Red Fin Sushi Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 612 Stewart St

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-441-1212

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★★★★★

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

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I love this place and visit them as often as I can. I like Sashimi without the rice and can leave full with a couple of martinis for less than 50. Price Service and Satisfaction is the Blue Fin. What a treat!

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★★★★★

I love this place and visit them as often as I can. I like Sashimi without the rice and can leave full with a couple of martinis for less than 50. Price Service and Satisfaction is the Blue Fin. What a treat!

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Both the size and the decor of this hip downtown restaurant/bar encourage you to relax into the warm, welcoming atmosphere. I visited for happy hour and didn't stay for dinner. The happy hour bites, however were excellent and probably a good indication of the overall taste and quality of the food. The sushi was fresh, delicious and creatively rendered. The sliced steak appetizer was tender and perfectly cooked, and the tempura veggies were tasty, crispy and not at all greasy. I highly recommend this cozy spot for happy hour and can't wait to try it for dinner as well - perhaps this summer when they'll offer al fresco dining!

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★★★★★

Both the size and the decor of this hip downtown restaurant/bar encourage you to relax into the warm, welcoming atmosphere. I visited for happy hour and didn't stay for dinner. The happy hour bites, however were excellent and probably a good indication of the overall taste and quality of the food. The sushi was fresh, delicious and creatively rendered. The sliced steak appetizer was tender and perfectly cooked, and the tempura veggies were tasty, crispy and not at all greasy. I highly recommend this cozy spot for happy hour and can't wait to try it for dinner as well - perhaps this summer when they'll offer al fresco dining!

Pros: Happy hour, sushi, decor & warm, friendly ambiance

Cons: Limited number of bar tables (get their early!)

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I have been to Red Fin multiple times and plan on returning! The menu is a bit on the pricey side but fear not! You don't have to splurge to enjoy their fare, they offer daily happy hour that will fit any budget with both drink and sushi specials.

Aside from the food, the customer service is beyond amazing. This place has a swanky feel without the snobby attitude.

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★★★★★

I have been to Red Fin multiple times and plan on returning! The menu is a bit on the pricey side but fear not! You don't have to splurge to enjoy their fare, they offer daily happy hour that will fit any budget with both drink and sushi specials.

Aside from the food, the customer service is beyond amazing. This place has a swanky feel without the snobby attitude.

Pros: Food, Customer Service, Atmosphere, Happy Hour

Cons: a bit pricey

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I went to Red Fin for the first time the other day during happy hour. Walking in, I noticed it was what I thought it would be, cozy, relaxing place where people were conversing with friends and having a few drinks to forget the days worries.

The actual bar area is kind of small, but people were very friendly and moved aside if they saw you needed to reach the bartender.

The service was on top of everything! Reloading our orders and making sure no one was with out food. Oh, and did I mention it was my first REAL sushi experience? My husband and I loved it all, and I think he ended up eating a whole plate of tuna rolls to himself!

Overall, a great meeting place for friends, wonderful restaurant to visit for you first time sushi eaters and it happens to be located at the Hotel Max, which if you ask politely, might give you a tour of some of their rooms.

2
★★★★☆

I went to Red Fin for the first time the other day during happy hour. Walking in, I noticed it was what I thought it would be, cozy, relaxing place where people were conversing with friends and having a few drinks to forget the days worries.

The actual bar area is kind of small, but people were very friendly and moved aside if they saw you needed to reach the bartender.

The service was on top of everything! Reloading our orders and making sure no one was with out food. Oh, and did I mention it was my first REAL sushi experience? My husband and I loved it all, and I think he ended up eating a whole plate of tuna rolls to himself!

Overall, a great meeting place for friends, wonderful restaurant to visit for you first time sushi eaters and it happens to be located at the Hotel Max, which if you ask politely, might give you a tour of some of their rooms.

Pros: Cozy, friendly, downtown

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When I walked into Red Fin, my first thoughts were "Wow, this is a super cute bar". But then having to struggle my way through the crowds to get to my friend, I soon became annoyed. I felt like the entire time I was there I was stepping on people's toes, bumping into people, and that no matter what I did I seemed to be jostling into someone or them jostling into me. When anyone at our table moved, so did the entire table along with our beers & sakes!

I did think the food was sooo yummy and tried various appetizers which all seemed scrumptious. However, later on I got an upset stomache from something I ate.

The staff seemed very nice, and I liked the bathrooms which have portraits of some people, although we were trying to figure out who they were.

Although like i said the food was good, I am not sure if I would go back again...

