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The Gokan

4.2
4.2
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Musashi was first established in 1984. Which is located in the heart of Wallingford, on 45th by Interlake Ave N. The original owner, Mitsako Abe, was the pioneer and handed over the business to Jun Park in 2007. Since then, he has opened a second location in Factoria in 2012. While the businesses were successful, he still had a goal of opening another restaurant with more of a modern elegant upper scale dining atmosphere, with the Musashi taste. Which also needed a bar & lounge, where Jun's business partner, Sam Park, experience came in hand. Sam owns the successful Asian tapas bar, Tigs, which is located in Pioneer square. GOKAN by Musashi, in Capitol Hill brings you that experience, with the savory sushi taste of Musashi, with a bar & lounge style of Tigs and as well as the ambiance!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday : 4:30PM - 10:00PM, Thursday : 4:30PM - 11:00PM, Friday - Saturday : 4:30PM - 12:00AM

  • Phone number

    (206) 325-3534

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kwao kaita

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    10th Ave & E Union Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Broadway & E Union St

  • Entertainment

    Located on the same block as Q Nightclub and Neumos.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. J

    Jeff

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friendly staff, good food at a reasonable price. I'd go again.
  2. R

    Renee

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This was only fair. Sushi can be very fresh and surprising this meal fell flat.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great, creative, delicious rolls! Thicker slices of negiri than I've ever seen. Edemame wasn't the greatest, and no salt. Very small selection of seasonal fish specials (though, maybe fall is a bad time of year here?)
  4. MG

    MicG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good and not expensive at all, unfortunately the chairs were dirty
  5. e

    elindsley

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great sushi!
  6. C

    Chisoldjah

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! great prices!!! I was looking for a Japanese place with great eats... THIS PLACE is it!!!!
  7. A

    Anonymouse

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group really enjoyed our dinner at Gokan. The staff were wonderful and accommodating for our very large group, even when we had to add more people, and were even willing to split the checks individually. They have a GREAT sake selection and delicious, beautifully presented food. We will definitely come here again!
  8. i

    infrequentdiner

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food. We went early before the opera and everything came out fast. It was happy hour so the prices were great. Delicious geoduck. Waitess was not that experienced but she was nice.
  9. SM

    SeattleMichael

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great mix of authentic Japanese cuisine and creative fusion dishes.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice of them to accommodate such a large party! Good food and quick all things considering
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now my go to place
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge slices of sushi, fresh and delicious, extensive sake menu, prompt courteous service.
  13. s

    sergesh

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved Capitol Hill roll and Sam San roll, other specialty rolls were also good, just less outstanding.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is really good but the service is just ok. The tip is charged already in the food so the service is average.
  15. RQ

    RickQ

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time catching up with friends and relatives. Fed five adults for just over $100. Not bad. Food was delicious and service was attentive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pros: great service. Most of servers are students. Very affordable place for Capital Hill. Cons: seafood not that fresh. A lot of uberEats, grabHub and other delivery drivers inside restaurant waiting to pick up an order.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is remarkably fresh. The flavors and combinations are authentic, but the portions are on the large size. I felt like it was "American supersize", but with high quality. I've never had such thick cut sashimi or nigiri. Really tasty! The service was friendly, but scattered. They clearly try to work together, but seemed to get confused and didn't coordinate very well. It's actually a very good deal for good sushi. We will be back again
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Horrible service. Extremely slow, took 35 minutes to get sake bombs...one person in our group did not receive their roll until the whole table of 7 was done eating. Would not go back.
  19. D

    Dee926

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Gokan is great for group dining. They had a private area that was great for large groups. Food was decent. Not the best sushi in town, but they have good variety choices. I tried the nigiri and some of the cooked dishes, but I really can't remember what was super tasty. All I know is that I will be back if I am ever in need of a great dinner place for a group dinner.
  20. AG

    AGL1234

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great choice for sushi in area and last minute availability. Great variety in sushi options.
  21. A

    Anja

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience1
    Delicious rolls and generous pieces of generally good quality fish. The only thing we did not enjoy was the Uni (but maybe that's what we get for ordering cheap Uni?) Enjoyed the food, but the ambiance was a little weird. Hostess seemed very disorganized (had 4 different tablets in front of her all with seemingly different reservation systems and she tried to find our reservations). There were dirty dishes on the floor next to the bus tub. They would really benefit from lowering the light level a little as well.
  22. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good value during Happy Hour. Good place to meet people after work for sushi.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Sushi was fishy. Albacore was very brown and fishy. Not a good experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never got service, but we were seated. So we left after not seeing the hostess come back to check on us. She seemed busy socializing with a co worker.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ran out of shot glasses! Overall great time
  26. AN

