Food philosophy in Seattle is based on one rule: keep it simple! As Italian ones, the dishes of Northwestern cuisine attract by their simplicity, and their taste depends mainly on high-quality products, rather than incredible decorations or expensive sauces. And fortunately, this rule works, because the cuisine of Seattle is very unique and has much to offer even to the most refined gourmets.
Need an evidence of it? Then visit any of the following restaurants in Seattle…
1. Aqua El Gaucho
The former name of the restaurant is the Waterfront Grill. It’s located on the pier №70 of the city seafront right at the beginning of the Olympic Sculpture Park. Aqua El Gaucho is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Seattle, but despite this, it’s almost impossible to get there without advance reservation on any day of the week. In addition to tasty food, the restaurant offers charming views of the Elliott Bay.
Address: 2801 Alaskan Way
Coordinates: 47.614722, -122.354794
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday 4pm-9pm
Image source: http://elgaucho.com/dine/aqua
2. Blueacre Seafood
The chef of Blueacre Seafood never ceases to amaze the visitors with its exquisite menu that changes every day. The establishment serves a great selection of oysters, fish and a variety of seafood, which is very popular in Seattle. There’s also a wide range of dishes to take away.
Address: 1700 7th Ave
Coordinates: 47.613768, -122.335070
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm
Canlis is renowned as one of the most sophisticated restaurants in Seattle. It offers an extensive selection of fish and meat dishes. In addition to the tables in the main hall, you can also book a private room overlooking Lake Union. Canlis Restaurant provides very romantic atmosphere, especially in the evenings when live music sounds.
Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N
Coordinates: 47.642863, -122.346699
Operating hours: Monday-Saturday 5.30pm-10pm, Sunday closed
4. Crab Pot
Crab Pot offers delicious Alaskan and Pacific seafood, and it’s famous for a huge variety of crabs. The major feature of Crab Pot is that there are no traditional plates and other dining accessories: you will be able to cut the crab with special hammers and tongs.
Address: 1301 Alaskan Way
Coordinates: 47.606085, -122.340886
Operating hours: Friday-Saturday 11am-10.30pm, Sunday-Thursday 11am-9.30pm
5. Mandarin Buffet & Grill
The restaurant serves Asian dishes with the use of ‘buffet style’. There’s a huge choice of meat and fish dishes, seafood, sushi and desserts. An average price for dinner is $9-14. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the price is $16/per person.
Address: 14850 NE 24th St
Coordinates: 47.632299, -122.141235
Operating hours: Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday 11am-9.30pm
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6. Mizuki Buffet
Mizuki Buffet is an amazing Japanese buffet restaurant. It offers a range of high-quality Asian and Western seafood: several kinds of fish, shrimps, crabs, oysters, mussels, sea scallops as well as sushi and sashimi. You can also enjoy there an impressive selection of salads, meat dishes, and desserts.
Address: 17950 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila
Coordinates: 47.441891, -122.259642
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm
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7. Red Fin Restaurant
The restaurant specializes in Japanese, American and fusion cuisines. Red Fin is suitable both for romantic dinners and for different business occasions. The only disadvantage is a paid parking. However, it’s located very close to the restaurant. It’s recommended to taste King-Red-Fin Crab Soup and Spicy Poke Salad there.
Address: 612 Stewart St
Coordinates: 47.614144, -122.336843
Operating hours: Saturday-Sunday 7.30am-2.30pm, Monday-Friday 6.30am-11pm
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At Salty’s you can check out tasty dishes of fresh fish and seafood. This coastal restaurant is also popular thanks to the stunning views of the Eliot Bay framed with numerous Seattle’s skyscrapers. By the way, in summer you’ll be able to get to the restaurant by using a water taxi that departs from the pier №50.
Address: 1936 Harbor Ave SW
Coordinates: 47.586373, -122.376372
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm, 4.30pm-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 9.30am-1.30pm, 4.30pm-10pm
9. Sky City
Sky City is a unique revolving restaurant situated on the top of the Space Needle Tower. Just within 42 minutes you can make a full turn and enjoy the all-round view of the city.
It’s advisable to visit the restaurant on a clear day or in the evening. In this case you’ll have an incredibly spectacular 360-degree panorama of Seattle. If you decide to dine in a restaurant, you don’t need to pay for the entrance to the observation deck of the tower.
Address: 400 Broad St
Coordinates: 47.620821, -122.349290
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm, 4.30pm-8.15pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-2.45pm, 4.30pm-9.15pm
It’s not a secret that north-western part of the US is famous for its seafood. Therefore, this Japanese restaurant offers a unique manifold of sushi, sashimi and rolls made of high-quality fresh seafood. And the prices are very attractive…
Address: 2311 2nd Ave
Coordinates: 47.614058, -122.346308
Operating hours: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 4pm-1am
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Well, these are the best restaurants in Seattle, and any of them will be a perfect spot to eat if you get hungry. Want to find them quickly? Then use a rental car with a GPS navigator, which will prevent you from getting lost regardless of the place you decide to go to in Seattle.
Lily Berns is a travel writer who likes to write about the destinations, where she travels, and about her experience about the place, its culture, its adventure and lifestyle.