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★★☆☆☆

When I walked into Red Fin, my first thoughts were "Wow, this is a super cute bar". But then having to struggle my way through the crowds to get to my friend, I soon became annoyed. I felt like the entire time I was there I was stepping on people's toes, bumping into people, and that no matter what I did I seemed to be jostling into someone or them jostling into me. When anyone at our table moved, so did the entire table along with our beers & sakes!

I did think the food was sooo yummy and tried various appetizers which all seemed scrumptious. However, later on I got an upset stomache from something I ate.

The staff seemed very nice, and I liked the bathrooms which have portraits of some people, although we were trying to figure out who they were.

Although like i said the food was good, I am not sure if I would go back again...

Pros: The amazing asian food, decor

Cons: too crowded, not enough room, constantly being jostled

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This swanky bar/restraurant attached to the equally remarkable Hotel Max is a great place to get together with friends located in downtown seattle. They have an amazing happy hour which includes a variety of beer, wine, sake, etc and some asian small bites as well. Happy hour might be the best time to eat here if you are on a budget as the dinners can be pricey, but food is good so it might be worth the $. The beer list often seems to include some unusual beers which is a bonus. This place can be pretty crowded though so it might a good place to go with a small group or if you are lucky enough to go in the summer to sit outside and people watch. I love the decorations on the bathroom doors.

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★★★★☆

This swanky bar/restraurant attached to the equally remarkable Hotel Max is a great place to get together with friends located in downtown seattle. They have an amazing happy hour which includes a variety of beer, wine, sake, etc and some asian small bites as well. Happy hour might be the best time to eat here if you are on a budget as the dinners can be pricey, but food is good so it might be worth the $. The beer list often seems to include some unusual beers which is a bonus. This place can be pretty crowded though so it might a good place to go with a small group or if you are lucky enough to go in the summer to sit outside and people watch. I love the decorations on the bathroom doors.

Pros: large asian menu, happy hour, summer patio seating

Cons: no parking lot, small, can get crowded

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The food is delicious and their well drinks are made with some premium stuff that the bartender has a heavy hand in making.. I can't begin to recall all of it due to the aftermath that has markedly erased all such trivia from my memory. The nice thing with having multiple people show up through the hour is that everyone orders something and sooner or later I get the chance to try a bit of everythang. Unfortunately I think that the bar area is a tad small for the dozen odd SBC'rs that rolled through prior to the Cambell pub crawl. The area was at maximum SBC capacity which had threatened to overflow into the dining area... fortunately i was stuck on my high stool and was unable to corrupt the innocent.

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★★★☆☆

The food is delicious and their well drinks are made with some premium stuff that the bartender has a heavy hand in making.. I can't begin to recall all of it due to the aftermath that has markedly erased all such trivia from my memory. The nice thing with having multiple people show up through the hour is that everyone orders something and sooner or later I get the chance to try a bit of everythang. Unfortunately I think that the bar area is a tad small for the dozen odd SBC'rs that rolled through prior to the Cambell pub crawl. The area was at maximum SBC capacity which had threatened to overflow into the dining area... fortunately i was stuck on my high stool and was unable to corrupt the innocent.

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Business Response:

Thanks for your review Hi Angie - thanks for your review, we appreciate it. Our bar, next to the hotel Max in downtown Seattle often accommodates larger groups. Thanks for joining us for happy hour - we'd love to see you in again sometime soon.
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I travel a lot with my job and am always trying sushi in various places. I tried Red Fin after reading a few reviews here and It was the right decision. I started with the shitake mushroom dumplings which were wonderful; the sauce was awesome. I tried the chef's choice sushi tray and was impressed by the variety that was provided. Usually if you do this, you just get some tuna and mackeral and maybe a shrimp. This tray had a dozen different types of seafood, and it all just melted in your mouth. It was outstanding. I also had my usual order of uni which was also incredibly fresh. I will definitely go back. Oh, and the sake it great as well. Try the Red Fin sampler.

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★★★★★

I travel a lot with my job and am always trying sushi in various places. I tried Red Fin after reading a few reviews here and It was the right decision. I started with the shitake mushroom dumplings which were wonderful; the sauce was awesome. I tried the chef's choice sushi tray and was impressed by the variety that was provided. Usually if you do this, you just get some tuna and mackeral and maybe a shrimp. This tray had a dozen different types of seafood, and it all just melted in your mouth. It was outstanding. I also had my usual order of uni which was also incredibly fresh. I will definitely go back. Oh, and the sake it great as well. Try the Red Fin sampler.

