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12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-4310
425-821-1959
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Dining options: Lunch
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good value and authentic

This is an unassuming neighborhood restaurant, not an upscale restaurant, but I'd say its value is a lot better than more expensive places like Nishino. I had sashimi platter here and Nishino's and Izumi easily outdid Nishino in quality and variety. Good job! We will be returning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Naoko K
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is an unassuming neighborhood restaurant, not an upscale restaurant, but I'd say its value is a lot better than more expensive places like Nishino. I had sashimi platter here and Nishino's and Izumi easily outdid Nishino in quality and variety. Good job! We will be returning.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lived in Japan for a decade and have struggled since to find decent Japanese food in the Seattle area. This place is our family favorite. True authentic Japanese cuisine and home cooking style. We leave fully satisfied with every visit. Sushi, bento, noodles, tempura... it's all good and always authentic. I'm going to go out on a limb and say... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You'll be happy if you make reservations. Service was a little slow, but we had a party of 5 on a busy night. Very tasty and authentic! Order many items and share! Every dish we had was was spot on.

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Los Angeles, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We knew it was going to be good when there was already a waiting line early on a Friday evening & most of the people ahead of us were speaking Japanese. The food was excellently prepared & beautifully served. The butterfish & salmon portions were very generous. We look forward to returning soon.

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Clearwater, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I read some reviews on this place, so had high expectations. When we walked in, on a Tues eve, it was bustling, so, again, I had high expectations. the sushi was delicious-extrememy fresh, but a tad stingy on the fish. I had teriyaki chicken ala carte-which was tasty...pretty typical. My friends ordered a noodle bowl which was disappointing-no vegetables-basically some... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Went here one cold, dark Winter night and sat at the bar. The owner prepared my sashimi. He was great - offered suggestions - tried fish I'd never had before. All very tasty. The owner is a master of his craft without doubt.

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Austin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The sushi experience was mostly positive. Sushi and sashimi lunch specials were very affordable and decent quality. Octopus was not good, but I'm guessing there is not a lot of it ordered. Service was very friendly and efficient. Tea selection was good. Overall, good value for the family, and I'd stick to more common sushi and rolls.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped in here for a quick dinner and were not disappointed. Huge variety of rolls, including ones apparently invented by customers. Peach Blossom roll was pretty and very good, as was Salmon Poki. We'll definitely be back to continue sampling Izumi's fresh, artfully presented dishes.

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Kent, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place reminds me of being in Japan, the chef gave us the chef's special, a I don't know type of meal, he will pick what he wants and serve it. Very adventurous, it even came with a Japanese history class. Love this place.

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In terms of quality of sushi, this is hands down the best place on the Eastside. I almost prefer it to Shiro's, which is generally regarded as the best sushi place in Seattle, though of course both have their merits. And what a surprise, since Izumi is located in a dingy strip mall between Evergreen hospital and a thoroughly unattractive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-821-1959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 24
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood

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