I’m a huge sushi fanatic, so whenever I go to a new city I have to explore their unique rolls! Especially in a city like Seattle with their fresh salmon & other seafood. I could not resist…FINDING THE BEST SUSHI IN TOWN! What did I discover? There are 3 places you need to visit in Seattle when it comes to sushi!
I would definitely go out of my way for this place! Thankfully you won't have to, it’s centrally located enough in downtown Seattle that you won’t have to go far I promise. It’s actually really close to my favorite speakeasy in Seattle needle & thread! Also located close enough to the unicorn bar, which is listed as one of the top bars in the US. So if you are out on the town in Seattle, and needing to fuel your hunger before a night of partying. This is truly the best of the best, it’s a small restaurant with a terrific bar, outstanding customer service, and beautiful presentation. Most importantly it literally the best sushi I have ever tasted in my life, which is hard for me to say being loyal to a local place in my hometown. But if I dare say it, this place it’s even BETTER ! This was the only sushi place that gave me a free appetizer, which is always a nice perk at a restaurant while your waiting on your food.My favorite roll here is the Crunchy Lizard for sure, it a shrimp tempura roll topped with roasted salmon on top. It’s so darn delicious, that sometimes late at night I lay restlessly thinking of it.
Google Rating:4.3 out of 5
Address: 1522 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Our Rating: 5
Favorite Roll: Crunchy Lizard
This place is my second favorite sushi joint in the city of Seattle, it’s much larger of a place then the other restaurants in Seattle that have won my heart. I would recommend making reservations if you plan on going on busy weekend night, or if not try to grab a seat at the bar you will probably have better luck. The sushi here is outstanding, you can taste the freshness and appreciate the unique touches. They also make quite a margarita, which I enjoyed very much after a long day sightseeing in Vancouver. They are located more towards pike place market, also close to Fran’s which is located inside of the four seasons in Seattle. They are known for their tempura sushi like the two you see below, and there classic rolls are just as exquisite.
Google Rating:4.3 out of 5
Address: 1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Our Rating: 4.5
Favorite Roll: RockStar
This one almost didn’t make it on my list not because of lack of taste or location. It was a quaint restaurant with a great atmosphere, with one bad quality its customer service. While I was at the host stand I asked for a table, she said there was none. Respectfully I agreed to order to go since that was my only way to try the sushi to see if it’s worth the good ratings…. Which it certainly was but, as I waited for my order. Literally less than five mins later, she sat the people that walked in after me. How is that possible? The perfect corner table had open up, and instead of perhaps offering me the table first or converting the takeout order back to a dine in meal, since it couldn’t possibly had been made yet. Instead the others were seated, I was not offered the table, and I left. Two words of advice for this place, only go if it’s the only one out of the 3 close enough to you. Call ahead and see if their busy if they are, place your takeout order or eat elsewhere. If you’re lucky enough to catch them a slower night dine in, it’s a romantic restaurant just a little bit on the smaller side. If you happen to catch them on a quieter night, perhaps they will give you the customer service they lacked to give me. That just goes to show that the place with best rating and highest pricing is not always the best, the best is often found in places where you least expect it!
Google Rating:4.5 out of 5
Address: 2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Our Rating: 4
Favorite Roll: Rainbow