Pros: Amazingly fresh sushi; great appetizers; good service

Cons: It is expensive, be prepared

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I've been going to Red Fin now for half a year, mostly in the winter. Now that summer is upon us however, i find I can't even sit in the bar or restaurant for more than 10 minutes without starting to perspire. I love the place, the food is great, presentation unbelievable, the entire staff is so friendly and helpful, but seriously, turn up the A/C, it's like dining in a boiler room on hot days.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Red Fin now for half a year, mostly in the winter. Now that summer is upon us however, i find I can't even sit in the bar or restaurant for more than 10 minutes without starting to perspire. I love the place, the food is great, presentation unbelievable, the entire staff is so friendly and helpful, but seriously, turn up the A/C, it's like dining in a boiler room on hot days.

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Staying near convention center, and not a lot of higher end places for a sushi bar type dinner without taking a cab. Tried Red Fin, and was concerned that it was a fusion type place with different cuisines. Was thinking of cabbing it to places that were recommended for pure sushi type experience, but since I was dining alone, I preferred something within walking distance. Red Fin had a great atmosphere with a mix of out-of-towners and locals. Sushi bar was full, so had a table for two in bar area. Sushi bar lighting was too bright anyway. Had the Sashimi dinner with miso + rice for $28, and it was as large and fresh as I have had anywhere. Sushi dinner was $25. I was looking for an Omakase type dinner, but with all things considered, and location taking an important role in the decision, this was great. Beer and sake prices were very reasonable as well. Highly recommended due to location, ambience, and fresh fish. Favorite sushi places are Sushi Sasabune in Honolulu and Los Angeles. Different owners and LA cheaper by 20%, but excellent Omakase at both.

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★★★★★

Staying near convention center, and not a lot of higher end places for a sushi bar type dinner without taking a cab. Tried Red Fin, and was concerned that it was a fusion type place with different cuisines. Was thinking of cabbing it to places that were recommended for pure sushi type experience, but since I was dining alone, I preferred something within walking distance. Red Fin had a great atmosphere with a mix of out-of-towners and locals. Sushi bar was full, so had a table for two in bar area. Sushi bar lighting was too bright anyway. Had the Sashimi dinner with miso + rice for $28, and it was as large and fresh as I have had anywhere. Sushi dinner was $25. I was looking for an Omakase type dinner, but with all things considered, and location taking an important role in the decision, this was great. Beer and sake prices were very reasonable as well. Highly recommended due to location, ambience, and fresh fish. Favorite sushi places are Sushi Sasabune in Honolulu and Los Angeles. Different owners and LA cheaper by 20%, but excellent Omakase at both.

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If you are in Seattle or even passing by and are even remotely hungry for something Asian, check this place out. I usually dine here for lunch and sometimes dinner and was kind of skeptical about breakfast, but they do that right as well. Anytime I have ever dined at Red Fin it has been extremely tasty offering unique flavors for all their dishes from the dozens of Bento Box combinations to the full service Sushi Bar.

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★★★★★

If you are in Seattle or even passing by and are even remotely hungry for something Asian, check this place out. I usually dine here for lunch and sometimes dinner and was kind of skeptical about breakfast, but they do that right as well. Anytime I have ever dined at Red Fin it has been extremely tasty offering unique flavors for all their dishes from the dozens of Bento Box combinations to the full service Sushi Bar.

Pros: Service, Price Value, Promt Service

Cons: None yet and lets keep it that way!

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Not only was I pleasantly surprised with the high level of service and quality of the ajoining Hotel Max - it has been a pleasure eating many a meal at Red Fin during my stay (a plus for returning to this hotel for future trips to Seattle).

The menu is interesting, the quality and presentation EXCELLENT!. Try it - you will not be disappointed. The staff are fantastic and will help guide you through your choices. They are warm and helpful - and all seem to enjoy and take pride in this gem of a spot. The space is small but never seems uncomfortably crowded - the furniture is comfy. Aside from amazing sushi try the crab soup - wow! They also offer brunch on the weekends.

On top of it all the prices are very reasonable given the quality you receive.

Bravo!

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★★★★★

Not only was I pleasantly surprised with the high level of service and quality of the ajoining Hotel Max - it has been a pleasure eating many a meal at Red Fin during my stay (a plus for returning to this hotel for future trips to Seattle).

The menu is interesting, the quality and presentation EXCELLENT!. Try it - you will not be disappointed. The staff are fantastic and will help guide you through your choices. They are warm and helpful - and all seem to enjoy and take pride in this gem of a spot. The space is small but never seems uncomfortably crowded - the furniture is comfy. Aside from amazing sushi try the crab soup - wow! They also offer brunch on the weekends.

On top of it all the prices are very reasonable given the quality you receive.

Bravo!

