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4725 California Ave SW (at SW Alaska St)
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-4339
Sushi, Japanese, Sake Bar
$ $ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 5:03 PM–9:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:03 PM–10:00 PM

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Foursquare Tips

  • Many know this sushi joint more from its Web address: There's a live webcam of its sushi bar. Check out the women's bathroom, which has Japanese toilets that squirt warm water.
  • A groundbreaking sustainable seafood restaurant. Be sure to follow all of Hajime's rules (posted on the website, in the menu, and all over the restaurant) and you're in for a great meal.
  • You have to love any restaurant whose website URL is Also, this restaurant was the first sushi bar in the city to offer only sustainable seafood. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The omakase here is one of the best in Seattle.
  • sit at the bar and order omakase
  • Get the 'expert' chirashi. And eat it the right way (yes that includes eating the rice).
  • I'm an avid sushi lover; this place is mediocre at best. The only highlight is that the fish they use is sustainable.
  • Sustainable, creative and delicious. This is one of the premier sushi joints in Seattle if not the country. Make reservations as the small space fills up quickly. There is nothing that isn't amazing.
  • Three words... Uh. Maze. Ing.
  • Order the Poke! (And ladies... use the restroom! Men.. Use the ladies' room. :) )
  • my home away from home (Japan). not so homesick after discovering this place. Chawanmushi, kushi katsu, agedashi-dofu is one of the best I've had in a long time. Hajime-
  • Hajime and Mariah make life-changing Omakase. Wash it down with delicious sake from their extensive collection. Ask them and they'll pair sake with your meal.
  • One of the best sushi places in Seattle. Order the chef's selection of Sashimi, the tako pok and the monk pat. End your meal with some Mochi and try all the flavors.
  • I'll never eat sushi anywhere else in Seattle again! Sit at the sushi bar & leave everything to Chef Hajime - you'll be in good hands!!!
  • Jason McClure, chef of Sazerac Restaurant & Bar, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Grilled saba w/ dill.
  • For my money, the best deal on the menu is the 5-course chef's choice menu ($60 for two people), which includes an appetizer, sushi nigiri, a long roll, an entree, and a dessert.
  • Order the snowflake sushi as your final roll for a tasty treat! By far, the best sushi in West Seattle and amongst the best I've ever had. Make a reservation, this place is popular for good reason.
  • Best omakase ever!!
  • Sustainable Sushi: get the sashimi sampler. Be adventurous!
  • Entirely sustainable sushi. Best salmon sashimi I've had and their website ( is absolutely hilarious and entertaining.