Toyota Tsusho America Inc

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I thought the sushi here was on par with the best places I've been anywhere in the US.

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★★★★★

I thought the sushi here was on par with the best places I've been anywhere in the US.

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We live in Shoreline and there aren't a lot of places up here for sushi but we like Toyoda. They are always accomodating to our 2 year old and she enjoys the noodle dish they serve before the meal. Husband likes mackeral and they do a nice job. If you want sassy rolls, go someplace else. Plain sashimi is good and the spicey tuna roll is great. Pieces are generally nicely cut - large but well served. Some places give you huge slices that seem to be hacked off. Fresh and good. Just don't expect the crazy stuff - "Queen Anne Roll" and other nonsense. Not perfect but excellent for a Lake City location.

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★★★★☆

We live in Shoreline and there aren't a lot of places up here for sushi but we like Toyoda. They are always accomodating to our 2 year old and she enjoys the noodle dish they serve before the meal. Husband likes mackeral and they do a nice job. If you want sassy rolls, go someplace else. Plain sashimi is good and the spicey tuna roll is great. Pieces are generally nicely cut - large but well served. Some places give you huge slices that seem to be hacked off. Fresh and good. Just don't expect the crazy stuff - "Queen Anne Roll" and other nonsense. Not perfect but excellent for a Lake City location.

Pros: Good selection, sashimi is well prepared

Cons: Wait, sometimes slow

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One night my gf and I had the craving for sushi so we googled local sushi venues and ended up here. I have to say ill never return. Not sure if it was a bad nite or wwat but my total experience was pretty miserable. Probably had the worst table there which was by the entrance to the kitchen. Waitress took forever to first get me a water and never refilled it. Had kinda cheaper sushi but it was very mushy and bland. And lastly the bill seemed a lil padded or something. I just know it wasn't that great

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★☆☆☆☆

One night my gf and I had the craving for sushi so we googled local sushi venues and ended up here. I have to say ill never return. Not sure if it was a bad nite or wwat but my total experience was pretty miserable. Probably had the worst table there which was by the entrance to the kitchen. Waitress took forever to first get me a water and never refilled it. Had kinda cheaper sushi but it was very mushy and bland. And lastly the bill seemed a lil padded or something. I just know it wasn't that great

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I went there twice, one time with my family, and one time with my girlfriend.
The sushi is okay, but the service is horrible. There was one time I ask for a cup of water because of the wasabi, they were too busy that they decided to drop me a lollipop and told me that it helps relieving your thirst. When I was about to leave, they turned out to be not as busy, so they came to me and gave me a cup of water, and there was some stuff flowing on the water, so I didn't drink any water in the restaurant at all. It was the worst I have ever encountered, and it will be the last one.

WARNING: I have heard my friends who used to work there saying that they would cheat on customers, too. What they do is they would end up charging you extra on your credit card or by editing your bill before you pay, so got to be cautious about it, make sure to check and recheck your bill before you pay.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there twice, one time with my family, and one time with my girlfriend.
The sushi is okay, but the service is horrible. There was one time I ask for a cup of water because of the wasabi, they were too busy that they decided to drop me a lollipop and told me that it helps relieving your thirst. When I was about to leave, they turned out to be not as busy, so they came to me and gave me a cup of water, and there was some stuff flowing on the water, so I didn't drink any water in the restaurant at all. It was the worst I have ever encountered, and it will be the last one.

WARNING: I have heard my friends who used to work there saying that they would cheat on customers, too. What they do is they would end up charging you extra on your credit card or by editing your bill before you pay, so got to be cautious about it, make sure to check and recheck your bill before you pay.

Pros: okay sushi

Cons: horrible service, cheat on customers, dirty, always crowded, why is there so many flies in a restaurant?

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This restaurant has the best California roll in Seattle, Washington. Their mi so soup is delicious. I love their salmon and their sashimi, which is very fresh.

5
★★★★★

This restaurant has the best California roll in Seattle, Washington. Their mi so soup is delicious. I love their salmon and their sashimi, which is very fresh.

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Toyoda's Sushi was the first place I have ever experienced eating sushi and I have been in love with it ever since. I would go to Toyoda's every night if I could for dinner!

5
★★★★★

Toyoda's Sushi was the first place I have ever experienced eating sushi and I have been in love with it ever since. I would go to Toyoda's every night if I could for dinner!

