Looking for omakase sushi in Seattle?
Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning “I’ll leave it up to you.” If you suffer from indecision, enjoy trying new things, or simply want to be guided by a knowledgeable chef, this is the best way to enjoy sushi. Luckily Seattle is home to a handful of truly incredible omakase sushi restaurants. Reservations at these places can be competitive and the price tag can be high, but we promise it is worth it at these five Seattle sushi restaurants.
Here is where you can find the very best omakase sushi in Seattle:
1. Sushi By Scratch Restaurants: Seattle, South Lake Union
Sushi By Scratch Restaurants earned a Michelin star in California, and now Seattle has its very own location. If you manage to score a reservation for this expensive and coveted omakase-only experience, you’ll ring a doorbell on a nondescript building facade in South Lake Union. Once inside, your experience will start with a pre-dinner cocktail before you’re ushered to the inner sanctum. Inside, you and just nine other people will enjoy nearly 20 courses of sushi while conversing with the sushi chefs at the counter. The dim mood lighting, music, and drink pairings all help to enhance the experience.
📍: 2331 6th Ave
2. Shiro’s Sushi, Belltown
Even though Shiro Kashiba has departed from his namesake restaurant in Seattle (he was an apprentice of Jiro Ono of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” fame), you’ll still find some of the city’s very best omakase sushi at this cozy Belltown spot. As with any omakase experience, be sure to reserve a seat at the bar to get the most out of it.
📍: 2401 2nd Ave
3. Taneda, Capitol Hill
The bright and intimate dining room at Taneda holds only nine seats, so getting a reservation can be a little tricky. In the end, however, your patience will be rewarded with a top-notch 25-course sushi meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
📍: 219 Broadway E Unit# 14
4. Ltd Edition Sushi, Capitol Hill
Ltd Edition is a 16-seat omakase sushi spot in Capitol Hill that is—like the others on this list—a challenge to get into. Once you win your reservation you have a choice between sitting at the counter or a table. The space is bright, relaxed, and the best option on this list if you want to go with two or three other people. Be sure to take advantage of the sake pairing.
📍: 1641 Nagle Pl Suite 006
5. Sushi Kappo Tamura, Eastlake
Can’t snag a reservation at any of the above spots? Sushi Kappo Tamura in Eastlake is equally worthy of a visit and much easier to get into, especially with a group. They specialize in sustainable seafood here, and that dedication comes through in every bite. If anyone in your group isn’t a fan of omakase they also offer an a la carte menu.
📍: 2968 Eastlake Ave E