Pros: Service, Quality and Value

Cons: NONE

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My recent Urban Eats dinner at Red Fin was good, but none of the flavors really blew my mind. My dining partner really liked the spicy tuna poke starter--a little too much onion for me, but I realize not everyone shares my onion issues. For my own starter, I went with the goat cheese and wonton chips and found it to be an interesting, tasty combo. I didn't care for the accompanying marinated apple dice as the flavor just seemed off. My teriyaki steak was tender, but pretty basic...double thumbs-up on the wasabi potatoes and tempura onion rings, though. My dining partner's phad thai was, like the steak, very basic in that it was...pad thai. With scallops and shrimp. Desserts were something of a weak link--the consistency of the Thai tea creme brulee just wasn't quite right, and the cheesecake reportedly too strongly-flavored. Of note, Red Fin serves mammoth portions of food--go there hungry! I had to take home some of my steak and potatoes as a leftover, and I couldn't finish the enormous quantity of creme brulee. No complaints on the service, but no raves either. Our server was prompt but not especially warm--he got the job done and that was it.

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★★★★☆

My recent Urban Eats dinner at Red Fin was good, but none of the flavors really blew my mind. My dining partner really liked the spicy tuna poke starter--a little too much onion for me, but I realize not everyone shares my onion issues. For my own starter, I went with the goat cheese and wonton chips and found it to be an interesting, tasty combo. I didn't care for the accompanying marinated apple dice as the flavor just seemed off. My teriyaki steak was tender, but pretty basic...double thumbs-up on the wasabi potatoes and tempura onion rings, though. My dining partner's phad thai was, like the steak, very basic in that it was...pad thai. With scallops and shrimp. Desserts were something of a weak link--the consistency of the Thai tea creme brulee just wasn't quite right, and the cheesecake reportedly too strongly-flavored. Of note, Red Fin serves mammoth portions of food--go there hungry! I had to take home some of my steak and potatoes as a leftover, and I couldn't finish the enormous quantity of creme brulee. No complaints on the service, but no raves either. Our server was prompt but not especially warm--he got the job done and that was it.

Pros: Huge portions, well-prepared and presented food

Cons: Weak desserts, flavors not compelling

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When people ask me my favorite restaurant in Seattle, I always find myself saying Red Fin. The menu has so many options. Red Fin is a place I can go for a special occation with multi courses or for a quick bite and a drink. I have dinned there too many times to count. Everything from the sushi bar is incredible. I think I have tried everything on the menu and love it all. Among my favorites are the 5 spice duck and the shimp pad thai. For lunch I enjoy the chicken sandwich, or a bento box. The service is friendly and relaxed. The atmosphere decor is "hip, downtown" and spacious. I love the fact I get great quality and well prepared food at a price I can dine frequently. I highly recommend Red Fin as a place to dine frequently.

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★★★★★

When people ask me my favorite restaurant in Seattle, I always find myself saying Red Fin. The menu has so many options. Red Fin is a place I can go for a special occation with multi courses or for a quick bite and a drink. I have dinned there too many times to count. Everything from the sushi bar is incredible. I think I have tried everything on the menu and love it all. Among my favorites are the 5 spice duck and the shimp pad thai. For lunch I enjoy the chicken sandwich, or a bento box. The service is friendly and relaxed. The atmosphere decor is "hip, downtown" and spacious. I love the fact I get great quality and well prepared food at a price I can dine frequently. I highly recommend Red Fin as a place to dine frequently.

Pros: Great menu, friendly service

Cons: not exceptional 4 star service

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I went to the Red fin for the first time on Saturday and my girlfriend and I loved it! The atmosphere was romantic and fun, the executive chef came around to each table personally to describe the specials, and they have a great wine selection. The sushi was some of the best I've had in town (The Red fin roll was awesome - love the jalepeno touch) and the scallops small plate was VERY good. Service was excellent all the way around, and we were too full for desert. The only thing I might add would be a couple of lighter desserts to the menu, but we wouldn't have had room anyway, so no points deducted. You can also charge to the room if you're staying at the Hotel Max - we were and it was the perfect combo. Special thanks to the exec. chef for his time and descriptions - this guy is REALLY into food and it shows.

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★★★★★

I went to the Red fin for the first time on Saturday and my girlfriend and I loved it! The atmosphere was romantic and fun, the executive chef came around to each table personally to describe the specials, and they have a great wine selection. The sushi was some of the best I've had in town (The Red fin roll was awesome - love the jalepeno touch) and the scallops small plate was VERY good. Service was excellent all the way around, and we were too full for desert. The only thing I might add would be a couple of lighter desserts to the menu, but we wouldn't have had room anyway, so no points deducted. You can also charge to the room if you're staying at the Hotel Max - we were and it was the perfect combo. Special thanks to the exec. chef for his time and descriptions - this guy is REALLY into food and it shows.