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Toyoda Sushi is my absolute fave! As I'm sitting here dreaming about their food I am saddened by the fact that I can't eat it for another seven months because I am pregnant! Before my pregnancy Toyoda was one of regular spots. In fact, I drove my boyfriend crazy because if I had it my way I would eat there two or three times a week! It's that good. Their miso soup is awesome and I have never ordered a roll that tasted less than perfectly fresh and delicious! I will look forward to the day when I can return there to feed my addiction. :)

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★★★★★

Toyoda Sushi is my absolute fave! As I'm sitting here dreaming about their food I am saddened by the fact that I can't eat it for another seven months because I am pregnant! Before my pregnancy Toyoda was one of regular spots. In fact, I drove my boyfriend crazy because if I had it my way I would eat there two or three times a week! It's that good. Their miso soup is awesome and I have never ordered a roll that tasted less than perfectly fresh and delicious! I will look forward to the day when I can return there to feed my addiction. :)

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What can I say, then just fabulous! This small sushi joint is the the gem! I appreciate the staff's knowledge and the sushi master was the most helpful and friendly I've ever met. His specialties are like ...nothing like I've ever tasted anywhere.

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★★★★★

What can I say, then just fabulous! This small sushi joint is the the gem! I appreciate the staff's knowledge and the sushi master was the most helpful and friendly I've ever met. His specialties are like ...nothing like I've ever tasted anywhere.

Pros: awesome sushi ans sashimi

Cons: waiting

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We have been faithful customers of this lovely restaurant since it opened. Our dining experinces are nothing but the best, with the freshest sashimi, great sushi (especially the rolls) and cooked food from the kitchen. The food is top rated as we are international travelers and have been to many sushi/sashimi restaurants. The owners and wait staff are nothing less than friendly and extremely cordial. We will continue to call this our very favorite sushi restaurant in the greater Seattle area and our three children will carry on our traditional two or three monthly trips to Toyodas.

Parking is convenient behind the restaurant and we have never had to wait more than ten minutes. The few times we did have to wait, we were offered hot sake until the sushi bar became available. We ALWAYS sit at the bar so we can see the true art that Natchan-san displays while making our suppers.

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★★★★★

We have been faithful customers of this lovely restaurant since it opened. Our dining experinces are nothing but the best, with the freshest sashimi, great sushi (especially the rolls) and cooked food from the kitchen. The food is top rated as we are international travelers and have been to many sushi/sashimi restaurants. The owners and wait staff are nothing less than friendly and extremely cordial. We will continue to call this our very favorite sushi restaurant in the greater Seattle area and our three children will carry on our traditional two or three monthly trips to Toyodas.

Parking is convenient behind the restaurant and we have never had to wait more than ten minutes. The few times we did have to wait, we were offered hot sake until the sushi bar became available. We ALWAYS sit at the bar so we can see the true art that Natchan-san displays while making our suppers.

Pros: freshest sashimi, friendly atmosphere and quality service

Cons: none

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Listen, if you want to get on to a review site and be a faux expert on sushi, be my guest. But please, for everyone else's sake, stick to reviewing the dimly lit, elitist sushi bars downtown. I on the other hand, will stick to the place that serves the freshest fish, with the best people, where I don't have to sit next to a bunch of black turtlenecks. Just remember: when people know they are going to a highly reviewed restaurant, they try harder to nitpick.

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★★★★★

Listen, if you want to get on to a review site and be a faux expert on sushi, be my guest. But please, for everyone else's sake, stick to reviewing the dimly lit, elitist sushi bars downtown. I on the other hand, will stick to the place that serves the freshest fish, with the best people, where I don't have to sit next to a bunch of black turtlenecks. Just remember: when people know they are going to a highly reviewed restaurant, they try harder to nitpick.

Pros: Great food, service

Cons: You get what you pay for....

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Toyoda's sushi is our most favorite sushi place in all of Seattle. The service is always friendly and the food is great. The Tempura ice cream is to die for! I also appreciate that the sushi are rolled and cut into appropriately sized pieces (some restaurants make them impossibly big). Can be a bit crowded especially on the weekends, but worth the wait!

5
★★★★★

Toyoda's sushi is our most favorite sushi place in all of Seattle. The service is always friendly and the food is great. The Tempura ice cream is to die for! I also appreciate that the sushi are rolled and cut into appropriately sized pieces (some restaurants make them impossibly big). Can be a bit crowded especially on the weekends, but worth the wait!

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I've been eating here for a few years, and have tried damned near all of the sushi places in Seattle. Raised very Japanese, I've got a good sense of what is authentic and fresh, and have high standards for Japanese food. Toyoda sushi has never let me down. Their fish is some of the freshest in Seattle, and their dishes (non-sushi) have clean, fresh flavors and are well presented. I would highly recommend Toyoda to anyone who has a love of delicious, authentic Japanese food.

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★★★★★

I've been eating here for a few years, and have tried damned near all of the sushi places in Seattle. Raised very Japanese, I've got a good sense of what is authentic and fresh, and have high standards for Japanese food. Toyoda sushi has never let me down. Their fish is some of the freshest in Seattle, and their dishes (non-sushi) have clean, fresh flavors and are well presented. I would highly recommend Toyoda to anyone who has a love of delicious, authentic Japanese food.

