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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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meals, features

Menu

WEEKDAY LUNCH SPECIAL
($5 additional for Teishoku Set) Served with chawanmushi, side dishes, soup / salad, dessert
Chicken Katsu / Tonkatsu
Deep-fried chicken cutlets or pork cutlets
USD 14
Oyako Don*
Chicken, poached egg, onion and scallion served over rice
USD 15
Shrimp Vegetable Tempura
3 pieces of shrimp tempura with assorted vegetable
USD 15
Grilled Fish*
(Mackerel / Salmon) Shio Saba or grilled salmon with sweet soy glaze
USD 13
USD 15
Saikyo Gindara*
Grilled miso marinated black cod
USD 16
Ramen
(Shrimp Tempura, Chashu, Chicken / Tonkatsu) House-made ramen with pork broth ramen
USD 16
Udon
(Shrimp Tempura, Chashu, Mushroom) Udon broth with assorted mushroom, onion and scallion
USD 16
Katsu Don*
(Chicken Katsu, Tonkatsu) Katsu with poached egg and onion served over rice
USD 16
Beef Sukiyaki
Flavorful broth with vegetable, noodle and angus beef
USD 17
Curry Rice
(Chicken Katsu, Tonkatsu, Angus Beef) Served with Japanese curry over rice
USD 17
ROLLS
Any Two $12 / Three Roll* $17; Soup or Salad
Avocado
Vegetable
Sweet Potato
California
Shrimp Tempura
Spicy Salmon
Spicy Tuna
Spicy Crabmeat
Salmon Avocado
Tuna Avocado
APPETIZER
Chawanmushi
Steam Egg Custard with truffle sauce
USD 4
Edamame
USD 5
Shishito Pepper
USD 5
Takoyaki
USD 6
Gyoza Pan-Fried
Pork Pot Sticker
USD 8
Fried Softshell Crab
USD 8
Chicken Karaage
Fried Marinated Chicken
USD 9
DRINK
BEER
Koshihikarai Echigo
USD 7
Echigo Red Ale
USD 7
Sansho Ale
USD 8
Kyoto Yuzu Ale
USD 8
Kyoto IPA
USD 8
Yamadanishiki Ale
USD 8
Kawaba Sunrise Ale
USD 8
Kawaba Snow Weizen
USD 8
PREMIUM SAKE BY GLASS
$11
Lady Luck
Crisp, Clean, Long dry finish
Omachi
Medium Dry, Elegant, Luscious
Blue River
Light, Mellow, Potent
Yuzu Sake
Refreshing, lovely, Citrus
Age Plum Sake
Concentrated, Honey
WINE BY GLASS
$8
House White Wine
House Red Wine
Rosè
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

It's really hard to find good Japanese food in Bellevue that is not sushi or ramen specific, or that won't break your pocket book. Minamoto has excellent food all-around and while it's a little more expensive than a "cheap eat", the quality of the food...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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490taylorc, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Thanks so much! We can't wait to serve you again.

Reviewed October 30, 2019

We had a wide variety small dishes. The sushi and some of the early dishes in the course were great. At the end we were getting full so not as enjoyable then. They automatically added a 20% gratuity to the bill at the end which...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2019

Thank you! We really appreciate your generosity. It's always nice to know that we are moving in the right direction.

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

The nigiri omakase was excellent! Worth every penny. Started off with a Kumamoto oyster topped with Ikura, followed by 3 courses of nigiri. All excellent. Fish just melts in your mouth. Probably the best sushi I’ve had in Bellevue. It’s expensive but worth it for...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Isaac Z, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Not sure how the reviews have been high. Our experience was quite bad. We got dropped off at a table and no one came to greet us for quite awhile. When the waitress did show up, she dropped the cocktail menu in front of us...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Isaac Z, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

We are truly sorry, hope you come back and give us another chance.

Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Great service, sophisticated place. They know what they are doing. Try the soft shell crab maki. Yum.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Isaac Z, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thanks so much! We can't wait to help you again.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

I had Scallop Shitake Mushroom Soup, Raw Oysters and Nigiri sushi. All good taste, knife cuts and service was excellent.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Isaac Z, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review! Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Transplant is all the more problematic, with no good taste, poor service and no dessert menu. I've never seen such a restaurant before. The transplant sugar was good at first, but the second one is really bad.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

Pretty decent but not in anyway worth their prices. Had seafood carpaccio as appetizer; ok, but not outstanding. Then the Chirachi as main course, which I often use as a benchmark for Japanese restaurants. There was nothing wrong with the Chirachi per se, but at...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Isaac Z, Owner at Minamoto Japanese Cusine, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

We're sorry that you had a less than stellar experience with us. We'd like a chance to make things right so please try us again!

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

The Nigiri Omakase was fantastic! 12 pieces selected by the chef, with fish flown in from Japan a few days ago (fresh, never frozen). I have never heard their names before, but my palate will not easily forget them. We came with a party of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We had a weekend lunch here, and while obviously on the higher end of the price scale, the quality of the ingredients and skill of preparation was quite evident. Of exceptional note: Uni & Foie Gras Toast appetizer Chawanmushi Agedashi Tofu Takoyaki Chicken Karaage Double...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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