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“Service Was Non-existent”
Review of Tops'l Sushi Bar

Tops'l Sushi Bar
Ranked #22 of 69 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Tops'l for dinner in October (previously I wrote a review after going there in July/2017) 2018. Again we had reservations for 8 people and they seated us right away. The waitress came over within 10 minutes and took our drink order. Basic cocktails, wine - we waited 45 minutes for our drinks! After she delivered our drinks she took our dinner order. Again we waited and waited for our dinners to come dribbling out of the kitchen. We were there a good hour and 15 minutes before any food was delivered. By the time we had our food, the restaurant was almost empty.
The food is decent, but absolutely not worth the poor service. Next year when I return to San Juan Island I will not be eating here.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is my go-to spot in Friday Harbor. Sushi is always fresh and creative. Funky upscale atmosphere with great service. Love the black cod appetizer! You will find lots of rolls and sushi to satisfy any taste. A little pricey, but worth the splurge.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice little place in central Friday Harbor. Service excellent. It had been a while since visiting Japanese restaurants of Europe.
Good Miso soup, and I “over ordered” the Udon and Tempura as a main. Tempura batter missed the mark. Not as delicate as it should be but ok. Very nice, large bowl of udon.

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

The seafood was fresh, well prepared and nicely presented. We enjoyed miso soup, seaweed salad, plus cooked food and sushi rolls for dinner. The wine choices were very good as well. The server gave us samples of wines we thought about ordering ,,, and we did!
In particular the steamed clams and mussels in green sauce were absolutely delicious. We just wish the portion was a bit larger. Our server was outstanding, she was very attentive and described dishes and ingredients very well.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect when our front desk gal suggested Tops‘ sushi bar twice when suggesting restaurants in the area, but since it was walking distance from our hotel we decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did!
Instead of ordering individually we opted for the sashimi plate and the chefs selection sushi plate. All I can say is wow!!!! The fish was melt in your mouth fresh and delicious. Great cocktails, saki and a local beer on tap if you are interested. The vibe is comfortable and friendly. Our bill was less than expected and we left very pleased.

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