Pros: location, ambience, service, food

Cons: heavy dessert menu

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Been to Red Fin a couple times now - doing both the happy hour thing as well as the all-out dinner. Since I've been to some of the other restaurants mentioned by other reviewers, I just don't understand what they're talking about. The happy hour there is quite the deal with the same quality food. During dinner, my sashimi was simply fantastic and the portion huge! And unlike some of those other sushi places, the rest of the menu might even exceed the sushi. We had a special with Sichuan peppercorn-grilled beef medallions in a Chinese rice wine(shaowshang?)-thyme sauce kinda like a demiglaze. It had fingerling potatoes, wild mushrooms, bacon and gorgonzola. Some sweet and sour balsamic onion jam topping, too. Just amazing! One of the best things I have eaten this year. And they actually have the wine list to back up this kind of food (that seemed more French-Chinese; most of their menu at dinner seems more French-Italian fused with Japanese, Chinese and Thai, a little Vietnamese and some Korean, too). Service was overall very good - not too formal but very nice and got the job done. Matched the atmosphere: more hip upscale casual than anything. I could pick them apart for a few details here and there, but it's not trying to be Rover's or Mistral (my favorites when I want to sit up very straight in my chair) and you're not paying for that, either. I will be back many times as long as they keep it up.

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★★★★★

Been to Red Fin a couple times now - doing both the happy hour thing as well as the all-out dinner. Since I've been to some of the other restaurants mentioned by other reviewers, I just don't understand what they're talking about. The happy hour there is quite the deal with the same quality food. During dinner, my sashimi was simply fantastic and the portion huge! And unlike some of those other sushi places, the rest of the menu might even exceed the sushi. We had a special with Sichuan peppercorn-grilled beef medallions in a Chinese rice wine(shaowshang?)-thyme sauce kinda like a demiglaze. It had fingerling potatoes, wild mushrooms, bacon and gorgonzola. Some sweet and sour balsamic onion jam topping, too. Just amazing! One of the best things I have eaten this year. And they actually have the wine list to back up this kind of food (that seemed more French-Chinese; most of their menu at dinner seems more French-Italian fused with Japanese, Chinese and Thai, a little Vietnamese and some Korean, too). Service was overall very good - not too formal but very nice and got the job done. Matched the atmosphere: more hip upscale casual than anything. I could pick them apart for a few details here and there, but it's not trying to be Rover's or Mistral (my favorites when I want to sit up very straight in my chair) and you're not paying for that, either. I will be back many times as long as they keep it up.

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Red Fin has great atmosphere and located in Hotel Max which is one of the most posh and trendy hotel in Seattle. Its sister restaurant Wasabi Bistro has been serving great Japanese cuisine for years and frankly I had a lot of expectation for Red Fin. First time visiting Red Fin was for a friends' birthday. The service was slow and the food portion is stingy, pricy, and average tasting. I thought it may be a one time glitch so I went with a couple of close friends again couple of weeks later hoping to give it another try. Again the food was disappointing and with so many Japanese restaurants to choose from in Seattle I'm surprise to this day they are still in business!! Perhaps I should give them one last try to see if they have gotten better. For the same price point (spendy), I would rather go to Wann or Umi Sake House.

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★★★☆☆

Red Fin has great atmosphere and located in Hotel Max which is one of the most posh and trendy hotel in Seattle. Its sister restaurant Wasabi Bistro has been serving great Japanese cuisine for years and frankly I had a lot of expectation for Red Fin. First time visiting Red Fin was for a friends' birthday. The service was slow and the food portion is stingy, pricy, and average tasting. I thought it may be a one time glitch so I went with a couple of close friends again couple of weeks later hoping to give it another try. Again the food was disappointing and with so many Japanese restaurants to choose from in Seattle I'm surprise to this day they are still in business!! Perhaps I should give them one last try to see if they have gotten better. For the same price point (spendy), I would rather go to Wann or Umi Sake House.

Pros: Decor, Service

Cons: Price, food

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I went to Red Fin for the first time with a group of 6; and we were promptly seated, despite having no reservations. I had heard about Wasabi Bistro before, but I didn't know Red Fin had the same owner. Our server, Ian, was very helpful and knowledgeable of the food and wine available. I had a Tarantula roll (softshell crab, avocado and jalapeno) and the special of the day (fried vegetables with a spicy scallop mixture on top), both delicious, and not lacking any heat! The bathrooms were a little hard to find (in the hotel lobby?), but we'll definitely be coming back!

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★★★★☆

I went to Red Fin for the first time with a group of 6; and we were promptly seated, despite having no reservations. I had heard about Wasabi Bistro before, but I didn't know Red Fin had the same owner. Our server, Ian, was very helpful and knowledgeable of the food and wine available. I had a Tarantula roll (softshell crab, avocado and jalapeno) and the special of the day (fried vegetables with a spicy scallop mixture on top), both delicious, and not lacking any heat! The bathrooms were a little hard to find (in the hotel lobby?), but we'll definitely be coming back!

