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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Seattle? These are the top Japanese venues in town. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in Seattle

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Shiro's

Japanese, $$$$, BelltownJapanese, $$$$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    10Best - Exotic Japanese Culinary Adventures at Seattle Eateries

    USA Today
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019

Maneki

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen

    Eater, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019

Wataru

Japanese, $$$, RavennaJapanese, $$$Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Tsukushinbo

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen

    Eater, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019

Nishino

Japanese, $$$, Madison ParkJapanese, $$$Seattle, Madison Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10Best - Exotic Japanese Culinary Adventures at Seattle Eateries

    USA Today
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Kamonegi

Japanese, $$, FremontJapanese, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen

    Eater, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019

Sushi Kappo Tamura

Japanese, $$$, EastlakeJapanese, $$$Seattle, Eastlake
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Momiji

Japanese, $$, Capitol HillJapanese, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Kisaku Sushi

Japanese, $$, WallingfordJapanese, $$Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Yoroshiku

Japanese, $$, WallingfordJapanese, $$Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    8 Elite Ramen Restaurants in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Seattle. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10951 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1286 lists and articles from the likes of SeattleMet, Zagat and USA Today – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like SeattleMet - 29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down, Zagat - Best Japanese Restaurants in Seattle and USA Today - 10Best - Exotic Japanese Culinary Adventures at Seattle Eateries. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    Experts recommend pairing a flounder sashimi with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair soba noodles with Sake

    For an elevated experience, pair your soba noodles with Sake. This combination works particularly well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Chenin Blanc with your Wagu beef

    When considering how to best enjoy your Wagu beef, we would highlight how well a glass of Chenin Blanc complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


Parking info

Seattleis notorious for tricky parking. 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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