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Sushi Kappo Tamura is an Eastlake favorite.
Sushi Kappo Tamura [Official Photo]

Notable Destinations for Sensational Sushi in the Seattle Area

Many still offer robust takeout menus

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Sushi Kappo Tamura is an Eastlake favorite.
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Sushi is often best as a curated, dine-in experience. But Seattle restaurants have been making many adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s offering high-end omakase experiences in a modified takeout form, or stepping up more casual delivery offerings. Here’s a list of some of the best sushi spots that are still open (and several reopened for dine-in), listed from north to south.

While many of the places below offer takeout and delivery, a few have limited onsite seating, with services noted. This should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on local coronavirus cases, please visit the official King County COVID page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. SanKai

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111 4th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 412-3417
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Star sushi chef Ryuichi Nakano opened up this Edmonds spot downtown in 2019, and it has quickly gained a loyal following. It’s now offering a wide variety of well-crafted rolls, nigiri, and sashimi for pickup through online preorders, or onsite dining (both indoors and outdoors). There’s to-go beer, sake, Japanese whiskey, and wine available as well. Delivery via DoorDash.

2. Toyoda Sushi

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12543 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 367-7972
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Lake City’s best kept secret is a family-owned charmer. Besides its reliable menu of specialty rolls and sashimi, Toyoda also serves an incredibly satisfying plate of seared hamachi tuna that shouldn’t be missed, and offers takeout and delivery Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A collection of sashimi, showing yellowtail, roe, and sliced cucumber
Toyoda sushi is a popular Lake City spot.
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3. Kisaku Sushi

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2101 N 55th St
Green Lake, WA 98103
(206) 545-9050
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Hidden in Tangletown is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Seattle. There’s a short list of signature rolls (the Green Lake Roll with salmon, asparagus, and flying fish egg is a highlight), as well as excellent sashimi and nigiri. It’s open for takeout and limited indoor dining.

A signature sushi roll at Tangletown, with a green vegetable sprouting out from each piece.
Kisaku is a Tangletown favorite.
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4. Sushi Kappo Tamura

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2968 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 547-0937
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Renowned chef Taichi Kitamura (a 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist) provides a wide variety of fantastic meal options at his Eastlake destination restaurant. It currently has its full sushi menu to go, as well as a nigiri omakase, which includes 12 pieces of seasonal selections. Open for takeout and limited indoor dining.

5. Nishino

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3130 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 322-5800
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This lovely, upscale restaurant has been thrilling Madison Park for over 20 years. Small plates, specialty sashimi, and the exclusive omakase meals all get rave reviews and make regulars out of neighbors and destination diners alike. Open for takeout and limited onsite dining (indoors and outdoors).

A plate filled with sushi at Nishino in Madison Park.
Nishino delivers celebrated small plates and sushi in Madison Park.
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6. Taneda

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219 Broadway E #14
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 457-8921
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This intimate counter tucked away inside Capitol Hill’s Broadway Alley has an array of offerings besides seafood for its artful multicourse tasting menu, but master chef Hideaki Taneda’s Edomae-style sushi preparations are the main event. Each seasonal dish is lovingly crafted and presented like mini gifts, a one-of-a-kind experience in a city with plenty of competition. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service only.

7. Shiro's

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2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-9844
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Although titular star chef Shiro Kashiba stepped down from his post here years ago, the venerable Belltown sushi spot remains an excellent sushi destination. Tuna, scallop, and black cod sushi combos are available for takeout, delivery, and limited onsite dining — there’s also some crispy sushi rice burgers.

A top-down view of various nigiri against a dark background.
Shrio’s is a Belltown mainstay.
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8. Aburiya Bento House

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2100 Western Ave b
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 453-4685
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Located in the Pike Place Market area, this restaurant focuses on a particular style of sushi involving curated cuts of flame-seared seafood. It’s now offering both a la carte items and bento boxes for takeout and delivery, as well as some party platters for larger appetites. There’s also limited onsite dining.

9. Sushi Kashiba

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86 Pine St Ste 1
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-8844
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Diners have long flocked to the upscale Pike Place restaurant to watch master sushi chef Shiro Kashiba at work, with seats at the bar among the most coveted. The restaurant has changed to adapt when takeout was the only option — but its meticulous attention to detail remains, and it has reopened for onside dining. The omakase dinner boxes include a sampling of Kashiba’s popular black cod and sake pairings.

A selection of nigiri from Sushi Kashiba.
Sushi Kashiba has long been known as one of the best sushi places in Seattle.
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10. Maneki

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304 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-2631
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Seattle’s oldest sushi bar has been open since 1904, but remains as resilient as ever. In a sign of the times, the restaurant is offering online takeout orders for the first time on its large menu of sushi rolls, udon, and sukiyaki dishes. And though it’s a shame that the intimate dine-in experience is temporarily not an option, Maneki in any form is a treat.

A crab roll from Maneki on a white plate.
Maneki is Seattle’s oldest sushi bar.
Maneki [Official Photo]

11. Mashiko

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4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-4339
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Sustainable sushi is at the core of this West Seattle spot. Although founding chef Hajime Sato stepped away from the restaurant in 2019, he left it in good hands, with a staff that carries on the ethos of carefully sourced fish. On the current takeout menu are “quarantine for two” meals, which include selections such as chef’s choice rolls, curry, vegan kochirashi, and miso. There’s also limited indoor dining.

