Dot Com Lunch at Marinepolis Sushi Land

One of my favorite places to go for lunch when I’m in Seattle is Marinepolis Sushi Land. They started out a single restaurant and has been expanding every since. Today, they have a dozen locations in Washington and Oregon. We went to the one in Bellevue.

Sushi Land is basically one big sushi bar. The sushi plates are placed on a belt that moves around the entire bar. If you see a dish you like, just grab it. It’s very informal dinning because you never know who is going to sit at the stool next to you. The stools are placed very close together to get as many dinners up to the bar as possible. If you have a group of 4 or more, you can get a booth and get a bit more privacy.

The color of the plates indicate the cost of the dish. Prices start at $1 for a green plate and goes up to $3 for a purple plate. In addition, there are some side items that you can order for additional cost, like a Miso soup or bottomless Diet Coke. Not all items at Marinepolis makes it to the belt. If you don’t see it on the belt, you can order it from the menu by asking one of the sushi chefs to make it for you. They generally makes more than you ordered and place the extras on the belt.

The quality of the sushi at Sushi Land is really good and the instant you bite into it, you’ll understand why this place is so popular – there is always a line up during lunch time. The place is designed to get you in and out as soon as possible. It’s not the place to go to if you want to sit and relax (if you try to lean back on the bar stool, you’ll just fall over).

We consumed a total of 27 plates of sushi (4 adults plus Sally) and the bill came to $52 with tax and tip. Extremely reasonable for sure and that’s another reason why Marinepolis Sushi Land is so popular. it’s a good thing we got there 20 minutes before the lunch crowd showed up. Otherwise, we would have been in the line up.

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

Marinepolis Sushi Land

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39 thoughts on “Dot Com Lunch at Marinepolis Sushi Land”

  1. Fazal Mayar says:

    I am not a fan of sushi but Im quite in the minority I think! I just dont like seafond unless it’s shrimps! Nice looking food again. I prefer seeing good meals and stuff then big cars, ferraris, packs of 3 rows of 50$ lots haha!

    1. No I am the same, not a sushi fan, but the idea on how they sell their food is a good one – they must have a terrific turnover, lol.

    2. I can’t do any raw sushi, Only thing I can eat in the sushi department is a California roll.

    3. d3so says:

      I don’t like sushi either.
      Most people that say they don’t like it have never tried it, which is me ;)
      I know I’ll vomit the second it touches my mouth.
      I’m ignorant and not that adventurous.

  2. Justin says:

    $52 is a good price for lunch including 5 people. I haven’t had any sushi in a while, I think it’s time for a sushi run.

    1. Yes they are having many varieties …

      Love their packing style.

  3. Susin and Udon!!! Really nice !! Thanks for your video!! I really like sushi!!!

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree with Semmy! I really like sushi. I eat a lot of Sushi here in the SF Bay Area!

      1. d3so says:

        Of course they’d have a lot of it over there. ;)

  4. That is really cool.They have something like that down here in Florida,but the sushi and sashimi are on boats and they float around with a little river that goes around.

    P.S.Very nice camera.takes excellent photos.

    Thanks For Sharing,
    Bradley Nordstrom

    1. John Chow says:

      There used to be a few of the boat type sushi houses in Vancouver but they had to go to a normal belt because of safety concerns. I think it’s a stupid reason. It’s not like it holds enough water to flood the restaurant.

      1. So did you use your new panasonic for these photos.

        1. John Chow says:

          The Panasonic is all I use now.

          1. fas says:

            You dumped your Canon/?

      2. Thats Vancouver for you.

      3. PPC Ian says:

        Very interesting to know. I really like the boat style sushi restaurants. That’s crazy that they consider it a safety issue. Definitely not that much water at all!

    2. John Chow says:

      I still have the Canon. I’m just not using it.

      1. Nice to see that you believe in keep moving … :)

  5. Reva says:

    I’m hungry john chow. i like Sushi japanese food

    1. Abhik says:

      Yeah!! These images always make me hungry

      1. PPC Ian says:

        I agree Abhik! Definitely makes me hungry seeing this delicious sushi! :-)

        1. I like the style of sally .. the way she taste first and than ate.

  6. Boy this one really makes their task easier.

    Would love to know how they bill … like they see blank plate and bill it ?

    I think price is also mentioned on the plate as well …

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, the prices are printed on the plate as well. Mostly, we had the pink $1.50 plates. We had only one $3 plate, the shrimp udon noodle bowl, which is a really good deal for $3.

      1. So how they billed … like normally whenever we ordered they note it down and at the end … they bring the bill.

        But here you were picking the plates from the belt yourself … so one of their staff come check the plates and billed ?

        1. John Chow says:

          They count how many plates you ate and add it up.

          1. Boy this kind of billing is really interesting.

  7. WTF says:

    I’m noticing a big trend here, lots of posts with food themes… John be careful, you’ll end up fat if you keep eating all this food lol :P

    1. Allen Walker says:

      Dot com moguls get a lot of exercise. :)

  8. Kate Kutny says:

    John I love Sushi too. I would really like to go here someday and try out their food. It looks really delicious. My mouth is just watering looking at it. Yum! Also the prices are not bad at all. Pretty affordable I may say. There is a really good Sushi place my dad always goes to near where he lives. He brought me there a year ago and their Sushi was amazing. Since then I have loved Sushi and whenever I go shopping I’m always thinking of buying some.

  9. Abhik says:

    John.. You always make me hungry with these photos.

  10. PPC Ian says:

    Seems like a really amazing value for such delicious food! Awesome lunch spot, John!

    1. Yes this one is like heaven for Sushi lover.

  11. Michael says:

    Where can I get alerts for these? I’ve missed all of them :(

  12. sneha says:

    dish looks so superb makes my tongue to come out

  13. Some variety of dishes would like to try out some for my dinner

  14. anitha says:

    sweets are looks superb would like to try it out

  15. I am feeling hungry which country dish is that John

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