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1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 · Downtown
(206) 971-7979 · $$ · Sushi, Japanese
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"1334 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Sat12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Located in downtown Seattle next to Pike Place Market, Japonessa houses the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach. We are a sushi cocina, featuring a Japanese menu with hints of Latino flair. From traditional offerings at our full service sushi bar, to innovative rolls and exotically imagined Japanese tapas, Japonessa boasts a menu to tantalize all palates.

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Popular menu items

Miso Soup · Agedashi Tofu · Garlic Short Ribs · Seattle Crunch · Spider Roll

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Elegant · Stylish · Credit: Discover, MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 26, 2014 · by Sarah B. from YelpI was excited to try because I had a voucher to go. Honestly not all that impressed. One roll was over 20$ and it was only ok. I've had better sushi elsewhere. Not really worth it at full price. Overall just kind of disappointing. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 25, 2014 · by Rose W. from YelpAlex in his lobster tie is an amazing at taking care of business!! He is on top of things here at the Bar in Japonessa! The super bad boy roll is the shit!!! Oh and the crunchy Seattle Roll mmmmm! Chilled sake on a Friday evening with friends. Thanks Alex and Jason for making our Friday night very enjoyable!! Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 25, 2014 · by Shannon S. from YelpBest sushi in Seattle. Awesome happy hour. Close to everything. (Park in Target parking lot :) Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 24, 2014 · by Crystal W. from YelpSushi Cocina = Japanese food with Mexican influence.Modern black decor (chandeliers, mirrors and booths) with a little pop of red. STARTERS:Spicy Tomato Tofu (with okra) - Delicious and pretty spicy. Get it with rice so you don't let the leftover sauce go to waste. :) SIGNATURE ROLLS:Madrid Moon roll … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 24, 2014 · by Vinay P. from YelpUnimpressive. We had a front-view of the kitchen and I can say with utmost certainty that rolls were being thrown together like a hot dogs at a fast-food stand. The taste was average and I honestly don't know how this place is rated so highly. Full review