Pros: fresh, friendly, delicious

Cons: sometimes have to wait (small restaurant), doesn't open till 5

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When we first walked in we noticed how small the restaurant was and how packed the seating is. The menu was limited and not everything was fresh. One of the things I noticed when sitting at the sushi bar was that the shrimp was prepped. I dislike my shrimp prepped because it means it's been handled and been sitting for a while; it's not fresh. Something else that I found disturbing was that the avocados have been precut. Not only were they browned, but they had gotten squished. Both the rolls and the nigiri were poorly made as it would fall apart when you tried to pick it up. The rice tasted like it was missing vinegar and wasn't cooked thoroughly... the service almost made up for the diappointing food, but didn't cut it.

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★★☆☆☆

When we first walked in we noticed how small the restaurant was and how packed the seating is. The menu was limited and not everything was fresh. One of the things I noticed when sitting at the sushi bar was that the shrimp was prepped. I dislike my shrimp prepped because it means it's been handled and been sitting for a while; it's not fresh. Something else that I found disturbing was that the avocados have been precut. Not only were they browned, but they had gotten squished. Both the rolls and the nigiri were poorly made as it would fall apart when you tried to pick it up. The rice tasted like it was missing vinegar and wasn't cooked thoroughly... the service almost made up for the diappointing food, but didn't cut it.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food, Menu, Cleanliness

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I tried Toyoda Sushi tonight and left feeling ripped off and wishing I had invested the slightly longer drive to go to Kisaku or Rain. That's the problem with trying sushi places -- if you are unhappy, you feel especially unhappy because you end up spending a lot of money for a disappointing meal. The only consolation I can take from this experience is to log in to Citysearch and try to help others avoid the same mistake I just made. Funny thing was, my girlfriend and I just ordered a little bit in an attempt to gauge the food. After ordering and eating about half of our usual sushi night out, we decided to not order any more and leave. Then the bill came and we realized we paid as much there as we would for our full fare at our favorite sushi places! The fish was below average and the environment bright and uncomfortable. Don't make the same mistake we did.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried Toyoda Sushi tonight and left feeling ripped off and wishing I had invested the slightly longer drive to go to Kisaku or Rain. That's the problem with trying sushi places -- if you are unhappy, you feel especially unhappy because you end up spending a lot of money for a disappointing meal. The only consolation I can take from this experience is to log in to Citysearch and try to help others avoid the same mistake I just made. Funny thing was, my girlfriend and I just ordered a little bit in an attempt to gauge the food. After ordering and eating about half of our usual sushi night out, we decided to not order any more and leave. Then the bill came and we realized we paid as much there as we would for our full fare at our favorite sushi places! The fish was below average and the environment bright and uncomfortable. Don't make the same mistake we did.

Pros: friendly people

Cons: poor food, expensive

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Restaurant is highly over rated. The sushi is not as fresh as it used to be and the restaurant needs to be cleaned, or better still - it has to have a much needed face lift.

They play rock music, which does NOT add to the ambeiance of a "sushi bar/japanese restaurant". The staff behind the counter used to greet.patrons and thank you as you leave the place, but they don't do that anymore.

They need to go back to basics!!!

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★★☆☆☆

Restaurant is highly over rated. The sushi is not as fresh as it used to be and the restaurant needs to be cleaned, or better still - it has to have a much needed face lift.

They play rock music, which does NOT add to the ambeiance of a "sushi bar/japanese restaurant". The staff behind the counter used to greet.patrons and thank you as you leave the place, but they don't do that anymore.

They need to go back to basics!!!

Cons: Rock/Pop Music, Restaurant Feels and Looks Dirty!

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I can't believe this restaurant gets this high rate! When we get there, the half of tables were empty and yet they were very slow and even they didn't bring stuff (i.e. extra spoons & bowls) that we asked for a couple of times. Furthermore, as we waited for so long, I asked to a server who was passing by and her response was "I'm not serving your table!" with such a rude manner. Udon had no taste - one of the worst in Seattle! Sushi roll was bad - when I picked up, the piece was falling apart. Sashimi was 'k but definately overrated. Strongly not recommended!! - you should have no problem to find much better Japanese restaurants at this price with better food and service!

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe this restaurant gets this high rate! When we get there, the half of tables were empty and yet they were very slow and even they didn't bring stuff (i.e. extra spoons & bowls) that we asked for a couple of times. Furthermore, as we waited for so long, I asked to a server who was passing by and her response was "I'm not serving your table!" with such a rude manner. Udon had no taste - one of the worst in Seattle! Sushi roll was bad - when I picked up, the piece was falling apart. Sashimi was 'k but definately overrated. Strongly not recommended!! - you should have no problem to find much better Japanese restaurants at this price with better food and service!

