Umi Sake House

4.7
986 reviews
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Umi Sake House is a unique Japanese cuisine restaurant in the Belltown area of Seattle featuring the highest quality seafood available in the Northwest, a large izakaya-style tapas menu, and boasting a sake list of over 60 imported Japanese bottles. The interior is multi-faceted, with a black slate tiled traditional dining room, a gorgeous 14 person capacity wooden sushi bar, a semi private "tatami" room which holds 12 people, a larger 25 person private dining room, an enclosed "back patio" casual dining room complete with tropical garden, a black concrete liquor bar with custom sake cocktails and fusion traditional cocktails, and a "front porch" casual dining area with a daily extended happy hour from 4-8pm. The variety of atmospheres allows for a different experience with every visit, and the vastness and quality of the menu does the same. For the budding sake enthusiast or the seasoned veteran, the sake menu at Umi is bottle for bottle the best found anywhere outside of Japan!
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I’m really dissapointed because we had a reservation but the hostess sat us in the bar area which was extremely noisy. My mother was visiting last weekend and is hard of hearing and so i asked the hostess if we could move to a table at the other part of the restaurant. She said she’d check and she never returned and so my poor mom couldn’t hear hardly any of the conversation. Huge disappointment.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ordered the calamari, oyster shooters, spicy salmon roll, unagi roll, and durango roll. All were excellent, but the oyster shooters and the unagi roll definitely stood out!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best and most creative sushi place in town!

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot for sushi. Had my girlfriends bday dinner and she loves it!!! Didnt see the grilled squid on the menu and asked and her wish was granted! SOOOO GOOD!!!! Will recomend to all!!!

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi we have ever ever ever had. Service was excellent. My wife and I will go back in a heartbeat! This restaurant is amazing!!

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Been to Umi several times with good experiences, but last night, it was pretty bad. Service was terrible. Got seated fairly quickly since we had a reservation, but waiter took 15 minutes to get a drink order. We ordered all of our food in fear we wouldn't see him again, and we were correct . Didn't see him till we flagged him down with our credit card after sitting. Sashimi was good, but rolls were terrible. Rice wasn't good, and rolls were soggy. Not worth it for $213 for 2 people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great affordable happy hour!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Umi Sake House. Everything is exceptional from Service, drinks and especially the food.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the food to the ambiance -we will be back!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food quality is always good. Fair price. Good vibe. Nice eye candy. Can’t hear music tho. Service was a 4/5.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food’s great here. Being a vegetarian, having so many sushi options is a dream come true for me. However, the service is a little slow and the place gets really loud. The seating wasn’t very comfortable either. But I keep coming back for the sushi!

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JF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place. Delicious good, good quality, affordable pricing. The restaurant is cute and the staff and friendly.

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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of sushi and sake in in a vibrant atmosphere. Wait staff is very attentive and service is quick for such a busy venue.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Fresh Seafood and amazing flavors.
Service was Ok was asked if We wanted to switch from sushi bar to a table by hostess, We were forgotten while people after us were seated. At sushi bar after being seated We were At the end cap Where servers kept bumping into my bag and dirty dishes were stacked next to our tasty sushi.

Server did a good job explaining local fish options.

Super full restaurant and bar like loud, but very amazing food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for happy hour. Great food and drink specials, very fresh and tasty sashimi!

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service excellent, noise level very noisy, sashimi mediocre, Toro very mediocre

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Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umi Sake is my family's favorite restaurant in Seattle. Especially, we love Happy Hours menues to try many kinds of yummy foods.

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Favorite and Only Sushi House in Seattle for us. The atmosphere and the environment is to die for. Good music playing and conversation. The food is delicious and fresh. Many different fish varieties and options.

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XS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We made the reservation at 6pm for 2 people and because of no parking spots near the restaurant. We only arrived at 6:15pm. The staff told us our reservation was automatically cancelled if no show after 10min. They never communicated to us on Open Table or message us this 10 min no show policy. And we had to wait 40 min to get a table. We escalated to the manager and he said the 10 min no show cancellation is a standard. He was nice enough to find a table for us without waiting in the end. If there is a 10 min no show policy, please update on the Open Table under message from the restaurant, so customer are informed.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is excellent! Great service and a cool setting. My only complaint is it gets quite loud.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Turned up for our reservation to find the restaurant closed with no attempt made to advise us, just a note pinned to the door. Fortunately all restaurants around it were open, clearly the bad weather wasn’t that bad.

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V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very wide choice of creative rolls, however if you look for high quality sushi, this is not the case, standard rice, sub standard (poorly trained sushi chefs) cuts of good quality fish. Nice ambiance.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, but we were told upon check in that we could only have the table for 1 hour. Having made a reservation several days in advance, this statement seemed unwelcoming.

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AH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made it in time for happy hour which made our meal a quarter of the price. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, fresh fish and wide variety of options. The Happy Hour menu is a very affordable way to enjoy a variety of their delicious food. We will be going back for sure.

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hands down the best rolls I've ever had. Ever. Absolutely blown away by the combination of flavors. Almost afraid to go back for fear of a second visit not living up to the first. But worth the risk. Can't wait to continue exploring the menu.

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with friends from out of town and we had a wonderful time. The service was top notch—super warm and attentive and professional—and we made our way through some very yummy sashimi and excellent sake. I’d say Shiro edges these folks out in terms of the quality of the sashimi, but Umi Sake House is much more fun. Overall, a great experience—highly recommended.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable vibe and food. Everything was top notch. Will definitely be going back here.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere! Lots of options and variety. Bonus was the Japanese Whiskey menu!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellently curated meal by the waitress. The sushi and sake were both on-point.

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Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best sushi anywhere! Love this place! Service great as well. Quite energetic at end of week & weekends.

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Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi and great service! Fresh, delicious, this place never disappoints. It’s our favorite spot when we visit Seattle. Highly recommend.

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EL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sushi, good service on a busy holiday eve (New Years) and cozy seating.

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SL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, good experience, but drinks and food was slow, the order came out with food for 1 person at a time, not conducive to dating

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Umi Sake House. Their sushi is always amazing and fresh. I had never had sashimi before, but I tried the hamachi and it was so buttery that it melts in your mouth. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone I know who likes sushi. I know they will not regret it.

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a recommendation from a friend who lives in Seattle and it was probably the best sushi we have ever had. The rolls just melt in your mouth! We got the Bad Boy (after reading yelp reviews) and it was great, but the Belltown Barbie was out of this world! We also got a few other pieces of fresh fish and we were simply blown away. Highly recommend and get a reservation because this place gets packed!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The sashimi was ice-cold and sea urchin is not even fresh, it has a smell. They take back the unfresh sashimi, no apology

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was kind and accommodating!

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BE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good restaurant experience and hours of operation (open 'til late). The greeter/host was super pleasant, which was appreciated. The wait staffer provided good recommendations for sake flights plus sushi dishes.
The gentleman who poured water ensured our glasses were always full, but the frequency of his visits was a bit much, which interrupted our meal and conversation 3 or 4 times. Otherwise, really good service.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Although the food was satisfactory (aside from old, brown avacado on a sushi roll), the service was atrocious and rude.

We watched one man chew out a fellow staff member in front of the entire dining area. Certain tables were given attention and others were ignored entirely. Unless you know someone who work here or are a regular, don't waste your time.

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