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Umi Sake House

2230 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
(206) 374-8717
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Ranked #26 of 3,429 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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Munster, Indiana
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Umi. The sushi and calamari tasted very fresh and the waitstaff was super friendly. Would definitely eat here again if we travel back to Seattle.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We wanted sushi we could walk to from our hotel - boy did we get lucky. We stumbled into Umi during happy hour and everything was amazing. Even the veggie roll was probably the best veggie roll I've ever had. My kiddo loved their tomago - and the pieces were huge. They have a great happy hour and really fantastic... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Being in Seattle I wanted to eat fresh seafood and Asian fare. Umi Sake House hit the right note for both. Where ever you're staying in downtown, do yourself a favor a walk this beautiful city. Walking from the Hilton to hear was a decent walk but I got to experience everything that is good about Seattle. The walk along... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good sushi and cool atmosphere. I highly recommend the "Mr. Perfect" roll; absolutely true (it was perfect). The only drawbacks are that it is a bit spendy and the service staff could use some improvements.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner by recommendation of a client of mine and she was absolutely on point. First May was our server and she was very knowledgeable of the menu and even helped us to find just the right rolls to try out. We had the the Sunburst, a Spicy Salmon, tempura shrimp, and... More

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