wa'z

4.8
185 reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
wa'z is now opening for dine-in along with serving "Take out meals". For the most updated menu, please go to our online order page below and our website.
Online Order: https://wazseattle.cloudwaitress.com/

We also have Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channel! Please check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/wazseattle
https://www.instagram.com/wazseattle
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8617TtnERpw5DqVONMBDhg


wa’z is a Japanese Kaiseski restaurant that distinguishes its menu with a modern Northwest Kaiseki tasting of artful, seasonal fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 185 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Wa’z. Chef and the team put a lot of efforts on this incredible experience and we feel that completely! Look forward to another great dining in Wa’z and the stunning ideas of the cuisines.

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vipKakegurui
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect is the only word!

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LillianT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The food was inventive and delicious, Hiro San is an innovator. I loved every part of it, the flavor, the texture, everything was combined so well together that nothing seemed out of place. Also, I had a chance to bond more with my mother in law during our meal here and I will never forget it.

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LloydC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved that the restaurant was tucked in the corner on a bustling Seattle street corner. Love the concept and architecture. We were literally transported back to Japan and experienced a 6-star Kaiseki (懐石) meal. Every dish has its purpose and story behind it. From the fresh ingredients to the seasonal catch, it was a perfect ascension that ended with a sweet note that lingered for days. From the Chef to the servers, all were super knowledgeable and courteous. We are definitely coming back here again and be transported to Japan for a couple of hours.

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Vivi
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! would love to try different monthly menu!

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AdrianM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was an outstanding experience. Not only was the food delicious, the knowledge about Sake and the differences was just superb. We really enjoyed our 23rd anniversary at Wa'z and would always recommend this restaurant.

It was an outstanding experience.

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vipCarolM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tasting menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience here. Food and service were 5 stars. Celebrated a birthday and staff was very thoughtful. Would come back again !

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vipTomL
San Diego
78 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Fantastic service! A dining experience not to be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Every single dish was delicious and noteworthy.

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GanL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As perfect as before. Foods are great, uni and beef are my favorite.

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DaichiI
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think The Wa”z is the best Japanese restaurant in Satte!

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vipFangkaiY
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy both excellent food and service. Perfectly prepared and presented food with immaculate and attentive service. A truly amazing experience! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was top notch, staff was knowledgeable about food: history, cultural significance and where food was resourced. Presentation was thoughtful, balanced and pleasing to the eye. Courses are thoughtfully prepared at your ready, never rushed. I would have like to hear Japanese music instead of American jazz standards. Looking forward to going back with friends.

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NancyF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience in Japanese dining - a cultural and gastronomic journey not to be missed!

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LarsW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, Wa'z is an expensive place to eat. However, it is a truly authentic Japanese restaurant, and even better than many comparable places in Japan. Just as with similar places in Japan, you do not order off of a menu. Everyone that goes there will eat the same selection of dishes. That selection changes with the seasons, often by month.
Why 5 stars? The quality of food and pairing of flavors is that good.

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AlisonY
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Love every single bite! Hiro-san never disappoints! The taste is exquisite, service superb. We were treated like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gf and I dined at Wa’z for her birthday. We opted for their February Kaiseki menu without any of the valentine

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EricF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The last time that I spent $110 per person the meal was amazing. For this fixed price menu each dish should be fantastic. Half the dishes where really good and the others where just ok. To keep this price up the restaurant is going to have to improve. Btw, for two people and one glass of wine the total bill was over $300.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wa’z was a really nice experience because the service was really nice and the food was phenomenal. I really enjoyed every course/dish that came out during the kaiseki dinner! The caviar and uni, and truffle add on made a real difference with with shinogi and yakimono. I definitely really want to come back when there is another kaiseki menu to see the different creations that wa’z has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall is good,like A5,but some courses are weird

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vipGeorgeH
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a small restaurant that serves incredibly good Kaiseki style Japanese dishes. The flavor combinations are exquisite. And, the personel are friendly and helpful. It was an excellent dining experience. The only concern is the price, which seems high compared to other quality dining experiences that I have had in Seattle (or Japan, for that matter). Go, enjoy, and be prepared for a spendy evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just was not worth the money. The food was not that great at all. They explained their meal, celebration traditional food, but for the high price, i expected a lot more.

So many people gave this place high marks, such a hard restaurant to get into? I don’t know... just wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t return.

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Akumi
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. They turn food into art. A must try for Japanese food lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible kaiseki experience. Menu changes every month. We had A5 wagyu sukiyaki and many other dishes. Very classy experience at the counter.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing. The fish was amazingly fresh! Before you eat each course you can see the food being prepared and then one of the chefs will give an explanation of exactly what is in the dish. The food was fairly traditional Japanese but with a few interesting modifications and additions to create some novelty.

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AnnaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just amazing! The food was like a special type of magic - it was delicious, unusual, and beautiful in the plate. It's obvious that every meal was made with so much love and attention to details. There was no unnecessary food in the plate, everything had its own purpose.
I consider this place not just the place for eating, but for getting some new experience. It's a bit pricey, but it definitely worth it.
Thank you so much!

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DanielS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for weekend lunch. We had a large assortment of fish and vegetables served with dashi soup, sushi rice and nori - a make-your-own sushi platter! The food was incredible, the service was warm and timely, and the ambience was both relaxing and energetic. I would strongly recommend, and am looking forward to returning one night for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was well planned and delicious. The meal was just the right length to enjoy every dish without feeling rushed. The sake tasting menus were also fun and paired well.

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Trevor
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and normal indoor volume. :) Just wish the courses had a little more food since it was so delicious.

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Jonathan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Was great, I'd like to see a larger sushi course but otherwise great!

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YunK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the restaurant is extremely welcome and explanatory. The presentation was very detailed and delicious. I wish I had more sushi though.

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TeeLeeBee
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious, unique, impeccably presented. Phenomenal service. Really enjoyed it an would recommend for a special occasion. Food is good but you're really paying for the experience here.

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HeidiS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Many courses of small bites, each its own offer of taste, texture and color. I called a day in advance and the chef accommodated my GF needs. Sit at counter for full experience watching each dish get assembled.

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FrequentGuest
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful unique experience

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ASQC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great price for a very fun meal. You get to make your own sushi rolls with very fresh fish and well prepared ingredients. Will come back for dinner.

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are all pleasant and accommodating. Food was exquisite as was presentation. A great place for special occasions.

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vipBryanS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epicurean delight! Fantastic dining experience beginning to end.

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madelineg
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance.
Came here for a special night out, it did not dissapoint! Very expensive, but, in my opinion, well worth it.

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vipMarcL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience. 8 course tasting menu only, served with a description by the chef of what you are about to eat. The dishes were unique in my experience--great taste and gorgeous.

FAQs

wa'z offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-7119.

wa'z is rated 4.8 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.