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Al Fresco Friday: Sushi Tour in Downtown Bellevue

August 20, 2021 - by Sandy Vo

Al Fresco Friday: Sushi Tour in Downtown Bellevue

From simple California rolls to extravagant Japanese-Latin fusion, there’s no doubt you’ll find a favorite sushi place in Downtown Bellevue. Celebrate sunshine and sushi at these welcoming restaurants with outdoor patios. See our roll recommendations below!

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Be prepared for panoramic views of the city, fancy décor and heavenly sushi. Ascend doesn’t mess around when it comes to offering you the best experience possible. Climb the stairs to the 31st floor and seat yourself on their open patio. Get ready for an unparalleled dining encounter with Ascend.

Roll Recommendation:

  • Spicy Tuna Prosciutto Hand Roll | $7
    Specially hand rolled, Ascend offers a taste of delicious sushi made with bubu arare, avocado, tomato relish, and bottarga. Grab a bite (or two) on their beautiful patio.

I Love Sushi

I Love Sushi was the first Bellevue restaurant to specialize in sushi 30 years ago. Since then, they welcome everyone to try their premium sushi made with a specialized Japanese technique. Enjoy a wide array of sushi toppings and flavors, perfect for any patio outing planned.

Roll Recommendation:

  • Rainbow Roll | $15
    A bounty of colors, this rainbow roll instantly catches your eye and fulfills your hunger needs. This specialty roll is made with crab, flying fish roe, avocado and a variety of different fish.

Japonessa Sushi Cocina

Serving something different, Japonessa Sushi Cocina features a Japanese core concept with hints of Latin flair. From traditional nigiri and sashimi to rolls decorated in all kinds of toppings, there is no shortage of flavor. Grab a seat on their patio and choose from a collection of unparalleled sushi that will have you coming back for more.

Roll Recommendation:

  • Sweet Kiss | $22
    We recommend trying the Sweet Kiss roll made with shrimp tempura, cilantro, snow crab mix, topped with seared salmon, tobiko and sweet chili jalapeno citrus. All wonderful flavors combined to make the perfect plate.

Musashi Café Rollhouse

A patio awaits you at Musashi Café Rollhouse where there are dozens of rolls to try. With over 30 years of cooking experience, they know what fresh sushi should taste like. This Korean restaurant will please sushi lovers from anywhere.

Roll Recommendation:

  • Bakeme Roll | $8
    This roll is made with crab, avocado, and cucumber topped with baked spicy scallop. There are no regrets when it comes to taking a bite out of this roll, you’re guaranteed to fall in love instantly.

Earls Kitchen + Bar

Earls has a mission: to deliver irresistible food and an engaging experience to every one of their guests. While Earls may not be the usual spot for sushi, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the many delicious rolls served. Stop by this popular spot in Downtown.

Roll Recommendation:

  • Steak + Sushi | $30-$41
    Have your sushi with steak! Earls offers a unique dish including sirloin with a choice of yuzu crab roll, shrimp roll, spicy tuna roll or crispy tofu roll. Enjoy this surf and turf pairing under the sun!

Blog images courtesy of: I Love Sushi, Ascend Steak & Sushi, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Musashi Rollhouse, Japonessa Sushi Cocina,


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