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Aug 25, 2007 04:24 PM

Awesome Seattle Sushi?

So, I'm moving to Seattle in 7 days from Spokane, and I happen to be a sushi freak. More precisely, I'm a sushi snob. Now, obviously there are a ton of sushi restaurants in the greater Seattle area, but I'd rather not have to wade through the mediocre and bad sushi of Seattle. I don't care about the price, because when I go out for sushi, I'm not bargain shopping. The only sushi restaurant I've eaten at in the area is the Wasabi Bistro downtown on 2nd, and it was pretty decent. Any other suggestions would be awesome!!

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  1. Here's one recent thread
    Some people also like Saito's

    1. Kisaku.

      Kisaku Sushi Restaurant
      2101 N 55th St Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98103

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        1. re: Lauren

          i always felt treated like a second-class citizen at Kisaku; when i would order omakase, i would get inferior cuts of fish (like the scrapings from the uni tray) and I would see some of the "regulars" getting specially prepared (e.g. marinated or seared) items that I was not given, even though i was pretty "regular" myself for a while (the chef certainly knew me from frequent visits) and paying for the full Monty (including expensive sakes)...

          1. re: barleywino

            I am very sorry to hear about that. I was treated well at Kisaku a few months ago, despite being a new jack, and being in a befuddled mental state such that part of my order was "just give us some real fish". There was a bit of a language barrier with the sushi chef there, but he interepreted my cryptic request and delivered some impeccably fresh and interesting sliced sea creatures. We also got some complimentary soy-marinated tuna concoction that seemed to be the special of the day.

            My regular spot is Saito's, however, where I have always been made to feel welcome. The fish quality is on par with Kisaku.

            1. re: barleywino

              I am certainly not a regular at Kisaki (even though I live a couple of blocks from there) but I've always been treated well. Although I probably wouldn't notice if someone was getting a better cut than me.

        2. Nishino would be my choice. Sit at the bar and go omakase.

          1. Mashiko ( is really good if you would like to try something besides the usual rolls. The owner is Japanese and he's very creative... He even has a few vegan rolls! The service is a little punk rock for my taste but I still recommend checking it out. Oh and the women's bathroom has a Warmlet. If you know what that is, you're probably a serious Japanophile who would shrivel up and die without a good piece of uni now and then.

            1. Ototo - tell Hutch to do his thing.