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Tsukushinbo

515 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104-2715 (Downtown)
206-467-4004
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Ranked #261 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I set out on a quest to find great sushi in Seattle. It turned out to be surprisingly difficult. The overall quality of fish and preparation I encountered was quite high. Shiro had great tuna and maguro nigiri, Nishino had a marvelous California ambiance, Sushi Kappo Tamura was elegant ... but the selection of fish was alway quite limited, and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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235 reviews 235 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We randomly picked this restaurant among great choices in the International District and were not disappointed. There is no name on the building, but the line outside definitely was a clue. We had a 15 minute wait. We ordered various sushi rolls and a curry dish. Everything tasted very fresh and was attractively presented. The service was rather fast, probably... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A Seattle business colleague reserved a table for us here - luckily for us! Tiny restaurant. Very delicious sushi. Even the Miso seemed to be more flavourful than the usual fare. As there were 6 of us - we had a variety of items. The Marine Roll was AMAZING! So fresh. Presented on beautiful wooden 'plates' too. Very friendly service... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Call me biased because they are family friends, but no matter how many sushi bars there are in Seattle when we visit from Idaho we always stop in and are spoiled rotten! Quaint and comfortable, great service and the food is outstanding! Can't wait until the next time we can visit you guys! Ruth Nobuko & Monica send our love!

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Seattle
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Line up early for the seating at lunch on Friday. Bring an umbrella if you have to. Look up the Address because the name is NOT on the door. There is a cool place to shop next door if you are with a friend and can swap waiting shifts. Tsukushinbo has famously good ramen. The broth apparently takes a few... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Seriously. I love sushi and eat a lot of it. This little hole-in-the-wall was recommended by a friend of mine when she heard I was going to Seattle. The food was so fresh, it was amazing. My favorite was the uni hand roll which was stuffed with fresh uni. But everything else we ordered also was met with very favorable... More

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This restaurant has no street number or name posted outside so it is rather difficult to find. We sat at the sushi bar and place dour order for vegetable tempura, tuna belly, scallops, hamachi, sweet shrimp, maguro and a rainbow roll. The first item to arrive was the vegetable tempura. There was no seasoning and the tempura was not crisp.... More

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

And the other traditional Japanese fare on the menu is just as outstanding. I've never been disappointed. Service can be a bit iffy, but understand that this is a small, generational, family run business. Get there right when it opens; the line starts forming outside the door shortly thereafter. They do not take reservations. Discover why つくしんぼ is the "go... More

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Seattle, Washington
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170 reviews 170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I ordered the katsu curry (pork) and some sushi. Unfortunately, my first choice of sushi was all out (uni & amaebi). Eventually, I settled on the scallops & unagi. I'd have to say both were very fresh. The scallops had a great sweetness to them and was almost refreshing. The unagi had a subtle sweetness that didn't overpower the eel... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

There's no sign on the door, so look for the line of people standing outside Tsukushinbo before it opens for lunch on Fridays. That's when it offers its special pork ramen, a big and soul-nourishing bowl of noodles in a heady broth. The sushi also is top-notch.

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