Pros: sashimi was somewhat fresh

Cons: very poor service, overrated sashimi & sushi

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That such a wonderful Japanese restaurant would be found on Lake City Way?! I love this place--the service is great, and everyone is friendly. The fish is always very fresh and never fails to please. You should definitely go out of your way to make it here if you can. You will be well rewarded with a wonderful meal. Oh, and I don't mind the pre-dinner salad at all ;)

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★★★★★

That such a wonderful Japanese restaurant would be found on Lake City Way?! I love this place--the service is great, and everyone is friendly. The fish is always very fresh and never fails to please. You should definitely go out of your way to make it here if you can. You will be well rewarded with a wonderful meal. Oh, and I don't mind the pre-dinner salad at all ;)

Pros: great food, wonderful sushi chefs

Cons: street parking, sometimes the hours are weird..not open when the sign says there are, etc.

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I eat at Toyoda because it is close, not because it is so great. Don't get me wrong -- I like the food, I like the wait-staff, ... What amuses me the most about this place is that its almost two restaurants in the same location. Some nights you can go in and dining there is a solemn occasion -- you feel the urge to bow, show off your limited japanese vocabulary, and so on....

Other nights? There's a party in there. The chefs behind the sushi bar shout greetings at anyone who walks in the door -- everyone's laughing and having a great time...

In both cases the food is consistently good -- not excellent, but very good. The fish on your sashimi plate smells good and tastes better. It might not be arranged as artfully as some other sushi bars, but the presentation is more than enough to make you smile when it is set down in front of you.

I like going to Toyoda Sushi and will continue to do so. Yes, Seattle has better, but Toyoda is more than good enough for me.

2
★★★★☆

I eat at Toyoda because it is close, not because it is so great. Don't get me wrong -- I like the food, I like the wait-staff, ... What amuses me the most about this place is that its almost two restaurants in the same location. Some nights you can go in and dining there is a solemn occasion -- you feel the urge to bow, show off your limited japanese vocabulary, and so on....

Other nights? There's a party in there. The chefs behind the sushi bar shout greetings at anyone who walks in the door -- everyone's laughing and having a great time...

In both cases the food is consistently good -- not excellent, but very good. The fish on your sashimi plate smells good and tastes better. It might not be arranged as artfully as some other sushi bars, but the presentation is more than enough to make you smile when it is set down in front of you.

I like going to Toyoda Sushi and will continue to do so. Yes, Seattle has better, but Toyoda is more than good enough for me.

Pros: staff, art, food

Cons: kinda spendy, street parking

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This is not your dark, hip, urban sushi restaurant with overpriced specialty rolls and trip hop playing in the background. This is a simple, clean, country-style sushi restaurant with very fresh fish, reasonable prices (very reasonable compared to some places in the area), and a great staff.

Tip: Spend less time ordering ordering maguro and hamachi and find out what's fresh that day.

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★★★★☆

This is not your dark, hip, urban sushi restaurant with overpriced specialty rolls and trip hop playing in the background. This is a simple, clean, country-style sushi restaurant with very fresh fish, reasonable prices (very reasonable compared to some places in the area), and a great staff.

Tip: Spend less time ordering ordering maguro and hamachi and find out what's fresh that day.

Pros: Very fresh fish, reasonable prices

Cons: Street parking

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I've gone here off and on for years, partly because it's close to my house and partly because my family likes it, but I've never figured out why it's so damn busy all the time. It always smells like bleach inside, you wait forever for a seat, and the sushi is really not that special. Go to Kisaku or Chiso instead.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've gone here off and on for years, partly because it's close to my house and partly because my family likes it, but I've never figured out why it's so damn busy all the time. It always smells like bleach inside, you wait forever for a seat, and the sushi is really not that special. Go to Kisaku or Chiso instead.

Pros: It's nothing if not lively

Cons: Sub-par sushi, long wait

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If you go there often and tell others you know a very good Japanese restaurant, you are wrong because you are not eating Japanese food there. I don't know what you are eating. They might have gotten some kind of award a decade or so ago, but the title has been long expired. I was fully offended by how they serve dishes. A mound of very sub-par food that is spilling out of a bowl is not anywhere close to be "wabi-sabi" or "zen." Does this fact convince you better that I am Japanese? Born and grew up there?

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you go there often and tell others you know a very good Japanese restaurant, you are wrong because you are not eating Japanese food there. I don't know what you are eating. They might have gotten some kind of award a decade or so ago, but the title has been long expired. I was fully offended by how they serve dishes. A mound of very sub-par food that is spilling out of a bowl is not anywhere close to be "wabi-sabi" or "zen." Does this fact convince you better that I am Japanese? Born and grew up there?

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This was my third time to Toyoda Sushi on Lake City way and it will be my last. The table surface of which I sat was sticky with some unknown gue that grabbed the hair on my arm every time I leaned on the surface. My sons soda was served warm with two barely visible ice pieces. We ordered the crispy Calamari of which they should rename cooked to a crisp Calamari and edamame that had a pile of salt covering the entire top.

