Tenei makes the best ramen in South Lake Union. It’s a great place to go if you work in the neighborhood and want to have a fun lunch with your coworkers where you only need to talk about work for a couple minutes. We’re big fans of the miso ramen, which is creamy, a little spicy, and full of chewy housemade noodles - and you can even get your soup as a lunch combo alongside a few pieces of nigiri.
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Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
Republic is a restaurant in South Lake Union that serves American food that ranges from burgers to risotto.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Taneda Sushi In Kaiseki
Taneda Sushi In Kaiseki is an omakase-only Japanese restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves outstanding sushi.
Kiriba Sushi is a Japanese restaurant inside of a little house in Shoreline that serves reasonably-priced nigiri and maki rolls.
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Maneki in the International District is one of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. Come here to eat sushi and other Japanese plates in a tatami room.
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