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TLDR: While in Seattle, my boyfriend and I tried new restaurants like Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya. It is a great sushi spot in downtown Seattle, 2nd ave. It is a chill spot, great food, but not budget friendly.

For details, read below.

Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya
2311 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Restaurant Vibes

Two Words: Cozy. Overwhelming.

This was a cozy restaurant on 2nd ave, a street filled with restaurants and bars. I loved the amount of space they provided for social distancing purposes with indoor and outdoor seating. There was low music playing in the background like soft pop hits, making it a great spot for a good time. The menu was filled with a long list of amazing sushi, nigiri and sashimi options which can be appealing, but a bit overwhelming for me. Why? Don’t get me wrong I enjoy having the options, but since I was hungry I like less options to make my decision making easy.

My Order

The food was good, but it could have been slightly better.

  • We order the grilled skirt steak beef as our appetizer and I loved that it came on a hot pan. I love hot food from start to finish. It tasted like it was medium well so the meat was juicy and the flavors came through.
  • I was so excited to try their sushi, I didn’t order anything out of the ordinary. The sushi tasted fresh, which I think is super important cause it makes a huge difference.
  • Now, the sushi were delicious for the most part, but I learned that I am not a huge fan of the tobiko (an orange colored ingredient) that can be found on the inside and outside of the sushi. If it was inside I didn’t mind it cause it mixed well with the other ingredients, but it was too much when the tobiko is on the outside (See the picture for reference). I guess that knowing that it was fish eggs made me feel a bit nauseous.
  • I did try their nigiri sushi… why have I neglected it for so long? It is not like sashimi where it’s only fish and nigiri includes rice. Sadly, nigiri is on the pricer side because it is priced per piece unlike sushi that brings 6 – 8 pieces normally. The Tako (left) had a lemony taste and was chewy, not bad but the one that I would re-order is the Taraba (right), it is a delicious flavored piece of crab, but I might be bias because crab is one of my favorite seafoods.


Being that I was hungry I am so glad the server was attentive and provided the food quickly. Not outstanding or above average, but it was just right.

Would I recommend?

If you have had a long day and want to relax with some sushi then check this place out. It is not budget friendly so if you are hungry with a budget I would not recommend because you won’t be satisfied. To give you an idea the meal above without alcohol was about $90. Will it blow your mind away? Maybe not; regardless, it is good food and you won’t regret it.

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