Chinese / Japanese Cuisine, Seattle

4 out of 5 stars 34 Reviews

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    Kowloon Restaurant: Kowloon Restaurant!

    by joiwatani Updated Dec 1, 2008

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    This restaurant is famous for its Dim Sum and it's being flocked by many Seattlelites because of its fine Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is very authentic and there Dim Sum service is very fast! This makes it very easy for travellers who are on the go and local residents who just come in and eat on their lunch hour break.

    The restaurant is on the fourth floor of the Pacific Building and has a lot of parking. This is a convenience of customers since Seattle has the worst parking situation in the Nortwest!

    I didn't really like to pay for parking or look around for parking when I go to restaurants, so Kowloon Restaurant is the solution! There is no problem in parking.

    Favorite Dish: As a family, we order the Dim Sum since it is fast and it is very easy. A server with its pushcart of food will roam around the restaurant and all I had to do is pick what I want to eat!

    I love their steamed "bok choy" vegetables and I also love their dumplings.

    The dragon show at Kowloon Restaurant The dragon goes around the restaurant Checking the money envelop Oops he found the money on the ceiling The children in the dragon show

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    Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon: A great place to take the family!

    by Brehone Written Jun 4, 2004

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    This restaurant is located in a small house in the Northgate area of Seattle on Roosevelt. I've been coming here for 8 years and have never had a bad experience. The food is excellent and the portions are great for a family event. If you are any where near North Seatlle or Northgate Mall this is a must!

    Favorite Dish: So many favorites! I love the chicken chow mein with homemade noodles. The homemade pot stickers are excellent. My sister in law loves their egg plant. My husband loves the Generals Chicken. My brother in law loves the sweet and sour soup. Our whole family loves this place!

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    Super Buffet Chinese Restaurant: Super Buffet Chinese Restaurant

    by joiwatani Updated Dec 1, 2008

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    This is a buffet all you can eat restaurant in Seattle.
    Open Hours
    Sunday-Thursday - 11:00 am -9:30 pm
    Friday, Sat and Holidays - 11:00 am to 10:30 pm

    Lunch Buffet - $8.59
    Dinner Buffet- $12.99

    Carry out Buffet:
    Lunch: $4.99
    Dinner: $5.99
    Seafood Only: $8.99

    Favorite Dish: I love Chinese soup -egg drop noodle soup. But this is a buffet restaurant. You can eat whatever you want!

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    Golden City Seafood Restaurant: Golden City Seafood Restaurant

    by joiwatani Written Dec 1, 2008

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    Your restaurant for lunch, dinner and midnight snacks!

    All your home-style dishes!

    Lots of family-style dinners tochoose from.

    Make reservations to this restaurant if you want.

    The business hours are:

    Sunday-Thursdays: 11:00 am -2:00 am
    Friday-Saturday- 11:00 am - 3:00 am

    Favorite Dish: Beef broccolli, egg-drop soup, sweet and sour pork

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    Golden Daisy Restaurant: Another Dim Sum in Seattle

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2009

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    There are many Dim Sum restaurants that are really, really good in Seattle. One is the Kowloon Restaurant which is located at the end of the International District. Now, there is a brand new one which is located in South Seattle.

    The restaurant is called Golden Daisy Restaurant. Not sure why most of the Chinese restaurants have names like Golden or Lucky. But, definitely, when you are in South Seattle, try this restaurant.

    They have Dim Sum, Barbecued Food to Go and Catering.

    The business hours are Monday - Saturday from 9:00 m - 8:00 pm.
    Sunday is from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.

    The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays!

    Favorite Dish: The restaurants have tons of food to choose from: appetizers, soup, noodle soup, congee, rice, fried rice andchow mein, seafood, beef, chicken, pork, vegetable...They have lunch special, too.

    The dim sum includes the ham bao, meat bun steamed bbq bun, rice rolls, shrimp rice roll, bee rice roll, pork rice roll, bbq pork rice roll, mushroom rice roll and onion dried shrimp rice roll. There is also a black bean sauce chicken feet, beef meat ball, shrimp dumpling, steamed shui mai, steamed spareribs, Malaysia cake, Stikcy rice in lotus leaf, deep fried sesame ball and deep fried dumpling! Yum!

