Mashiko Japanese Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 4725 California Ave SW

    Seattle, WA 98116

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  • 206-935-4339

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I thought the place was pricey at first look at the menu.

That was until I was serverd, very big pieces of sushi.
The NY steak with wasabi glaze was mouth watering. I could not finish my dinner.

I wish they had a selection of cheaper sake.

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★★★★☆

I thought the place was pricey at first look at the menu.

That was until I was serverd, very big pieces of sushi.
The NY steak with wasabi glaze was mouth watering. I could not finish my dinner.

I wish they had a selection of cheaper sake.

Pros: portions

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I agree with others, the sushi is very fresh and creative. However I find it much too big to fit in my delicate girly mouth all in one bite! But, since it's rude to attempt to bite off a peice I sit with my cheeks puffed out, munching as fast as I can to keep from choking.
I also avoid the place at dinner time on weekends because it's soooo crowded. The need to do something to make it a little more cosy inside, as well.

2
★★★★☆

I agree with others, the sushi is very fresh and creative. However I find it much too big to fit in my delicate girly mouth all in one bite! But, since it's rude to attempt to bite off a peice I sit with my cheeks puffed out, munching as fast as I can to keep from choking.
I also avoid the place at dinner time on weekends because it's soooo crowded. The need to do something to make it a little more cosy inside, as well.

Pros: Close to Home, Variety, Fresh

Cons: Too small, sushi too large

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A bit price but the portions were huge so it was worth it. Nigiri had nearly twice the amount of fish as the typical sushi place.. Staff very friendly. I have eaten there many times of the past few years and have never been disppointed. They do need a bigger place.

2
★★★★★

A bit price but the portions were huge so it was worth it. Nigiri had nearly twice the amount of fish as the typical sushi place.. Staff very friendly. I have eaten there many times of the past few years and have never been disppointed. They do need a bigger place.

Pros: Quantity, Taste, Friendly

Cons: Parking, Can be very crowded

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I have been fortunate enough to sample sushi in Boston, New York, LA, and Seattle, and Mashiko is the highest quality. Prices seem high, but portions are huge. Selection is copious and creative, chefs are friendly and they'll remember your favorites. Specify a price and they'll custom-design beautiful rolls and nigiri. You'll fill up before you break the bank. Quality pervades the whole menu (hot entrees are also amazing).

I am mystified by the bad reviews. It's often busy, true. Relax! Have a glass of sake. Chat with the chef (who manages to carry on conversations with the whole bar while making sushi at lightning speed). Anyone expecting to be treated like royalty should probably not be going to a laid-back neighborhood place with a blasting stereo. Go with the owner's quirky sense of humor (don't be offended, for God's sake), order something small to start. It's worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

I have been fortunate enough to sample sushi in Boston, New York, LA, and Seattle, and Mashiko is the highest quality. Prices seem high, but portions are huge. Selection is copious and creative, chefs are friendly and they'll remember your favorites. Specify a price and they'll custom-design beautiful rolls and nigiri. You'll fill up before you break the bank. Quality pervades the whole menu (hot entrees are also amazing).

I am mystified by the bad reviews. It's often busy, true. Relax! Have a glass of sake. Chat with the chef (who manages to carry on conversations with the whole bar while making sushi at lightning speed). Anyone expecting to be treated like royalty should probably not be going to a laid-back neighborhood place with a blasting stereo. Go with the owner's quirky sense of humor (don't be offended, for God's sake), order something small to start. It's worth the wait.

Pros: incredibly fresh fish, artistic presentation, friendly, funny staff

Cons: no waiting area, too bright lighting, that overfed feeling

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Dined there this weekend,the place was very busy.The Sushi was not very good:the rolls were heavy on rice,the plates were warm for cold fish,the fish(tuna) was not at the proper temperature.I was not impressed!probably the weakest sushi I've had in Seattle.The most important thing was the place was dirty:dishes left on tables after customers left,the floors needed cleaning and the place overall needed a good makeover.I think it's riding on it's past!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Dined there this weekend,the place was very busy.The Sushi was not very good:the rolls were heavy on rice,the plates were warm for cold fish,the fish(tuna) was not at the proper temperature.I was not impressed!probably the weakest sushi I've had in Seattle.The most important thing was the place was dirty:dishes left on tables after customers left,the floors needed cleaning and the place overall needed a good makeover.I think it's riding on it's past!

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The restaurant is very interesting to look at, with abstract pictures and a very interesting layout, but the food is very overpriced. The food is very good, dont get me wrong, but the menu, at the back of it, they have these "house rules" that are very immature and rude to display ("shut up and eat") and the food takes a very long time to prepare, even with so many chefs.

1
★★☆☆☆

The restaurant is very interesting to look at, with abstract pictures and a very interesting layout, but the food is very overpriced. The food is very good, dont get me wrong, but the menu, at the back of it, they have these "house rules" that are very immature and rude to display ("shut up and eat") and the food takes a very long time to prepare, even with so many chefs.

Pros: good food, nice atmosphere

Cons: long wait for food, over priced

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We live close by this restaraunt and keep giving it a second (and third) chance since they do have the best sushi in West Seattle. However, I have to say the service is horrible. The wait staff makes you wait to order, the food takes a long time to prepare and in general the staff has a horrible attitude. We won't be going back.

