Sushiman

★★★★☆

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I had high-hopes for this place. I've had Sushi all over the country and was hoping this place not to far from my place of work would be somewhere I could return to for my sushi fix over and over.

Upon entering I was surprised to see

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I had high-hopes for this place. I've had Sushi all over the country and was hoping this place not to far from my place of work would be somewhere I could return to for my sushi fix over and over.

Upon entering I was surprised to see

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Sushiman is located in Issaquah, WA -- about a 15 minute drive west of Seattle. Whenever we're in town, we always make it a point to eat here. The owner is the real deal -- he was a former sumotori in Japan and has been in business in the Issaquah area for over 30 years -- yep, no fake Japanese cooking here. The chicken karaage here is the bomb!! They have a pretty good selection and you won't leave disappointed. Bonus: They serve Kangen water here!!

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★★★★☆

Sushiman is located in Issaquah, WA -- about a 15 minute drive west of Seattle. Whenever we're in town, we always make it a point to eat here. The owner is the real deal -- he was a former sumotori in Japan and has been in business in the Issaquah area for over 30 years -- yep, no fake Japanese cooking here. The chicken karaage here is the bomb!! They have a pretty good selection and you won't leave disappointed. Bonus: They serve Kangen water here!!

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We spent some time living in Issaquah before we found this place. It came recommended to us and didn't disappoint. We are big sushi fans and were glad to find this so close.

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We spent some time living in Issaquah before we found this place. It came recommended to us and didn't disappoint. We are big sushi fans and were glad to find this so close.

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Although, expensive, I love Sushiman! The sushi is awesome and so is the tempura! My family loves it. The astospehere is nice, kind of dark. Recommened!

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Although, expensive, I love Sushiman! The sushi is awesome and so is the tempura! My family loves it. The astospehere is nice, kind of dark. Recommened!

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I have tried most of the sushi places in Seattle and Maui. Sushiman has some of the best, most consistant fish around. I am guessing that they have improved since some of the older posts were made.

The owner is back to being the head chef and he is a treat to talk with. It is pretty pricey but whenever I want sushi that I know will be top notch, I go there. The innovation is a little lacking so sometimes I make up my own rolls.

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★★★★★

I have tried most of the sushi places in Seattle and Maui. Sushiman has some of the best, most consistant fish around. I am guessing that they have improved since some of the older posts were made.

The owner is back to being the head chef and he is a treat to talk with. It is pretty pricey but whenever I want sushi that I know will be top notch, I go there. The innovation is a little lacking so sometimes I make up my own rolls.

Pros: Fresh, dependable, informative

Cons: Price

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This was one of the few Japanese restaurants, and it was definitely a local favorite amongst everyone. The owner is extremely friendly and the atmosphere is pretty classy. I loved the udon and katsu.

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This was one of the few Japanese restaurants, and it was definitely a local favorite amongst everyone. The owner is extremely friendly and the atmosphere is pretty classy. I loved the udon and katsu.

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Ok so the prices are perfect and u get your moneys worth I'm a personal friend of the owners and i believe its the best sushi in issaquah. All of you keep saying that "o well now there is places like isushi and other stuff" ya well they all arent as good. Besides the employes are very friendly and so are the customers...plus raul Ibanez eats there alot.

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★★★★★

Ok so the prices are perfect and u get your moneys worth I'm a personal friend of the owners and i believe its the best sushi in issaquah. All of you keep saying that "o well now there is places like isushi and other stuff" ya well they all arent as good. Besides the employes are very friendly and so are the customers...plus raul Ibanez eats there alot.

Pros: Best sushi ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: NONE!!!!

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Went there for a Sunday night dinner. Miso soup was fine but when we got to the main course it was average at best. Quality of the fish was so so and the various rolls were plain. Even the teriyaki was bad, so bad that we ended up sending it back. I guess maybe in Issaquah this is "good sushi" but to anyone who has had a lot of sushi, even a lot of sushi in Seattle, this place is extremely average but the prices push it to below average.

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★★☆☆☆

Went there for a Sunday night dinner. Miso soup was fine but when we got to the main course it was average at best. Quality of the fish was so so and the various rolls were plain. Even the teriyaki was bad, so bad that we ended up sending it back. I guess maybe in Issaquah this is "good sushi" but to anyone who has had a lot of sushi, even a lot of sushi in Seattle, this place is extremely average but the prices push it to below average.

