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“Fresh nigiri, basic rolls.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shiro's

Shiro's
2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
(206) 443-9844
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Ranked #98 of 3,444 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $32
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Belltown
Seattle, Washington
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173 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Fresh nigiri, basic rolls.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This place came recommended to us by someone who knows Seattle restaurants, and we were not disappointed. Service was solid, and the fish very fresh. The rolls were good, but there wasn't a lot of variety or creativity on that front. If you want a seat at the bar, come early - there was a line out the door 20 people deep at 5:30 on a Sunday night - because they don't take reservations for the bar. We had a table reserved, and sat right down. The place was packed by 6pm, so call for a reservation to be sure of timely seating. I'm a big fan of rolls, so I think we'll probably go somewhere else next time, but if I were taking friends from out of town for sushi, I'd consider coming here for certain.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“will do it again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My greatest experience in Seattle. Great sushi experience. We sat at the table and didn't do omakase because of time - next time though! We did ask for the chef's choice for our second set of orders and it was fabulous!

Wait was great and attentive. Did take a little while to get the check to them though, almost as if they didn't want us to pay. :-) all wait staff boys and girls - very cute. :-)

Great service, great food, great evening! Will do this again when I am in Seattle!

Visited June 2013
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“OMG -The best ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

we sat at the sushi bar and totally enjoyed being served by the sushi chef. we let him pick our sushi for us and we weren't disappointed. The freshest sushi I think we have ever had. yummy and well worth the wait and expense....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Seattle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very authentic. No cream cheese or seared beef here. Omakase is the best idea. They will not steer you wrong and ensure you get the best they have to offer that night, with a lot of variety. That being said, the miso black cod is incredible. Service is great.

Without a reservation, you will have to wait. The sushi bar is first come, first serve. People start lining up before 5 pm outside for the doors to open.

This is my favorite place in Seattle for sushi, and every bit as good as sushi I've had throughout Asia.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kryton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

excellent experience. I tried the shiros okamase dinner, a complete experience (beatiful and delicious) . The meal included delicious and fresh sushi (included salmon roe and and a creammy albacore tuna), sashimi , tepan (fantastic black cod with misso), tempura, an amazing oyster. The tea was also great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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