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Umi Sake House

4.7
4.7
1845 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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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Booked 123 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 374-8717

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Arcelia Castillo

  • Catering

    Available with sufficient notice, and designed to suit function.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for wedding receptions, private parties, anniversaries, etc.

  • Private party contact

    Hostess/ Manager: (206) 374-8717

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Bell

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking. Several pay lots within a half block available.

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Entertainment

    Jazz, motown, or lounge music played 'til 10pm. Upbeat lounge, R&B, old school & 80's music played 10pm- close.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,845 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Japanese

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We were in Seattle on vacation. We loved!! This restaurant on our last trip. It was just as good this trip. BEST sushi I’ve ever had!!

  2. LP

    LaurenP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great happy hour prices, great service

  3. J

    Jeee

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Our waiter sat us down and never came back, water was never refilled and my date never got a refill on his beer, took 20 mins for our bad boys rolls to come out and when it did it tasted soggy… I was disappointed and when it was time to check out some lady asked us if we like something else, I said no I would like to leave, I couldn’t stay any longer, my date was ruined, I felt bad for my date.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and the rolls are great portions. Lovely atmosphere, we will be back!

  5. A

    Ajs1

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Pricey but good. I had great cocktail, and I’m a vegetarian and would highly recommend the spicy ginger tofu. Delish.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was absolutely fantastic; her suggestions for our sake flight (we are complete newbies) were right on the mark. The environment was exactly what we were hoping for: busy and lively while still being intimate enough for our birthday/anniversary celebration. The food was phenomenal - high quality and creative rolls. Would recommend to anyone.

  7. RH

    RadhakrishnaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Umi Sake House is a favorite of our boys and if there is any celebration we are kind of forced to do it here. As always we had a great time. Service was very good.

  8. a

    adelinev

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great value, food and competitive HH prices!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The sushi was not as good as we expected. They ran out of the omakase when we were seated. Our waitress was very nice and checked up on us very often. This is definitely a spot for groups to come and drink. Not much of a date night when you’re craving quality sushi.

  10. A

    Akshay

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Belltown barbie roll was delicious. They also have a good happy hour menu past 10 pm

  11. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our Daughters Birthday. It could not have been any better. The service was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks were well made and were served quickly.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual!

  13. g

    ghost23

    Cincinnati

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience exceeded the quality of reviews, love this place

  14. MM

    MM115

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food. Great atmosphere. Very spotty service. Needed to flag down server every time we wanted a drink or food yet we were told we only had an hour and a half to eat. Disappointing.

  15. S

    Seattletraveler

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Service not great. Slow. Food good Loud tables near us Overall good

  16. LB

    LexyB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love the ambiance! And the service is stellar. We ordered a happy hour calamari, dragon roll, bad boy roll and sushi set. Everything was great except the dragon roll was stale, specially the crab was too hard to chew on. We also ordered a chirashi bowl from the regular menu, and that was amazing!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff were kind and patient. Busy weekend and they were amazing.

  18. S

    Shanna

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down the best place for sushi in belltown. The fish is incredibly melt-in-your-mouth fresh and the service is super knowledgeable and very attentive.

  19. K

    Kmill

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Umi Sake made my day. Great selection making it hard to decide what to choose. Amazing sushi, great flavors- I’ll be back soon.

  20. BW

    BobW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Appetizers were good; not great. Sushi rolls were touted to be the size of the waitresses arm. They were regular size but cut thinner and spread out. The rolls were very good to average tasting. I thought it was a bit underwhelming and overpriced.

  21. CO

    COLMG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The sushi was fantastic and we enjoyed some unique rolls! Service was excellent, too! The noise level was excessive, unfortunately. It was so loud we couldn't hold a conversation at our small table and communicating with our server was difficult. This may have been unusual due to an extremely large group yelling at each other right behind us, but the very loud music from the bar area beside us only made it worse. We ate here on a Wednesday evening, so didn't expect a party atmosphere... The restaurant would be wise to install some sound-dampening features! If we lived in this state, we'd definitely try again anyway because the food was great!

  22. JR

    JoniloR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing good yummy good service and clean and fast

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service. Fresh sushi. Fast service. Always consistent. We come back every week because of this.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love happy hour and that they are knowledgeable about gluten free options. The garden is our favorite place to sit and the servers are so nice to us.

  25. S

    Seasonedtraveler

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The servers were very attentive. However the noise level was loud. It is not a place to go if you are looking for relaxing ambiance. The sushi was good, food was the high point of the dining. When ordering all the food arrived at once, miso, salad, and sushi making it feel very rushed. Good restaurant not the high end level you would expect given the price.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    So loud - grumpy waiter

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming to Umi every time we’re in Seattle! Can’t wait to come back and visit again!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday date night

  29. AA

    AshleyA

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Might just be the BEST sushi I’ve ever had! Would highly recommend.

  30. JJ

    JJjj

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good. Not amazing. Chirashi fish was good quality, sushi rice itself was qood quality, rolls were ok though proportion of fish within them was a tad scant, but they were fine. Overall eval is nothing to complain about, not much to rave about. A solid steady joint for everyday grub.

  31. CW

    ChrisW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Was for a birthday - great, fresh food! Excellent service - will definitely return!!!!!

  32. H

    Heather

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elisa T was our waitress and she was great. Very attentive and friendly. Food was excellent, we loved the fresh salmon sashimi sampler. Definitely would recommend!

  33. JB

    JBeth

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great happy hour options. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly.

  34. VT

    VeronicaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Food is not superb. The portions are big and our waiter should let us know. The place is too noisy

  35. N

    Nicole

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and speed of service however it was incredibly loud we had to yell to hear each other talk and so did everyone else which on top of the overly loud bass heavy music made conversation incredibly difficult

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great, food was amazing !

  37. A

    Aimee

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Absolutely love Umi. One of my favorite Sushi spots in Seattle. Great for catching up with friends.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant for sushi and sashimi. We will definitely go again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing from the second we walked in the door. Food was incredible and you can tell they really care about every dish. Will definitely be back!

  40. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Come for the happy hour and the cod. Leave everything else behind. Service was decent but not amazing. The support staff were awesome though. the omakase was meh. A few of the pieces were so fishy and rubbery. The happy hour sashimi, ribs, tofu and seaweed salad were awesome. Happy hour is on point, but I didn’t love the options we got outside of the cod.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umi Sake House using the Order Online button. Umi Sake House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 374-8717.

Umi Sake House is rated 4.7 stars by 1845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 123 times today
Google Map for Umi Sake House

2230 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bell

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking. Several pay lots within a half block available.

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Arcelia Castillo

  • Entertainment

    Jazz, motown, or lounge music played 'til 10pm. Upbeat lounge, R&B, old school & 80's music played 10pm- close.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 374-8717

  • Catering

    Available with sufficient notice, and designed to suit function.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for wedding receptions, private parties, anniversaries, etc.

  • Private party contact

    Hostess/ Manager: (206) 374-8717

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