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1618 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6702
+1 206-632-7010
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“yakitori” (2 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1618 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we tried out a favorite Japanese restaurant, Issian, which is right next door to Molly Moon’s ice cream on 45th Ave. They specialize in the small grilled bites, just like the street food carts of Japan. We had chicken “spare parts” which included wings,...More

Thank Gord S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

4:30- 6:30 what a great happy hour! Great service, good food and a Pikes Place IPA. So many good small restaurants in Wallingford but, I would highly recommend this one, the prices were great as was the variety - enjoy !

Thank glfseattle
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Happy Hour at Issian A Day After new year Arrive 30 minutes after happy hour started Staff was attentive and resourceful as we didn't have reservations but was still accommodated even as a big group(6 people)\ very long wait time happy hour got Pike kilt...More

Thank grandres
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal sushi and sides. Very casual, took me back to the crowded restaurants of Japan. I loved this place! We had quite a wait on a Saturday night. Make a reservation if you've got more than four people, they primarily have tables for 2. The...More

Thank Laura193
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were actually heading out for noodles but wondered in because of the fantastic aroma that was coming from the restaurant. Everything was worth the stop, fantastic small plates, great sake and exceptional service. Can't wait till my next visit!

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I love Japanese food of all kinds. Issian was a great surprise! its a little small but we got there early enough to get a table. Our party was 3 adults and 3 children. We ordered right away and did not have to wait long...More

Thank Tlsmith628
Reviewed 20 November 2015

My husband and I eat here frequently and are never disappointed. Sushi and sashimi are always excellent plus there are many great side dishes (seaweed salad) and specials to choose from. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming and the service is attentive and efficient.

Thank KarenBx103
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Disclosure: my daughter waited tables there so we got a discount. That said, the happy hour was great: on the $1 oyster days or every day they have tuna or salmon collars...large meaty, fatty cuts that are inexpensive and meals in themselves. Run by a...More

Thank syncomm1
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Following up on a recommendation we dropped into this cozy little restaurant located in the Wallingford neighborhood for dinner. Plenty of choices on the menu, although they were a little worn and tattered. Selection is predominantly small plate format, with LOTS of choices! We enjoyed...More

Thank Mitch_K2012
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Great yellow fin tina!! Really fresh tuna from the sea. I have been there the second time. The waitress is really nice and would love to come back again

Thank Oat P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1618 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-7010
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