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Mashiko Japanese Restaurant

4725 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98116 · West Seattle
(206) 935-4339 · Sushi, Japanese
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"391 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

General info

Casual · Credit: Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 26, 2014 · by Ka L. from YelpThe best deal for omakase I've had in Seattle. And best for exotic sashimi - have you ever had rainbow trout or abalone sashimi?!?!A small cozy restaurant with rather tightly packed tables and very attentive chefs and servers. Even though you might only be able to sit 20 people comfortably in the restaurant, … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 20, 2014 · by Danielle V. from YelpWe had a fantastic evening sitting at the sushi bar last night listening to Hajime tell us all about sustainable seafood and sake and creating for us the most interesting and creative sushi dishes, many of which I've never had before. Great food, great conversation, great atmosphere. We will definitely be back ... with friends. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jul 07, 2014 · by Gail T. from YelpTwo words: horrible service. The restaurant opens at 5:03, we entered the restaurant at about 5:09 on a Sunday night. We were asked if we had reservations, when we said no she said she'd have to check "the book". There were FOUR tables seated and the rest were EMPTY. After standing there … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 06, 2014 · by Koji B. from Yelpincredible, unique, and satisfying food. You can't go wrong with this place... bit on the pricey side but the content makes up for it. Don't forget to get the shiso infused beer. Staff are extremely friendly except for a couple, in my years going there, seeming like I should be honored to get a seat and be served. Hajime san, the owner, sure knows what's up. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 30, 2014 · by david tetsuo b. from YelpExcellent selection of fresh, sustainable fish. You can choose from both more traditional Japanese sushi or popular Americanized options with a flair. Very good selection of sakes. Full review