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12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-4310
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always know when folks stand in line and are mainly Asian I'm in a good spot. Lots of variety from tempura to sushi rolls, but I had the most delicious sea bass I've ever had here. $21 for just the fish, but I couldn't have been happier. It was perfect. Go early, they open at 5 and there's generally... More 

Thank Diane M
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We recently discovered the sushi bar at Izumi and it has become our favorite sushi place. Delicious, big size nigiri! Excellent recommendations from the chef. I have trouble convincing my hubby to go to any other restaurant these days.

Thank bslavova
Vancouver, Washington, USA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Travel for a living. Love sushi - sashimi. Been in a lot of Japanese & sushi restaurants through the years. Shige in Boise is exceptional with a master preparing dishes. Izumi in Kirkland is better. Shito-San is a true master. Fish is always top drawer, preparation excellent. A true gem!!

1 Thank PaulB P
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I had sushi which was freshly made in front of me. It was delicious with big portions of tasty fish. The other plates I saw being made all looked great. Nice staff too.

Thank ajs245
Seattle, Washington
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

First, I've not eaten at Shiro's or Jiro's or any really renowned sushi restaurants, but I have eaten at dozens of sushi restaurants around the world and this is amongst the best that I've had, especially in a very obscure strip mall off the freeway. Also, I can't speak to the dishes on the menu, as my son and I... More 

Thank DeanfromSeattle
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've been to this restaurant three times. I live in Central Washington and have come over the past two years for my birthday and one other time. The service is excellent, the sushi fresh, the miso and tempura lovely. We get there right when it opens and the people are already lined up. I do think there is one quirky... More 

Thank RoadtripRoute66
WA State
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The ambiance was fine, service prompt and courteous and the price fair. The food was OK but not any better than you can have in most similar places. You will be neither disappointed nor amazed.

Thank Semibum
Los Angeles, California
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361 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

My first time here. Im visiting my sister and they suggested that we eat here since Im craving for sushi. I must admit Im little skeptical when we drove up since its located in a strip mall. But my sister and brother in law are a big fan of this place. We ordered a bunch of sushi, uni, sweet shrimp,... More 

Thank Russ L
Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

I do not want to sound snobbish but I know a good fish when I see one. Unfortunately, Izumi's images on their website belies the state of what they serve in the restaurant. It was actually the images we saw on their site that made us drive there to partake in their food. I like it when I find that... More 

1 Thank whichcitynow
Kirkland, Washington
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have been to Izumi several times and have always loved the food. As always, we had to wait for about 20 minutes for a table for two (they do not take reservations for small parties). If one thing could be improved about this restaurant, it would be the greeting and the communication around the wait time (or a bigger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-821-1959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?