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I love sushi and I love happy hour. Red Fin successfully delivers both. There are quite a few sushi places around Seattle where I'll go for lunch or a nice dinner. When it comes to happy hour sushi places, those aren't as common. And when you feel like enjoying sushi, usually you're willing to pay the extra dollar for the more upscale places. I've never been disappointed with Red Fin. They have an extensive happy hour selection that includes sushi, nigiri and other seafood items. The price is right, the ambiance is comfortable (classy and professional without being too formal), the waitstaff has always been very accomodating in my experiences there and the taste and presentation are always enjoyable. They seem to be big on presentation...even on discounted happy hour food. My plate always looks like a work of art when it is served to me. The sushi is ok, certainly comparable to many Seattle sushi establishments. For happy hour sushi, I recommend Red Fin. I've always liked the happy hour at Wasabi Bistro too...so I suppose that's to be expected.

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★★★★☆

I love sushi and I love happy hour. Red Fin successfully delivers both. There are quite a few sushi places around Seattle where I'll go for lunch or a nice dinner. When it comes to happy hour sushi places, those aren't as common. And when you feel like enjoying sushi, usually you're willing to pay the extra dollar for the more upscale places. I've never been disappointed with Red Fin. They have an extensive happy hour selection that includes sushi, nigiri and other seafood items. The price is right, the ambiance is comfortable (classy and professional without being too formal), the waitstaff has always been very accomodating in my experiences there and the taste and presentation are always enjoyable. They seem to be big on presentation...even on discounted happy hour food. My plate always looks like a work of art when it is served to me. The sushi is ok, certainly comparable to many Seattle sushi establishments. For happy hour sushi, I recommend Red Fin. I've always liked the happy hour at Wasabi Bistro too...so I suppose that's to be expected.

Pros: Great happy hour selection, friendly waitstaff, classy presentation

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Went there with a group, had fairly high expectations, turned out even better than I hoped. Sushi was really great whether the funky rolls or more straight up nigiri. A lot of "hip" sushi bars let me down as they're just overdone roll factories without any respect of tradition. The o-toro, geoduck and aji were the best I've ever had. The user-friendly rolls did well among my less adventurous friends, and though not cheap, the quality and portions were a great value (nigiri cuts are pretty big, too). Besides the sushi, the other food was much better than I had hoped for - especially the 5-spice duck a la orange made with Chinese flavors (had this forbidden rice risotto - waiter told us a cool story about how it used to be only for the emperor of China). Good wine list too. Wish it were a bit brighter - hard to read the menu. Definitely heading back soon.

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★★★★★

Went there with a group, had fairly high expectations, turned out even better than I hoped. Sushi was really great whether the funky rolls or more straight up nigiri. A lot of "hip" sushi bars let me down as they're just overdone roll factories without any respect of tradition. The o-toro, geoduck and aji were the best I've ever had. The user-friendly rolls did well among my less adventurous friends, and though not cheap, the quality and portions were a great value (nigiri cuts are pretty big, too). Besides the sushi, the other food was much better than I had hoped for - especially the 5-spice duck a la orange made with Chinese flavors (had this forbidden rice risotto - waiter told us a cool story about how it used to be only for the emperor of China). Good wine list too. Wish it were a bit brighter - hard to read the menu. Definitely heading back soon.

Pros: great sushi, well-priced wine list, creative but user-friendly

Cons: 4 point font on wine list (small prices = small text??)

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Talking about like mother like daughter... I know that Red Fin is owned by the same owner as Wasabi Bistro, but it use to be so much better than Wasabi. I went a couple of weeks ago with some friends after not going for a while.... WOW!! How things have changed. Our server sucked!! She didn't know half the menu and when we ordered a bottle of wine, she didn't even know how to open it... The bartender came over and kindly opened it for her... The experience that night was generally dissapointing, when we asked for the manager, she said that the manager had already gone home... WHAT~!!~ What kind of restaurant doesn't have a manager on the floor while it is open??? Needless to say... We were all very dissapointed. This use to be a place that we would frequent and now I don't think that we'll ever be returning.

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★★☆☆☆

Talking about like mother like daughter... I know that Red Fin is owned by the same owner as Wasabi Bistro, but it use to be so much better than Wasabi. I went a couple of weeks ago with some friends after not going for a while.... WOW!! How things have changed. Our server sucked!! She didn't know half the menu and when we ordered a bottle of wine, she didn't even know how to open it... The bartender came over and kindly opened it for her... The experience that night was generally dissapointing, when we asked for the manager, she said that the manager had already gone home... WHAT~!!~ What kind of restaurant doesn't have a manager on the floor while it is open??? Needless to say... We were all very dissapointed. This use to be a place that we would frequent and now I don't think that we'll ever be returning.