Pros: Sushi boat was nice

Cons: Pricey, too dark for Issaquah, boring sushi with average fish

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It used to be that there were no other options than Sushiman for sushi in issaquah other than the grocery store. Bobby is wonderful, but he needs to learn that now in Issaquah we have other options, such as iSushi and the little place on Front Street. Plus, the PCC now has a great sushi bar. His prices really need to go down -- we won't go there again unless they do. We can get equivalent california rolls, and much more creative dishes at iSushi for half the price--if that.

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★★☆☆☆

It used to be that there were no other options than Sushiman for sushi in issaquah other than the grocery store. Bobby is wonderful, but he needs to learn that now in Issaquah we have other options, such as iSushi and the little place on Front Street. Plus, the PCC now has a great sushi bar. His prices really need to go down -- we won't go there again unless they do. We can get equivalent california rolls, and much more creative dishes at iSushi for half the price--if that.

Pros: Nice management, decent sushi

Cons: Way, Way Overpriced

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Been a Seattle Area Sushi enthusiast for years. Been to them all. This place was a much better value years ago before he went high-end with his new digs. Boy talk about black and white on those last two posts. (The positive one sounds like someone pumping the restaurant on purpose.)

Here's the skinny. As far as decor and service, there aren't many places places on the Eastside that match or beat this place. (Obviously any restaurant the service may take a a little dive if it is extremely busy.)

The quality of the fish here is as good as it gets. (All the good sushi restaurants basically get their fish from the same supplier(s).) The attention to detail is excellent. There's a more casual side with TV usually playing sports or Sumo and a little more elegant side devoid of children.

If you are not price conscious, this is a good pick if you are East of Bellevue, pretty much the only pick in my mind. It ranks up their with the best of them. Unfortunately as far as value, it ranks down in the lower half of the pack. Everything is more expensive than it should be for what you get. The size of the cuts of fish on the sushi are pretty average if not maybe a little below average.

It is a joke this restaurant has one $ on CitySearch. Play on shelling out at least $60 for two adults that want some variety and want to leave with a full stomach, and that's not including drinks. You can easily reach the $100 mark and beyond at this place if you have a few drinks and eat some of the more exotic stuff. I Love Sushi in Bellevue is not as nice of a decor but you get the same quality and bit more for your money.

Recommended for those that are not price conscious when eating out.

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★★★★☆

Been a Seattle Area Sushi enthusiast for years. Been to them all. This place was a much better value years ago before he went high-end with his new digs. Boy talk about black and white on those last two posts. (The positive one sounds like someone pumping the restaurant on purpose.)

Here's the skinny. As far as decor and service, there aren't many places places on the Eastside that match or beat this place. (Obviously any restaurant the service may take a a little dive if it is extremely busy.)

The quality of the fish here is as good as it gets. (All the good sushi restaurants basically get their fish from the same supplier(s).) The attention to detail is excellent. There's a more casual side with TV usually playing sports or Sumo and a little more elegant side devoid of children.

If you are not price conscious, this is a good pick if you are East of Bellevue, pretty much the only pick in my mind. It ranks up their with the best of them. Unfortunately as far as value, it ranks down in the lower half of the pack. Everything is more expensive than it should be for what you get. The size of the cuts of fish on the sushi are pretty average if not maybe a little below average.

It is a joke this restaurant has one $ on CitySearch. Play on shelling out at least $60 for two adults that want some variety and want to leave with a full stomach, and that's not including drinks. You can easily reach the $100 mark and beyond at this place if you have a few drinks and eat some of the more exotic stuff. I Love Sushi in Bellevue is not as nice of a decor but you get the same quality and bit more for your money.

Recommended for those that are not price conscious when eating out.

Pros: Top Quality. Great Decor/Ambiance.

Cons: Pricey for what you get.

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Stay away from this place on the weekends. We live in Sammamish so decided to try something local...what a mistake. We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes. The sushi was average and disappointing. On a scale of 1-10 I rank it 4. QFC or Larry's has about the same quality sushi. It's too bad since we would love to stay close to home for sushi.

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★★★☆☆

Stay away from this place on the weekends. We live in Sammamish so decided to try something local...what a mistake. We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes. The sushi was average and disappointing. On a scale of 1-10 I rank it 4. QFC or Larry's has about the same quality sushi. It's too bad since we would love to stay close to home for sushi.

