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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Downtown, Seattle

Updated: March 2, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi Kashiba

Japanese · $16 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Japonessa Sushi Cocina

Japanese · $19 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill

Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pokeworks

Hawaiian · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Poke Alice

Hawaiian
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Shiro’s

Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Wa’z

Japanese
Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Maneki

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tsukushinbo

Japanese · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Betsu Ten Jin

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 4854 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1116 lists and articles – looking closely at what SeattleMet, Eater and USA Today had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. Don’t bother looking for SeattleMet - 29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down, Eater - Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen and USA Today - 10Best - Exotic Japanese Culinary Adventures at Seattle Eaterieswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. 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 Feastfox, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy soba noodles with Sake

    To elevate your soba noodles experience, we recommend some Sake to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.

  • Chenin Blanc and 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.


  • The ideal pairing for flounder sashimi

    When ordering flounder sashimi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Parking information

Parking can be tough around Downtown 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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