West Seattle restaurants: Sushi Samurai coming to Alki

ORIGINAL REPORT, 11:41 AM MONDAY: We had just noticed a few days ago that the “for lease” sign was gone at the former Subway site that closed last November at 2758 Alki Ave. SW. No hint at the time and nothing in public records – but this morning we found the windows papered and decorated with this:

Sushi Samurai has a Queen Anne location, according to the website on the flyer. We’ll be contacting them shortly to find out more. While the window flyers only say “coming soon,” we just found a social-media post that suggests they’re hoping to open May 1st.

UPDATE, 11:20 AM TUESDAY: Just got a reply to our e-mail inquiry, from proprietors Amanda and Ray Maranon:

If all goes to plan, permits, Liquor board, and all of the inspections, then yes we do plan on opening on May 1st. We are still planning our menu and our hours of operation.

We will be offering sit down, takeout and delivery. Our challenge is to provide 100% sustainable sushi in a fast casual setting. Our restaurant is going to be family-friendly and will have a fun atmosphere.

Our menu will be changing every season and we strive to use high-quality organic ingredients and sustainable seafood, and we also look forward to being part of the community.

Our family is very excited.

9 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Sushi Samurai coming to Alki"

  • JanS March 27, 2017 (1:00 pm)

    nice menu…a bit daunting for someone who cannot eat undercooked or raw fish….sigh

    • WSB March 27, 2017 (1:02 pm)

      Remember, sushi does NOT necessarily include fish. The seasoned rice is what makes it sushi. Raw fish itself is sashimi (sometimes I’ve seen people confusing the two). Our faves include avocado and cucumber roll … no fish in sight … TR

      • rpo March 27, 2017 (3:27 pm)

        Great advice.  I am allergic to about 99% of seafood, so selecting items to eat at sushi restaurants can be difficult, but I still go all the time.  It is always possible to find something!

  • Kathleen March 27, 2017 (1:54 pm)

    Yay!!! SO much more exciting than Subway! 

  • Nitro March 27, 2017 (2:38 pm)

    Mashiko’s is my sustainable sushi spot and always will be!

  • WSFanBoy March 27, 2017 (4:46 pm)

    I was hoping for an Arby’s! :(

  • Nancy R March 28, 2017 (9:52 pm)

    Great to have a sushi restaurant nearby!

  • RAM March 29, 2017 (3:54 am)

    Hi all…  I have ordered delivery from Sushi Samurai many times. You all will love it, and hope the 5/1 opening is a reality. Just a few of SS’s great rolls:

    Geisha Roll

    Seattle Roll

    Karen Roll

    Maui Roll

    El Bombero Roll

    Spicy Tuna Roll

    Captain Crunch Roll
  • Kathy March 29, 2017 (11:19 am)

    Wow, I’m impressed with their website. Looking forward to this and Cajun down the street. 

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