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!
1400 1st avenue
seattle, wa 98101