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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
Great Japanese Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Bothell, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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637 reviews 637 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Edmonds, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been coming here, with just three owners, since 1989. Nothing much has changed, including the recipes. Many of the original waitresses are still around bartending and waiting on tables. Amazing! The traditional Japanese food is consistently good and be sure to check out the specials on the back wall. Ask for help because it's written in Japanese. There are... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just thinking about what I ate here last night makes me want to come back! My flight was delayed and I arrived late to meet friends and family with my huge suitcase and the hostess was nice enough to keep my suitcase behind the screen so I wouldn't have to worry about it. Food was already ordered and everything was... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went here with some fisherfriends who definitely know their stuff. Maneki didn't disappoint. Cute little place and not pretentious at all. Service staff was super friendly and our food came out SUPER promptly. The sushi rolls are fantastic...not drenched in sauce or too gussied up. As my friend told me, 'It's nice to actually because the flavor of the fish... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I recommend the black cod and highly recommend making a reservation (I couldn't get through calling so I sent a text to their other number and got a reply). All the food was delicious. A couple next to us said they came in yesterday and liked it so much that they came again that next day lol

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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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