670 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA | Directions 9802747.543910 -122.045869
What a shame....
I had high-hopes for this place. I've had Sushi all over the country and was hoping this place not to far from my place of work would be somewhere I could return to for my sushi fix over and over.
Upon entering I was surprised to see perhaps one of the shabbiest Sushi restaurants I've ever been into. This place really needs an update bad. It was shortly after noon but I was one of three people in the restaurant with three staff. I had my choice of tables which were scuffed and sticky and appear to be many many years old. The sushi menu was also sticky and made me uncomfortable to even hold it. I stuck with what I like most as a first try; Sushi Rolls. The california roll boasted Crab, Avocado and Tobiko. Sounds good. Spicy Scallop roll, one of my favorites. Lastly the Unagi roll topped with Avocado. The service was good and pretty quick although the waitress apologized for the wait. The California roll at $8.50 you would think would have real crab. Nope. The menu made no mention of Krab or imitation crab. It was not very good. The Unagi Roll was generously covered with avocado and delicious at $12.50. The Scallop roll was very spicy with just the Scallop and hot sauce inside. I think mixing the sauce with a bit of mayo would be a nice touch and possibly some tobiko. Instead it had sesame seeds which I didn't really like.
Unfortunately the condition of the restaurant itself is a big turnoff for me. Certainly no place I would invite friends to. If the prices weren't so high maybe this could be overlooked to some extent but the combination leads me to a big - no recommend.
Great quality sushi.
I have tried most of the sushi places in Seattle and Maui. Sushiman has some of the best, most consistant fish around. I am guessing that they have improved since some of the older posts were made.
The owner is back to being the head chef and he is a treat to talk with. It is pretty pricey but whenever I want sushi that I know will be top notch, I go there. The innovation is a little lacking so sometimes I make up my own rolls.
Bast service ever!!!!!!!!!!!. Ok so the prices are perfect and u get your moneys worth I'm a personal friend of the owners and i believe its the best sushi in issaquah. All of you keep saying that "o well now there is places like isushi and other stuff" ya well they all arent as good. Besides the employes are very friendly and so are the customers...plus raul Ibanez eats there alot.
Mediocre sushi at bad prices. Went there for a Sunday night dinner. Miso soup was fine but when we got to the main course it was average at best. Quality of the fish was so so and the various rolls were plain. Even the teriyaki was bad, so bad that we ended up sending it back. I guess maybe in Issaquah this is "good sushi" but to anyone who has had a lot of sushi, even a lot of sushi in Seattle, this place is extremely average but the prices push it to below average.
Great Quality, Terrible Prices. It used to be that there were no other options than Sushiman for sushi in issaquah other than the grocery store. Bobby is wonderful, but he needs to learn that now in Issaquah we have other options, such as iSushi and the little place on Front Street. Plus, the PCC now has a great sushi bar. His prices really need to go down -- we won't go there again unless they do. We can get equivalent california rolls, and much more creative dishes at iSushi for half the price--if that.
Been a Seattle Area Sushi enthusiast for years. Been to them all. This place was a much better value years ago before he went high-end with his new digs. Boy talk about black and white on those last two posts. (The positive one sounds like someone pumping the restaurant on purpose.)
Here's the skinny. As far as decor and service, there aren't many places places on the Eastside that match or beat this place. (Obviously any restaurant the service may take a a little dive if it is extremely busy.)
The quality of the fish here is as good as it gets. (All the good sushi restaurants basically get their fish from the same supplier(s).) The attention to detail is excellent. There's a more casual side with TV usually playing sports or Sumo and a little more elegant side devoid of children.
If you are not price conscious, this is a good pick if you are East of Bellevue, pretty much the only pick in my mind. It ranks up their with the best of them. Unfortunately as far as value, it ranks down in the lower half of the pack. Everything is more expensive than it should be for what you get. The size of the cuts of fish on the sushi are pretty average if not maybe a little below average.
It is a joke this restaurant has one $ on CitySearch. Play on shelling out at least $60 for two adults that want some variety and want to leave with a full stomach, and that's not including drinks. You can easily reach the $100 mark and beyond at this place if you have a few drinks and eat some of the more exotic stuff. I Love Sushi in Bellevue is not as nice of a decor but you get the same quality and bit more for your money.
Recommended for those that are not price conscious when eating out.
Avoid on the weekends. Stay away from this place on the weekends. We live in Sammamish so decided to try something local...what a mistake. We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes. The sushi was average and disappointing. On a scale of 1-10 I rank it 4. QFC or Larry's has about the same quality sushi. It's too bad since we would love to stay close to home for sushi.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. A former sumo wrestler serves as "sushihost" for a meal of sashimi, maki, donburi, and other Japanese favorites.
Best Sushi around. The best sushi around. Presentation is often creative, and the menu contains items that cannot be found anywhere else. The price is well worth the experience
Great Sushi on the East Side. Prior reviewers complained about high prices, but we lived in LA and the prices still aren't as high as there. The fish (yellowtail) was buttery and awesome; the spicy tuna roll was indeed s.p.i.c.y. and they have a great beer and saki selection. Good service and great, fresh fish. No sushi place is perfect each time - depends a lot on the fish and how fresh it is. We will definitely go back!