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5506 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-2262
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tempura Lunch

Went to Sam's Sushi after seeing it for years during our jaunts in Ballard. It happened to be one of the only restaurants open for lunch on the weekend. Was a little concerned because it seemed to be commercialized, but it turned out to be good and reasonably priced. We stuck to traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went to Sam's Sushi after seeing it for years during our jaunts in Ballard. It happened to be one of the only restaurants open for lunch on the weekend. Was a little concerned because it seemed to be commercialized, but it turned out to be good and reasonably priced. We stuck to traditional Japanese tempura and also a couple of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited this place a few times while working in the area. Loved it. Excellent tempura, bento box was also excellent. Good Service, and a fair value for your $ for Sushi in Seattle which at times can break the bank. Parking can be an issue here, I would look for free street parking up 20th or there is a paid... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Sam's Sushi

Address: 5506 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Phone Number: (206) 783-2262
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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 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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