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Shiku (Sushi)
5310 Ballard Ave. (map)

My Ballard: “The sushi restaurant’s specialty is Izakaya, or Japanese tapas, like organic vegetable tempura, Kakuni pork and foil poached salmon…”

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27 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 balls // Apr 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    This is the best sushi place I have been to! I went to Blue C sushi and was turned off by the whole idea of raw fish. It smelled awful and tasted even worse (at Blue C).

    Shiku changed my whole perspective on sushi. The fish is VERY fresh and is very welcoming to the pallet.
    The service was great too, I don't know why every body is bitching about that. My friend and I were being checked up on every 10 mins or so.
    I give it 2 thumbs up!

  • 2 Club Penguin Cheats // Sep 9, 2009 at 12:53 am

    The rolls were smaller than some places I have been, but I find that I usually get too much food. The ninja roll was double rolled and delicious! All of the fish was good, fresh and did the job for my sushi fix.

  • 3 ryanjm // Sep 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I had never been into sushi that much until I ate here. One of the nice bartenders recommended I try one of theirs , as they had some samples available. DELICIOUS! I eat there 2 times a week now and love sushi. The atmosphere has a modern , urban and warm feel to it makeing it very comfortable. The lighting halogen lighting is sometimes a little bright but very minor . The Bartenders and Staff are attentive, accomodating and very friendly. I Love SHIKU Sushi ! Thanks Shiku.

  • 4 Eric Svengard // Nov 12, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Overpriced, mediocre Japanese food, with a less than informed wait staff. The “wild Atlantic salmon” was definitely farmed Norwegian salmon.

    Plus they serve bluefin tuna, which is highly overfished and on the brink of collapse. Stay away until they make the right decision and not serve the fish that ICCAT refuses to protect.

  • 5 oohda // Dec 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    great place. good food. good staff. good looking waitresses….

    kuk, the sushi chef, is great!

  • 6 Barrue // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    So interesting to read all the responses to all the Japanese restaurants in Ballard. Just goes to show everyone has their personal tastes. Ours turns out to be Shiku. But will now try O’Shan based on the reviews here. Don’t forget the food truck by Swedish. Nothing fancy by good prices and such a nice guy. Let’s support him.

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