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Maneki Restaurant

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304 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2714
206-622-2631
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Better than average Japanese place

We went here for a friend's birthday. We got reservations for 8:30 and we arrived right on time and got seated promptly. It's a small place on a corner with a small area for seating plus tatami rooms. We had a nice tatami room to sit in with interesting décor, and anime style art. I was pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Everett, Washington
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Everett, Washington
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went here for a friend's birthday. We got reservations for 8:30 and we arrived right on time and got seated promptly. It's a small place on a corner with a small area for seating plus tatami rooms. We had a nice tatami room to sit in with interesting décor, and anime style art. I was pretty hungy so my... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We made a reservation here based upon reviews and that it has been in business for 100 years. The food was very authentic and we did not enjoy the meal. The dishes had very fishy tasting fish that was inedible to us. We tried to ask to create our own roll, just for the kids, but they do not deviate... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went there with a couple of friends and we had a reservation at their tatami room. This place is very good for friends drinking sake and enjoy some Japanese appetizer s. But, the food is mediocre and most of all my favourite unagi don is so disappointing. It was small in size and not freshly made. Tastes like microwave... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great small family operated restaurant with history. The service was average but the food outstanding. Had the tripe soup and eel sushi. Portions were very good. Prices reasonable. The three of us are till full on about 50.00 not including alcohol. Would return for sure.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Last night we were hosted by 3 Chinese colleagues from Beijing at Maneki. My host had never dined here and asked assistance from the waitress while he ordered for the table. She had my host order enough food for 10 sumo wrestlers. After 30 minutes when the table was more than full we asked whether we could cancel some of... More 

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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were placed at the bar as the restaurant was full, but we actually liked this better. Food was superp and very authentic - unfortunately that means lots of endangered eel on the menu. Do yourself a favour and visit this little gem - bit please avoid any dish with eel to protect this species. Be aware that when they... More 

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Oregon
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have visited this Restaurant 4 times now and every time we had great authentic Japanese food. We especially love the Miso Black Cod. It's not fancy and located in the International District in Seattle but well worth it. It's also advisable to have Reservations as they can fill up quick. The prices are definitely realistic and service is good.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This venerable Japanese restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. The menu is simple with no specials or fresh sheet. The prices a very reasonable and the wait staff is nice once you get passed the hostess. The sushi bar is different, though. I went as a single diner thinking I would have the usual sushi chef banter.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The modified Japanese style seating in the cozy booths is a must try. The fact that the restaurant is 100 years plus makes it seem like you are eating in a plea out of history. Food is nice. Service unobtrusive and good . We were a party of 10 and well taken care of.

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Bothell, Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went to Maneki on a co-worker's recommendation. We had never been there and was told it's the oldest Japanese restaurant in Seattle. The food was excellent and so was the service. My wife had the Chirashi and I had the eel bowl. Very fresh tasting and well presented. It's a small place so reservations are a must. Will definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2714
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206-622-2631

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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