Pros: location,good waiters

Cons: poor food, long wait,

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The best sushi around. Presentation is often creative, and the menu contains items that cannot be found anywhere else. The price is well worth the experience

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★★★★★

The best sushi around. Presentation is often creative, and the menu contains items that cannot be found anywhere else. The price is well worth the experience

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Prior reviewers complained about high prices, but we lived in LA and the prices still aren't as high as there. The fish (yellowtail) was buttery and awesome; the spicy tuna roll was indeed s.p.i.c.y. and they have a great beer and saki selection. Good service and great, fresh fish. No sushi place is perfect each time - depends a lot on the fish and how fresh it is. We will definitely go back!

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★★★★☆

Prior reviewers complained about high prices, but we lived in LA and the prices still aren't as high as there. The fish (yellowtail) was buttery and awesome; the spicy tuna roll was indeed s.p.i.c.y. and they have a great beer and saki selection. Good service and great, fresh fish. No sushi place is perfect each time - depends a lot on the fish and how fresh it is. We will definitely go back!

Pros: Good prices, Service, Menu Selection

Cons: Location

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when i first moved to the area, this was the one place that people recommended i go. been there. done that. didn't like it. the sushi/food is way overpriced, especially for something so small. i've eaten at better sushi at less expensive places with better atmosphere. my suggestion - go once, then find something else.

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★★☆☆☆

when i first moved to the area, this was the one place that people recommended i go. been there. done that. didn't like it. the sushi/food is way overpriced, especially for something so small. i've eaten at better sushi at less expensive places with better atmosphere. my suggestion - go once, then find something else.

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The sushi was ok if you live close and don't want to drive to get something better. It's really over-prived for the quality of sushi that they give you. i'd really recommend driving somewhere else.

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★★★☆☆

The sushi was ok if you live close and don't want to drive to get something better. It's really over-prived for the quality of sushi that they give you. i'd really recommend driving somewhere else.

Pros: atmosphere is nice

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The food is wonderful, well presented and if you like Sumo, they have televised bouts on TV at one end of the restaraunt. My Japanese friends say this is the best in the area, tastes closest to home.

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★★★★★

The food is wonderful, well presented and if you like Sumo, they have televised bouts on TV at one end of the restaraunt. My Japanese friends say this is the best in the area, tastes closest to home.

Pros: Good food, Good parking, Great Staff

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For excellent food, atmospher, service etc. Sushi Man is the place to go. Bobby and his staff make you feel very welcome and like your part of the Family.

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★★★★★

For excellent food, atmospher, service etc. Sushi Man is the place to go. Bobby and his staff make you feel very welcome and like your part of the Family.

Pros: Excellent Food, Very Inviting, Great atmosphere

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great service but it doesn't make up for the HIGH prices and so so food. sushi was extremely high priced $7.00 for a standard california roll...chicken plate was ok but lacked flavor. fish and oyster plate was $20.00 and left me hungry...

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★★★☆☆

great service but it doesn't make up for the HIGH prices and so so food. sushi was extremely high priced $7.00 for a standard california roll...chicken plate was ok but lacked flavor. fish and oyster plate was $20.00 and left me hungry...

Pros: service

Cons: , small portions

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I will say, however, that the food was good -- all of it. I had the teriyaki salmon, which was done to perfection. My wife had the tempura, which was a huge serving, with plentiful shrimp and veggies. It was done well, without a 'greasy' experience that often accompanies amateur tempura. Edamame was fresh, and cooked just right.
As is the case with most decent sushi purveyors, this wasn't inexpensive. But I didn't get the bill, so I don't know the full impact.

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★★★★☆

I will say, however, that the food was good -- all of it. I had the teriyaki salmon, which was done to perfection. My wife had the tempura, which was a huge serving, with plentiful shrimp and veggies. It was done well, without a 'greasy' experience that often accompanies amateur tempura. Edamame was fresh, and cooked just right.
As is the case with most decent sushi purveyors, this wasn't inexpensive. But I didn't get the bill, so I don't know the full impact.

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The fish here is not the silky smooth ultra fresh kind that will melt in your mouth, but it is decent. The decor is really nice and service is fine. Lots of free parking. In a strip mall in Issaquah. If you are on a quest to eat at all of the better sushi places in Seattle, it might be worth your while to visit this place.

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★★★★☆

The fish here is not the silky smooth ultra fresh kind that will melt in your mouth, but it is decent. The decor is really nice and service is fine. Lots of free parking. In a strip mall in Issaquah. If you are on a quest to eat at all of the better sushi places in Seattle, it might be worth your while to visit this place.

