30 Years since 1986

The first restaurant specialized in sushi opened 30 years ago in Bellevue. It was groundbreaking. It was new. It was also welcomed with open arms.

Today, the same premise of fresh fish rooted in Japanese technique, results in delicious, premium sushi. Over the years, we’ve expanded from sushi to include what we call “WA,” which is Japanese culture translated through food. While we offer the best fish from local and Japanese fish markets, we also offer a wide array of other Japanese foods, including Sukiyaki, Sashimi and Tempura.

History of I Love Sushi Group

  • Nov 3, 1981

    Opened “Shogun House” on Main St. Bellevue (first Japanese restaurant in City of Bellevue, WA)

  • Dec 1, 1986

    Opened the 1st “I Love Sushi” Japanese restaurant on NE 8th St. Bellevue

  • July 27, 1992

    Opened the 2nd “I Love Sushi” in Seattle, overlooking South Lake Union (ownership changed in Aug 1, 2005 – Chris Kim took over the restaurant)

  • Nov 3, 2005

    Opened the 3rd “I Love Sushi” on Lake Bellevue

  • July 1, 2007

    “Shiro’s” Sushi restaurant in Belltown (Seattle) became a part of I Love Sushi Group


  • May 21, 2014

    Opened “Kusakabe“, a fine Sushi restaurant, in downtown San Francisco. Kusakabe got a Michelin Star on 10/21/2014


Thank you so very much for your long time support. All our restaurants share the same high-quality sushi and Japanese cuisine. Come and try each one – we hope to surprise and delight you!

Yoshi Yokoyama

Founder of I Love Sushi