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Jun 11, 2011 08:54 PM

Affordable, good SUSHI in greater Seattle (<$25/person)

What is your favorite affordable place to get sushi in the Seattle area? I used to be a big fan of Flo in Bellevue, but I'd like to try some new places!

How does it compare (in terms of price and quality) to sushi in Vancouver?

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  1. Shiros in Belltown is quite good and affordable.

    2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

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    1. re: xoxo_ticho

      I'm a huge fan of Shiro's, but I can't imagine getting out of there for less than $25.

      2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

    2. Izumi in a strip mall in Kirkland. Freshest and most thoughtfully prepared sushi in the Puget Sound area. Shito-san is head and shoulders above others!

      12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

      1. Thanks for all the suggestions!

        I think I will give Shiro's a try. Their online menu has a sushi dinner combo (Chef’s Choice of Nine Nigiri Pieces and One and a half Rolls) for $26.75

        How does sushi in Vancouver compare to Seattle sushi? I will also be traveling up to Vancouver, and I'm wondering if I should save my sushi dinners for the Vancouver portion of my trip

        4 Replies
        1. re: SeattleMonkey

          If you're heading to Vancouver, don't bother with Seattle sushi.

          1. re: HungWeiLo

            Really? Is sushi that much better in Vancouver? What are your favorites in vancouver? Thanks :)

            1. re: SeattleMonkey

              You can't go wrong with what these guys are recommending:

              The vastly larger number of restaurants to choose from ensures higher quality. Although while there are many many excellent places, there are also many many more bad places too. It's just that Vancouver has many more good places than Seattle.

              But for budget sushi in Seattle, Maneki is not too shabby. Moshi Moshi in Ballard is passable, especially if you use the coupon from (not the full-priced one, but the one you buy for $2 after an online coupon code). I've also heard good things about Hiroshi on Eastlake - although it's been a number of years since I've been there.

              Then there's always Musashi's $14 chirashi for your quantity-based raw fish fix. Similar to Portland's Saburo - it's 75% quantity and 25% quality. But what do you expect for $14?

              Maneki Restaurant
              304 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

              1. re: HungWeiLo

                i'd agree with Hung on Vancouver BC.

                if you're looking for a Bento box with sushi and cooked items, Ototo has a great value one for $18.

        2. If you can hit happy hour at Umi in Belltown, that's a pretty good deal. Or hh at either of the two Belltown places, Moshi Moshi or Shiku (I personally prefer Shiku, fwiw).