    AaronN

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was very friendly, but wasn't very familiar with the newly updated menu, so when we ordered two omakase menus (one small at $50 and one medium at $75), we were astounded by how much food arrived. We were expecting the omakase meal to be a "chef's choice" plate of higher-end offerings. However, we received enough food four four people (mostly sushi and sashimi), and while the food was good, I would have preferred smaller portions of higher-quality fish for that price rather than taking home three containers of leftovers. I don't know if their portion sizes are massive, or if the omakase meals are for two people and the server didn't think to warn us, but either way, we were disappointed to get quantity over quality. I love Mushashi's and definitely want to give Gokan another try, this time choosing specific dishes so we have the right amount of food and get to try a range of different (non-sushi) dishes. Let's see if I can convince the missus to go back...
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Not as good as when the restaurant first opened. Food fell flat and it used to be our favorite sushi on cap hill
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good environment and good food. Service is also great she took care of my kids really well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & great service. I've been going to Musashi's in Wallingford for years and excited to try the Gokan for the first time. The menu had a lot of options with intricate rolls and deliciously crafted drinks. My husband and I happened to notice of the guy server that used to be at Wallingford Musashi's and proceeded to say hello. It turns out that he's the restaurant owner. I think it says a lot to have an owner that cares about the restaurant to be serving the food and take the time to care for his customers himself. The owner gave us a complimentary desert on the house. Everything we ordered was amazing. We were so impressed with the experience that we will definitely be coming back again soon. Thank you The Gokan for a wonderful experience.
  30. p

    parris

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent dining experience here! Great value,and a vast menu of fresh sushi and rolls! Service was great! (Thanks Mat!) Drinks were served promptly and menu questions were answered without exasperation! Also had nice dialog with the front of house sushi chefs who were more then hospitable and offered some of their recommendations to me for our evenings menu. Give this place a go all, You won't be sorry!
  31. c

    ccsquared

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The rolls we got were phenomenal! Beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. I can't believe there weren't more people here!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! great service can't say anything bad about the place! Would go back everyday if I could!
  33. b

    ballardfoodie

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I am a Nihon ryouri snob and wanted to try a new sushi place. We hadn't been to The Gokan yet. Great decor and ambiance. The host was friendly, and we were seated right away. They have a great selection of sake, along with descriptions of the different types of sake for anyone who is a novice. The Gokan has a great menu, but aside from the sushi/sashimi/rolls, I wasn't overly impressed. First, let me say that the sashimi was fantastic. Very fresh. Our friends got a couple of specialty rolls and seemed to like them. However, the breaking on agedashidofu tasted stale, and they use the wrong type of tofu. The breading on the chicken Kara-age was too heavy for kara-age, and the chicken was dry, but was "ok". The most disappointing was the server. Albeit, young and cute, she was just horrible. We were not ready to order since we were catching up, and she would have stood there all day waiting for us to order; we needed to suggest she come back in a bit. Never did. We had to flag someone down after about 15-20 minutes (I may be exaggerating a bit) to ask for our waitress. We asked for gluten-free soy sauce, and she totally forgot. Had to find someone else. When we were almost done with our dinner, she brought over the gluten free soy. When we asked for another round (beer and wine), she forgot. When we asked, she said the bartender was making them now. Uh....making a pour-some-beer-in-a-glass? Net-net, probably won't go back. If you want sushi, it's good enough, but there are better places
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2015

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    They brought us two bowls of crunchy, inedible white rice and charged us for an appetizer that never came out to our table. Never again - terrible!
  35. PS

    PaigeS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi. We highly recommend you try it.
  36. G

    Greglmiller

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had friends in town from SF and they asked for a Japanese restaurant. This is a new place and the build out is nice but the staff are not well trained; they were very sloppy about taking drink orders, food orders, etc., seemed not to understand the concept of coursing food as it was prepared (servers or kitchen's fault?). Server had no clue where the oysters were from ("the Pacific" is not responsive) and in fact they were old, milky and not local. Wine list was short and pretty dismal. Cocktails were sake-centered, which was fine, and the one traditional cocktail asked for was okay.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently had a going away party at The Gokan and they were SO amazing - they were really patient with our group of 20 somethings and even split up our checks individually. Not to mention the food was delish!
  38. D

    Dragonlady50

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good! OMG is awesomely insane!
  39. M

    Monica

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as usual
  40. M

    Monica

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. The servers were attentative. Restaurant has comfy/light atmosphere, so great to meet up with friends to eat and chat.

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The Gokan is rated 4.2 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Ave & E Union Street

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday : 4:30PM - 10:00PM, Thursday : 4:30PM - 11:00PM, Friday - Saturday : 4:30PM - 12:00AM

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Broadway & E Union St

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kwao kaita

  • Entertainment

    Located on the same block as Q Nightclub and Neumos.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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