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The 10 Best Sushi Restaurants Near Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hungry for fresh tuna and tasty salmon? Then these sushi spots in Downtown are for you! We reviewed the top food blogs and leading publications to find you the best sushi in Downtown. Treat yourself to an omakase experience or grab a takeout of nigiri from these featured restaurants.

Find the perfect Sushi spot

Japonessa Sushi Cocina

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare

    The 15 Best Places for Sushi in Seattle

    Foursquare
  • CultureTrip, 2016

    The Best Sushi And Seafood In Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2016

Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

If you travel further

Shiro's

Japanese, $$$$, BelltownJapanese, $$$$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • Visit Seattle

    Where is Seattle’s best sushi?

    Visit Seattle

Maneki

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • Seattle Magazine, 2015

    The Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2015

Tsukushinbo

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    17 Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • Seattle Magazine, 2015

    The Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2015

Umi Sake House

Japanese, $$, BelltownJapanese, $$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2016

    The Definitive Guide to Finding the Best Sushi in Seattle

    Thrillist, 2016
  • Foursquare

    The 15 Best Places for Sushi in Seattle

    Foursquare

I Love Sushi On Lake Union

Japanese, $$, South Lake UnionJapanese, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist, 2016

    The Definitive Guide to Finding the Best Sushi in Seattle

    Thrillist, 2016
  • Seattle Magazine, 2015

    The Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2015

Migoto

Asian, $$, MinorAsian, $$Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation, 2020

Teinei

Japanese, $$, South Lake UnionJapanese, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    The Top Asian Dumplings in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    The Best Ramen in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

Fuji Sushi

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    4 Japantown Restaurants You Need to Know About

    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 13 Best Places for Teriyaki in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

How does it work?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Sushi craving shouldn't be so tough. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10951 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from SeattleMet, Infatuation and TripAdvisor and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in SeattleMet - 4 Japantown Restaurants You Need to Know About, Infatuation - Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings and TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence. 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. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips for Sushi

  • Pinot Grigio with your salmon nigiri

    When considering what goes best with salmon nigiri, we recommend a glass of Pinot Grigio, it truly complements the dish as it doesn't overwhelm the dish.


  • Take rainbow roll to the next level

    Experts often pair rainbow roll with a glass of Gruner Veltliner, a popular white wine.

  • Go for Vinho Verde Rose with tempura prawn handroll

    For an elevated experience, pair your tempura prawn handroll with Vinho Verde Rose. This combination works particularly well because this white wine the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.


Fun facts about Sushi

  • Full of sushi

    After eating 141 pieces of sushi on April11 of 2008 Tim 'Eater X' Janus set a new world record.

  • The first ever sushi

    Hanaya Yohei is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous sushi.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Sushi spot.

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