Just a quick note about a (literally) beautiful dinner we had last week at Wasabi Bistro – a trendy little sushi joint down in Belltown. There’s no shortage of excellent sushi in Seattle, and the Wasabi Bistro delivers reliably good fish. It’s probably not the best sushi restaurant in Seattle, but the plates were gorgeous.
We had an selection of nigiri and a roll or two, and the fish was all fresh with good texture. The larger-than-normal portions were a pleasant surprise – though the prices are a little high, so the generous portions helped improve the value. The 2nd Ave Roll was delicious. I don’t usually order tempura, but this roll looked like it would be tasty – and it was. Shrimp tempura with cucumber, avocado, spicy mayo, and tobiko topped with spicy tuna. Like the nigiri, the rolls were on the big side. Big rolls are a catch-22. You can never have too much sushi, but I have yet to master eating a huge piece of sushi without making a mess.
The highlight of the evening was the gorgeous plate decorations. The carrot pictured above is sliced and twisted from one small slice of the vegetable. Really some beautiful knife work! I meticulously unfolded it with aspirations of recreating it when I got home, but we all know that probably will never happen.
A restaurant is only as good as the answer to that most important question: would you go back? Sure, we’ve been to Wasabi Bistro a few times, and will most probably be back at some point for their happy hour. Fresh fish, great cocktails, hip ambiance (plus free edamame!) all make Wasabi Bistro a reliably decent sushi pick.
2311 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday, 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
So much good sushi… so little time. Here are some of our other favorite Seattle sushi restaurant picks:
3520 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, Washington 98103
Moshi Moshi (Ballard)
5324 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4060
Mashiko (West Seattle)
4725 California SW Seattle WA 98116
2230 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121