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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? To get you the definitive list of the finest Japanese restaurants in Seattle, we analyzed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Find everything you need to know about the best Japanese restaurants in Seattle below.

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Shiro’s

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

Kamonegi

Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Nishino

Japanese · $10 avg. main dish
Seattle, Madison Park
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

Wataru

Japanese · $52 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tsukushinbo

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

Sushi Kashiba

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

Fremont Bowl

Japanese · $12 avg. main dish
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi Kappo Tamura

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Seattle, Eastlake
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

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 4854 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1116 lists and articles from the likes of SeattleMet, Eater and Zagat – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like SeattleMet - 29 Seattle Japanese Restaurants That Won’t Let You Down, Eater - Top Japanese Restaurants in Seattle That Go Beyond Sushi and Ramen and Zagat - Best Japanese Restaurants in Seattle. 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. 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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