Seattle is famous for its fresh seafood, so it comes as no surprise that there are some excellent sushi places here. Our list of the best sushi places in Seattle includes Nishino, Maneki and Kisaku.



3130 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

Get ready for an unreal evening of sushi. Order the omakase and let chef Tatsu Nishino whisk you away with his creative, innovative cuisine. Let the large, surrealist paintings surrounding you help transport you to your desired destination: sushi nirvana.

A tatami room at Maneki. (credit:


304 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Maneki has been around for more than 100 years. That’s testimony to the quality of the authentic Japanese cuisine served within. We love that that it is affordable, especially considering how delicious and fresh the sushi is. It is cosy and popular place, so make sure you book in advance. Try to sit in a tatami room for the complete experience.


Kisaku Sushi

2101 N. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Kisaku means “easy going” in Japanese, but there’s nothing laid back about the food here. Chef Ryuichi Nakano can select the choicest pieces of the remarkably wide variety of inventive sushi available – all at a reasonable price, to boot. It’s too bad for the neighborhood folks that cram the place that the secret is out. If you’re lucky enough to get in without a reservation, sit at the sushi bar and let Nakano-san and his staff serve it to you directly.