I ordered several different kinds of tuna nigiri and they arrived with other pieces that I did not order. I could not tell the difference between the three that I had ordered. I know that I had not ordered Unagi. The cuts were very irregular and some of the cuts were chunks of fish stacked on the rice. My son had Sukiyaki udon. He did not complain until he ate all of the few udon noodles present. Where are the noodles he asked? That was a $17.00 bowl of soup.

In all we had Cooked to a crisp Calamari, Snowy edamame, 6 individual pieces of sushi and a roll, sukiyaki udon bowl, a soda and a beer that came to $67.00. Because I am such a nice guy I left an 18% percent tip. The tip I should have given them was to get your business on track before you lose it and Lake City has another vacant store front.

There are many other Japanese restaurants to choose from in the area that offer better food and service at a much better cost. City search needs to reevaluate the rating or lose credibility.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my third time to Toyoda Sushi on Lake City way and it will be my last. The table surface of which I sat was sticky with some unknown gue that grabbed the hair on my arm every time I leaned on the surface. My sons soda was served warm with two barely visible ice pieces. We ordered the crispy Calamari of which they should rename cooked to a crisp Calamari and edamame that had a pile of salt covering the entire top.

I ordered several different kinds of tuna nigiri and they arrived with other pieces that I did not order. I could not tell the difference between the three that I had ordered. I know that I had not ordered Unagi. The cuts were very irregular and some of the cuts were chunks of fish stacked on the rice. My son had Sukiyaki udon. He did not complain until he ate all of the few udon noodles present. Where are the noodles he asked? That was a $17.00 bowl of soup.

In all we had Cooked to a crisp Calamari, Snowy edamame, 6 individual pieces of sushi and a roll, sukiyaki udon bowl, a soda and a beer that came to $67.00. Because I am such a nice guy I left an 18% percent tip. The tip I should have given them was to get your business on track before you lose it and Lake City has another vacant store front.

There are many other Japanese restaurants to choose from in the area that offer better food and service at a much better cost. City search needs to reevaluate the rating or lose credibility.

Pros: You don't have to go back or go there at all.

Cons: I went there one last time.

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I had the recent pleasure of ordering take out from Toyada on a busy Sunday night. Upon arriving, not only was the joint packed and a buzz with apparently happy patrons, but I was thanked immediately for placing such a large togo order. I only wish it had been for more than just the four of us. Toyada San was so gracious offering us beers while we waited for him to finish up our order and his wife (hostess) took care of packaging up everything and even putting a few extras in for us on the sly. Generous owners serving generous cuts - who could ask for more.

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★★★★☆

I had the recent pleasure of ordering take out from Toyada on a busy Sunday night. Upon arriving, not only was the joint packed and a buzz with apparently happy patrons, but I was thanked immediately for placing such a large togo order. I only wish it had been for more than just the four of us. Toyada San was so gracious offering us beers while we waited for him to finish up our order and his wife (hostess) took care of packaging up everything and even putting a few extras in for us on the sly. Generous owners serving generous cuts - who could ask for more.

Pros: Generous Cuts

Cons: Lake City Way

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I've had my birthday over there for two years and they've never failed. I love their noodle salad and their tempura ice cream is the best. It's very big and crispy. Although it is small and parking is hard to find, it's worth every penny. However, otoro is not found here.

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★★★★☆

I've had my birthday over there for two years and they've never failed. I love their noodle salad and their tempura ice cream is the best. It's very big and crispy. Although it is small and parking is hard to find, it's worth every penny. However, otoro is not found here.

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I had been a fan of Toyoda's for the last couple of years: family atmosphere, friendly service, and generous cuts of fresh fish. This last time I went there, however, the prices had been increased, the quality decreased, and the service not good. The rolls were poorly made and crumbling, the sushi rice not firmly packed together, and the slices of fish subpar. We also went about 1 hour before closing, so it wasn't terribly busy but the service was also poor. I agree with several of the negative reviews on this place--it seems like Toyoda's has sold out, and is trying to cash in on their popularity. For being out in Lake City, the pricing is surprisingly expensive, and there are better places in town (I Luv being an example). The folks who rate this place highly must be loyal regulars or family members boosting the reviews...

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★★☆☆☆

I had been a fan of Toyoda's for the last couple of years: family atmosphere, friendly service, and generous cuts of fresh fish. This last time I went there, however, the prices had been increased, the quality decreased, and the service not good. The rolls were poorly made and crumbling, the sushi rice not firmly packed together, and the slices of fish subpar. We also went about 1 hour before closing, so it wasn't terribly busy but the service was also poor. I agree with several of the negative reviews on this place--it seems like Toyoda's has sold out, and is trying to cash in on their popularity. For being out in Lake City, the pricing is surprisingly expensive, and there are better places in town (I Luv being an example). The folks who rate this place highly must be loyal regulars or family members boosting the reviews...

