It’s easy to eat great sushi in Tokyo and New York, if you’re willing to rack up a bill. But Seattle, a seaport city, has practically unparalleled access to fresh seafood, too. It’s no surprise that Tasting Table announced eating sushi here is a can’t-miss experience. Legendary sushi chef Shiro Kashiba is largely credited with introducing the Japanese specialty to Seattle almost 50 years ago. Since then, countless restaurants have risen to the challenge of meeting the city’s demand for raw fish. Here are nine places turning fresh fish into flavorful sushi, from Seattle’s best sushi counters and catering companies.
1. Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar Catering (Broadway E., Seattle)
Japanese and Thai flavors come together at Pinto Thai Bistro, which has been feeding the Capitol Hill neighborhood since 2009. Some of the rolls on their generous sushi platters exhibit Southeast Asian influences. The red mango rolls with crab, seared salmon, mango salsa, and teriyaki balance the tang and subtle sweetness of your favorite Thai takeout dishes.
2. I Love Sushi Catering (Fairview Ave. N., Seattle)
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For a delicious adventure, Japan-trained chef Hideaki Taneda expertly crafts sushi platters that include everything from the classic California roll to his signature creations. Customers consistently rave about the gorgeous presentation and careful packaging that ensures your catering order arrives fresh and intact.
3. Ho Sushi Bistro Catering (128th St. SW, Everett)
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Ho Sushi Bistro makes planning an office lunch around dietary restrictions quick and easy, and that’s why this Everett restaurant has made it on our “Best Sushi in Seattle” list. It offers so much variety that you’re likely to find something for everyone. While the Sushi Platter C arrives with more than ten different types of rolls, the vegetable sushi platter is also available for those who don’t eat seafood.
4. Kiriba Sushi and Grill Catering (N. 145th St., Seattle)
You can always rely on this neighborhood standby to deliver some of the best sushi in Seattle with a smile. In addition to customer favorites like the spicy tuna maki and rainbow rolls, don’t overlook their signature Shoreline roll. It features tempura shrimp, crunchy cucumber, tangy pickled burdock root, and avocado, all crowned with smoked salmon, spicy sauce, and eel sauce.
5. California Monster Sushi Catering (104th Ave. SE, Kent)
Try some Seattle catering that offers an intriguing alternative to the standard sandwich and cookie lunchbox. All bento boxes come packed with a California roll, as well as your choice of teriyaki, chicken katsu, or Chef’s Choice sashimi, and generous servings of salad, crisp tempura, rice, and warm dumplings.
6. Teasome Catering (Phinney Ave. N., Seattle)
Take a break from the standard roll, and give Hawaii’s answer to sushi a try. The spicy-tuna poke bowl features raw fish and traditional toppings over rice and comes dressed with spicy mayonnaise, sweet potato, and seaweed salad. The signature Teasome poke bowl looks outside the tradition of sushi and arrives piled high with marinated tuna, salmon, grilled shrimp, tofu, sweet potato, zucchini, sunflower seeds, and fish roe.
7. Foodshion Catering (148th Ave. NE, Bellevue)
Get your Chinese and Japanese fix at the same time at Foodshion, known for some of the best sushi in Seattle. That means you can order your sweet and sour chicken or Szechuan beef with a side of exquisite Philadelphia, Rainbow, or Ebi tempura rolls.
8. Ichiro Teriyaki Catering (University Way NE, Seattle)
Ichiro Teriyaki is a local favorite for teriyaki, but, unbeknownst to many, it also makes some of the best sushi in Seattle. Try them both in a bento box that comes with a California roll, rice, and your choice of salmon, chicken, beef, or prawn teriyaki.
9. TeriFresh Catering (Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd. SE, Maple Valley)
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TeriFresh draws out the taste of the sea with Hawaiian poke and Japanese sushi rolls. The tempura shrimp roll will satisfy that craving for crunch while the tuna poke bowl with wasabi will hit that need for spice.
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