1. SanKai

111 4th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020

Star sushi chef Ryuichi Nakano opened up this Edmonds spot downtown in 2019, and it has quickly gained a loyal following. It’s now offering a wide variety of well-crafted rolls, nigiri, and sashimi for pickup through online preorders, or onsite dining (both indoors and outdoors). There’s to-go beer, sake, Japanese whiskey, and wine available as well. Delivery via DoorDash.

111 4th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

2. Toyoda Sushi

12543 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
A collection of sashimi, showing yellowtail, roe, and sliced cucumber
Toyoda sushi is a popular Lake City spot.
Toyoda Sushi/Facebook

Lake City’s best kept secret is a family-owned charmer. Besides its reliable menu of specialty rolls and sashimi, Toyoda also serves an incredibly satisfying plate of seared hamachi tuna that shouldn’t be missed, and offers takeout and delivery Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

12543 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125

3. Kisaku Sushi

2101 N 55th St, Green Lake, WA 98103
A signature sushi roll at Tangletown, with a green vegetable sprouting out from each piece.
Kisaku is a Tangletown favorite.
Kisaku [Official Photo]

Hidden in Tangletown is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Seattle. There’s a short list of signature rolls (the Green Lake Roll with salmon, asparagus, and flying fish egg is a highlight), as well as excellent sashimi and nigiri. It’s open for takeout and limited indoor dining.

2101 N 55th St
Green Lake, WA 98103

4. Sushi Kappo Tamura

2968 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Renowned chef Taichi Kitamura (a 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist) provides a wide variety of fantastic meal options at his Eastlake destination restaurant. It currently has its full sushi menu to go, as well as a nigiri omakase, which includes 12 pieces of seasonal selections. Open for takeout and limited indoor dining.

2968 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

5. Nishino

3130 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
A plate filled with sushi at Nishino in Madison Park.
Nishino delivers celebrated small plates and sushi in Madison Park.
Nishino/Facebook

This lovely, upscale restaurant has been thrilling Madison Park for over 20 years. Small plates, specialty sashimi, and the exclusive omakase meals all get rave reviews and make regulars out of neighbors and destination diners alike. Open for takeout and limited onsite dining (indoors and outdoors).

3130 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

6. Taneda

219 Broadway E #14, Seattle, WA 98102

This intimate counter tucked away inside Capitol Hill’s Broadway Alley has an array of offerings besides seafood for its artful multicourse tasting menu, but master chef Hideaki Taneda’s Edomae-style sushi preparations are the main event. Each seasonal dish is lovingly crafted and presented like mini gifts, a one-of-a-kind experience in a city with plenty of competition. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service only.

219 Broadway E #14
Seattle, WA 98102

7. Shiro's

2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
A top-down view of various nigiri against a dark background.
Shrio’s is a Belltown mainstay.
Shiro’s Sushi/Facebook

Although titular star chef Shiro Kashiba stepped down from his post here years ago, the venerable Belltown sushi spot remains an excellent sushi destination. Tuna, scallop, and black cod sushi combos are available for takeout, delivery, and limited onsite dining — there’s also some crispy sushi rice burgers.

2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

8. Aburiya Bento House

2100 Western Ave b, Seattle, WA 98121

Located in the Pike Place Market area, this restaurant focuses on a particular style of sushi involving curated cuts of flame-seared seafood. It’s now offering both a la carte items and bento boxes for takeout and delivery, as well as some party platters for larger appetites. There’s also limited onsite dining.

2100 Western Ave b
Seattle, WA 98121

9. Sushi Kashiba

86 Pine St Ste 1, Seattle, WA 98101
A selection of nigiri from Sushi Kashiba.
Sushi Kashiba has long been known as one of the best sushi places in Seattle.
Sushi Kashiba [Official Photo]

Diners have long flocked to the upscale Pike Place restaurant to watch master sushi chef Shiro Kashiba at work, with seats at the bar among the most coveted. The restaurant has changed to adapt when takeout was the only option — but its meticulous attention to detail remains, and it has reopened for onside dining. The omakase dinner boxes include a sampling of Kashiba’s popular black cod and sake pairings.

86 Pine St Ste 1
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Maneki

304 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
A crab roll from Maneki on a white plate.
Maneki is Seattle’s oldest sushi bar.
Maneki [Official Photo]

Seattle’s oldest sushi bar has been open since 1904, but remains as resilient as ever. In a sign of the times, the restaurant is offering online takeout orders for the first time on its large menu of sushi rolls, udon, and sukiyaki dishes. And though it’s a shame that the intimate dine-in experience is temporarily not an option, Maneki in any form is a treat.

304 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

11. Mashiko

4725 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Sustainable sushi is at the core of this West Seattle spot. Although founding chef Hajime Sato stepped away from the restaurant in 2019, he left it in good hands, with a staff that carries on the ethos of carefully sourced fish. On the current takeout menu are “quarantine for two” meals, which include selections such as chef’s choice rolls, curry, vegan kochirashi, and miso. There’s also limited indoor dining.

4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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