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Umi Sake House

2230 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
(206) 374-8717
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Ranked #18 of 3,433 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: Bell
Transit: Yes
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I tried this restaurant based on the good reviews from Tripadvisor. We were terribly disappointed. We made reservations ahead of time, so were seated promptly. The setting was nice with a tiny atrium filled with tropical plants. It took a long time before our server came to the table, so when she did, we were ready to... More

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Every time we are in Seattle we have to eat at Umi's. The sushi and sake on happy hour is amazing! We start with the 5 piece sushi and then have the ribs. The spicy tuna roll was really good also.

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San Clemente, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our son found this restaurant for our first night in Seattle. He had read good reviews on Yelp. We had a reservation and were seated right away. We pick 5 different rolls and then let the chef make one of her choice. Everyone was fresh and and tasty. We would go there again anytime we are in Seattle!

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NJ, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have had sushi all over (Manhattan, Tokyo, San Fran, Hawaii, LA) ... this is the best sushi meal that I can recall ever having. Very, very fresh fish. Expertly prepared. Friendly, entertaining, female sushi chef. Excellent!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Umi sake was recommended by our concierge and it did not dissappoint. Its one of the best sashimi and sushi houses I have visited. They have an excellent sake selection and the food is as fresh as can be.I would highly recommend the moonraker roll.

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Munster, Indiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here for dinner and it was wonderful. The sushi tasted very fresh and was outstanding in taste. I've had better edamame, but the sushi is what it's all about. The presentation was even very beautifully done. I had the Pretty in Pink and tried others samples of my parties dishes and it was all good. I would recommend... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The sushi menu is one of the best I have ever seen. It even includes white salmon, which I have no know idea how to acquire other than get lucky and catch yourself. The rolls are very interesting however next time I'd abstain from overly sweet mango glaze and cilantro in one of them. Sake list (which is closer to... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When I come to Seattle to visit every year, Umi Sake House is my "must go" at least once during my stay. There were 3 of us. My father is extremely hard of hearing and the Hostess accommodated us by getting us a table in the front area which was less noisy. We ordered the - Garlic Short Ribs beef... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to Umi during our first trip to Seattle. I had done my research and found good reviews here and on Yelp, so we decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did. The sushi menu is EXPANSIVE and can be overwhelming, but it's worth it to read every single option. We decided on a couple... More

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We made reservations for 4 without a problem for 5:30 on Tuesday night. I would recommend asking for a 4 top at the front entry. Avoid the back room since the air conditioning doesn't compensate for 85 degree weather. I am sure it would be fine any other month except summer. I enjoyed the Jalapeno Himachi featuring yellowtail sashimi, jalapeño,... More

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