Pros: Ambience... Great Drink Menu...

Cons: Lack of training for new staff.. No management on duty

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The place is great and Hotel Max is such a beautiful hotel. I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed since it is not much of a step up from Wasabi Bistro (same owner) and the portion is borderline stingy. The ambience is great and its a great place for a drink or people watching, but there are just too many sushi places in town that offers a better value. I'll probably try them again in a year to see if they have improved

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★★☆☆☆

The place is great and Hotel Max is such a beautiful hotel. I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed since it is not much of a step up from Wasabi Bistro (same owner) and the portion is borderline stingy. The ambience is great and its a great place for a drink or people watching, but there are just too many sushi places in town that offers a better value. I'll probably try them again in a year to see if they have improved

Pros: Beautiful space, location

Cons: pricey, small portions and OK food

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I recently went to Red Fin and it was completely amazing. I normally do not like seafood at all but I thought it was EXCEPTIONAL! My mom and I had 5 of the small plates+ a roll and were both completely full at the end. The coconut shrimp was a little spicy, but EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! We had the Coconut shrimp, dumplings, fish and chips, Ichi roll, the weird green beans (YET STILL YUMMY) and the crab cake. My fav was the ichi roll but all were amazing. Our server, Amber was nice, helpful, and gave us great service. She completely directed us when we had no idea what to get and made sure our time was the best possible! The menus are cool and the whole place is a beautiful shade of red!

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★★★★★

I recently went to Red Fin and it was completely amazing. I normally do not like seafood at all but I thought it was EXCEPTIONAL! My mom and I had 5 of the small plates+ a roll and were both completely full at the end. The coconut shrimp was a little spicy, but EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! We had the Coconut shrimp, dumplings, fish and chips, Ichi roll, the weird green beans (YET STILL YUMMY) and the crab cake. My fav was the ichi roll but all were amazing. Our server, Amber was nice, helpful, and gave us great service. She completely directed us when we had no idea what to get and made sure our time was the best possible! The menus are cool and the whole place is a beautiful shade of red!

Pros: GREAT FOOD, Great service, Great atmosphere

Cons: Hard to find

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Kelly, our waitress, was appropriately knowledgeable about the menu and most of the Japanese names for the items. They had O-Toro on hand and adjusted the Chef's special to include it. The portions were generous. We pointed out the egregious lack of hashioki for our chopsticks and the waitress dutifully remedied the situation by fashioning a set of two out of paper. Well done! The Green Tea Creme Broulee was tasty.

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★★★★☆

Kelly, our waitress, was appropriately knowledgeable about the menu and most of the Japanese names for the items. They had O-Toro on hand and adjusted the Chef's special to include it. The portions were generous. We pointed out the egregious lack of hashioki for our chopsticks and the waitress dutifully remedied the situation by fashioning a set of two out of paper. Well done! The Green Tea Creme Broulee was tasty.

Pros: slick, modern, tokyo-style

Cons: small

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The sushi rolls were very tasty, and the presentation was excellent. The Happy Hour specials are decent, but not many drink specials. The modern, chic interior creates a fun environment to catch up with friends after work. The quality of sushi here is better than most sushi venues, especially for a happy hour. Try this bistro for a different, yet delicious dining experience.

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★★★★☆

The sushi rolls were very tasty, and the presentation was excellent. The Happy Hour specials are decent, but not many drink specials. The modern, chic interior creates a fun environment to catch up with friends after work. The quality of sushi here is better than most sushi venues, especially for a happy hour. Try this bistro for a different, yet delicious dining experience.

Pros: Yummy food, Modern interior

Cons: Average Service

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Two friends and I were in town for the NFC championship game. Seattle won, but the second best part of the weekend was the great food and service we received at Red Fin. We sat at the Sushi Bar and ordered all the exciting rolls we could find. Don't get a california, or a spicy tuna, they will be good, but go with their special rolls, like the Las Vegas, or Red fin roll. It reminded me of the sushi at Japon in Denver... I might have to fly back to seattle for some more!!!!

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★★★★★

Two friends and I were in town for the NFC championship game. Seattle won, but the second best part of the weekend was the great food and service we received at Red Fin. We sat at the Sushi Bar and ordered all the exciting rolls we could find. Don't get a california, or a spicy tuna, they will be good, but go with their special rolls, like the Las Vegas, or Red fin roll. It reminded me of the sushi at Japon in Denver... I might have to fly back to seattle for some more!!!!

