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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Not good, unfortunately

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
TumblinSun
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San Diego, California
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
71 helpful votes 71 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This has to be one of if not the best Sushi in the country. Ken-san is not only a master but a Sushi God! Ken-san is one of 5 maybe 6 Licensed Fugu Chefs in the US, so yes he is a Sushi God. I love Toro (fatty tuna) and his Toro is like butter. Do yourself a favor and... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the sushi here while visiting Seattle. We live in a land-locked state so fresh fish is not easy to come by. The sushi here was so well prepared and delicious! We've had sushi in many places, including in Europe, and would count this among the best.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I eat sushi weekly as I am on business travel. If you want a traditional sushi mean (NOT rolls with mayo) this is the place to go. Ken is one of the if not the best chefs in the USA. Just tell him omakase

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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: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?