Pros: free parking, decor, clean bathrooms

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The sushi is mediocre and the teriyaki chicken was mostly fat, not meat. The staff is RUDE, cold and couldn't care less that you are there. We had a problem with our order and the teenager that was posing as the manager refused to budge an inch to accomodate us. Please save yourself an aggravating evening and skip this terrible restaurant!

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★☆☆☆☆

The sushi is mediocre and the teriyaki chicken was mostly fat, not meat. The staff is RUDE, cold and couldn't care less that you are there. We had a problem with our order and the teenager that was posing as the manager refused to budge an inch to accomodate us. Please save yourself an aggravating evening and skip this terrible restaurant!

Pros: location, ambience

Cons: staff, manager, uncomfortable seats

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A marginal sushi experience. The restaurant is in great condition and beautiful, but the food leaves something to be desired. The size of the cuts of fish is average for Seattle and a sushi plate is a good meal for $20. However, if you enjoy sushi rolls, go elsewhere.

The rolls for one, are quite overpriced. Second, they lack excitement and pizazz that other sushi chefs put into their creations. The service is also marginal. The servers are nice, but not as impeccable as other resautrants.

Overall, not in my top five sushi places on the east side.

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★★★☆☆

A marginal sushi experience. The restaurant is in great condition and beautiful, but the food leaves something to be desired. The size of the cuts of fish is average for Seattle and a sushi plate is a good meal for $20. However, if you enjoy sushi rolls, go elsewhere.

The rolls for one, are quite overpriced. Second, they lack excitement and pizazz that other sushi chefs put into their creations. The service is also marginal. The servers are nice, but not as impeccable as other resautrants.

Overall, not in my top five sushi places on the east side.

Pros: cleanliness

Cons: sushi rolls, price

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Sushiman is the place for you if you prefer stale wasabi, bad ginger, terrible sushi, and a boring menu with a snobby waitress who is cold and unfriendly all at a price well beyond its worth. It's only redeeming quality was that the fish (and thank heavens for this) was fresh. Beyond that, their rolls contain mostly fish, lacking any texture of additional ingredients and resulted in blah food. Presentation was non-existent (yes, their rolls are ugly), the wasabi had no flavor, and the waitress was incredibly rude. My best advice would be to avoid this restaurant, and save your pallet and your wallet for better.

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★★☆☆☆

Sushiman is the place for you if you prefer stale wasabi, bad ginger, terrible sushi, and a boring menu with a snobby waitress who is cold and unfriendly all at a price well beyond its worth. It's only redeeming quality was that the fish (and thank heavens for this) was fresh. Beyond that, their rolls contain mostly fish, lacking any texture of additional ingredients and resulted in blah food. Presentation was non-existent (yes, their rolls are ugly), the wasabi had no flavor, and the waitress was incredibly rude. My best advice would be to avoid this restaurant, and save your pallet and your wallet for better.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Rude wait staff, No take-away menus, Overpriced

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The sushi experience that I had at sushiman was horrible. The decor of the place is nice, however the sushi was about the worst I've ever had.

Their sushi rolls were fairly plain, didn't have much flavor, and were generally ugly compared to other places I've enjoyed sushi. Their nigiri lacked flavor, and joined with some fairly old, flavorless, wasabi made for an extremely flavorless meal.

I've had day old, leftover, sushi from other restaurants that tasted better than Sushiman's.

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★☆☆☆☆

The sushi experience that I had at sushiman was horrible. The decor of the place is nice, however the sushi was about the worst I've ever had.

Their sushi rolls were fairly plain, didn't have much flavor, and were generally ugly compared to other places I've enjoyed sushi. Their nigiri lacked flavor, and joined with some fairly old, flavorless, wasabi made for an extremely flavorless meal.

I've had day old, leftover, sushi from other restaurants that tasted better than Sushiman's.

Pros: decor, atmosphere

Cons: flavorless, poor presentation, bad sushi

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Sushiman was good, but not the best I've had. Edamame is pricey at $9, but you get a HUGE bowl. The tempura was good and crispy, and the Chicken Teriaki was also good. I'd put it in the $$ category as dinner for two cost about $65. The atmosphere is trendy and modern, making it a fun atmosphere. Service was good, except for our 15 minute wait for the host to greet us after we entered the restaurant. I would definitely go again and recommend Sushiman to friends, but we are still in search of a great, less expensive sushi place in this area.

