Cuisine(s)
Japanese, Sushi
Price Scale
$$
Description

Why yes, as a matter of fact, those are jalapeños cradling your snow crab legs and eight-spiced tuna. Japonessa may be downtown’s sushi cocina, mashing up Japanese food with Latin inflections, but purists take heart: The chef-owner is the seasoned Billy Beach—an alum of Umi and onetime Kushibar owner—and the sushi is consistently more substantive and solidly prepared than all the hot noise and scene might suggest. Creations like agedashi tofu and tempura-fried brie, followed by a monstrous Street Fighter II Roll, open the mind and the palate. And the pocketbook—though happy hour seems to roll straight on through the day here.

Meal Times
Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night, Lunch
Good to Know
Reservations

Japonessa Sushi Cocina: Seattle

1400 First Ave , Seattle, WA, 98101
Pike Place Market  •  206-971-7979
Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm<br/>Fri 11:30am–1am<br/>Sat noon–1am <br/>Sun noon–11pm

Japonessa Sushi Cocina: Bellevue

500 Bellevue Way NE Ste 130, Bellevue, WA, 98004
425-454-1585
Sun–Thu 11:30–10<br>Fri & Sat 11:30–midnight