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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Downtown

Updated: December 17, 2020

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

Sushi Kudasai

$10 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 5.0

Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill

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

BB's Teriyaki Grill

$9 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Betsu Ten Jin

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

Sushi Kanpai

Japanese
Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Nana’s Green Tea

Japanese · $10 avg. main dish
Seattle, Denny Triangle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

I Heart Sushi

$13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Pioneer Square
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Matsu

Japanese
Seattle, Pioneer Square
Google: 4.6
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 had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. Don’t bother looking for SeattleMet - 29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Downwe’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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