Bellevue >Food & Dining > I Love Sushi
11818 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800547.617996 -122.182840
Lunch hours: Mon - Sat, 11:30am - 2pm. Dinner hours: Mon - Thu, 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat, 5pm - 10pm; Sun, 5pm - 9pm
Expensive, Mediocre Sushi – I LOVE sushi. I don't mind spending money on sushi, as long as the fish is fresh and high quality. I Love Sushi is just average to me. I usually get nigiri and sushi rolls, and have tried their udon a few times. The udon is terribly bland compared to what I've had at other restaurants. The nigiri is just average. The sushi rolls are actually pretty tasty though.
Warning! going down hill - poor quality – Had lunch with a client there 6/16/09. I ordered Chirashi Special. I ended up with some serious food poisXXning with nausea, fever, chill, abdominal cramping, and diarXrhea.
This place used to be quality. NOw, it is runned by snobby Japanese Chefs that don't wash their hands. 2 people in my same table had diarrheaX. Service was slowed.
I am still suffering from cramping eating there. This place should be avoided. The reviews here are not up to date.
One of the best sushi places in Seattle – This restaurant is one of the best sushi restaurants in Bellevue area. Both the rolls and entrees are excellent. I'd suggest SpiderRolls and ChickenKatsu; very crispy and tender. Get their green tea ice creams if you still have enough room in your stomach for desserts; it's super good. No problem finding a parking. The service was great and atmosphere inside was nice. In the summer when it's still bright at night, you can see a lake outside the restaurant even though it doesn't look too nice. The food was pricey.
Will go there again but only for special occasions.
Can't go wrong! – Their food is always good, always fresh. Don't think I've had a bad experience there before. The menu is somewhat pricey, but the sushi's all worth it.
I Love Sushi- The best sushi in Bellevue or Seattle – I have been going to "I Love Sushi" from the first day they opened their doors. I can say they have been consistant each time I visit. It is the best. I am never disappointed, fish is always the freshest, tempura is perfect each time. Service is wonderful, luch is as good as dinner they understand the time people have for lunch but the food does not suffer from the pressure to get you back to the office. The only place that can out do "I Love Sushi" is a place in Honolulu. I would not even bother to experiment with another sushi place. Why bother when you have the best there is.
Best sushi on the Eastside – The Lake Bellevue incarnation of I Love Sushi combines the best sushi on the Eastside with a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
We've done an exhaustive sampling of Eastside sushi restaurants over the last year and I Love Sushi is the one we keep coming back to. There are a couple of slightly better places to go in Seattle proper, but even against powerhouses like Nishino, the Lake Bellevue I Love Sushi holds its own. (Not to be confused with the inferior I Love Sushi directly off of NE 8th St.)
The fish itself is fresh and the rice is never too sweet or gummy. There's also a full-service Japanese kitchen (from which we've tried some unusual and delicious dishes) and a full bar as well.
My personal favorite is the Lobster Roll, while my wife likes the Paradise Roll, featuring four different colors and flavors of roe. Try also the hand rolls (not on the menu, but they can make anything you can dream up.)
This place can get busy, so we always make reservations. On a nice night, consider sitting out on the lakefront patio. Very friendly, unrushed service. Highly recommended.
Fresh, Exquisite – Oh! We found him! The chef who left Kukiyuas when they changed ownership over there, is the chef at the newer section of this I Love Sushi restaurant! No wonder the taste is outstanding and mouth-watering here!
The service is efficient and attentive. The food is one of the best in the NW for sushi, because these are real Japanese sushi chefs. You may sit on the patio on a nice warm evening or sit inside the restaurant. Either way, the ambience is relaxing. You get a nice view of the man-made pond this place shares with the condos and other businesses in this complex. I suggest you make reservations though because this place is bustling.
This is the best sushi in town – This is a great place to eat, if you get there early. On Fridays and weekends make sure you get there before 5:30 or make reservations. They tend to fill up fast, with waits around 45 minutes. Once you are seated the service is excellent with great hospitality. The service is speedy quick and when you come or leave the chefs at the sushi bar greets you warmly. Try the caterpillar roll!!
I love sushi is great – I can't say that I am a huge fan of sushi...but this place is good. My friend dragged me here to try some. I ended up ordering a californian roll. I have to admit, it was pretty good. I really liked it with wasabi (love wasabi) and teriyaki sauce. it was also fun watching the chef prepare our food. The service was great too.
solid choice, but pass on happy hour menu – i decided to try this sushi spot because i had heard of the mammoth fish portions. it just so happened that i came during happy hour, as well. initially i thought i might get a few good deals, but the happy hour food menu is very limited, and not so happy price-wise. i bypassed those selections and ordered from the regular menu: a rosanna roll to start, and then the chirashi sushi for my entree. i thought the sashimi was pretty good, although some pieces definitely had more flavor and freshness than others. all my food came at once, too, which bothered me since i had specifically asked for them to be staggered. and yes, the fish pieces were the largest i have seen at any sushi restaurant in the puget sound.
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