Pros: Good Parking, Fast service

Cons: Ate too much!!!

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The food and service were great. When I went, I had the Lobster Tempura roll, and the Bulgogi Ribeye, which were definitely worth the price. It's not exactly cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. It was entirely worth it. The service was prompt and friendly, and the martinis were good. We were there during happy hour, and there were several cheap apps, but don't get the eggplant. But then again, I'm not a huge lover of eggplant. I'd definitely go back, especially for the mushroom dumplings!

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★★★★★

The food and service were great. When I went, I had the Lobster Tempura roll, and the Bulgogi Ribeye, which were definitely worth the price. It's not exactly cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. It was entirely worth it. The service was prompt and friendly, and the martinis were good. We were there during happy hour, and there were several cheap apps, but don't get the eggplant. But then again, I'm not a huge lover of eggplant. I'd definitely go back, especially for the mushroom dumplings!

Pros: service, food, drinks

Cons: eggplant app

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just went for the happy hour. the hostess was rude and told us with an attitude, "you can go sit wherever." the prices for happy hour were a bit high (especially the prices on the dinner menu) but the food was pretty good, as was the ambiance (though a bit empty and minus the initial experience of the sour hostess, which always lingers throughout the meal.) thus, it won't be a first choice, but it wasn't bad.

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★★★★☆

just went for the happy hour. the hostess was rude and told us with an attitude, "you can go sit wherever." the prices for happy hour were a bit high (especially the prices on the dinner menu) but the food was pretty good, as was the ambiance (though a bit empty and minus the initial experience of the sour hostess, which always lingers throughout the meal.) thus, it won't be a first choice, but it wasn't bad.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: hostess, prices

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The rolls here are double the price at it's sister restaurant and they're identical. Do we get to keep the plates?

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★☆☆☆☆

The rolls here are double the price at it's sister restaurant and they're identical. Do we get to keep the plates?

Pros: Decoration

Cons: Food Price, EXPENSIVE, no parking

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For dinner we ordered a sushi roll, small plate, and large plate. The sushi ordered was good, but nothing special to be overpriced at $12 for a spicy tuna roll. The small plate of crispy tofu was ok - not too flavorful, but luckily was accompanied by some garlicky greens that helpled. The large plate we went with that night was the steak - which was a good choice. The seasoning was tasty, it was cooked just right and it really finished off the meal for us.

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★★★★☆

For dinner we ordered a sushi roll, small plate, and large plate. The sushi ordered was good, but nothing special to be overpriced at $12 for a spicy tuna roll. The small plate of crispy tofu was ok - not too flavorful, but luckily was accompanied by some garlicky greens that helpled. The large plate we went with that night was the steak - which was a good choice. The seasoning was tasty, it was cooked just right and it really finished off the meal for us.

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Servers are so rude here. For the price we paid, we should have gotten better service. Even the place was empty but service was terrible. The sushi was subpar. The sashimi plate looked as if someone just threw the fish on the dish. And to boot, the tuna was still frozen in the middle. We will definitely not be going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Servers are so rude here. For the price we paid, we should have gotten better service. Even the place was empty but service was terrible. The sushi was subpar. The sashimi plate looked as if someone just threw the fish on the dish. And to boot, the tuna was still frozen in the middle. We will definitely not be going back.

Pros: decor

Cons: poor service, frozen fish, price

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Wow!!! What can I say... My friends and I were curious, cause it's Wasabi Bistro's sister restaurant. But, they are two very different restaurants. The ambience was amazing. So sexy and unique. The food ran circles over other sushi restaurants in Seattle. The service, unlike Wasabi was great!! From our first step into the restaurant, we were greeted and treated as if we were kings. We definately are going back to Red Fin.

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★★★★★

Wow!!! What can I say... My friends and I were curious, cause it's Wasabi Bistro's sister restaurant. But, they are two very different restaurants. The ambience was amazing. So sexy and unique. The food ran circles over other sushi restaurants in Seattle. The service, unlike Wasabi was great!! From our first step into the restaurant, we were greeted and treated as if we were kings. We definately are going back to Red Fin.

Pros: good parking, Great Happy Hour, Friendly Service

Message from Red Fin Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Thank you for visiting Redfin Japanese Sushi Restaurant and Bar. We serve some of Seattle's best, most fresh sushi and have a full bar as well. We serve breakfast for the hotel Max guests and downtown clientele on a daily basis. In addition we serve lunch and dinner daily. We are located in the all new Hotel Max.

More about Red Fin Sushi Restaurant & Bar

We are primarily a sushi and Japanese restaurant. We serve breakfast daily, as well as lunch and dinner. Full bar, lunch, dinner

 

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