Looking for a unique dining experience in downtown Seattle? Check out Sugo Hand Roll Bar and its new addition Shio by Sugo. Seattle’s first hand roll bar is conveniently located right next to Pike Place Market, and has just unveiled a new bar and lounge that focuses on Japanese street food!
Read on for more details!
This sushi restaurant is made up of two distinct but connected parts. 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 has just opened for dinner service: 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. Shio will open for lunch starting in March.
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!)
You can check out their menu online or follow along on their Instagram page for updates!
Sugo Hand Roll Bar
Where: 2001 Western Ave #110, Seattle, WA (next to Pike Place Market)
Sugo hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Shio hours: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)