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    Sam's Sushi Bar & Grill: A Sushi Find in Ballard

    by Sunshine64 Updated Jul 14, 2004

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    I've been meaning to try Sam's Sushi for some time now and finally got around to it. I can't believe what I've been missing! The do take-out, which is what I had, but the restaurant is nice and clean and the service is friendly.

    Favorite Dish: I got a couple pieces of nigiri (unagi and hamachi) but the item that really impressed me was the Rainbow Roll. I've ordered this roll at many sushi establishments and am usually somewhat disappointed. But this Rainbow roll was fantastick! Fresh & tasty fish, avacado at the perfect stage of ripeness. Delicious.

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    'Ohana: Japanese Polynesian Tiki Bar

    by Sunshine64 Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    'Ohana is great fun. The decor is like a tiki bar, and they serve tropical drinks and island and japanese food.

    The menu is set up so you don't have to order a big meal. You can order a robata and a few pieces of sushi, and get out of there without paying an arm an a leg.

    Favorite Dish: I love sushi, so that's what I've primarily eaten at 'Ohana. Love the Unagi. The Beef and Asparagus Rotaba is also quite tasty.

    They make a nice vodka martini too, if you're not into sweet drinks.

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    Todai: All you can eat Sushi

    by joiwatani Updated Mar 7, 2009

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    If you have been to Todai Restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii, then you know that Todai is really, really good!

    There is an array of sushi. It's an all you can eat Sushi restaurant. If you love Sushi, then this is the place. Bring your appetite as the fee is expensive. You don't like to waste your money!

    The restaurant has different kinds of soup like misu soup, sweet and sour soup and the hot and spicy mixed seafood soup.

    Besides the all you can eat sushi bar, the restaurant also has a variety of Chinese food to choose from.

    Also, when you are celebrating your birthday that day, just show your driver's license or any proof of your birthday, and you will have free food!

    After you are done eating, go to their desert bar and you can feast on all their deserts! There is an attendant there whom you can request for a fresh crepes with bananas and/or strawberry fillings on it then top it with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Yum!

    Most of the people who come here are Asian Americans but you will also find some Caucasians. The restaurant is really famous for Asians though. Sometimes, you will find them in their ethnic outfits.

    The restaurant stop serving lunch at 2:00 pm.

    Favorite Dish: I love the tempura shrimps and the spicy seafood soup. Of course, the sushi.

    The desert? I love the crepes with banana fillings.

    Todai Restaurant The side of Todai The bar of sushi at Todai Inside Todai The decor balloons inside the restaurant

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    Jade Garden - Chinatown

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 24, 2007

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    While walking through Chinatown in the rain, we stumbled upon the Jade Garden. Stereotypically name for a Chinese restaurant, but it looked cleaner and nicer than some of the others in the area. The interior was well-lit and decorated with a creative mix of vines, bonzai trees and a big brass Buddha.

    For dinner we decided on the beef congee ($5), the restaurant's "special" soup ($10), and the Szechuan shrimp ($10) with tea and white rice. It was tasty, but way too much food at around $30 for two of us! The beef congee was exactly like I remember it in Hong Kong, a thick porridge-like soup made of rice with some thin yet tough slices of beef mixed in...topped with some hot sauce and it was good. The special soup was a unique mix of just about everything in the kitchen including shrimp, chicken, pork, beef, squid, and several other items, along with a mix of vegetables. Finally, the Szechuan shrimp was also a nice dish, but not too spicy.

    Open late! Seven days a week 9:00 a.m.-2:30 am. It is said they have some of Seattle's best dim sum, which is served all day.

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    Purple Dot Cafe - Chinese Restaurant - Chinatown

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 24, 2007

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    After having dinner in Chinatown, we wandered around looking for a good place to get dim sum for breakfast. While wandering around, we noticed the oddly-named Purple Dot Cafe had dim sum until early afternoon, so we decided to give it a shot the next day for lunch.

    We arrived around 11am, and were seated at one of the few empty tables...yes, this large restaurant was that full on a Friday! We only wanted dim sum this fine morning, and we were not disappointed. We had three dishes--shrimp balls that I could have done without, regular old bbq beef bun, and some bean curd egg roll-type things (so I'm not good with the Chinese names of the food items!).

