When it comes to the best places to eat in Seattle, you can never go wrong with sushi. Because even the pickiest kids can’t help but love the bite-sized rolls, conveyer belts and small plates that make sushi an irresistible culinary adventure. Here’s where to take the fam the next time a fresh fish craving hits.

If you miss Blue C Sushi…
… put a trip to Tengu Sushi on your list. Like Blue C, they serve sushi on a conveyer belt that runs around the sushi bar. Plates are priced based on color, making it easy for your kids and you can grab fresh rolls for as little as $1.50 a plate. You’ll also find tender teriyaki dishes, bento boxes, tempura and Gyoza if you want to branch out.

Covid note: Now open for takeout, with a limited menu.

311 N.E. Thornton Pl.
Seattle, WA
206-525-9999
Online: tengusushi.com

If you want an outdoor patio...
I Love Sushi is the place for your crew. They’ve got a great patio with a view and clear partitions, so you can feel safe while you eat. The patio is first come, first serve, and off hours are your best bet for getting a seat, especially when wiggle worms are involved. Shared plates are how they roll here, and we agree they make a great option for family style dining. Parents will also dig the variety of veggie rolls available. Always an easy and healthy option for kids!

Covid update: Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery

1001 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA
206-625-9604
Online: ilovesushiseattle.com

If you want something a little different…
… Japonessa Sushi Cocina is the place you’ll find it. A long-time local fave, this spot mixes traditional Japanese sushi with a Latin flair. Expect to find saucy rolls like the Mexican Ninja and Scorpio Sting alongside the usual suspects. You’ll find lots of habanero, jalapeno and spicy chili aioli that add extra zing to these rolls, so watch out when you order for the kids.

Covid update: Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery.

1400 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA
206-971-7979

Lincoln Square
500 Bellevue Way N.E., Ste. 130
Bellevue, WA
425-454-1585

Online: japonessa.com

If you want to save some dough…
Sushi Me is a great place to eat on the cheap. This Eastside eatery makes going out to dinner easy. Not only will your kids flip for the conveyer belt sushi that lets them snag dinner as it rolls by, but you’ll love the prices. Maki rolls stay under $5, while the specialty rolls cap at $6. Add in delish ramen and you’ve got yourself a spot you can hit any time with the kids in tow.

Covid update: Open for takeout and delivery.

1299 156th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, WA
425-9800
Online: sushimebellevue.com

If sustainable seafood is your thing…
then look no further than Mashiko. You’ll find this restaurant, that’s as committed to reducing their carbon footprint as they are to serving creative, fresh sushi options, in the heart of West Seattle at the Junction. We love the wit they bring to their menu—who can resist ordering a Hoard the Hand Sanitizer or Social Distancing roll?—and the variety you’ll find here too.

Covid update: Open for takeout only.

4725 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA
206-935-4339
Online: mashikorestaurant.com

If you want to dine with friends…
…head to Fuji Sushi in the heart of the International District. They’ve got lots of space and an extensive menu so everyone in your group can find something they love. Detour from sushi and try a bento box if you dare. Otherwise, you can count on familiar specialty rolls, standard rolls and a whole lot of apps that cater to your pickier eaters.

Covid update: Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery

520 S. Main St.
Seattle, WA
206-624-1201
Online: fujisushiseattle.com

If date night is what you’re craving…
make a reservation at Sushi Kashiba at the Pike Street Market. This upscale sushi restaurant is a hot spot for sushi fanatics who come from far and wide to enjoy the creative cuisine of three-time James Beard Award winner, Chef Kashiba. You can dine in the courtyard on a late summer evening or find an intimate table inside. Choose from hot or cold a-la carte items or choose a signature set dinner that’s perfect for two.

Covid update: Open for dine-in or pick up an Omakese dinner box.

86 Pine St., Ste. 1
Seattle, WA
206-441-8844
Online: sushikashiba.com

—Allison Sutcliffe

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