The newest addition in Japanese cuisine is situated in Seattle's famous Post Alley. We feature the freshest selection of ingredients for an
array of beautiful Bento Boxes, traditional and new styles of sushi and other delicacies. Step inside and enjoy personal attention at the Sushi Bar, where the chef will delight you with impeccable choices of today's freshest fish and vegetable selections made to order, exactly the way you desire.
Our vast and diverse ranges of Sake are some of the finest chilled on ice. If sushi is not your forte there is an abundance of other choices on the menu such as Wild Mushroom Saute, Filet Mignon Tartare or Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail combination. Nijo's chef delighted the most discriminating tastes for years while employed at Cutters, Nikko, Ototo and Mikado. The ambience is hip and the restaurant offers a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. …
Extremely slow..... I went here a while back but I agree with the previous reviewee. Though it's been a while and nothing particular stood out, I do remember very clearly how slow the service was. We were even literally the only ones in the entire restaurant and it took forever for everything from taking orders, getting our food, etc. The waiter was in back most of the time. Though it had potential with the ambiance if there was better service and more people. Haven't been back since, maybe if it wasn't so slow we would've given another shot at the food.
Out of this world sushi... surly servers.
I love the food at Nijo. The imaginative rolls and high quality fresh ingredients are worth putting up with the snobby, too hip-too-care, and discourteous staff. Sure they're cute and all, but I mean really, forgetting my drink order to hang out in the bar and chat or letting me wait 15 minutes for the check is not made up for by your high fashion hairdoes or your low-rise conversation.
Still the food is amazing, my favorite sushi in the greater seattle area! You gotta try the franks-n-beans!! I crave the food at Nijo so much that I go back again and again dispite the luke warm service. If you want to go with no regrets, sit at the bar (the sushi bar) and eat it up!
User review by smelzer. surprisingly inexpensive (for the combos), great attention at the sushi bar, very cute waitstaff
go for the chef's choice. There is a selection in the lower right hand corner of the menu for a chef's choice dinner - it's a japanese word that starts with "o". Try it. You'll get some of the rarest and best sushi. specially prepared lobster tails, top of the line sake. 8 or nine courses in all. THe kitchen competes with the sushi chef and try to outdo each other on who can please you more. authentic and way way way good. Just go. GO now.
GREAT HAPPY HOUR. Not sure there are complaints for this restaurant. At a recent happy hour (09-30-05) my guest and I received excellent service and were completely full for under $50 total - a hard challenge at many downtown sushi bars. Was this the "best sushi ever"? Perhaps not, but I would classify it as very good and well above the middle. They offer a number of tempura rolls which are awesome. If you are in the drinking mood, do not pass up their Leichi Martini - A fantastic drink!!
Another disappointing trendy sushi spot. Based on one lunch experience: The sushi rice is terribly salty and doesn't have enough rice vinegar in it, so has no sweet/sour zing. The fish varies between barely-fresh and mediocre, all thin, limp pieces. Most of the rolls are just a variation off of a california roll. All sushi combos come with a california roll, no substitutions allowed. (I like cali rolls okay, but PLEASE!) It's so American it's sad. The service was cooler-than-thou, food came randomly and no one ever asked if it was okay. Some of our food never came. The restaurant is noisy. What a disappointment.
Good sushi, fresh and well prepared.
I eat a lot of Sushi (almost once a week) and I found Nijo to equal some of the best sushi that I've had. I usually eat only Nigiri so that is what I compare. Service was excellent though no free miso nor edamame with the sushi dinner. Also there was no traditional "sushi menu", I had to order all of my nigiri through the waiter which was fine.
The preparation and quality of the fish was excellent. No stringy muscle/skin or any other parts were found. Fish was fresh and great tasting and the rice was packed well.
Lastly, scenery was trendy and nice with a projector showing the Animatrix on the wall for my viewing pleasure :) .
I would recommend Nijo to any traveller visiting Seattle.
Happy Hour Necessity. Nijo is the right place to get your after-work sushi fix. If you buy a drink ($3 or $4), you get unlimited $2.95 maki, $2.95 entrees, and amazing $1 appetizers. We recommend the vegetable tempura and the edomame ($3.95 for both!). Even if you don't drink (we don't), get a drink anyway, since it still is cheaper than the ordinary menu. Their other prices are decent, but the happy hour specials are the way to go.
Great Sushi. The highlight of my frequent trips from Portland to Seattle is visiting Nijo. This is a great little spot with outstanding sushi. The quality is excellent, prices fair (happy hour is inexpensive) and the atmosphere is great as well. I have heard it gets very busy, but have yet to see it. They have an evening DJ and I went back after lunch to check it out. Not much of a crowd, but that is ok, I was there to enjoy the food. Nice little lounge feel to it with movies playing on the wall and good tunes being spun to compliment the eats. Hope they keep the lounge feel.
YUM, YUM, and MORE YUM!. We've been to NIJO's quite a few times and each time has been a great experience! The restaurant is clean, the decor is beautiful, the service is fabolus, and the food is beyond excellent! Hands down the best sushi joint in Seattle!! Need I say more?
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