I have now officially been to every location of I Love Sushi in the greater Seattle area. They are all a bit different, and I have to say the Lake Bellevue location is the best. It’s some of the freshest and most innovative sushi I’ve had, while still being classic and simple. I think I avoided going here for awhile because it is pretty pricey, but oh man, so worth it.
The Crunchy Shrimp roll was basically the best shrimp tempura roll I have ever had. The standard sushi was fresh, the tuna smooth and buttery, the surf clam perfectly chewy…
The Jalapeno Bomber roll came with this basil-jalapeno sauce and it was unreal. I never would have thought to pair a pesto-like sauce with sushi…I seriously can’t wait to have it again.
There are many more unique dishes on the menu, like the Ara Jiru soup, which is a sort of Japanese style bouillabaisse. They also had a $75 tasting menu that sounded insanely delicious.
I plan on coming back here on a warm summer day, as the restaurant sits on stilts over Lake Bellevue. Also, better to park there in the daylight since there are signs everywhere saying, “DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN THE CAR” “LOCK ALL DOORS” and there is a huge security camera inside that shows the parking lot. Very perplexing since Bellevue isn’t exactly Sketch-Central. I am not sure what the deal is with Lake Bellevue either, it seems like a small man-made lake, but I am not sure as I couldn’t really find any info about it. How mysterious.
I Love Sushi Lake Bellevue
23 Lake Bellevue Dr Bellevue, WA 98005