West Seattle restaurants: After 16 years, Azuma Sushi changing to 6 days a week

If you’ve been thinking about Sunday dinner at Azuma Sushi in The Junction, you have two more chances, tonight and next Sunday. As of May 1st, Azuma will be closed on Sundays. And that means a regular day off for this mainstay:


That’s Harry Tu, co-proprietor and sushi chef for Azuma, who has worked seven days a week since the restaurant opened in 2000. We photographed him while lunching there on Saturday, after getting a tip from a patron about the notices posted throughout the restaurant and on the menus:


Harry’s standards are exacting, we’re told, and so even though Sundays have been a half-day at Azuma, open just for dinner, he’s still worked a full day, coming in early to prepare the fish and vegetables with which his creations are made. But starting two weeks from today, he and everyone at Azuma will get Sundays off. Their hours are staying the same otherwise.

10 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: After 16 years, Azuma Sushi changing to 6 days a week"

  • 4thGenWestSide April 17, 2016 (1:02 pm)

    Azuma is the BEST.  Harry & Jennifer work so hard.  Been going there since day one, and every time we venture down the street or out of West Seattle, we always come back to Azuma.  Well deserved day off! Though I’m sure Harry will still be working on his “day off.”  That kind of guy.  Solid.  

  • Cammie April 17, 2016 (1:23 pm)

     I absolutely love Harry and Azuma sushi!  My favorite in West Seattle, the only place I go.  He absolutely deserves a day off! 

    • JanS April 17, 2016 (1:36 pm)

      after 16 years, yes, he absolutely does deserve that day !

  • onion April 17, 2016 (3:50 pm)

    Big Azuma fan from the first month. I enjoy Azuma when it isn’t crowded, so we have more time to talk. But I’m really happy to see Azuma packed, which means successful and prospering. This schedule change is testament to their hard work and success.

  • Born on Alki 59 April 17, 2016 (4:11 pm)

    A well deserved day off indeed. Time to break out your canoe Harry…

  • Enviromaven April 17, 2016 (6:00 pm)

    Love Azuma!

  • ACG April 18, 2016 (8:36 am)

    Love Azuma!  Harry, you deserve a day off every week!!!

  • Sharon N. April 18, 2016 (9:34 am)

    We love Azuma.  A regular family meeting place.  Enjoy your day off!

  • Jason April 18, 2016 (1:34 pm)

    Love this place and the people there, glad they’re taking a little time off!

  • Eric April 19, 2016 (10:26 am)

    Love Azuma – happy they’re deciding to take some personal time!

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