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Seattle: would you suggest reservations at these?

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We're going to be in Seattle late April & early May. We've thoroughly enjoyed reading threads about Seattle restaurants (thank you all) & have narrowed our short list for dinner to:

Kappo
Kisaku
Market Grill
Nishino
Ocho
Ray's Boathouse
Txori

Would you suggest getting reservations at any of those for non-weekend nights? Thanks much. Cheers!

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  1. Ray's yes, it can't hurt. Txori is like a bar, I don't even know if they take reservations. Market Grill in Pike Place? If it's what I am thinking of, it's a walk up sandwich place, and it's closed. I don't know for the others. Good luck.

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    1. re: cocktailhour

      Thanks for your quick reply, we appreciate that. Cheers!

      1. Don't know about Kappo or Kisaku
        Market Grill, as great as it is, is a walk-up lunch counter, with no evening hours
        Ocho is a bar with tapas
        Ray's is the real deal for seafood, service, and views, if pricey
        Txori is a tapas bar

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        1. re: mrnelso

          I eat at Kisaku fairly often and I always get reservations for dinner.

        2. It depends on what time you want to go out. We usually make reservations if we want to eat between 7-8:30 pm. Earlier or later usually work out as walk ins. A few of these places may not take reservations but it never hurts to call.

          Kisaku, Nishino and Txori are personal favorites.

          1. Kappo is our go-to sushi, place, love it and our #1 hands down. Nishino is wonderful too, but the two are in opposite areas of Seattle if you are trying to stay near a certain area. Kisaku we tried going to multiple times and had not very nice service from the hostess, the whole "ohhh, you don't have a reservation?" attitude on a weeknight at opening and the place was empty. Finally went to Kisaku for lunch and thought it was ok, but I prefer Kappo, IMO.

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            1. re: nseattlefoodie

              Our thanks to everyone. We haven't been to any of those & your comments help to clarify things. Cheers!