Seattle >Food & Dining > Nijo
83 Spring St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.605052 -122.337566
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
The newest addition in Japanese cuisine is situated in Seattle's famous Post Alley. We feature the freshest selection of ingredients for an array of beautiful Bento Boxes, traditional and new styles of sushi and other delicacies. Step inside and enjoy personal attention at the Sushi Bar, where the chef will delight you with impeccable choices of today's freshest fish and vegetable selections made to order, exactly the way you desire.
Our vast and diverse ranges of Sake are some of the finest chilled on ice. If sushi is not your forte there is an abundance of other choices on the menu such as Wild Mushroom Saute, Filet Mignon Tartare or Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail combination. Nijo's chef delighted the most discriminating tastes for years while employed at Cutters, Nikko, Ototo and Mikado. The ambience is hip and the restaurant offers a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
go somewhere else – i agree. with the other reviewers and the slow service. I always see some of the sushi chefs messing around and wasting time when they could be working faster in making better sushi. there were two sushi chefs that were messing around with towels when they should be making sushi. service is really slow. I highly suggest going somewhere else for sushi. quality of food is inconsistent. I have only been there a couple of times but there was one chef that made better quality rolls on the tuesday i went. I went for dinner on a thursday evening a second time and the quality of the sushi rolls was not good. Usually happy hour quality is understandable but it was not even happy hour
love the rolls – usually go here in the late evening around 10ish. service is a bit slow, but the sushi is quite good. love the maguro here and also "rainbows and ponies". dimly lit gives a romantic feeling. a bit expensive
Happy Hour - Cheap Drinks, Great low priced Sushi! – I visited NIJO sushi while walking in the downtown area of Seattle on a sunny afternoon. I happened to be blessed that day and walked into one of the finest sushi restaurants. Fortunately, I was able to try a lot of different nijiri and sashimi sushi since it was happy hour. At NIJO happy hour is not only nicely priced drinks but also feature very inexpensive sushi too. Nestled in between a couple of older buildings, NIJO has a nice patio which is relaxing on a sunny day...there is very little traffic too.
Overall my experience was excellent since the drinks and sushi cost me less than 30.00 and I was very full as I sampled most of the sushi available. The service was a little slow since I was outside in a corner, fairly inaccessible to frequent visits from the waiter.
Definitely try NIJO for happy hour... its a lot of fun and well priced.
.slow.slow – The food here is actually pretty good. Their sushi was soft and practically melted in your mouth. The lychee martini was really good too. BUT, service was really slow. We physically got up to find a waiter to refill our water and grab our check. They came to our table once to see how we were doing.
A funky spin on a traditional Japanese restaurant in the heart of historic Pioneer Square. – In Short
The ultramodern furniture, deep plum walls and rock music in the background give this sushi spot a hip edge popular with trendy downtown workers and pretheater diners. The coolest roll on sushi-heavy menu is the flamin' fire variety--tuna wrapped in albacore, drizzled with rum and set aflame--but others also satisfy. Also featured are traditional favorites like yaki soba and udon, as well as dressed-up classics like miso soup with lobster.
Try as they Might.... – The place is cute, and lively on weekends. I think I went on a Saturday night, and there was a live DJ there, not sure if that's a regular deal. Started off the evening by waiting at least 10 minutes for our seat, I saw open tables, I'm not sure why the waitress didn't seat us more promptly. Ordered a few bites and drinks from the happy hour menu, it left something to be desired. The waitress spilled a drink on me, and didn't seem genuinely apologetic-what can you do? The drinks lacked flavor. Overall: Service could have been better, and the food didn't shine. And I think I know my sushi pretty darn well. (The best so far was sashimi in Kona, Big Island)
needs a little improvement – We recently went to Nijo's to check it out and I liked the atmosphere, however I have to say that the food there was only mediocre. We ordered quite a bit of food so we got to try a variety of things: panfried gyoza = soggy, bowl of rice = old and hard, tempura= a mound of flavorless food. The sushi was decent and the miso soup was good. We had great service and we were more than full when we left. Happy hour prices were pretty good. I don't think we'd go back unless we were starving for cheap eats.
sushi on a spin – this place has live dj's on certain nights which brings a real flair to ur eating experience b/c the food is not as traditional as some places but the quality is great. The sushi chefs if u sit at the bar will sometimes ask what you particulary like and cater a meal that is wonderful balanced and amazing.
A great find – We've been to Nijo twice, once for lunch and once for dinner - a great experience both times. Staff was expedient, friendly and professional. The sushi and sashimi are incredible; lots of unusual seafood choices and original nigiri. The sushi chefs are very well informed about the fish and gave us some great new things to try. We got prime cuts of fish in an artful presentation. This place can get busy late at night; sushi bar is recommended for the quickest service.
New Favorite Sushi Spot – Nijo exceeded my expectations regarding the food, very excellent. I was impressed with the fire sushi roll and taste of the house roll, YUM! Server was friendly but delivery was very slow. There were only a few tables and it took almost 30 minutes for us to recieve our rolls and sashimi. I would definately go back for the creative rolls.
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