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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic tasty food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Each time we go to Maneki it is better than the last time. They always serve the freshest fish in the form of sushi or sashimi. don't forget this is the Pacific Northwest. Meso soup and every tradditional Japanese dish is available. The tatami rooms need to be reserved in advance.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is one of the more authentic Japanese restaurants in Seattle; Maneki offers a comprehensive menu that specializes in Japanese home cooking: takoyaki, agedashi tofu, motsuni, fresh natto, and shiokara. The sushi is very good for the price too but Maneki is more of an izakaya. The restaurant has been in the same non-descript building on a side street for... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A staple of Seattle and its legacy of immigration - not to be disappointed when you arrive. Very reasonable prices especially considering the high quality and selection of the food - they have it all, takiyoki, yakitori, hamachi kama, toro and uni... The uni with quail egg was especially delicious - very clean flavor. Also recommend getting the black cod... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The blackened codfish melts in your mouth, the sushi is incredible, and for a sushi restaurant the prices are great! Always call ahead for a reservation. If not, try showing up and seeing if you can get a spot at the sushi bar in the back. Tatami rooms are great for larger parties.

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Clifton Park, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Black Cod was amazing. Location in Chinatown (International District). Old Japanese restaurant in the nation. They also have salmon collar (it's not in the menu so you have to ask for it).

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Additional Information about Maneki Restaurant

Address: 304 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2714
Phone Number: 206-622-2631
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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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