Pros: occasional freebies

Cons: sloppily made sushi, noisy atmosphere, poorly cut fish

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The otoshi was a mayo laden macaroni salad and was sadly of higher quality than any of the fish that was placed before me. The service was decent but the chef was grubby and the food was horrible. There were fishy smears on the inside glass of the case from the chef just chucking pieces of fish in there.

I have 4 years of experience working in Japanese restaurants and have 3 years of training as a sushi chef. I have also eaten sushi in Japan from Kochi to Tsukiji. Trust me: skip this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

The otoshi was a mayo laden macaroni salad and was sadly of higher quality than any of the fish that was placed before me. The service was decent but the chef was grubby and the food was horrible. There were fishy smears on the inside glass of the case from the chef just chucking pieces of fish in there.

I have 4 years of experience working in Japanese restaurants and have 3 years of training as a sushi chef. I have also eaten sushi in Japan from Kochi to Tsukiji. Trust me: skip this restaurant.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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I have been frequenting Toyoda's for quite a few year's now and I must say it's hands down the best Sushi in Seattle.
They always have incredibly fresh fish, great flavors and although the line may be out the door on any given night, it is definitely worth the wait!

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★★★★★

I have been frequenting Toyoda's for quite a few year's now and I must say it's hands down the best Sushi in Seattle.
They always have incredibly fresh fish, great flavors and although the line may be out the door on any given night, it is definitely worth the wait!

Pros: Extremely Fresh Fish, Wonderful flavors

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It is a wonderful experience to eat at Toyoda's. Having lived in Japan for several years I can attest to this Sushi being being in the league with the finest. Kudos to you!!

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★★★★★

It is a wonderful experience to eat at Toyoda's. Having lived in Japan for several years I can attest to this Sushi being being in the league with the finest. Kudos to you!!

Pros: Great food, Cozy, Great service

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I have been frequenting Toyoda for about 2 years . Yes, there is often a wait and sometimes the service is a little lacking. And yes, occasionally the fish is too cold but it is still my favorite sushi bar. It is the standard by which I compare all others. The miso soup and noodle salad are free. There is often extra portions included or Helen may bring a plate of albacore tataki to be tried. You don't feel out of place because you are not under 30 or driving a BMW or dressed entirely in black. It's not trendy but most of the time it is very good food served by friendly folk in a neighborhood joint.

2
★★★★☆

I have been frequenting Toyoda for about 2 years . Yes, there is often a wait and sometimes the service is a little lacking. And yes, occasionally the fish is too cold but it is still my favorite sushi bar. It is the standard by which I compare all others. The miso soup and noodle salad are free. There is often extra portions included or Helen may bring a plate of albacore tataki to be tried. You don't feel out of place because you are not under 30 or driving a BMW or dressed entirely in black. It's not trendy but most of the time it is very good food served by friendly folk in a neighborhood joint.

Pros: Helen's smiling face, Miso soup included, Good food

Cons: The wait, parking, late appetizers

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I have heard about Toyoda for years and I finally venture out to Lake City to try it for myself. I was disappointed to say the least. The fish was mushy. I suspect that it was frozen and then thawed out. The tuna was horrid. The unagi nothing to write home about. I would rather eat sushi at Safeway. I suggest you save yourself the trip. This joint is over-rated.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have heard about Toyoda for years and I finally venture out to Lake City to try it for myself. I was disappointed to say the least. The fish was mushy. I suspect that it was frozen and then thawed out. The tuna was horrid. The unagi nothing to write home about. I would rather eat sushi at Safeway. I suggest you save yourself the trip. This joint is over-rated.

Pros: Idon't haveto go back

Cons: Fish, Fish, Fish

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I don't know what the problem is with the other reviewers, but Toyoda consistently has the best fish and service in Seattle. I am in the fish business (though I do not sell to Natsu-san), and know fresh product when I see/taste it. This is the best, period. The smug twenty-something mock dilettantes who have the mean nerve to rate the place a "one" should keep their grim Seattle attitudes to themselves and stay away. Why bother to rate at all if you are going to be so severe? People, don't listen to them; go to Toyoda and see for yourself!! With regard to the cold fish, the best sushi chefs freeze their fish beforehand to prevent parasites. Natsu-san does this; when a piece of fish is cold, it's safe and good. And it is NEVER frozen.

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★★★★★

I don't know what the problem is with the other reviewers, but Toyoda consistently has the best fish and service in Seattle. I am in the fish business (though I do not sell to Natsu-san), and know fresh product when I see/taste it. This is the best, period. The smug twenty-something mock dilettantes who have the mean nerve to rate the place a "one" should keep their grim Seattle attitudes to themselves and stay away. Why bother to rate at all if you are going to be so severe? People, don't listen to them; go to Toyoda and see for yourself!! With regard to the cold fish, the best sushi chefs freeze their fish beforehand to prevent parasites. Natsu-san does this; when a piece of fish is cold, it's safe and good. And it is NEVER frozen.

