Japanese Restaurants in Haller Lake

$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Moshi Moshi Sushi

Moshi Moshi Sushi

Seattle

$40 $25

Japanese cuisine such as golden garden roll with spicy tuna and tempura scallions with mango and scallops, plus nigiri and beef short ribs

$30 for $50 Worth of Japanese and Hawaiian Food for Two at 'Ohana

'Ohana

Belltown

$50 $30

(469)

Tropical-themed eatery with Hawaiian-style roast pork and curried stew as well as sushi rolls and sashimi

Sushi for Two or Four at Wasabi Bay (Up to Half Off). Four Options Available.

Wasabi Bay

Mill Creek Plaza

$20 $11

(84)

Sushi selections such as shrimp tempura, eel, crab, and spicy scallop rolls

$11 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at N'Joy Sushi

N'Joy Sushi

Mill Creek

$20 $11

(73)

Innovative sushi rolls topped with baked scallops or wrapped in spicy jalapeños

Sushi Meal with Pot Stickers and Hot Sake for Two at Sushi Spott (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Sushi Spott

Mill Creek

$20 $12

(60)

Miso soup and pot stickers round out meals of elaborate sushi rolls and nigiri

$18 for $30 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Blue Mango Bistro

Blue Mango Bistro

Northwest Everett

$30 $18

Fried Pacific cod and chips, crispy chicken katsu, noodle stir-frys, and spicy tuna rolls with wine and sake

$30 for $40 Worth of Japanese Izakaya Cuisine for Dinner at Miyabi Tacoma. Groupon Reservation Required.

Miyabi Tacoma

Tacoma

$40 $30

Small Japanese-tapas plates such as beef tongue stew, sushi rolls, bacon-wrapped oysters, Seattle Nabe, and yakitori

$11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Steak House Cuisine for Dinner at Iron Chef Japanese Steak House

Iron Chef Japanese Steak House

Puyallup

$20 $11

(36)

Chefs throw utensils into the air and catch them while cooking steakhouse dinners, which are served with salad, soup, rice, and ice cream

Select Local Merchants

Setsuna Japanese Restaurant: A User’s Guide
Authentic Japanese Food | Izakaya-Style Small Plates | Karaoke | Happy Hour

Sample Menu

  • Small plate: karaage—fried, boneless chicken thighs flavored with a special secret sauce
  • Entree: udon noodle soup with shrimp and vegetable tempura on the side
  • Dessert: coffee jelly, a traditional Japanese gelatin made from cooled coffee

When to Go

  • Any day except Monday, when the restaurant is closed.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. if you want to sit in the dining room, otherwise you’ll have to move to the bar, which serves dinner and drinks until midnight Sunday and Tuesday–Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

What to Drink: Setsuna serves a variety of beer, wine, and liquor imported directly from Japan to help make the experience as authentic as possible. Sample some sweet plum wine, grab a bottle of Sapporo lager, or sip on some 12-year Hakushu whiskey.

Inside Tips

  • Stop by on the weekends for a chance to take the stage during karaoke.
  • If you missed the one-hour happy hour at 5 p.m., don’t fret—there’s another one that runs 9–11 p.m.

Vocab Lesson
Izakaya: a Japanese style of dining where dishes are ordered and brought to the table in a consistent, casual fashion designed to encourage sharing.
Hamachi: young yellowtail, popular in sushi.

If You Can't Make It, Try This: I Love Bento (7500 35th Avenue NE) serves up Japanese cuisine such as chicken teriyaki and tuna rolls in an unpretentious setting.

11204 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Aloha Ramen owners Lorenzo and Reiko Rangel were inspired to open their restaurant after moving to Seattle from Honolulu and noting the lack of ramen-centric eateries, according to an article by The Seattle Times. In lieu of maintaining a lengthy menu of dishes, the restaurant's cooks put nearly all their attention into the traditional noodle dish, which features fresh broth, roasted meats, and garnishes such as bamboo shoots. And similar to the ramen stands of Japan, the tables inside Aloha Ramen bear all the tools and ingredients needed to enjoy a meal, such as ramen pepper and bundles of chopsticks, which are necessary both for eating noodles and for building a protective fort around your pot stickers

8102 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

The chefs at Sumo Sushi create specialty sushi rolls and teriyaki meals for lunch and dinner. They serve guests fresh nigiri and sashimi such as salmon, eel, and squid. Beer, sake, and wine can help wash down any number of sushi rolls, such as the Hawaii, with bluefin tuna over a California roll, or shrimp tempura with crabmeat and avocado.

12716 Lake City Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Sushi chefs slice and roll morsels of flavorful fish and fresh ingredients behind the counter in Rumble Fish Sushi Cafe's dining room. Sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows and round hanging lanterns lights plates of traditional and nontraditional rolls, such as the cream cheese-filled philadelphia roll or the Lion King's crab, avocado, and salmon. On the dining room's lacquered wood tables, other hallmarks of Japanese cuisine make appearances, with yakisoba and udon noodle dishes supplementing appetizers such as edamame, ika salad, and tempura prawns. The large space also accommodates large groups and parties with ample seating, and bar-side dining is a comfortable spot from which to watch games on a wide-screen TV and narrate play-by-plays of the sushi chefs' work.

20109 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline,
WA
US

A Standout in Seattle's Japanese Dining Scene

Amid Seattle's sea of Japanese restaurants, Miyabi 45th stands out. That's because, rather than specialize in sushi, Miyabi 45th's menu spotlights one of Japan's most overlooked staple foods: the soba noodle.

There are multiple ways to enjoy these buckwheat-based noodles, which chefs make in-house from Washington-grown grains: they can be served cool, with a side of dipping sauce, or piping-hot in savory broth. Chefs also concoct a variety of creative dishes to pair them with; think foie gras "tofu," miso-marinated brie, and Japanese whiskey-glazed chicken wings. Sommelier-chosen sakes and craft cocktails further enhance the dining experience.

Elevating Soba to New Heights

Chef Mutsuko Soma, the Japanese-born chef behind Miyabi 45th, studied a wide variety of cuisines at the Art Institute of Seattle?s culinary program. But no matter how many new flavors she tried, she remained captivated with simple soba.

After stints at such lauded restaurants such as Harvest Vine and Chez Shea, she returned to Japan to learn the art of soba-noodle preparation, mastering traditional hand-forming and cutting techniques. Now that she's back in Seattle, area diners can enjoy the fruits of her studies at Miyabi 45th, where she and her chefs elevate this traditional dish with modern add-ons such as sous-vide egg and oysters.

2208 N 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US

On the sign that denotes the entrance to Rain Modern Japanese Cuisine, twisting neon lights outline a blue fish with a cartoonish grin and an orange umbrella. This colorful introduction extends inside to the dining room, where Rainbow rolls, golden tamago nigiri, and ruby-red salmon roe add pigment to each stark white plate. Sushi dominates the menu, which boasts nigiri by the piece as well as maki wrapped in soy-paper or bundled with tempura and glazed with sauces such as avocado salsa and housemade teriyaki. Chef Takashi Ogasawara and his staff's other handcrafted creations include the namesake Rain roll—shrimp tempura capped with creamy scallops—and the Sasquatch, a meaty morsel of shrimp, tobiko, and tuna nestled in seared salmon. In addition to sushi, diners can sample beef-short-rib appetizers or play cat's cradle with hungry spirit animals via udon and yakisoba noodle dishes.

2208 N 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US