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Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Magnolia / Queen Anne
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4 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119-3828
206-281-1352
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Japanese Sushi

Unlike many Japanese restaurants that have sprouted up over the years, Shiki is actually run by a Japanese family. As such, they take pride in their prompt service and homey (perhaps a bit too dated?) atmosphere. However, it is the Sushi and Sashimi that keeps me coming back. Wow! No doubt the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

You have to click zoom several times to finally see this restaurant in Google Maps. We want japanese food and this is the closest in a rainy day. We almost missed it- located in a quiet part of Queen Anne. If this is all about the outside "curb appeal" well, this place would lose hands down. You would think it's... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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181 reviews 181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Shiki serves a limited menu of Japanese food. Service is friendly and every attempt is made to please but we were not impressed with the meal. Stick to the Udon soups and the food will be fine. Anything else is just disappointing. We've had better rolls in too many other Japanese restaurants. The fish just did not seem fresh or... More 

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I took my sister to this restaurant, because she is a Sushi connoisseur. She travels a lot, and wherever she goes, she searches for the best Sushi. I was delighted to hear her say that her meal at Shiki was her best Sushi experience ever! That is high praise. She and our friends agreed that it was incredible! They tried... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had read good reviews of this sushi restaurant, and could not have been more disappointed. The tempura was doughy, not crisp. The cooked salmon was fishy tasting and way overcooked. The sashimi was fishy, as well, with the raw salmon almost white & with the skin on each piece. California rolls tasted like mayonnaise and surimi (fake crab). The... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a random find while cruising around Seattle. There's a sushi bar where you can sit and eat and watch the sushi master at work or tables for 2 or more. Place was full when we arrived and the atmosphere was great. Staff were nice and helpful and the food was fantastic.

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Tokyo
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126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant looks poor from outside but inside is warm and family like. The food is not exciting but is OK. They entertain local customers and their serving is very generous. However, it lacks a bit of delicacy for example, imbalance between rice and thickness of sashimi on sushi. I will not make special trip to this restaurant but have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Unlike many Japanese restaurants that have sprouted up over the years, Shiki is actually run by a Japanese family. As such, they take pride in their prompt service and homey (perhaps a bit too dated?) atmosphere. However, it is the Sushi and Sashimi that keeps me coming back. Wow! No doubt the best and freshest in Seattle. Cuts are also... More 

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Ganshoren, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Let me be very short: whenever I'm in Seattle and I want sashimi, this is the place I go to. Non surpassed, best ever, always. Tip: try the shrimp, I didn't... :) Tip2: the chef is a Fugu master!

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We ate here for dinner once, and lunch three times. All of our experiences have been very good. The sushi is outstanding. We particularly like the Maguro - it tasted like it slept in the ocean the night before! We also had the Special Bento Box for lunch, and that was a little more of an adventure, but the flavors... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We have eaten here about 4 times now, and each time we sat at the suchi counter. My husband is fluent in Japanese and everytime we try to strike up a converstion with the sushi chef/owner he just grumbles one or two word responses and then ignores us. We have been there when it was busy and when only one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119-3828
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Phone Number: 206-281-1352

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?