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★★★★☆

Sushiman was good, but not the best I've had. Edamame is pricey at $9, but you get a HUGE bowl. The tempura was good and crispy, and the Chicken Teriaki was also good. I'd put it in the $$ category as dinner for two cost about $65. The atmosphere is trendy and modern, making it a fun atmosphere. Service was good, except for our 15 minute wait for the host to greet us after we entered the restaurant. I would definitely go again and recommend Sushiman to friends, but we are still in search of a great, less expensive sushi place in this area.

Pros: Nice Atmosphere, Good Food, Plenty of Parking

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Great food and excellent service. This is easily the best I have had in the entire area. Enough said.

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★★★★★

Great food and excellent service. This is easily the best I have had in the entire area. Enough said.

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I just went to Sushiman for the first time yesterday in a group of 8 people, for lunch. Wow, the menu was HUGE! I ordered the "box" special (I think that's what it was called) which came with chicken teriyaki, sushi or cali roll, noodles, tempura and my choice of soup or salad. The food tasted great, however, it was a bit on the spendy side. I LOVE sushi and sashimi, but this was priced higher than usual. I was also dismayed to find out that since I had the calif roll instead of the sushi, that I had to pay an additional $2.50. I wasn't prepared to spend $15 on lunch, when I typically spend $8-$9 for a Japanese or sushi lunch. While the food was great, I won't make it a habit to go there for lunch. Much better pricing for dinner in my opinion.

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★★★★☆

I just went to Sushiman for the first time yesterday in a group of 8 people, for lunch. Wow, the menu was HUGE! I ordered the "box" special (I think that's what it was called) which came with chicken teriyaki, sushi or cali roll, noodles, tempura and my choice of soup or salad. The food tasted great, however, it was a bit on the spendy side. I LOVE sushi and sashimi, but this was priced higher than usual. I was also dismayed to find out that since I had the calif roll instead of the sushi, that I had to pay an additional $2.50. I wasn't prepared to spend $15 on lunch, when I typically spend $8-$9 for a Japanese or sushi lunch. While the food was great, I won't make it a habit to go there for lunch. Much better pricing for dinner in my opinion.

Pros: Lots of menu choices, Great tasting food, Attentive service

Cons: Overpriced

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Sushiman is the best place around for sushi, period.
You get what you pay for. The staff, especially Bobby, is always gracious and pleasant. Sushi initiates will enjoy this place.

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★★★★★

Sushiman is the best place around for sushi, period.
You get what you pay for. The staff, especially Bobby, is always gracious and pleasant. Sushi initiates will enjoy this place.

Pros: great service, wonderful food, tou get what you pay

Cons: crowded sometimes, chairs dont fit

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Lunch and take out are your best bets to enjoy their wonderful sushi. Evening service is iffy at best. When you have an attentive waiter/waitress, they are polite and very accommodating. I say it is worth the gamble. Lunch is

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★★★★☆

Lunch and take out are your best bets to enjoy their wonderful sushi. Evening service is iffy at best. When you have an attentive waiter/waitress, they are polite and very accommodating. I say it is worth the gamble. Lunch is

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This is probably the best place that you can eat an unaju- (unagi don). It's not cheap, but it's so good...

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★★★★★

This is probably the best place that you can eat an unaju- (unagi don). It's not cheap, but it's so good...

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Sushiman offers good quality of sushi. It is, however, a bit too pricey. The ambiance is comfortable and modern. But the selections on the menu is decent but not extensive. Service is a little disappointing. The owner/chef is a former sumo

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★★★☆☆

Sushiman offers good quality of sushi. It is, however, a bit too pricey. The ambiance is comfortable and modern. But the selections on the menu is decent but not extensive. Service is a little disappointing. The owner/chef is a former sumo

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We went there for dinner on a Sat, wait to be seated for about 5-6 mins, with no one in front of us and the restaurant was not busy, the waiters were chating with customers, the girl stand at the front cashiers desk did not bother to greet

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★★☆☆☆

We went there for dinner on a Sat, wait to be seated for about 5-6 mins, with no one in front of us and the restaurant was not busy, the waiters were chating with customers, the girl stand at the front cashiers desk did not bother to greet

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Sushi Man in Issaquah (on Gilman Boulevard) is an excellent restaurant. The sushi is fabulous, and the menu is extensive in its Japanese selections. It's casual and kid friendly. We've been going there for years.

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★★★★★

Sushi Man in Issaquah (on Gilman Boulevard) is an excellent restaurant. The sushi is fabulous, and the menu is extensive in its Japanese selections. It's casual and kid friendly. We've been going there for years.

 

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