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Japonessa Sushi Cocina

1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-971-7979
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (341 reviews)
“tempura” (39 reviews)
“seattle crunch” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it’s spicy but I had to have it a second time before we left. Tuna sashimi is melt in your mouth good too.

Thank cmcg11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the Chef's Special -sushi or sashimi - comes in 3 sizes!  Good selections, very fresh and tasty.  Good service, nice atmosphere.  Close to the Four Seasons and the Seattle Art Museum.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with portabello mushroom miso soup, followed by super bad sushi roll ( so good, crunchy on the outside, and very smooth soft sushi rice inside) and Sashimi sampler (albercore tuna, ahi tuna, shrimp, salmon and yellow tail) Sooo goood!!!!!! oishi desu!!! Great service too,...More

Thank bo_vancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because it had so many reviews on Yelp and Open table. The service was incredibly lacking which I can get over if the food was good but the nagiri (sushi) was subpar. They didn’t even have toro and our server didn’t even try...More

Thank rlhornbostel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for sushi in a town that has more than a few sushi places. The menu is a little eclectic, melding Japanese and Latin flavors, but the results are delectable. I've eaten here twice (I live in Virginia, and take yearly...More

Thank Hsteinmiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the Pike’s Peak Market this restaurant will not disappoint. I’ve tried a lot of sushi around the world and this place is tops. It’s like finding extra fries at the bottom of the bag when you were to ashamed to supersize. Just get...More

Thank Discount_Davy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't expecting the rolls to be so big! The food was delicious and definitely worth it. We recommend the Ahí Tuna Tartare as an appetizer and basically any roll as the main dish!

Thank noloc21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Japonessa is thoroughly average. The sushi was really not as great as my colleagues had hyped it up to be. It seemed to me like they drowned the rolls in that fake caviar. We reserved a table for a team morale dinner and service was...More

Thank peaceloveharmony
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a busy and popular restaurant. There is often a wait however it moves quickly. The location is convienent and the menu is extensive. The atmosphere is rather loud, full of laughing groups sharing multiple plates. There are couples however this is not a...More

Thank digitalcake
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best sushi restaurants I’ve ever been to! Very fresh and modern and nice and service minded staff! I can definitely recommend a visit to this place!

Thank JoLiBens
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Questions & Answers
Kim G
31 August 2015|
Response from CulturalContrast | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free menu but they had gluten free soy sauce and they were very helpful
13 July 2015|
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Response from Qpower1 | Reviewed this property |
Check Google listings or the restaurant website. They offer reduced price sushi that makes dining there affordable!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-971-7979
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