1
★★☆☆☆

We live close by this restaraunt and keep giving it a second (and third) chance since they do have the best sushi in West Seattle. However, I have to say the service is horrible. The wait staff makes you wait to order, the food takes a long time to prepare and in general the staff has a horrible attitude. We won't be going back.

Pros: food, locale

Cons: service, wait time, attitude

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Seated promptly, took 30+ minutes to order (be right back, be right back...) after others that came in after us. Took 40 more minutes to get 4/5ths of our order to the table. Got our last roll after we were completely done with everything else. Waitstaff argued with me about the whole mess. Not going back.

1
★★☆☆☆

Seated promptly, took 30+ minutes to order (be right back, be right back...) after others that came in after us. Took 40 more minutes to get 4/5ths of our order to the table. Got our last roll after we were completely done with everything else. Waitstaff argued with me about the whole mess. Not going back.

Pros: Good chow, Close to home

Cons: Poor service

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This is the best sushi place in Seattle to try new things (and by far my overall favorite). The young staff are entertaining but extremely wise when it comes to sushi. The Sushi menu is enormous, with page after page of nigiri and rolls you've never tried. The freshness and skilled prepartion are unmatched. -reasonably priced too.

2
★★★★★

This is the best sushi place in Seattle to try new things (and by far my overall favorite). The young staff are entertaining but extremely wise when it comes to sushi. The Sushi menu is enormous, with page after page of nigiri and rolls you've never tried. The freshness and skilled prepartion are unmatched. -reasonably priced too.

Pros: adventurous, fresh, fun

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I don't know what that one person was talking about - Mashiko is Fabulous food, and the service is always fast, friendly, and fantastic.

I highly recommend getting the omakase, the chefs all prepare interesting and unusual dishes that absolutely delight the eye and palette.

2
★★★★★

I don't know what that one person was talking about - Mashiko is Fabulous food, and the service is always fast, friendly, and fantastic.

I highly recommend getting the omakase, the chefs all prepare interesting and unusual dishes that absolutely delight the eye and palette.

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We sat at the counter and the Miso soup was accidentally spilled in my boyfriend's lap by the female sushi chef. She threw a bar rag to us, said sorry, and that was it. So with a lap full of soup and soup-stained pants, we finished our $65 meal for two. You would have thought we got an offer to pay for the cleaning of his slacks, or one dish "comped"--but nothing! We'll never be back, as that is not how you treat customers.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We sat at the counter and the Miso soup was accidentally spilled in my boyfriend's lap by the female sushi chef. She threw a bar rag to us, said sorry, and that was it. So with a lap full of soup and soup-stained pants, we finished our $65 meal for two. You would have thought we got an offer to pay for the cleaning of his slacks, or one dish "comped"--but nothing! We'll never be back, as that is not how you treat customers.

Pros: Only made one trip

Cons: SERVICE, ATTITUDE

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With its recent menu overhaul, which saw the addition of several inventive new dishes and upgrades to basic items like miso soup and wasabi (they serve only fresh wasabi now, not the reconstituted paste most people are used to), Mashiko has put even more distance between itself and the nearest competitor. This is quite probably the very best sushi in the city. The restaurant is almost always busy, so arrive early (six p.m. or so) to avoid waiting in line. And bring an appetite, as the portions are generous.

2
★★★★★

With its recent menu overhaul, which saw the addition of several inventive new dishes and upgrades to basic items like miso soup and wasabi (they serve only fresh wasabi now, not the reconstituted paste most people are used to), Mashiko has put even more distance between itself and the nearest competitor. This is quite probably the very best sushi in the city. The restaurant is almost always busy, so arrive early (six p.m. or so) to avoid waiting in line. And bring an appetite, as the portions are generous.

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I like the sushi (especially the albacore nigiri) but their attempts to fancy up a few basic things like miso soup and wasabi is backfiring. Their fancy miso soup is just bad - I'd rather have the instant stuff from Safeway and add a little tofu. Their wasabi is actually some whacky blend they've concocted and ruins every thing I like to put wasabi on (which is pretty much everything). Just serve regular wasabi and a basic miso soup please.

1
★★☆☆☆

I like the sushi (especially the albacore nigiri) but their attempts to fancy up a few basic things like miso soup and wasabi is backfiring. Their fancy miso soup is just bad - I'd rather have the instant stuff from Safeway and add a little tofu. Their wasabi is actually some whacky blend they've concocted and ruins every thing I like to put wasabi on (which is pretty much everything). Just serve regular wasabi and a basic miso soup please.

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Bar none! I've been to Toyada, I Love Sushi, Shiro's, and Nishino, which are "arguably" the best places in Seattle, and Mashiko proves time and again to be clearly head and shoulders above them in A. portions, B. Freshness C. Product. Only place I know of in Seattle that has real, fresh Wasabi and quite simply, with out a doubt the best Spicy Tuna Roll in Seattle. And only $6...Mashiko's truly rocks. You will not be dissapointed!

2
★★★★★

Bar none! I've been to Toyada, I Love Sushi, Shiro's, and Nishino, which are "arguably" the best places in Seattle, and Mashiko proves time and again to be clearly head and shoulders above them in A. portions, B. Freshness C. Product. Only place I know of in Seattle that has real, fresh Wasabi and quite simply, with out a doubt the best Spicy Tuna Roll in Seattle. And only $6...Mashiko's truly rocks. You will not be dissapointed!

 

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