Green star Aoki Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar (Capitol Hill)

621 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-3633

Aoki is the best sushi value on Broadway. It costs more than the conveyor-belt place and Hana, though not a ton more, and it's worth it; it costs around the same as or less than Pinto Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, and while it may be less stylish, it's more spacious and tranquil (and concentrates on Japanese food, leaving the Thai out of it). The udon and other hot favorites are also standbys. The neighborhood has enjoyed the little golden-wood sushi bar and the somewhat dizzying red-and-white striped booths in the back for years now. Irasshai!
Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • Features: Good for Groups
  • Cuisine: Japanese and Sushi
  • Serving Hours: Sun 5 pm-10 pm, Tue-Thu 11:30 am-3 pm and 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-3 pm and 5 pm-11 pm
  • Price Range: $$

The Stranger's Reviews of Aoki Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar


Average Rating:
  • 4.56000/5 Stars.
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Cheap but dignified

I've only been here once, but it was great. Really good green tea, good sushi, and very nice atmosphere. No wait (for Saturday lunch), great service, and nice tables and room. I loved the food. Cheap enough to satify a student's budget. Eat here!
Posted by Liz on November 6, 2007 at 5:36 PM · Report this


i go here an average of once per week. the fish is always fresh and the pieces are of average size. order the slightly differently prepared agedashi tofu; you will thank me later!
Posted by annakarina on September 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM · Report this

Very Good

I have eaten there several times and always come away happy. Rice is the landscape for sushi and they get it right. I enjoy the cheerful attitude of the staff. Perfect place for any occasion.
Posted by tsolmmh2002 on August 17, 2007 at 6:56 AM · Report this

Best Sushi on Broadway...

but some of the hot dishes were just OK. Go for the sushi and you won't be unhappy. I once saw Christian Slater eating there in the late 90's. I don't know if that says anything about the food, but it was an added treat!
Posted by LiLBLACKCAT on August 1, 2007 at 12:33 PM · Report this

really great

i'm new to eating sushi alone. someone broke me in... and now i try to do it alone as much as possible. i sat at the bar for the first time here. the chef was really nice and helped me decide what i wanted and helped me with proper etiquette. i was lucky to pick such a great place. the sushi was amazing.
Posted by broadway dweller on July 25, 2007 at 11:05 PM · Report this


Went here for the first time this week. The place smells good for a start...a slight whiff of delicate incense in the air. The wait staff very friendly. The green tea they bring you right away--lovely and good quality. Had various sushi rolls and then Salmon Teriyaki. All just delicious. Great value!
Posted by Steve on July 1, 2007 at 1:16 PM · Report this

Real crab!

Aoki gets a big thumbs up by me because they use real crab in their California rolls. The service has always been friendly and quick and the presentation impeccable.
Posted by elswinger on June 6, 2007 at 10:59 AM · Report this

Sake, Sushi, Saba

Have been going here for years, and is my favorite restaurant. I am preferential to shushi but have tried and liked many dishes. Yakisoba is great.
Posted by Shyde on June 2, 2007 at 8:30 AM · Report this

The Handrolls

The Temaki! Oh lord, how I love the Temaki! Saba, california, oh man. The temaki. Sweet and nice and great for a date. You can feel that it's a step above Hana and slightly more, authentic, or, less americanized I guess is the right term. Cheap and real and good. Pleasant staff. Nice atmosphere. EAT HERE!
Posted by Food Eater on May 23, 2007 at 7:25 PM · Report this

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