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3130 E Madison St, Ste 106, Seattle, WA 98112-4221 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
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Ranked #74 of 3,441 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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113 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The sushi was very good and it is a very family oriented restaurant with lots of kids. Interesting specials that are worth trying. The seaweed salad has three kinds of seaweed and three different sauces. It was great. The seared albacore with foie gras was also excellent and a different way of thinking about sushi. Tempura with seafood was another... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found this place from reviews online and it did not disappoint! It was a 10 min cabride from the Renaissance but worth the trip. It is a small place, make a reservation .. and it's loud, not romantic. There are about 20 seats At the sushi bar and about maybe 15 tables. The food was excellent, the highlights being... More

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Kent, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

WAY too much salt in both the miso soup and the kale salad. But the maguro sushi was probably the best maguro I've ever had. The rolls were excellently prepared with not too much rice, as is so common. I had the egg-crepe wrapped roll, which was both novel and excellent. The other rolls were quite good, as well. Service... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our battle plan to deal with a miniscule parking and traffic down to Madison Valley is to eat right when they open on the weekend. Always make a reservation here to avoid disappointment! We usually go at 5:30 pm and even so, parking can be tough and people have been turned away without a res. We've gone here for years... More

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nishino is on par with Shiro's and the two restaurants are arguably the best sushi spots in Seattle. Great sushi - if you have the opportunity, sitting at the bar is a must. The omakase is more than generous in terms of portion, size and quality. Fatty toro and uni were the standouts.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It's a little off the beaten tourist path, and that's a good thing. It's a little dated, but it still feels appropriate. And the food is just outstanding. Whether you have the sushi or another dish (my wife had a miso glazed black cod that was divine), you can't go wrong. It is said that Ichiro Suzuki used to patronize... More

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Madison, WI
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times and the food and service has always been outstanding. On our latest visit, the food once again was terrific. However, we encountered some truly annoying service problems. We called for a reservation and was told that only 5:30 and 9:30 were available. We opted for 5:30. We were there until well after 7:30 and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We're long time Seattlites and have dined at Nishino many times over the years -- though not for a year or so and we've never reviewed them for this site in the past. We've had many wonderful dinners here -- but not this time. Never want to base too much on a single dinner not up to their usual standards... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I visited Nishino with my wife who is usually not overly enthusiastic about Japanese food but even she was impressed by the quality of the food and the innovativeness of the menu that had been put together. We indeed choose the tasting menu and had a variety of different dishes, all of them, i have to say, were excellent. And,... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I keep on going back there as I really like it. Over the years, we've tried the omakese option, the foie gras & tuna, the various sashimi alternatives, the fried tofu, the sushi, etc... The food is super delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant, whether you go on a date, with friends or with family.

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