Located in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, Sushi Nori is the place to go for temaki, with a focus on freshness and bursts of flavor.
Sushi Nori is cozy and intimate, making it best suited for smaller parties and date nights. The atmosphere is bright, modern and well lit, as one wall of the restaurant is made up of large windows.
Signature Temaki Set is our personal favorite at Sushi Nori, which includes all five signatures: blue fin tuna poke with crispy shallots; salmon with avocado and wasabi sesame; creamy scallop with red tobiko; spicy hamachi with cucumber and rice cracker; and tempura shrimp with cream cheese and avocado. Every roll is absolutely bursting with flavor.
The Seattle sushi spot also offers interesting vegetable temaki, including fried yam with mango, avocado and cilantro; fried tofu with crispy shallots and sweet chili; and oshinko, which is a type of Japanese pickle. Each piece is individually wrapped in plastic to preserve the freshness and crispiness of the nori, making for the perfect texture. To eat, you simply slide the plastic off and enjoy the roll.
An absolute pleasure to eat, the truffle scallop is a premium temaki. Sushi Nori has several other premium temaki options for diners to enjoy, like the toro with chives and caviar; the uni with chopped wasabi; and the wagyu beef temaki with with pink Himalayan sea salt and caviar.
In addition to its temaki (sushi hand rolls), Sushi Nori offers a wide variety appetizers, classic rolls and sake as well as a chef’s choice omakase. Classic rolls like the grilled eel and spicy salmon are crowd pleasers.
Sushi Nori has an array of appetizers as well, including vegetable tempura, chicken karaage, salmon carpaccio and jalapeno poppers filled with snow crab mix. Heartier options include a chirashi bowl, with 10 pieces of chef’s choice sashimi alongside sweet shrimp, scallop, tamago and snow crab mix over sushi rice, and the chef’s choice omakase, with 12 pieces of chef’s choice premium sushi. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the mille crepe cake in flavors like matcha and mango.
Sushi Nori has an excellent selection of sake, including Daiginjo, Ginjo and Junmai and Nigori sake, as well as fruit-infused sake in flavors like white peach and lychee–the brightly colored bottles lining the small bar in the middle of the restaurant. Beer, wine, soft drinks and tea are available on the drink menu as well.
Sushi Nori is open daily for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., and on weekends for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. The space is small, so we suggest making a reservation. Sushi Nori has free garage parking after 6 p.m. on weekdays and free all-day parking on weekends. For more information or to make a reservation, visit sushinoriseattle.com.
2366 Eastlake Ave. E. Ste. 101
Seattle, WA 98102