The Best Sushi And Seafood In Seattle

Photo of Sarah Lantz
30 October 2016

The Pacific Northwest is a great location for fresh seafood. Seattle’s reputation for great tasting seafood in particular has been widely recognized, with restaurants all over the city. We’ve picked just some of our favorite seafood restaurants, so read on to find out more about them.

Pan fried oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter | © The Infatuation/Flickr

Village Sushi

A friendly sushi restaurant serving American style sushi, this place is a favorite neighborhood and reasonably priced restaurant in the U-district of Seattle. Their rolls include specials like the ‘Angry Dragon Roll’ with eel, cream cheese, avocado, crab, and then flash fried, and the ‘Hot Summer Roll’ of assorted fish, crab, green onions, all flash fried and topped with a sweet and spicy sauce. They also offer delicious piping hot miso soup and classic rolls like the ‘California Roll.’

Village Sushi, 4741 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA USA +1 206-985-6870


The original Anthony’s restaurant, Chinook’s at Salmon Bay is located in Seattle’s Fisherman Terminal, home of the North Pacific fishing fleet since 1913. The restaurant offers gorgeous views of the water as you dine. Their menu includes a variety of seafood dishes, including seasonal specials. From oysters to tempura prawns to mahi-mahi fish tacos to grilled salmon; Chinook’s is a staple seafood restaurant of Seattle.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Ballard neighborhood’s The Walrus and the Carpenter serves an excellent variety of oysters to win the heart of any oyster lover. They also offer special dishes of seafood, like ‘Octopus Carpaccio’ with red onions, lime, and squid ink and Grilled Sardines with walnuts, parsley, and shallots. It’s a cute little restaurant tucked away close to the Ballard Marina.

The Walrus and the Carpenter, 4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA USA +1 206-395-9227

Paella at Elliott’s Oyster House | © Chris Gent/Flickr

Elliott’s Oyster House

Located on Pier 56 and open since 1975, Elliott’s Oyster House serves sustainably sourced fish, shellfish, and crab, relying on local oyster harvesters and fishery partners for their seafood. Their menu includes Pan Fried Oysters, Wild Salmon with the option of grilling it on an alder plank, and Alaskan King Crab Cakes with mango ketchup, Singapore chili, and chayote-jicama slaw.

Elliott’s Oyster House, 1201 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA USA +1 206-623-4340

Sushi at Japonessa | © Viet Hoang/Flickr


A sushi restaurant with bursts of Latin-inspired flair, Japonessa serves specialty rolls with ingredients like jalapeño, cilantro, and mango, as well as traditional nigiri and sashimi. Their menu includes offers like Pulpo Carpaccio, thinly sliced octopus in cilantro oil, mustard soy, and roasted tomato lime mignonette, and King Crab Udon Soup with bonito broth, chicken, egg, Alaskan King Crab, and shrimp tempura.

Japonessa, 1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA USA +1 206-971-7979

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