83 Spring St
Seattle, WA 98104View Hours
83 Spring St
Seattle, WA 98104View Hours
April 22, 20084.0
Nijo’s was initially tough to find, as it’s tucked away below 1st Ave next to an alley. At busy times, that would make parking pretty tough, but for a weeknight dinner there was plenty of parking within a 1-block radius.
The interior is small, dark and intimate. There’s a bar area with a giant tv playing anime, and then a more formal dining area with small tables. We got a nice window seat, but unfortunately there’s not much outside to look at besides pedestrians.
Given that there weren’t many other diners, the service was quick and attentive, and the waiter was good at refilling our waters before things got empty. Food quality was quite good – they have a great selection of varied and unique rolls, as well as some solid main entrees and appetizers. You’re gonna pay a decent amount for the food though, so be prepared.
Overall, I’d come back her again in the future to try out some of their other rolls, probably once every 2-3 months.
This roll was really fantastic – can’t go wrong with a combination of Unagi and Soft Shell Crab.
Not just a Something About Mary reference, this roll with tempura shrimp, spicy tuna and tobiko was covered with a tasty sauce that made it phenomenal. I’d get this again next time.
I was probably expecting more from this dish. The portion was nice and large, but the taste of the fish was just ok. The grilled vegetables and rice was decently tasty though.
Not bad tasting, but the accompanying sauces were both too strong, overpowering the taste of the oysters.
August 28, 20075.0
If a restaurant is located at a good location, just with the tourists, it may be able to sustain itself for a while even if the food is just mediocre. If it’s at a bad location and it’s mediocre, no way it’s going to survive. But even if a restaurant is at a bad place, as long as the food is good, people will come back, and bring others.
That’s the kind of restaurant this place is. It’s not cheap, by any means, but it’s very good. Intereting rolls for sure. I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to try their nigiris, but the rolls and few other items were very good. You should definitely check it out if you’re in a mood of good sushi (and are ok with paying a bit more).
Eh…not gross, but not eye-opening.
Very good. That’s it.
Spicy (for me)! But gooooood.
April 27, 20082.0
Came here for happy hour… Cheap rolls, nice decorations, a little noisy, but nice music/DJ…. Their cocktails and martinis tastes wayy tooo sweet or fruity (feels like you get ripped off with close to a drop of alcohol in it)….
The rolls tastes blend… just tastes too american…. yeeeukk.!
The only thing that tasted decent was their calamaris….
I won’t be coming back…
December 13, 20084.0
Nijo is a fun sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle that’s got a great variety of sushi rolls to try out. I always enjoying seeing a long list of funky rolls. They’ve even got one “flaming” roll here where they drizzle it in Bacardi 151 and light it on fire :-)
Good restaurant atmosphere inside, with a younger crowd inside. The food isn’t cheap, but your best bet is probably the sushi rolls if you want to get full. I ordered some sashimi and one order only came with 3 pieces. The quality was very good, but not very much for the price.
Lots more stuff to try at this restaurant so I’ll be back to try out some of their more creative dishes!
September 9, 20071.0
by far the worst ‘nice’ restaurant i have ever been to. first the parking for it sucks. second their staff is not very friendly or accommodating. third its way over priced. forth the portions are small and not very tasty. fifth they supposedly lost our order and some people at the table got their food 2 hours after ordering it. i would not ever recommend this restaurant to anyone. the only thing they had going for them was the dark, semi formal atmosphere.
March 18, 20083.0
The atmosphere was nice, I went for dinner on a Friday. It was pretty packed. I thought the food was only average, it didn’t stand out much to me. I wouldn’t really recommend it.
March 10, 2010
i have always liked this place. it is a sexy first day place. you get to talk in an intimate environment with the right music and delicious bites. And, you get to talk without interruption, because, yes, the service is pretty slow. :) …
February 15, 2010
With its side street entrance and dark decor, Nijo complements the damp Seattle weather like classic film noir. \r \r The menu is classic, fresh Japanese/American fare, but what sets it apart is the portion size. The nigiri and maki sushi…
January 25, 2010
After discovering Nijo I have been ruined for other popular sushi places in Seattle. The happy hour cannot be beat, the service is quite good, and the scene is very unique. The chefs really know what they are doing and it shows with the…
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