Hitting the Streets for the Best Sushi in Seattle
The Best Sushi in Seattle at Every Price Range
It’s time to venture outside of your immediate neighborhood for some tasty sushi, sashimi, and Japanese classics. We’ve compiled a list of five hotspots for the best sushi in Seattle. While they’re all not going to be right outside your back door, you’ll find that they’re worth the trip.
Our picks include a combination of some affordable options along with a chef’s choice menu for the times you’re looking to splurge.
Normandy Teriyaki & Sushi
Here’s why Normandy Teriyaki & Sushi is one of the top choices for sushi lovers:
- The dishes are prepared in a very hygienic kitchen
- Peaceful dining environment
- Friendly staff
- Super delicious food!
Since 1988, Normandy has been considered one of the best restaurants in the area, just south of Seattle. Teriyaki dishes are the main draw, but sushi stands on its own as well. One of the best deals is the “Two Rolls Special” for just $14, allowing you to sample a few favorites.
Address: 17841 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA 98148
Average Price: $11-30
Normandy Teriyaki & Sushi: Website Link
In just a few words, Sushi Kashiba is incredible sushi & omakase served in an uber-chic room with water views.
You’re in good hands at Sushi Kashiba with head chef Shiro. Chef Shiro Kasiba is a three-time James Beard award nominee for Outstanding Chef, so you can just imagine the quality of the cuisine at his self-titled establishment.
Dine-in is once again open for business. However, the Sushi Counter and Cocktail Bar are only available after 5 pm along with dinner.
Sushi Kashiba provides the best overall experience for sushi in Seattle, Washington, as they have a very cool private dining service. The Peak and Omakase experiences are based on market price. From Wednesday through Sunday, you can order the take-home experience with the Kashiba Deluxe Omakase Box.
Address: 86 Pine St Suite #1, Seattle, WA 98101
Average Price: $60
Sushi Kashiba: Website Link
The best sushi in Seattle spots have to include Maneki, and it’s one of the oldest as well. Prices are reasonable and reservations are highly recommended when in-house dining is back.
For the time being, though, Maneki has gone take-out only. You can place an order online for pick-up between 4:30 and 8 pm every day except Monday.
Some of the highlights include the Birthday Roll, which is a special roll of the month custom-created by the culinary experts at Maneki. For $10, you can try the Vegan Peace Roll. It’s made with vegan ahi tuna, avocado, takuwan, aka pickled radish, and kampyo (seasoned gourd).
Address: 304 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98104
Average Price: $10 -$15
Maneki: Website Link
Star sushi chef Ryuichi Nakano owns and operates SanKai in Edmonds. This Michelin-starred 14-seater omakase restaurant is known for its tall Edomae-style sushi. And, SanKai is a go-to for an upscale experience with some of the best sushi in Seattle chosen by the chef.
Omakase does not set a menu; instead, you’ll enjoy a custom chef’s choice menu for $150 to $200 per guest. SanKai’s concept promises that the ingredients are selected by super chefs and imported directly from Japan which is the motherland of sushi.
Address: 111 4th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020
Average Price: $150 or $200
SanKai: Website Link
Seattleites turn to Toyoda Sushi, as it always offers tasty sushi and high-quality service in Seattle. Toyoda has a menu focusing on specialty rolls and sashimi.
Customers highly recommend their serving of an incredibly satisfying plate of seared hamachi tuna.
Sushi ala carte covers hosomaki, temaki, uramaki, and nigiri. Some of Toyoda’s sushi specials include the regular assortment. For $36.95, you’ll enjoy the chef’s choice of eight pieces of nigiri style and a roll. Or, you can downsize to the small assortment for $31.95. Chef Jimmy’s special is $9.95 for Inari tofu pouches stuffed with rice and spicy tuna.
Address: 12543 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Average Price: $22
Toyoda Sushi: Website Link
Beyond the Best Sushi in Seattle
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