Seattle roll

A Seattle roll is a makizushi roll similar to the California roll.[1] It typically contains cucumber, avocado, raw salmon, and masago or tobiko. It was popularized due to the Seattle hot dog, where it is known for its cream cheese filling. Variations include ingredients such as smoked or seared salmon and cream cheese.[2] It can be found at restaurants in Seattle and has become a favorite of food critics.[3][4]

Seattle roll
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Seattle roll sushi
CourseMain course
Place of originSeattle, Washington, United States
Main ingredientsRice, cucumber, salmon, cream cheese, and seaweed


The identity of the creator of the Seattle roll is disputed, with different chefs in Seattle given credit. Seattle rolls are created in restaurants throughout Seattle, with different variations of how the chefs choose to create it.[citation needed]

The Seattle Roll was popularized by the unique recipe of the Seattle hot dog. The Seattle Dog[5] was first created in the 1990s and sold throughout multiple hot dog vendors in Seattle's Pioneer Square, using cream cheese as a main ingredient.[6] Other "Seattle" items using cream cheese were created, including the Seattle roll.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Atkinson, Greg (September 9, 2007). "Beyond PB&J". The Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Sunday Magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sushi". The Spokesman-Review. December 6, 2006. pp. D1 & D3.
  3. ^ Durr, Chris (October 18, 2007). "Blue C Sushi". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  4. ^ Samson, Karl (2009). Frommer's Seattle 2010. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-470-49771-5.
  5. ^ "Cream Cheese + Hot Dog: The History Behind the Seattle Dog". KIRO Radio. August 31, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Raskin, Hanna (August 28, 2012). "The Seattle Dog: An Oral History". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved February 18, 2020.