection of sake and inspired cocktails.
Here, sushi is made from sustainable fish that is top grade in this town, and you pay for it. Kyoto-born Chef Taichi Kitamura trained at acclaimed Seattle sushi outpost Shiro, and Sushi Kappo Tamura is a showroom for his expertise. The simple, light space does nothing to distract from what’s important: the fish. Don’t think twice about going omakase (chef’s choice), and relinquish control to Kitamura at the sushi bar, who will carve the day’s catch into precious raw morsels. Ultimately, supreme freshness and a customer-focused attention to personal detail is what tips the scales (scales, like on a fish…get it?).
The guy behind Japonessa brings you a new sushi bar focusing on innovative cocktails and seriously good raw bites.
Master Chef Shiro Kashiba is kind of a big deal...and we mean the kind of big deal that is basically known everywhere for his sushi. Great sake and sushi are paired together for a pretty traditional experience.
From the sushi impresario behind Umi and Kushi bar, this modernist Asian-style seafood eatery is something of a zen hideaway for frequenters of Capitol Hill. The Oasis-like courtyard, home to a greenery-framed Kyoto-style rock garden, is situated between the venue's two distinct sections: the bar and the dining room. The bar is dramatically lit with crimson walls, tin ceilings, and throngs of cocktail-toting Washingtonians, sipping on some of the spot's signature sake cocktails (think apple-sake with honey and brandy). The dining room, by contrast, is much brighter, with heavy cherrywood tables, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a bustling open kitchen. Here, patrons chatter over traditional Yakisoba noodle bowls, plates of grilled soy-glazed squid, and rows of inventive house sushi rolls, while ceramic pots of steaming sake serve as centerpieces on most tables.