12716 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812547.721674 -122.293572
Mon.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sat. 4p.m.- 9 p.m.; Closed Sundays.
Local Mom and Pop Sushi – Find a place to park on or around busy Lake City Way and wander into Sumo Sushi. The atmosphere is local diner meets typical Asian restaurant. Cosy and friendly, not some place to take someone you are trying to impress, but great for family and friends. Or to just get take out. It was obvious from the conversations that the other diners sharing the restaurant with us were regulars.
The sushi was fresh and firm. When we inquired on a specific type of roll that I like with cucumber wrapped on the outside instead of seaweed the sushi chef offered to make a roll with anything that I wanted in it, just let him know what my favorite things were and he made it to order. It was expensive but just what I wanted. As for the gluten-free aspect, the tamari the restaurant provided still had wheat as an ingredient, so bring your own. (We ended up going across the street to the grocery store to get some while the sushi and rolls were being prepared.)
We will certainly be eating here again.
One of the Best Sushi in Town – I am addicted to their Alaskian rolls there. The smoked salmon with the avocado is in perfect balance. The prices are great, and everything is fresh and good quality. I really love Ginza in Bellevue too. But when I want to satisfy basic sushi cravings and don't want to drive all the way there, this is just the place to do it.
Sumo Sushi on Lake City Way – I love this place!
True, Sumo Sushi is not a glitzy Bell town sushi shop, but it IS on the way home, and what they do very well is great take out, all bundled up with chop sticks, a few sauces and some napkins. If you don't want to cook, but you also don't want to eat junk, grab a to-go menu sometime and then call ahead. That can save HOURS of cooking time on a school night.
Try the roll combo's, or try the chicken teriyaki. The Dragon roll is typically pretty, and very filling. the meals are very basic, fresh food. The price is not too much more than burgers and fries, definitely cheaper than a large pizza, but the food is much tastier and much healthier!
Since the cook and the wait staff are also the owners, (with a sushi chef standing by in front) you might have to wait a moment or two, but never for too long. And they really do try to make everybody happy.
Parking is parallel street-side on Lake City Way going North, and that can be tricky on a weekday at rush hour. Not the best parking, not their fault, but good to know when you get there. A new parking lot will be part of the new Bartel's opening across the street in a month or so, and that will be much easier to use.
Cheap, fast, and good – Fast Food Sushi done up right. I love this place for the good fish, low price, and great service. The sashimi is quite tasty and the rolls are well prepared. This place is not the place to go to if you want elegant fine dining -- but at the price you're not going to find better sushi anywhere.
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