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Updated 18/11/22
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Chef Shiro Kashiba has delighted Seattle diners with his culinary artistry and craft for over five decades. Located next to the Pike Place Market, Sushi Kashiba offers the highest standard Japanese cuisine that sushi lovers have come to expect from who the Seattle Times calls, the "Sushi Sensei" of Seattle.
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated an early Valentine's Day with omakase at Sushi Kashiba. It was perfect for what we were looking for -- intimate and relaxed environment with amazing food and friendly service. Our sushi chef Kohta was fantastic. Super attentive, knowledgeable, personable, entertaining, and most of...all was making some of the best sushi we've ever had! We appreciated the information about how the menu may change seasonally, which fish are in season and when, where the fish come from and what the Pacific Northwest is known for in particular (like the geoduck!). Our favorites were... gosh it's hard to say, really everything was great. Geoduck, scallops, salmon... nearly each piece could be considered a favorite. The garnish on the white fish stood out to balance the mellow flavor. The rest of the staff also friendly and fun. The experience was lovely, and no issues whatsoever. We'd highly recommend. To note: We had previously tried to get an omakase seating over summer on a Friday. We arrive 45 minutes before opening, but this was not early enough! This time, it was a winter night, and a Thursday -- both of which worked in our favor. We arrived 45 minutes early and we were second in line! The omakase counter was full in the end, but 45 minutes early was plenty of time. Think of an activity for when you stand on line ahead of time and it breezes right by ;) The area is covered and well organized, so if it's raining you won't get wet. Bill for 2 for Omakase was $465.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Incredible, best bartender he was very knowledgeable and we had some amazing drinks. sushi is even better- amazing preparation. Wonderful experience. Would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022 via mobile

I've been one of the most prestigious concierge in Seattle for 2 decades. I can state, as a professional, as an expert... This is the ONLY sushi resturant in town. This is a must. Bree, Christopher, Anthony, Ed, Jordan, have actually taught me a lot...about service by being so amazing. From the moment you walk in, till you leave, you will experience the HIGHEST form of dinning on Earth. -Eric Hunter, Hotel Concierge for 21 years in Seattle.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

since we were staying at the Inn at Market across the courtyard we, by chance, got a table at Kashiba. Best sushi we ever had. Super knowledgeable staff, very nice atmosphere. But the sushi outshines it all. Melt in your mouth fish, unusual cuts, beautiful...presentation. Not cheap but totally worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

It's expensive, but excellent - and worth it. Order the Omikase. You will get many, many bites of entirely unique things you have never tried before. If you are adventurous & a sushi lover & and not on a budget, this is for you. The...excellent service from the entire team was such a wonderful treat after such a long time away from dining out during covid. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 4, 2022

To mark a very special occasion, I took my family to Sushi Kashiba. We elected the Omakase dining experience, which means you sit at the sushi bar and the chef regales you with a cooking performance that includes smooth knife skills, shaping of the rice...and blow torch performances. The chef also talks to you about what you're eating (what part of the fish, the fish provenance, etc.) and gives you tips. The chef is very focused on producing a great meal for you, but is also available for conversation so it feels like an intimate experience that can be a journey onto itself. As someone who doesn't typically appreciate the art of cooking, I was a bit reluctant to invest my time and treasure this way. (And it is quite a bit more expensive than a la carte dining at a table.) But after having the pleasure of this omakase experience, and the good fortune of being assigned Chef Shiro Kashiba himself, I am sold on the approach. Chef Kashiba is a legend in the world of Sushi. He came to Seattle 50 years ago after training with Jiro Ono on the edo-mae style. When I asked him why he came, he said that he wanted to share his gift with another culture, and he knew that the Seattle seafood landscape would give him a lot to work with. 50 years on, he has started three very successful restaurants, has earned the James Beard award three times, and in 2019 was selected by the Government of Japan as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine. If you are interested in having an omakase dining experience at Sushi Kashiba, you won't be able to make reservations. Given the high demand, I recommend you line up at least 2.5 hours before they open for their first seating. They have two seating times (5 and 7 pm) and limited seating for each. We lined up three hours before and were the first in line. But very soon after we arrived, people started arriving, including people who traveled to Seattle expressly for this dining experience. We brought our own camping chair to make the wait more bearable. They seem to be used to this and were able to put it away while we dined. Well worth the wait. Finally, don't be deterred if you have a specific allergy. One member of my party is allergic to shellfish and Chef Kashiba was very accommodating and gracious about it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Not an exceptionally grand venue, even tho great location, but worth the cost and visit. Loved the food and service. The sushi was exceptional. Very expensive $750 for 3 people, but would go back when I can afford. Definitely a bucket list treat.!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

Everything about this experience was 5-stars. We made a reservation, were treated kindly and efficiently, and loved everything about it. Get the geoduck entree - it was so good we ordered a second one!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed January 21, 2022

Hard for me to believe I have not been to this place before. The Omakase was outstanding. Every portion was delicious and transported me back to Japan. The chef is incredibly friendly and explains each cut individually. Attention to detail is impeccable. Definitely worth many...repeats – if the wallet permits.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times now. The Omakase or Peak menus are both great and give a broad sampling of the chef’s talent and what is most fresh that day. The servers are very attentive and helpful as well. For our anniversary they...even brought us an additional course of sweet grilled anago eel; delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

From the moment we walked in the door the service was top notch, friendly, efficient and very well versed in all things sushi. Dinner was perfectly coursed and moved at a comfortable pace and the fish was out of this world, every piece of nigiri...was a pleasure to savor. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

The best lean tuna my husband and I have ever ordered. The fish was all so fresh and perfectly dressed. I can’t decide what my favorite piece was.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Visited Sushi Kashiba in downtown Seattle for dinner in September 2021. Although made a reservation and requested sushi bar, the restaurant contacted us and informed the reservation was for a table. Sushi bar is first-come first-served, and people start to form line around 2 PM...for 5: 30 PM seats, since currently only 8 seats are available at sushi bar. Despite our slight disappointment, we enjoyed the omakase sushi dinner at our table. It was 7 or 8 courses and started with some appetizers. Good volume and we were full by the end of the dinner. Good food, good service, and good atmosphere. One of, if not, the best sushi restaurants in Seattle currently operating for dine in.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021

Always a great dining experience at Sushi Kashiba! Staff is courteous, professional, and knowledgeable; as much a part of the dining experience as the superb fare. This restaurant is at the very top of our list. Never a disappointment!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

We loved the Peak version of the omakase! The fish was so fresh and unique...some of the best sushi we have had! Next time we are in Seattle, we will be back!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sue6060
August 21, 2016|
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Response from DrPetrucci | Reviewed this property |
It is not listed on the menu It states market price but it is more the the Peak offering which $85 The Seattle offering is $75.
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Response from Jan01234 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they take reservations for the tables in the dining room, but the sushi bar is first come first served. Not sure about the tables in the cocktail bar.
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