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Japonessa Sushi Cocina

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1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2004
+1 206-971-7979
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (62 reviews)
“seattle crunch” (19 reviews)
“quality sushi” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2004
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Japonessa was a great find in Seattle! Though I was pregnant at the time, I was able to find rolls that suited my needs. I enjoyed the Bad Boy in particular. Also, the strawberry lemonade that I had was and is hands down the best...More

Thank MeghanAnnRose
Reviewed January 19, 2018

We were looking for a place to eat near the Art Museum, wanting more than a snack and less than a big lunch. Japonessa is just steps away from SAM, and offers a wide variety of sushi plus a menu of daily fresh specials. At...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped into Japonessa on the recommendation of one of our Uber drivers. We were not disappointed. As a matter of fact, we were so taken with the delicious sushi options and friendly and professional staff, that we ate several meals there. The close proximity...More

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

At Japonessa they have excellent calamari, I also recommend the eight spice tataki as it is an excellent tuna dish. The chef’s choice (or omakase as it is also known as) is fantastic and always fresh. The happy hour menu, which is from 3-6pm has...More

Thank Pablo655
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We went for lunch to Cocina as we all felt like Sushi & close to the four seasons where we stayed as well as highly recommended. Service was good as they tried to accommodate us as it was full provided we leave in 1h30min. As...More

Thank globaldiner2017
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Horrible service and they scam people by not properly advertising that they enforce 20% gratuity, which is illegal. The server was rude and threw our plates around the table. The food is mediocre at best. There are easily a dozen sushi places around that neighborhood...More

Thank bryanfr0mseattle
Reviewed December 15, 2017

This was sushi was absolutely outstanding! It really was the best sushi we have ever had! Our waitress was extremely helpful and guiding us in choosing some amazing rolls.

Thank OkanaganFoodie
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Yes, it’s spicy but I had to have it a second time before we left. Tuna sashimi is melt in your mouth good too.

Thank cmcg11
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Try the Chef's Special -sushi or sashimi - comes in 3 sizes!  Good selections, very fresh and tasty.  Good service, nice atmosphere.  Close to the Four Seasons and the Seattle Art Museum.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Started with portabello mushroom miso soup, followed by super bad sushi roll ( so good, crunchy on the outside, and very smooth soft sushi rice inside) and Sashimi sampler (albercore tuna, ahi tuna, shrimp, salmon and yellow tail) Sooo goood!!!!!! oishi desu!!! Great service too,...More

Thank bo_vancouver
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Kim G
August 30, 2015|
Response from CulturalContrast | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free menu but they had gluten free soy sauce and they were very helpful
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Qpower1 | Reviewed this property |
Check Google listings or the restaurant website. They offer reduced price sushi that makes dining there affordable!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $41
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-971-7979
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