Pros: good service, fresh fish, great attitude

Cons: long waits, bar fills up fast

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always busy, great food friendly staff and some of the best sushi in the us

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★★★★★

always busy, great food friendly staff and some of the best sushi in the us

Pros: fresh sushi, fun atmosphere

Cons: street parking, always a line, not open 7 days

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My friends and I were loyal customers of Toyoda, we had recommened Toyoda to many people in the past. We always ordered their sashimi dinner and were very satisfied with it. However, the last time we went, our tuna sashimi was still frozen, and rest of the plate did not look very fresh. The sashimi had a sorbet consistency and was not very good at all. We politely informed our waitress, but we were simply told that they keep their fridge very cold and they can disguise these frozen sashimi into rolls instead if we want, I told the waitress that I cannot eat these frozen sashimi even if they are in rolls. The waitress proceed to charge us full price for the plate ($26+). We are so dissappointed with the food and service, we will not go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I were loyal customers of Toyoda, we had recommened Toyoda to many people in the past. We always ordered their sashimi dinner and were very satisfied with it. However, the last time we went, our tuna sashimi was still frozen, and rest of the plate did not look very fresh. The sashimi had a sorbet consistency and was not very good at all. We politely informed our waitress, but we were simply told that they keep their fridge very cold and they can disguise these frozen sashimi into rolls instead if we want, I told the waitress that I cannot eat these frozen sashimi even if they are in rolls. The waitress proceed to charge us full price for the plate ($26+). We are so dissappointed with the food and service, we will not go there again.

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I fancy myself a connoiseur of sushi. I have times when I emphasize quality over quantity and other times when the quantity is my motivating factor. I noticed on CitySearch that I had never been to your #2 Best Sushi restaurant. After trying Toyoda's...I am dumbfounded as to how it made the list. My guess...a small group of loyal followers w/ plenty of computer time. The quality was just not there...slices of fish were ragged and the freshness was lackingly evident from the taste. My sushi was also crumbling apart. There is a place in my stomach for lower quality sushi places if the price can compensate for quality. Toyoda's doesn't occupy such a place...I paid I Love Sushi and Wasabi Bistro prices for QFC quality Sushi.

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★☆☆☆☆

I fancy myself a connoiseur of sushi. I have times when I emphasize quality over quantity and other times when the quantity is my motivating factor. I noticed on CitySearch that I had never been to your #2 Best Sushi restaurant. After trying Toyoda's...I am dumbfounded as to how it made the list. My guess...a small group of loyal followers w/ plenty of computer time. The quality was just not there...slices of fish were ragged and the freshness was lackingly evident from the taste. My sushi was also crumbling apart. There is a place in my stomach for lower quality sushi places if the price can compensate for quality. Toyoda's doesn't occupy such a place...I paid I Love Sushi and Wasabi Bistro prices for QFC quality Sushi.

Cons: Expensive, Poor Quality

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I have been to Toyoda before when it was one of the better sushi restaurants in the area. Tonight, I have to say that I will never return. Rundown of the problems: 1. spicy tuna. I ordered a bowl, which turned out to be more spice than tuna. It was hard to tell if you were getting a piece of fish or just a mound of spicy mayo. Totally unappetizing (and didn't settle well in my stomach - I have to wonder about the quality of the tuna.) 2. pasta salad. I still don't get this. 3. the eggplant and shaved bonito appetizer. Absolutely no flavor. And expensive! This was probably the worst sushi experience I've had in a long time; even Sushiland is better. If you want something in the northend,Hana's in downtown Bothell is consistently good without the line.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to Toyoda before when it was one of the better sushi restaurants in the area. Tonight, I have to say that I will never return. Rundown of the problems: 1. spicy tuna. I ordered a bowl, which turned out to be more spice than tuna. It was hard to tell if you were getting a piece of fish or just a mound of spicy mayo. Totally unappetizing (and didn't settle well in my stomach - I have to wonder about the quality of the tuna.) 2. pasta salad. I still don't get this. 3. the eggplant and shaved bonito appetizer. Absolutely no flavor. And expensive! This was probably the worst sushi experience I've had in a long time; even Sushiland is better. If you want something in the northend,Hana's in downtown Bothell is consistently good without the line.

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Go to I LOVE SUSHI!!! This place charges $20 for 8 piece yellow tail sashimi. The owners are rude, and the quality is crude.
I use to eat here at least once a week - before the quality dropped.

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★☆☆☆☆

Go to I LOVE SUSHI!!! This place charges $20 for 8 piece yellow tail sashimi. The owners are rude, and the quality is crude.
I use to eat here at least once a week - before the quality dropped.

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Over the past two years I've watch Toyoda get progressively worse while the prices get higher. Although the pricey sushi is consistently decent, the service has grown poor- with both sit-in and take out experiences seemingly always missing orders. Perhaps its quickness at the expense of reliable service, though such a practice is deeply frowned upon at better Japanese restaurants.

