About the I Luv Teriyaki fire just off 1st Avenue South Bridge

At the left side of that traffic-camera image is a sight that made a lot of teriyaki fans sad today – major fire damage at I Luv Teriyaki at 4th/Michigan just east of the north end of the 1st Avenue South Bridge [map]. The fire was big but didn’t get as much citywide-media attention today as it might have if not for some other big incidents, so several people asked us about it. We just got info tonight from Seattle Fire. Nobody was hurt in the fire, reported just after 1:30 am. SFD says its investigators determined the fire “was accidental and started in the kitchen.”

12 Replies to "About the I Luv Teriyaki fire just off 1st Avenue South Bridge"

  • I Do Love Teriyaki March 3, 2023 (10:05 pm)

    ARRRRRGGHHH!  That place is a treasure.  I hope the owners can rebuild and get back on track soon.

  • Ada March 3, 2023 (10:47 pm)

    NOOOOO!!! I love that place!

  • Bill March 4, 2023 (5:14 am)

    Super sad. I hope they can re-build.  Anyone who craves Teriyaki on Sundays knew this was the place!

  • Brett March 4, 2023 (6:56 am)

    Wait what? No!!!    Please rebuild.    I love this place. 

  • AK March 4, 2023 (11:57 am)

    Terrible news! That was one of my go-to’s around Georgetown. Glad I stopped in just days ago…

    I hope they can rebuild and make a return. Anyone know if there’s a gofundme page or any way fans can help out?

  • Jim March 4, 2023 (12:28 pm)

    Ughhh!  This is my favorite place for Teriyaki. Please rebuild. 

  • Christopher Small March 4, 2023 (12:58 pm)

    Oh no! I just moved to West Seattle area  and heard about this place — haven’t had a chance to try the legendary teriyaki — hope they’re covered by insurance and can rebuild! 

  • Melonie March 4, 2023 (2:50 pm)

    Me and my family are sad pandas. We love the place and will surely miss it. Hope they can rebuild soon.

  • Dave. March 5, 2023 (1:43 pm)

    So very sad, and bummed about this incident.  But I’m very grateful that there is a second location in Burien.  It may No be the exact same recipe, but in all honesty, I’m not able to tell the difference. Perhaps it “maybe”  your “worthwhile” in efforts to stop by this second location. And give them a try. I’m very certain that they will appreciate your patronage.  And just to let everyone know.  The owners and especially that nice lady in front are very polite and helpful.  Always leave a tip. And enjoy the yummy food. It’s on the Northeast corner of 1st Ave so and sw153rd street. Right across from ‘T’s Auto. Another hidden gem in Burien. 

  • Peter Kapozi March 8, 2023 (9:46 pm)

    I’m not certain, but I definitely know that this is part of a greater conspiracy against high quality teriyaki in king county. I loved I luv teriyaki and I will not rest until someone solves this terrible injustice! 

  • I luv teriyaki the most March 10, 2023 (5:58 pm)

    Was my happy place, patron of decades and used to go nearly daily for lunch over 10 years. New commute took a rare pass by on the 1st of March longing for their basic and undefeated chicken teriyaki. It was a late night at the office and they were closed. Thought that I would come by again soon. But now, my heart breaks. Must add, the lady working the front was amazing. She remembered me bringing my kids in often, hadn’t seen them for maybe 3 years and remembered their names. So many good memories having lunch with my parents at this place or bringing it to them over in SeaTac. Please please please rebuild!! 

  • Jean Nokes March 23, 2023 (5:26 pm)

    Super fan.  Love their salad dressing and buy it for home.  When and where will they rebuild???

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