Japonessa / Seattle

1400 1st Ave at Union St Seattle 98101
Opening Hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:10
Sat 12:00 - 00:10

Japonessa features a Japanese core concept menu with hints of Latino flair. Featuring an impressive selection of sakes, wines, and finely crafted cocktails, as well as the city's most extensive Happy Hour, we are the downtown destination for some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer! Our happy hour runs from open until 6:30pm in the whole restaurant, continues in the bar, patio, and lounge until 8pm, and then from 10pm until close in the entire restaurant again Japonessa houses the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach. As the opening Chef for Wasabi Bistro and Umi Sake House, Billy's menus have become synonymous with success. Japonessa marks Billy's latest venture with longtime friend (and original Wasabi Bistro investor) Jason Koh. Since opening its doors in August 2010, Japonessa has garnered a tremendous following, as well as earning a nod from Seattle Met Magazine for best sushi in their "Best Asian Restaurants" cover article issue.

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Tips from the Net @ Japonessa
J.R Saunar en
You love sushi? Come in here and you wont be disappointed with menu. The food is presented well and service is amazing. Definitely love their take on the calamari recipe and of course happy hour. GooglePlace - September 2017
Lindsey Miles en
absolutely amazing. hands down the best sushi I have ever had. our server was really helpful, the atmosphere was relaxed and we got seated super quick. fantastic, you gotta try this. GooglePlace - September 2017
Cody Tappan en
Great location just off Pike Place. Good sushi that would be very pricey were it not for an excellent and reasonably priced Happy Hour menu (available most days outside the 6-8 time frame as I recall). I really enjoyed the food, although my girlfriend found a fish bone in one of her rolls. Probably just a bit of bad luck there! Overall a very nice place GooglePlace - August 2017
Aaron Stright en
We sat in the bar area for late happy hour. The bartender is so friendly even in the chaos of a busy evening and he hears what you are asking for, even if you think he is too busy. The entire service team is friendly, courteous and attentive to your needs. As a lover of Sushi this will be a repeat spot for me to visit. I am thrilled at the quality of food and menu options available. GooglePlace - July 2017
Margo Kislinska en
If you're looking for an Asian fusion sushi place: this is the one! It's fancy, they seem to have lots of drinks here (I don't drink, but can see the huge bar/lounge area). Happy hour is all day long till 6.30pm + 6.30-8pm in the bar + after 10pm. I only come here to order food from happy hour menu, otherwise I would probably consider it too pricey for the amount of food you get (I'm more an eater, not a gourmand). Also, keep in mind that it's Americanized Japanese food, not really authentic. Still good though! GooglePlace - June 2017