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The 4 Best Japanese Restaurants Near West Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in West Seattle? These are our best Japanese spots. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in West Seattle.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Asian, $$, JunctionAsian, $$Seattle, Junction
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2019

    8 Elite Ramen Restaurants in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    5 Best New Ramen Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

Irashai Sushi

Japanese, $$, AdmiralJapanese, $$Seattle, Admiral
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

iconiq

French, $$$, Mt. BakerFrench, $$$Seattle, Mt. Baker
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    16 Restaurants With the Best Views in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Katsu Burger

Japanese, $$, GeorgetownJapanese, $$Seattle, Georgetown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 10951 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater and SeattleMet had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Eater - The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants, Eater - 16 Restaurants With the Best Views in Seattle and SeattleMet - 29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering what goes best with soba noodles, we recommend a glass of Sake, it truly complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Take Wagu beef to the next level

    When ordering Wagu beef, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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