Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Seattle has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Wasabi Bistro or at Shiro's Sushi, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

Chinoise Café

Situation: you're craving sushi, your friends are clamoring for lo mein, moo shu pork, and pad thai. Solution: Chinoise Café. This Pan-Asian restaurant chain (with four locations, all in Seattle) ignored the usual "one-cuisine" rule, and...  Read More

Dragonfish Asian Café

Serving excellent Pan-Asian cuisine from breakfast until late-night, this eatery happily accommodates a host of patrons. Skillfully prepared dishes incorporate the signature flavors of China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines....  Read More

Upscale crowds applaud this lovely restaurant for a sushi bar that delivers maki and sashimi fashioned from the day's freshest catches. In addition, cooked items and luscious omakase meals are available for diners who crave something besides...  Read More

Noodle Ranch

Lights hung by barbed wire, alternative background music, and multicolored walls contribute to the lively atmosphere at this popular restaurant. A young, trendy crowd often holds court, enjoying the pan-Asian cuisine. Vegetarian options such as...  Read More

Toyoda Sushi

It's hard to keep great places secreted away, and Toyoda's reputation has, for better or worse, become public knowledge. Better for business, yes, but worse for relaxed dining, as you can tell by the crowds that descend on the small eatery....  Read More


Mashiko is not your traditional sushi bar. Spare decor features blonde woods and a saltwater aquarium, and the chef is given the privilege of music selection. But if you come in with a good attitude and your sense of humor intact, you're certain...  Read More

A distinctly contemporary scene of exposed ductwork and sleek concrete walls sets the stage for one Fremont's more exceptional dining options. Well-dressed young professionals and hip college kids who frequent Chiso heap high praise on...  Read More

I Love Sushi

The name of this restaurant leaves little doubt about the specialty of the house. This is the place for sushi lovers, and a crowd of professionals from the local high-tech companies shows up daily for lunch. The menu includes excellent sashimi...  Read More

Wasabi Bistro

Adopting a distinctly modern attitude toward Japanese cuisine, Wasabi Bistro has taken Belltown, and Seattle, by storm. Come for terrific happy hour specials on sake and sushi from 4pm to 6pm daily and 9pm to 1am Sunday through Thursday. The...  Read More

Queen Anne
Shiki Japanese

Chef Ken Yamamoto is the only chef in the state of Washington licensed to sell fugu, the potentially deadly (if not prepared correctly) Japanese blowfish. Whether you opt for this rare delicacy or one of the other carefully created entrees,...  Read More