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Mori Japanese Restaurant

November 1st, 2008 · Comments

Mori Japanese Restaurant (Sushi, Japanese)
101 N 85th St. (map)
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 783-7708
morijapaneserestaurant.com

The Stranger: “I am grateful to Mori Japanese Restaurant for being there in my time of need…”

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Comments

  1. The Boss of You says:

    I gotta say, I don’t agree that they’re that great. Just recently I picked up a California roll because my 20 month old daughter was starving and I thought I could just pop one of these in her mouth to calm her down before going home. Service was sloooowww despite no one being in the restaurant and kind of snarly. On top of it, when the guy was making the roll the hostess said in English, ‘no salmon eggs on this one.’ What the frick, am I too white or something? On top of that, the roll was nasty with mayo, no avocado (which was why I ordered it), and my kid did not eat it.

    I have lived in the neighborhood for nine years and there’s a reason I have only been there twice. I would have been better off getting a veggie hot dog at Fred Meyer.

  2. AG says:

    Looks like nothing from the outside, and between that and the oddly dismissive Stranger review on the window (same one quoted above), we nearly didn’t go in. So glad we did! Service was competent without being overbearing, oshinko was the best I’ve had in years, and the fish was beautifully fresh and nicely presented. I noticed that the scene at the bar (we chose a table) was quite friendly; clearly this place attracts regulars, which is nice to know. Emphatically recommended.

  3. Squirrel Girl says:

    A totally solid sushi restaurant. Good, fresh fish. Well executed rolls. Relatively inexpensive. I’ve always had good service there, but my daughter and I like to go in the middle of the afternoon when no one else is about. Mori’s even does delivery, which is pretty cool if you like that. We had it once and my husband was really happy with the whole experience, but I am really into the ambience of eating sushi in a restuarant setting, so it was hard for me to get into it.

  4. La La says:

    I was looking for a local sushi restaurant and reading reviews. I think it is worth leaving some words with this page because I do not think what “the Boss of You” was saying makes good sense to Japanese people especially…

    First of all, the eight month old baby is discouraged to eat raw fish even in Japan. Second, I have never seen a californian roll with “salmon eggs.” I have only had ones with flying fish roe. Third, I’m not sure about comparing the hot dog and sushi. Now, it is up to readers to answer if the idea that you assumed it was because “you were too white?” was true.

    I gotta say, I don’t agree that they’re that great. Just recently I picked up a California roll because my 20 month old daughter was starving and I thought I could just pop one of these in her mouth to calm her down before going home. Service was sloooowww despite no one being in the restaurant and kind of snarly. On top of it, when the guy was making the roll the hostess said in English, ‘no salmon eggs on this one.’ What the frick, am I too white or something? On top of that, the roll was nasty with mayo, no avocado (which was why I ordered it), and my kid did not eat it.

    I have lived in the neighborhood for nine years and there’s a reason I have only been there twice. I would have been better off getting a veggie hot dog at Fred Meyer.

  5. La La says:

    Ops, I meant the “20 month old baby.”

  6. 3countylaugh says:

    This is family tradition at my house. Once a month we go to Dreamstands comics next door, buy comic books/graphic novels for the whole family and go to Mori’s to eat Sushi.
    Their fish is the freshest I’ve ever eaten, the pieces are huge and everyone there is friendly. We always feel like family from our first visit on.
    The wasabi is always mixed strong too, which we love.
    I’ll often come in and have a single roll or sushi, rice, miso and edemame and that is lunch on a cold day.
    Some of the best miso soup too.

  7. Jason says:

    I have eaten sushi all over the world, from Japan, to Australia, to Hawaii, and in Seattle, my favorite place is Mori sushi. I live in the Greenwood area and have been going to Mori for years and it is always consistent. The fish is super fresh, the chef is friendly and usually helps us order something we had never even thought of and blows our mind. The Restaurant may not be the fanciest place to get sushi but the people and the food make up for that.
    My favorite roll is their Spicy Dragon Maki.

  8. StuS says:

    We always enjoy ourselves here. I wish that they would ramp their entrance because my wife uses a powerchair and it is inaccessible with that. When we go with friends in a car, I can take her manual wheelchair and help her inside.

    Still, love those little fishes, fishies that I love to eat! Great spider roll.

  9. KP says:

    I’ve been a Mori fan since I first discovered it in 2006, and it’s only gotten better over time. Great sushi, friendly service. The owner makes the sushi; his wife serves the tables; and their daughter is usually hanging out studying. A real family operation. Highly recommended!