Umi Sake House

4.6
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Umi Sake House is a unique Japanese cuisine restaurant in the Belltown area of Seattle featuring the highest quality seafood available in the Northwest, a large izakaya-style tapas menu, and boasting a sake list of over 60 imported Japanese bottles. The interior is multi-faceted, with a black slate tiled traditional dining room, a gorgeous 14 person capacity wooden sushi bar, a semi private "tatami" room which holds 12 people, a larger 25 person private dining room, an enclosed "back patio" casual dining room complete with tropical garden, a black concrete liquor bar with custom sake cocktails and fusion traditional cocktails, and a "front porch" casual dining area with a daily extended happy hour from 4-8pm. The variety of atmospheres allows for a different experience with every visit, and the vastness and quality of the menu does the same. For the budding sake enthusiast or the seasoned veteran, the sake menu at Umi is bottle for bottle the best found anywhere outside of Japan!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service at Umi is consistently outstanding. Everyone is very well trained and sharp. The food is great.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Service was not the greatest. Made reservations for 8:15, didn’t get seated until 8:30. Our server didn’t come until 8:50. We initially ordered drinks, an appetizer, and main entrees for 3 people and the first thing they brought were the main entrees which was odd to me. Everything was amazing and tasted super fresh, but the service was a huge damper on the night. Food was great, but the mediocre service was enough to make me not want to go back.

DM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and melt-in-your-mouth food in fun ambience

BF
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing happy hour and the customer service was outstanding

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Have been coming here for few years and the service has always been attentive and accommodating. Was no different this time in regards to service but food quality has had noticeable drop in quality. I have also frequented the sister restaurant Momiji on capital hill and the food there is much better in recent visits.
The rolls ordered were fine but not outstanding but the real let down was the sashimi From happy hour menu . I know fish is previously frozen but at least let it come to room temperature before serving . Also the taste of the sashimi all was not good compared to previous experiences here . It was fishy in bad way and the texture was all wrong most likely related to not letting fish come to Room temperature.
The service is only thing I can say was outstanding, our server and trainee she had with her were nice to my kids and accommodating to children’s needs .
Overall I will continue going to Momiji but would hope Umi returns to its old quality standards so that I may once again want to return .

MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

I love the food but the hosts here seem absolutely miserable. They're just not kind. It's also clear they're constantly messing up everyone's reservations. The first time I was there, they made us stand for our reservation for 20 minutes past the reservation time and half the tables were empty. This past weekend they screwed up a groups reservation that was in before us. It was a group of 3 that was waiting at the bar. They were frustrated and I heard them respectfully remind the hosts that they're still waiting. Not cool. Again, the food is delicious.

KL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Sat in the tea room where it was really quiet. Staff were so nice and patient with our large group.

NN
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience overall. Went during happy hour and great value. Our server was busy but stayed on top of us. Manager was very involved, lovely to see. Will be back again on my next trip to Seattle!

FC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite sushi in Seattle. Great variety of rolls, super fresh seafood, and large portions. Plus the service is always great even when busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is great. We’ll definitely comeback and recommend to to our friends.!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Hostess looked miserable. No smile, no warmth, no pep. Maybe it was an off night? Wait staff seemed rushed and were not very inviting. Our waitress was nice. Food was hit or miss. We liked some, we sent some back. Overall, wouldn’t return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was kind! Our glass of water was never empty

TO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Our server took over 32 minutes before he took our order. He was very concerned with the table next to us and spent an abundance of time with them. Such a shame, it was my husbands 50th birthday dinner and unfortunately with such poor service it took away from the celebration.

LL
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointing dinner lots of noise and fast service like a fast food restaurant.

Very noisy also

e
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend the omakase. The service was phenomenal and the sushi incredible. Will go back whenever in Seattle.

LH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sake Umi House was one of three Japanese restaurants recommended by our hotel when we visited! We were so pleased we chose Sake Umi House! The selection of food was excellent and the portions were just right. I loved ordering one piece of Nigiri as an appetizer with my warm house sake! I would visit again next time in Seattle!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food amazing service and awesome atmosphere

MZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi was amazing!! I have never had sushi like this before. It is amazing would eat there over and over again.

MI
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun Friday afternoon happy hour. Very friendly service.

I
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

This is the second time I’ve been to Umi Sake and not been pleased with the service. No one came to take our drink order and then when it was finally put in, drinks arrived 20 min later. The food is the only reason I keep coming back. It’s stellar. The servers and hostesses always seem hassled and unfriendly.

MM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable evening with delicious food. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing sushi, good service and beautiful restaurant. 10/10 would recommend to a friend

C
Seattle
97 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were disappointed in the quality of the sushi we ordered. Just didn't seem as fresh as before.

KN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Visiting from out of town looking for late night dinner. We happened to walk in just as happy hour started. Good deals and melt in your mouth fresh fish. Everything was delicious. Garlic short ribs, Calamari, 009 roll, and more.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Hostess and waitress were not friendly. When walking us to table hostess asked if we would need more than our 2 hour time allotment. And then waitress had major anxiety - every time she walked past she would ask if she could take menu from our table. They should print more menus if they have a menu shortage - really obnoxious to ask 8 times over a course of a meal if it can be taken from table.

N
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This is one of those places we always take visitors to Seattle, especially those who don’t have access to good and fresh sushi. The happy hour salmon is maybe the best sushi deal in Seattle.

KB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Such good food and great for a group outing with a wide variety (including vegetarian rolls). Fun atmosphere and layout too!

KG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great buzz and very knowledgeable and fast service.

d
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite sushi spots in Seattle. Will be back again and continue to recommend this place.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best sushi in great environment!

H
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The freshest fish I’ve ever had. The salmon sashimi was absolutely incredible and the specialty toro roll was also amazing. Would recommend making a reservation.

MG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Trendy spot in Belltown, lots of young and attractive people. Great service and great food. Some options for non-seafood eaters.

M
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The yellowtail collar is a must!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Table next to us was both hammered and impossibly loud. Their whole conversation was shouted. Felt like I had to yell at my dining companion to be heard. On the other hand, food is outstanding. Sake list impressive.

SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good value for money. My sushi dish and roll were delicious. Fish was very fresh. Husband ordered a cooked seafood dish and found it on the oily side. I liked the decor and service was excellent.

DN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great! Definitely date night worthy

T
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great restaurant with a creative kitchen...first rate sushi and seafood. The place is noisy and a little run down...but the food more than makes up for it.

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