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Kushibar Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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2319 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
+1 206-448-2488
11:30 - 02:00
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Wed - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Tue 16:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited with my son, who's a regular here. Great staff who are good at coming up with suggestions (thanks, Tiffany!). We'll be back again, I'm sure.

Thank Anne E
Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is definitely a drinking establishment first. Great beverage selection, with lots of interesting options. I had a Soju mixer with Calpico and a splash of soda. I didn't really know what to get, so I asked the server to recommend something refreshing (and it was!). The poke bowl was definitely the best thing we ordered. It was delicious. The... More 

Thank wyattearp220
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Best dinner I've had in a long time. Was my families first experience with Japanese food. The waiter was so nice and friendly, enjoyed visiting with him. The food we had was so delicious!! I think I want to come back and eat here every night!

Thank Doublevc68
June S, Public Relations Manager at Kushibar Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Doublevc68! Thank you so much for stopping by, we are glad to hear we could offer you a great first experience with Japanese food! We would love to have you back every night :) Best wishes, June. More 

Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with a reservation and were seated promptly before 5:30 on a Friday. The fried oysters were heavily breaded and appeared to come from a can/jar. The fried squid was lightly breaded and served with a spicy mayo. More than O.K. The Chandon whichever was ramen in a chicken broth with seafood (only shrimp) and pork... More 

Thank Hystericalhappiness
Seattle, Washington
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255 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I encourage you to go. Totally delicious! Service (Tifffany) was attentive and great. She was on it. The food ordered among the 4 of us was skewers of Kawa (fried chicken skin), shishitos (peppers), pork belly, veggie noodle bowl, and Fire Roll (sushi). All were good and tasty. If the items I listed didn't catch your eye, there are more... More 

Thank Daniel M
June S, Public Relations Manager at Kushibar Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Daniel M! Thanks so much for your review. We're glad to hear the food and service was great~ Please let us know how we can make your next experience a five star visit and don't forget to share your experience with us on Facebook! Best, June. More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

My friend and I came to get drinks after dinner nearby. The cocktails were delicious and went down easily (in a good way). The DJ was spinnin 90s, early 00s hip hop and R&B (my favourite!). It does take a while to get the attention of the bar staff though, there were only two bartenders and they were constantly busy... More 

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Austin, Texas
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

I feel mixed about this place. Asparagus and tomato Skewers were delicious but the house ramen was terrible. I am a big ramen fan and honestly, it did not taste Japanese but more like a spicy Korean noodle soup that turned out weird. Their skewers were very good and "Kushi" means exactly that so I recommend the skewers with hot... More 

Thank MyungJoo
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Okay.... It's eclectic with a great menu, reasonable prices, and good service in a neighborhood that's full of competition. I singled this restaurant out and returned for dinner the next night as well:) From noodle bowls to sushi and a lot in between; they did it all well and with fun twists such as jalapeño oil accented prawns. The Seattle... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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348 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

this place came in sweet as the prices were attractive being on the better pricing war in an overpriced city. Seattle is very expensive. Okonomiyaki was different and overly sweet. Salt and pepper prawns were nice but jalapeños sauce is not known to Japanese. A lot tile too hot. Japanese food is bland and not spicy or hot at all... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Was walking around Belltown during my short visit and came across this place. I was not hungry but was tempted to try it out. It was well worth the visit!!! and I decided to come back again the next day with a friend during happy hour! Reasonably priced!

Thank Ctuason

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-448-2488
Kushibar Japanese restaurant and bar is great for dinner or lunch, happy hour. Enjoy our full bar, lounge and year round outdoor dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?