As I mentioned, I was in Seattle for a client.  Immediately after we landed, my friend and I went to this fantastic sushi restaurant called Ototo Sushi in Queen Anne’s district.  We’ve both been there before, but we love it. 

  • Food:  We ordered a lot of food (we didn’t get a chance to eat lunch because our connection was so short — as in our flight landed as our connecting flight was starting to board).  For our appetizers, we chose steamed seafood wontons and agedashi tofu.  The wontons were fantastic — definitely a good decision!  The fried tofu was good, but it was in so much tempura sauce that it was no longer crispy.  So it wasn’t as good as we were hoping.  Others around us ordered the Tuna Poke — and it did look good!  I ordered mirugai (geoduck), chu-toro and hamachi sashimi.  Then got their scorpion roll (one of their specials) which is tempura prawn, jalapenos, sweet miso with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.  Wow.  So yummy.  I remember ordering it last time I was there and have absolutely found myself craving it ever since.  Our waitress got confused and thought I had also asked for another roll (think it was the Queen Anne roll), so you’ll see it was on my plate as well. 

My food

My friend ordered the spider roll and salmon/avocado/cucumber.  Both very good.

  • Service: Very polite and courteous.  We asked if we could get a number for a taxi cab to get us back to our hotel and instead, the waitress called one for us!
  • Atmosphere: Simple yet casual.  It’s clearly a local neighborhood hangout.
  • Price: $$
  • Overall: I think the fact that I’ve been here once before, traveled from DC to go to the other side of the country, and came back — that says something.  You must try this place.  It’s so good.


  • Reservations accepted.  No delivery, but here’s the take-out menu.
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs 5 PM – 10:30 PM; Fri-Sat 5 PM-11 PM.
  • Address: 7 Boston Street; Seattle, WA 98109
  • Ph: 206-691-3838