japonessa

UPDATE: This place is no longer the gem it used to be. The quality and rice to fish ratio has reached the point of pathetic. So sad because it used to be so good. 🙁

the best way to get good and cheap food?  go to happy hour.  the hubby and i are always on the look out for good happy hours and boy were we happy to have found japonessa last year.  it’s the HH place we hit the most in seattle.  while i like to eat mostly fresh sushi, the hubby really likes the deep fried kind.  this place fits both of our needs.  living in seattle, we have some amazing sushi joints, so i wouldn’t say this is the best sushi in town, but it’s definitely the most bang for the buck.  not only are the quality mostly fresh (i’ve experienced the rare mishap here and there before), the quantity is also very generous.  the restaurant is clean (and there are so many cheap places that aren’t) and decorated kind of frou-frou-loungey-posh (meh).  the best part about their happy hour?  it last almost the whole day!  it is scheduled from 11:30am~8:00pm on weekdays, 12:00pm~8:00pm on weekends, 10:00pm~11:00pm on sunday~thursday, and 10:00pm~1:00am friday~saturday.  basically there’s only 2 hours out of the day that HH is not on.  ok, that’s seriously ridiculous, but i’ll take it!

miso soup . $1

tempura brie cheese with raspberry dip . $5

spicy crunch roll: spicy tuna roll tempura'd, drizzled with sweet chili aioli . $6

super bad boy roll: eel, snow crab mix, avocado, cream cheese, tempura'd, drizzled with sweet chili aioli . $6

spicy tuna roll . $4

chirashi: assorted sashimi over seasoned rice . $12

japonessa
1400 1st avenue
seattle, wa  98101
206.971.7979


Yvonne

Yvonne is the inconsistent and neglectful author behind Modern Girl, a blog that chronicles her insatiable appetite for fashion, beauty, food, and design.

42 Comments

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Carolyn

the tempura brie is my favoriteeee. how can you go wrong frying brie.. so delicious

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pink horrorshow

Ahhhhhhhh!! SUSHI! The brie tempura with raspberry sounds kind of amazing, I just discovered that brie isn’t as bad as I thought it would be so now I’m trying to take in as much as possible haha.

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wifey

catching up on my mgb! what i would give to roam the streets, eating yummy delights and antique shop with you! please take me here next time i see you.:)

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ATW

oh my god it’s 6 in the morning here in nyc and i had a look at your blog once again and what do i see???? all this delicious stuff! and i’m already hungry!!! so unfair.. but still .. great photos you took 🙂
xxx love

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Yeri

When are we going?!

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yvonne

just say when!

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Rosemary

Yummy! I love the deep fried goodies at sushi places too. But yowza yowza that last pic of the sashimi might make me change my ways!

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Julie & Lauren

That sushi looks divine! I’m sure Seattle has such amazing fresh fish from the markets. I will have to make a trip!
Xox

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mila

Oh wow love it!

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Richelle

Oh crap they look so good for that cheap! Lucky!

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lisa

omg all of those rolls look super delicious!!

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Katy

Oooo….. I still need to try that place! Let’s go happy hour soon!

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yvonne

hell yea!

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Marissa

Found your link from Cupcakes & Cashmere. LOVE learning about great HH spots in Seattle. Not to mention, this spot is a huge plus since my office is on 1st/Virginia 🙂

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yvonne

ooh~ fellow seattlite! nice to meet you! i heard lunch time (HH prices) is pretty packed there, but it’s worth checking out!

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Cat {brideblu}

Totally agree! We have a sushi place near us and during “happy hour” sushi is 1/2 price…I always feel like I am shopping…everything is such a steal (and so yummy!)

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yvonne

i know! since it’s so cheap, i always end up ordering more than i can handle. i don’t know why, it’s not like it’s free or anything… but every time… i’m greedy!

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Amy S.

Mmm…looks delish

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Jackie

Okay, tempura brie w/ raspberry! My mouth is watering! Now I want sushi for lunch 🙂 xx-Jackie

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yvonne

the brie sounds suspicious, but it’s really delicious! savory and sweet. mmm…

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Nnenna

The food at this place looks amazing and I am soo hungry right now! If I’m ever in Seattle, I would love to visit this restaurant!

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Dez

Absolutely mouth-watering!

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Anna Luong

my sister goes there about once a week!!! i have yet to try it. looks delish though.

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yvonne

you should try it! take me with you when you do. 😀

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Leila

This looks delicious! Ur post is making me hungry 🙂 Great blog

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emily

That miso soup looks yummy! I’ll keep this place in mind when I finally visit Seattle!

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Julia

It’s 9am and my mouth is watering for some tempura and miso soup! I didn’t realize you were based in Seattle–that’s where my parents are from & a city very close to my heart!

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yvonne

if you ever come visit, hit me up!

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Kasia

I am so taking you up on that offer Yvonne! I want to go to Seattle so badly and will be giving you a shout if I ever do come 🙂

Sabina

You just made me HORRIBLY hungry 😀 This stuff looks seriously amazing and it doesn’t help that I’m a total sushi lover ^^

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RosaLovesDC

I love this place. I went there last Summer when I was briefly visiting Seattle. It was a great find.

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Blithely Unaware

That looks so fresh and delicious.
I wish we had a Japanese place that did ‘happy hour’ in Melbourne. Wah!

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Linda [the young curator]

i wish i was in seattle! that food looks amazingggg. and it’s SO cheap!

reminds me of just how pitiful the terrible “sushi” i ate today was ahhh

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jackie

Omggggggg the sushi looks soooo good…. if I’m ever in that area I will most definitely go that place!! 🙂

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