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Umi Sake House

2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1615
+1 206-374-8717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (60 reviews)
“tobiko” (6 reviews)
“edamame” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1615
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Reviewed yesterday

This trendy, modern restaurant is conveniently located on 1st Ave. within a walkable distance from downtown and the waterfront. In addition to a regular menu, they have a menu of daily specials and fresh fish that includes sushi. They start by offering you complimentary edamame,...More

Thank Kurt R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for dinner - great atmosphere, good service, but the star of the show is the sake selection. Tons and tons to try. The sushi was good, as you'd expect, but many rolls had so many ingredients - not the place for the basics....More

1  Thank nd826
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for a quiet meal but if you want to find the pulse of Seattle, this is the place. You walk in and immediately know you are going to have an exceptional meal. The energy surrounds you and dances you to one of the best...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

How does this place have such great reviews?! I just don't know.... I have heard so many GOOD things about this restaurant, from locals, tripadvisor, and Seattle publications, so I decided to visit during the week for their happy hour. This restaurant has an upscale,...More

2  Thank Trav4Work
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss the happy hour, when pricing is fabulously good at this bustling hipster Japanese food restaurant. And make a reservation -- it's always jammed. The sushi is delectable and we also loved our perfect tempura and the oyster shooters. Service staff are high...More

1  Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if they make "traditional" nigiri sushi here, but they sure know how to make innovative rolls. As others have mentioned, the prices are steep, but the happy hour really rolls out the deals. The restaurant is very unassuming on the outside -...More

1  Thank DeanfromSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a first night, with a lot of choices of fresh fish. Don't forget to make reservations. We took our grandchildren, 4 and 7, who like sushi, and it was a hit for them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi and sashimi from the fresh menu were both amazingly delicious; we did not try the specialty rolls. Our server paid attention to us and was quite personable. We had booked ahead of time but were seated in a back room, which was the...More

Thank Karen_Grinnell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best sushi I ever had. I must have had about 20 pieces during the evening and everyone was different from the other. The staff was exceptional and very friendly. A must if you are in Seattle and crave a great sushi.

Thank Niklas L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky to get a seat at counter despite long queue on Saturday night Service was v fast and attentive despite being full house and staff running around to fulfill orders. It was also very noisy inside. I had 6 sushi and a small bottle...More

Thank beachbummer75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1615
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-374-8717
  • E-mail
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