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Musashi's

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1400 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6707
206-633-0212
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well worth a trip and a wait!

I'm a frequent visitor to Seattle (kids live here). No visit is complete without lunch at Musashi's on NE 45th Street near Stone Way. Musashi has been there a long time, since before Wallingford got trendy, I'm sure. There's seating for about 25, and always a line waiting outside at lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
nworbd
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Fresno, California
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  • Dining on a budget
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Fresno, California
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94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm a frequent visitor to Seattle (kids live here). No visit is complete without lunch at Musashi's on NE 45th Street near Stone Way. Musashi has been there a long time, since before Wallingford got trendy, I'm sure. There's seating for about 25, and always a line waiting outside at lunch and dinnertime. OK, to get to the point: this... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The line moves quickly. They take your order while you wait in line and you're seated as your food is served. The price is fair and the food is outstanding. These guys KNOW how to prepare famously good sushi. I love this food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The staff was amazing. I was looking for a light nibble and to escape for a bit. Had a Seattle roll which was fantastic and they also treated me to dessert. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Great prices. I will return again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love sushi and make sure I find a place in every city we travel. This restaurant was one of the best I have found. The prices are extremely reasonable and the sushi was delicious. I wish we could have gone back! The restaurant is very small with only a few tables, but the wait is reasonable and worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We walked up to the restaurant and it was full. When we asked how long the wait would be, the server responded, "About 20 minutes." I seriously doubted her, but she was spot on, if not overestimating. We looked at the menu while we were waiting and one of the servers asked if we were ready to order. Uh yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ever since I found this Japanese restaurant decades ago, I've hardly been to another one. The food is fresh and all hand made on the spot. There's nothing fancy but good food. When ever I go back to Seattle, I must eat there and they still accept personal check.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This small restaurant (a few stools at the counter and about nine tables) serves up fairly average food at bargain basement prices. I'm not a fan of the sushi here but was in the neighborhood at lunchtime today so decided to go in and try something else. I ordered chicken teriyaki on a skewer, mixed vegetables on a skewer, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Small restaurant with limited seating and parking, but the quality of the food is amazing! Just do take out and eat at your own leisure. The serving is generous with unbelievable low price.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Musashi is a very small place so good as long as a group is 4 or smaller. Expect a wait during prime times. Outstanding value for sushi and love the Hamachi Kama.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Brilliant and straightforward sushi. Large pieces of fresh, well chosen fish, rocking rice, fast service, and cheap. It's among the best stuff I've had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6707
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: 206-633-0212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?