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Musashi's

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Lake Union
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1400 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6707
206-633-0212
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Little parking, small restaurant, cash or check only, but WORTH it.

This restaurant is a well-kept secret. There is almost no street parking, the dining area is very small, and they are cash/check only. Given that, you will not find cheaper prices anywhere. Additionally, their portion sizes are huge and the quality of the fish is high. If you are doing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
David H
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant is a well-kept secret. There is almost no street parking, the dining area is very small, and they are cash/check only. Given that, you will not find cheaper prices anywhere. Additionally, their portion sizes are huge and the quality of the fish is high. If you are doing take-out, it is worth the drive.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love everything about this place except for that they don't have too much space for people to sit down. They have good menus with good prices and lot of college students love to visit this place since they have such good prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As a poor college student, I love to visit this place to get chirashi bowl from this place. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes if you take 44 from UW campus.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really fresh salmon. Both quality and quantity were good for the price. $1.80 a piece of Nigiri, but it really a sashimi at some other place. Big piece of salmon on a tiny bit of rice. 10/10 would return.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We walked by the 1st night to Molly Moon ice cream and this place was crowded though there were 3 other Japanese restaurants on same block. We came back the 2nd night and there was a crowd outside waiting,but turned out only a 5 min wait. We had only sushi though we saw everyone eating the chirashi bowl special(we didn't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Chirashi bowl (with seared salmon and tuna) is absolutely delicious. Although it doesn’t look like much on the picture, it’s a lot, enough to fill two tummies! And it only costs $15! Great price and quality. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Having dinner with family we ordered cirashi. Sashimi over rice. The food it's excellent sashimi they cut it very big. The service was very good, they were very nice and polite. The bad things they don't take credit card, ONLY CASH

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was going to UW 3 years ago and this was the place where I was always going. Sushi here was super thick and enough to split it in a half to share. I will never forget that soft melting taste of sushi there. Recommend you to eat sushi here and then go to Molly Moon's which is just few... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When I go, I usually pick sushi nigiri plate or chirashi bowl. Both of which are below $20 and come full of good quality sushi. I guess my favorite is chirashi bowl as they don't come with cooked sushi. If you are a real sushi enthusiast (and not just cooked sushi rolls), you can substitute the shrimps and other cooked... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Musashi is not what it used to be. The sushi is still very affordable, but the quality has gone down considerably. The sushi rice is really overpowering with vinegar and lacks sweetness. Most of the dishes like the sukiyaki bowl also seem to be made with less effort and carelessness. The one dish that seems to have survived the wrath... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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?