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1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 971-7979 · $$ · Japanese, Spanish, Sushi
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"1210 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: 5.0 out of 5"by Michael S. at Yelp User Review4/8/2014Some of the best sushi I have ever had in my life.The omakase was to die for, and was executed perfectly.From the habanero sauce topping spicy tuna to the jalapeno steak roll, it was an exploration of the palate. I will go there again when I'm in Seattle. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Miranda N. at Yelp User Review4/8/2014Came here for happy hour on a tuesday night- good selection of drinks & rolls for HH but the service was extremely slow, especially for not being very busy! Ok sushi. Bland spicy tuna. Hopefully this was an off day for japonessa. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Jeanie I. at Yelp User Review4/8/2014Great location for tourists and people who work in/near the financial district. I tend to like sashimi more than anything else, but I do appreciate a good roll. I do love spicy flavors, but what is up with the mayo-infused sauces? Gross. It doesn't belong in sushi. There is definitely better sushi elsewhere in Seattle. More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Peter B. at Yelp User Review4/8/2014I got to the restaurant about 2:00p. The place was almost empty. It took 5 minutes to be seated!Food was good, front of house service (especially the seater/greeter) was pitiful.The poor waiter tried to make up for it, but first impression of a place resting on its laurels was already made. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Mukee C. at Yelp User Review4/7/2014I've been here a few times now and I think it's a decent American sushi restaurant.The location is prime and it's got a nice modern ambiance inside.The times I've been here were all happy hour so I'm only basing my review on the happy hour menu. Most of their rolls on the menu are either fried and/or contain … More