Exotic Japanese Culinary Adventures at Seattle Eateries

Corinne Whiting

By , Local Expert, Seattle
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Sometimes, the urge to have Japanese food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Seattle's best Japanese restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Seattle. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Wasabi Bistro or tell you that Toyoda Sushi gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best. Thanks to Seattle's large Asian community, this is an especially easy city in which to find authentic...  Read more »

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    Shiro's Sushi

    Shiro's Sushi is a Belltown gem in which to enjoy the culinary masterpieces of Master Chef Shiro Kashiba....  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Reservations can be made by phone only, and no reservations are available for the sushi counter."

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    Moshi Moshi Sushi

    Moshi Moshi boasts an alluring decor and traditional Japanese sushi menu. The sake list is impressive too!

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out twice-daily happy hour deals on food and drink."

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    Shiku Sushi

    Shiku Sushi is a happening Ballard venue for delightful rolls traditional and zany. The starters are equally impressive, though!

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the restaurant's daily happy hour specials!"

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    I Love Sushi

    I Love Sushi: it's all in the name. Here the food is fresh, the views are good and the sake selection is sensational.

    Local Expert Tip: "Parking is easy here thanks to a large lot, and riding the streetcar from downtown is another easy way to arrive in style!"

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    Wasabi Bistro

    Wasabi Bistro offers a Japanese fusion menu in the heart of Belltown. Come for traditional ingredients presented in a modern style.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the all-night happy hour Monday through Thursday in the Wasabi Bar."

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    Shiki Japanese

    Shiki Japanese draws daredevil diners to its Queen Anne space. Enjoy delicacy dishes prepared by a master chef.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're an adventurous eater, this is the place for you! Shiki Japanese is the place to try the potentially deadly (if not prepared properly) Japanese blowfish called fugu."

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    Chiso Restaurant

    Chiso Restaurant appeals to a diverse crowd, thanks to delicious sushi options and a cozy setting. Enjoy innovative cocktails too!

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour takes place every day from 4 to 6 pm and features wonderful options from food and drink menus. "

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    Mashiko boasts a spare decor yet incredible sushi. Diners enjoy large portions and options like bento boxes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Indecisive diner have come to the right place; try the bento boxes for a variety of flavors!"

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    Toyoda Sushi

    Toyoda Sushi offers an unexpected gem in Lake City. Here, diners find an intimate, family-run restaurant that serves delicious Japanese dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "This small place fills up quickly, so arrive early!"

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    Nishino offers upscale Japanese dining in a classy, art-filled space. Diners enjoy a patio and extensive wine list.

    Local Expert Tip: "Nishino is a perfect place to dine after a day of wandering the wealth of Seattle's Arboretum!"



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