    The food was all very good, especially the beef buns. Our total bill was a very reasonable $15 considering the two of us were pretty full at the end of our meal. Service was iffy, especially when trying to get our bill, but I'd be willing to go back next time I'm in Seattle!

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    Mandarin Gate: Cheap and fast service

    by joiwatani Written Mar 7, 2009

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    When you are rushing and want good food and sit down fine dining, just go to Mandarin Gate. It is a very nice Chinese Restaurant. The service is really fast and the food is really good.

    This restaurant is located about 10 blocks from my work and I never realized how inexpensive this restaurant was.

    The tables are all covered in white linen with a glass protecting the linen. There are white China ware and a fine water glass, fork and spoon ready for the guests to be served.

    Everyday, the restaurant has a Special Soup, Special Menu for the day and the price is mostly $5.95 only. The soup in a cup is $1.95.

    My co-workers come here because we only have an hour of lunch time. Most of the time, we still have 15 minutes to burnt since the service of this restaurant is really fast.

    Favorite Dish: I love their asparagus and shrimp, a special of the day on Tuesdays. It is serves in white sauce with small cut size asparagus and deveined shrimps. It is also served with two fried chicken wings on the side.

    The egg flour soup is really, really good! For color of the soup, the restaurant put some green peas.

    The Mandarin Gate Restaurant

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    Vegetarian Bistro: Fresh Hong Kong Style Vegetarian Restaurant

    by makiro Updated Jun 9, 2006

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    A great vegetarian chinese restaurant in the International District area of Seattle. There are lost of ingredients you don't see at your typical chinese carry out...including lotus root and pea vine. The dishes are very attractive. The ambiance is quite nice, and the owners and servers are very friendly.

    Favorite Dish: I have enjoyed all the dishes I've tried here, but still love the vegetarian dim sum the best. The veggie dumplings are tasty and attractive.

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    Mee Sum Pastries: Cheap, Delicious Eats in the Market

    by Sunshine64 Updated Jun 10, 2006

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    Many things about Mee Sum defy what you may assume based on the name and the categorization of this eatery.

    First of all, it's not a restaurant in the traditional sense.... it's a counter (in Pike Place Market) where you order your food. There is no place to sit other than the public benches, etc. around the market.

    Second, while some of the pastries they sell are indeed sweet, what you should order at Mee Sum is a Humbow. I like the traditional BBQ pork, as well as the chicken and mushroom. If you've never had a Humbow before, you'll be a bit surprised by the sweetness of the dough surrounding the filling. It is a taste sensation. And it's $3 - including tax!

    Third, most people think of rice when they think of Chinese food. I can't say for sure, but I don't think there is any rice on the menu.

    Another treat I've tried is the crab wanton, which some of you may know as Crab Rangoon - the Americanized Chinise appetizer.

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    Koji Osakaya: MMMMMMmmm.....Sushi

    by MWHC22 Updated Jan 26, 2004

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    Koji Osakaya is a very nice little restaurant to get sushi. The restauaunt has a wide selection of sushi as well as other Japenese menu items. A person can eat for about $14 or so up to $30+ dependiong on what you eat. I was very pleased with the quality and prices of the sushi i had. But i have heard others talk about this place with less enthusiasm than i have. It seems that sometimes the place is not too good...and other times it is pretty good. Maybe i just haven't been to places as great as some others have then I don't know.

    The restaurant is also located near the water front on the "Harbor steps". If you are looking for sushi you can't go wrong here.

    Favorite Dish: I liked all that i had. The fish especially the salmon is very very good since the fish market is so close by. A "Philly roll" is called a "Bagel roll" here but it was still really good.

    Bagel(philly) Roll and Rainbow roll

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    Nikko in the Westin: All You Can Eat Sushi! - CLOSED : (

    by Sunshine64 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Nikko also closed in September 2003. The former chef and his wife have opened a Japanese restaurant in Gig Harbor.

    Normally I'd be kind of frightened by all-you-can-eat anything - especially sushi. But Nikko serves GREAT sushi (and rolls) for $14.95 at lunch time. It's a limited menu, but there's ample variety to keep your palate happy.

    It's not a buffet, you actually order off a menu and are served. They limit over-ordering by making you pay extra for anything you order but don't eat, but you can order some, eat it, and order more.

    The restaurant setting is also very nice.

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