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5506 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-2262
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 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
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi

I went to Sam's twice. The first time, I met some friends for dinner after I had already eaten, so I didn't order anything. Their orders for nigiri came out almost immediately, while rolls took some time. My friend who used to work in a sushi restaurant said it passed his test (good rice, in-house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2014
Nick O
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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  • Lunch
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Fri 1/2/15 6:30pm: Sam’s Sushi Bar & Grill in Ballard/Wa. I’ve decided to only critic the bad experience, in order to help the business improves, and keep the good experience/business to ourselves so they don’t get greedy, expands and ruin our favorite dinning places . Sam’s Sushi Bar is nothing special, believe run by Chinese. Sam has yet to master... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went to Sam's twice. The first time, I met some friends for dinner after I had already eaten, so I didn't order anything. Their orders for nigiri came out almost immediately, while rolls took some time. My friend who used to work in a sushi restaurant said it passed his test (good rice, in-house tamagoyaki, fish tasted the way... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This Ballard sushi joint is a wonderful spot. Warm and inviting, you will feel at home. The food is delicious. This may sound strange, but they have the best ginger salad dressing; it's worth getting the "ordinary" salad, just for the dressing! The salmon roll is very good and the Ballard roll is, fittingly, yummy. They remember us every time... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Love Sam's Sushi. I'm not a fan of conveyor belt or buffet-style sushi. This seems like authentic sushi with great service. It's rarely crowded but don't let that fool you. It's a low key place to go. I also discovered they do take-out. And I live a block away...

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orcas island, wa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

good Japanese food, good food, friendly service and chef, good value; easy to access on Queen Anne Ave N, esp if you’re staying in Mediterranean Inn; despite name, restaurant has sashimi (always mouthwatering and fresh); eat in or take out

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Calgary, AB
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place was only half a block from our hotel - we ended up eating there twice! The sushi is amazing and the prices are great. I loved the snowflake roll. Service was friendly and prompt and the fish was so fresh. I'd highly recommend this one!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I always get the Large Sashimi plate. About $20 for a lot of fish. Well prepared, quick and very tasty. The staff are always friendly.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was impressed with the great taste for the great price! They were very friendly and attentive. The sushi was made quickly. I was intrigued with the Unagi (eel), which was only listed as barbequed on the menu. It was not something I had seen at other sushi restaurants, but it was good none the less. I will be eating... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I like the food and hated the parking. Parking anywere in Seattle sucks due to high parking rates. The restaurant was great though!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Always a family favorite when we are looking for Japanese cuisine. Located just off Market street and around the corner from the Majestic Bay theater, this cozy restaurant fits the bill for a night out in Ballard. Prompt friendly service greets you at the door. The menu offers standard fare with a few specialty sushi rolls for fun. Bento boxes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5506 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 783-2262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?