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Mashiko Japanese Restaurant

4725 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-4339 · Japanese, Sushi
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"378 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


In 1994 I had an idea. Believing that food is one of the most powerful languages in not only defining cultures but also in integrating them, I wanted to open a Japanese restaurant that would transcend the traditional way of presenting and thinking of food from my country. Furthermore I Morewanted to do this in a way that wouldn't send my customers into debt. In August of 2009, after celebrating 15 years in business, I had another idea. I followed my conscience and switched to all sustainable seafood. At Mashiko we are always trying to create new and interesting ways to interpret Japanese food and sushi. This is an all-inclusive process. You'll never hear traditional Japanese music in Mashiko, because it reminds me of two things: grammar school and death. Believe me you, if you've ever been to an elementary school in Japan... death isn't too bad. So we play new and interesting music that we hope will compliment the food. I want you to try new things and ask questions. I want you to stuff your face. I want you to laugh and enjoy food and life. Please, shut up and eat!

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Popular menu items

Sushi · Rice · Sashimi · Nigiri · Salmon

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Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Manish S. at Yelp User Review4/6/2014Among the best sushi I've had in Seattle so far. Definitely get the Umi or Nami Omakase as that is the best value for money if you're hungry and love sashimi and rolls both! The sake we had there was the new unfiltered one they have was not too great so I would avoid that unless you love unfiltered sakes. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Shereen A. at Yelp User Review3/31/2014The 21 course omakase will leave you speechless. More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Stef M. at Yelp User Review3/27/2014WHAT?! How have I not reviewed Mashiko yet? It's only the BEST and most sustainably-minded sushi joint in Seattle. It only has the most amazing and quirky owner, Hajime, who not only rolls some delicious sushi but can also be found around town extolling the virtues of sustainable fish choices and teaching … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Ivan T. at Yelp User Review3/10/2014This is a great place in West Seattle for Sushi.I have been here many times and I am always impressed with the food and service.I do suggest making a reservation, as it is almost impossible to get a walk in table. More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Liz S. at Yelp User Review3/9/2014My favorite sushi restaurant! I may be biased, since I've been coming here since I was little, and slowly graduating from bento box to sashimi. I love that they have moved to serve only sustainable seafood.At my last visit I got a kunamoto raw oyster, ahi poke, scallop nigiri with lemon and tobiko, and … More