1
★★☆☆☆

Over the past two years I've watch Toyoda get progressively worse while the prices get higher. Although the pricey sushi is consistently decent, the service has grown poor- with both sit-in and take out experiences seemingly always missing orders. Perhaps its quickness at the expense of reliable service, though such a practice is deeply frowned upon at better Japanese restaurants.

Pros: ok sushi

Cons: expensive, unreliable service

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Newman loved it... the head chef is a great guy... great service and food

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★★★★★

Newman loved it... the head chef is a great guy... great service and food

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To those who find this to be the superior sushi in town I challenge you to get out a bit more often. We have been here less than a year and have found better than this. It wasn't bad, just wasn't remarkable. The service was average as was the food. Try Sushi Moto in Lynnwood off hwy 99. The food quality is the best that we have found and the staff is so genuinely friendly that we would go back even if the food were bad.

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★★★☆☆

To those who find this to be the superior sushi in town I challenge you to get out a bit more often. We have been here less than a year and have found better than this. It wasn't bad, just wasn't remarkable. The service was average as was the food. Try Sushi Moto in Lynnwood off hwy 99. The food quality is the best that we have found and the staff is so genuinely friendly that we would go back even if the food were bad.

Pros: good parking

Cons: average food, average service, overrated

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Food is so good, but service is not sooooo goog!!!

1
★★★☆☆

Food is so good, but service is not sooooo goog!!!

Pros: Goog quality, Fresh

Cons: Overcharged, No greeting

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Sushi is good, at best. Prices are high. Service is sporadic.

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★★☆☆☆

Sushi is good, at best. Prices are high. Service is sporadic.

Pros: family feel, when good, very good

Cons: overpriced, crowded, hit and miss quality

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We go here once a month to get our quality sushi fix. There is usually a wait, but not too long and it is worth it. The service is quick, menu is complete and the fish is fresh.

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★★★★☆

We go here once a month to get our quality sushi fix. There is usually a wait, but not too long and it is worth it. The service is quick, menu is complete and the fish is fresh.

Pros: good service, fair prices

Cons: crowded

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Just an amazing little neighborhood joint not unlike what you'd find in Japan-too bad they don't have room for sit-down dinner rooms! We just keep coming back for more quality, yummy food.

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★★★★★

Just an amazing little neighborhood joint not unlike what you'd find in Japan-too bad they don't have room for sit-down dinner rooms! We just keep coming back for more quality, yummy food.

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The food is really what makes you come back. Sure it is a little out of the way but when you get there you remember why you keep coming back. The atmosphere is simple and inviting. The wait staff is helpful and friendly and the team behind the sushi bar is so animated and sociable that they make everyone smile and feel at home. But most of all it is the food. The cuts are all top notch and simply melt in your mouth. Yellowtail, maguro, and unagi are my favorites and you will have a hard time finding better.

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★★★★★

The food is really what makes you come back. Sure it is a little out of the way but when you get there you remember why you keep coming back. The atmosphere is simple and inviting. The wait staff is helpful and friendly and the team behind the sushi bar is so animated and sociable that they make everyone smile and feel at home. But most of all it is the food. The cuts are all top notch and simply melt in your mouth. Yellowtail, maguro, and unagi are my favorites and you will have a hard time finding better.

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Although I wish the place were bigger so that I wouldn't have to wait when I'm starving, I love Toyoda Sushi!

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★★★★★

Although I wish the place were bigger so that I wouldn't have to wait when I'm starving, I love Toyoda Sushi!

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I finally went to Toyoda after a friend of mine at work constantly raved about it, & I can see why. The food was excellent & well-priced. Even better, the tempura pancake ice cream was delicious. Our waitress warned us that it was a pretty hearty portion, enough to feed 4, & we should've listened...but there was more for the 2 of us. I am going again with my family this week to get them hooked.

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★★★★★

I finally went to Toyoda after a friend of mine at work constantly raved about it, & I can see why. The food was excellent & well-priced. Even better, the tempura pancake ice cream was delicious. Our waitress warned us that it was a pretty hearty portion, enough to feed 4, & we should've listened...but there was more for the 2 of us. I am going again with my family this week to get them hooked.

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Absolutely, hands down the best Sushi in Seattle. If you haven't eaten here and like Japanese food, you're definitely missing out. Family run with great service, Toyoda's is THE place for great Japanese food!

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★★★★★

Absolutely, hands down the best Sushi in Seattle. If you haven't eaten here and like Japanese food, you're definitely missing out. Family run with great service, Toyoda's is THE place for great Japanese food!

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I wouldn't go anywhere else ... good food, great service. If you live in Seattle, Toyoda is another reason you're lucky! Yes, its crowded .. what good restarant isn't. Worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

I wouldn't go anywhere else ... good food, great service. If you live in Seattle, Toyoda is another reason you're lucky! Yes, its crowded .. what good restarant isn't. Worth the wait.

Pros: easy to find, menu help

 

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