Seattle >Food & Dining > Kisaku Sushi Restaurant
2101 N 55th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.668609 -122.333291
Mon 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Wed-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5-9:30
Fri-Sat 11:30-am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, Wallingford
Neighborhood sushi joint that is worth the drive across town. Put yourself in the sushi chefs hands to get the best and freshest. Attentive service.
Best sushi and great price – I like it!!! I finally found a sushi restaurant than is very reasonably price and taste good. All the sushi special rolls are less than $8-can't find that around in Seattle.
Great lunch, sit at sushi bar – A friend and I went for the first time today. The restaurant was clean and inviting, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The sushi, tempura, and yaki soba were all delicious. The iced tea was alright, we suspect it was Nestea instant tea. They could experiment with better teas. Will be back though, and will tell friends to check it out! The sushi chef was very friendly and chatty, too.
Squash Tempura super good – This was a good spot to take a first timer to. we just started out wit the basics of veg tempura, spicy tuna, california roll, and spider. Yum!
great sushi, definitely make a reservation on the weekend – We love sushi and my fiance and I decided to try a new restaurant recently closer to where we lived near Greenlake. I have to say that we didn't have a great overall first impression when they sat us way in the back of the restaurant in this very small cold room... I guess it would be okay if you wanted some private time with your significant other, but we felt so excluded from the life of the restaurant. Then it took our server forever to greet us and take our drink orders and by the time we got our appetizers we had been there for almost a half hour. However, despite the rough introduction, our sushi was very yummy and I especially loved the wild salmon. Desert was so good, we had the sweet potato thing with red bean ice cream (small portion..we could have probably ordered 1 for each of us)...my fiance and I chomped it down in like 2 minutes . Overall, we loved the food, but I would suggest making sure you make reservations at this place and request a spot at the sushi bar where all the action is.
this place is the bomb! – always consistent.....a little pricey but worth it because the quality is so good, and consistenly good...the owner is very nice and the place has a good atmosphere....a great date place...
Very Authentic Japanese Cuisines – My wife and I visited Kisaku on Saturday with our friends who are American. Although the restaurant was packed, our server (Japanese) was very attentive and friendly. Since we wanted to try something new, I requested Chef Tasting menu ("Omakase") the day before which was $50 per person (usually Chef Tasting menu needs to be requested 2 - 3 days ahead of time, though). It came with 7 course staring with seasonal appetizer plate followed by series of real authentic Japanese foods. 2nd course was clam clear soup which was exactly the taste that I used to enjoy at high end Japanese restaurants in Tokyo. Grilled Mackarel was excellent, too. It was marinated in "Yuzu" citrus infused Miso over night and lightly grilled and served with pickled ginger root. Deep fried Monk Fish with Ponzu dipping sauce was the best Japanese food that I have experienced in Seattle in the last 2.5 years. Our friends loved the Monk Fish preparation and they were impressed with Tender Pork Belly (slow cooked Pork in soy sauce and mirin). Sushi entree plate was amazing ! Every piece of Sushi was extremely fresh. Tuna was medium fatty part with a lot of flavor. Fluke was very fresh as though it was catch of the day. Sea Eel, which is usually not available in many of Seattle Sushi bars, was perfect (not too sweet). What surprised me was Sushi entree came with Mushroom Miso Soup --- very traditional way (usually Miso Soup is served at the end of the meal with entree in Japan).
For those who want to experience real authentic Japanese gourmet, I suggest that you try this place.
My Favorite Japanese Restaurant in Seattle – I come here all of the time. This place is awesome, but you gotta know what to order! When in doubt, sit at the sushi bar and ask the sushi chefs what they have that's fresh, good and recommended. They will not steer you wrong!
The service is attentive, the restaurant is clean and well put together, and the food is very good.
If you want a real treat, call in and order the Omakase dinner. This is a special Chef's choice prix fixe meal that comes in several price options. If you're going to have this, go with one of the "better" (more expensive options). You will be pampered in a multi-hour dinner experience that is sure to please.
The lunch specials are also a great deal. The Chirashi sushi and nabeyaki udon are my favorites - the chicken teriyaki is so-so.
Caterpillar roll is the best – Generous portions, fresh fish, lovely presentation, pleasant service. The caterpillar role was amazing as was the nigiri salt water eel was delightful. We ordered several roles, my husband had a plate of sashimi, that he loved but the best part was the bill. I was shocked at how little we paid for several rolls and a bottle of sake. We will be going back.
Sushi for the soccer mom set, this tony Green Lake spot offers familiar and exotic flavors to please neighborhood clientele. – The Scene
Wallingford families with sushi-munching kids sit next to well-heeled Japanese patrons at this welcoming Japanese restaurant in Tangletown. The decor is casually bright, modern and clearly Ikea-inspired. Patrons can sit at the U-shaped sushi bar or snag a table and watch the action as the sushi chef slices, dices and makes short, elegant work of his raw materials.
True to its neighborhood spirit, this spot offers a healthy mix of Japanese standards, buttery sashimi combos and inventive sushi rolls. Start with the creamy agedashi tofu or th sauteed mushroom salad with a tangy miso dressing. The caterpillar roll, complete with eel "legs" and sizeable chunks of avocado, will satisfy kids and grownups alike, while the Green Lake Roll keeps neighborhood pride, with salmon, fish roe, asparagus, avocado and topped with slimy marinated seaweed. Sashimi can be ordered a la carte or in a number of combinations.
the tuna tartare is to die for – Kisaku regulars like to keep this amazing hidden treasure a secret, and for good reason. The restaurant is both comfortable and romantic, with both plentiful personal space and conversation buzz. The fish is fresh and portions are generous, with rolls varying from 4-8 pieces. Their tuna tartare appetizer is so good, you might have to take a minute alone to reflect on how glorious life is. I have had all types of sushi here, and the albacore, fatty tuna, and salmon are all amazing. The Wallingford Roll and Greenlake Roll are worth writing home about. The desserts are inventive and flavorful. If you can navigate your way to the restaurant, you will be handsomely rewarded.
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