Looking for a unique dining experience in downtown Seattle this weekend? Check out the grand opening of Sugo Hand Roll Bar and its new addition Shio by Sugo this Saturday, January 21. Seattle’s first hand roll bar is conveniently located right next to Pike Place Market.
Shortly after this post went live, the grand opening event was postponed with this message shared on the Sugo Instagram: “Due to some unforeseen delivery delays, we unfortunately have to POSTPONE our scheduled Grand Opening event tomorrow 1/21. We will update you all as soon as we can on when we can host the event next week! In the meantime, the Hand Roll Bar will be open regular hours (11-9) and Shio will be closed. Thanks for your understanding!”
We will update this article with the new date once it is announced.
In the meantime, read on for more details!
This sushi restaurant actually is made up of two parts, one of which is being unveiled this weekend. Sugo Hand Roll Bar is the first component that already launched its soft opening early in 2022 and has been busy ever since. Led by Culinary Director and Executive Chef Young Cho, Sugo focuses on a menu of hand rolls featuring sustainably-sourced fish. They also serve creative sake cocktails.
The second component of the restaurant is debuting this weekend: Shio by Sugo. This new bar and lounge area is adjacent to the hand roll bar. Shio by Sugo is a Japanese street food bar that serves as a great complement to Sugo while also standing out on its own.
At Shio by Sugo, you can happily wait for a seat at the hand roll bar while you snack on elevated Japanese street food such as panko-fried oyster topped with caviar and sip on boozy boba cocktails. Shio is also a destination in and of itself for happy hour and date night.
(Fun fact: “shio” means salt, and each dish features a different finishing salt!)
Sugo Hand Roll Bar
Where: 2001 Western Ave #110, Seattle, WA (next to Pike Place Market)
Grand opening: TBD; currently postponed
Regular hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)