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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Seattle’s most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:Spinasse, The Whale Wins, Blueacre Seafood
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill / First Hill, Wallingford, Downtown
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Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,475 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
ITALIAN: There’s no shortage of great Italian restaurants in Seattle, but Spinasse consistently shines as one of the brightest. Come here for superlative dishes like hand-cut tajarRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
144 people mentioned the Tajarin
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The Whale Wins

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
404 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
AMERICAN: There’s a reason The Whale Wins is one of Seattle’s most acclaimed and talked-about-restaurants: James Beard Award–winning chef Renee Erickson’s food is some of the best Read more
82% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
18 people mentioned the Zucchini Bread

Blueacre Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,635 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
SEAFOOD: Seattle is one of the best places in the country to find fresh, high-quality seafood, and Blueacre Seafood does its bounty justice. This is a swanky spot, done up in whiteRead more
82% recommended
90 people mentioned the Black Cod

Sushi Kappo Tamura

$$$$·Japanese·
Lake Union / Eastlake
1,149 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
JAPANESE: It’s easy for sushi restaurants to feel serious, quiet, austere. Not Sushi Kappo Tamura. Here, it’s clear that chef Taichi Kitamura and the rest of the staff are having aRead more
97% recommended
Japanese in Seattle / Eastern Washington
64 people mentioned the Omakase

Cafe Campagne

$$$$·French·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,928 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
FRENCH: Smack in the middle of Pike Place Market you’ll find Cafe Campagne, a classic French brasserie that’s been churning out duck confit, beef tartare, and steak frites since 19Read more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Seattle
40 people mentioned the French Toast

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
656 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
STEAKHOUSE: Yes, Joule has a section of the menu dedicated to steak, but that doesn’t make it your average steakhouse. This is chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s take on a KoreanRead more
84% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
55 people mentioned the Rice Cake
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Omega Ouzeri

$$$$·Greek·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
367 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
MEDITERRANEAN: For excellent Greek food in a comfortable-yet-upscale environment, head to Omega Ouzeri, a restaurant in Capitol Hill from the team behind Vios Cafe. Order a bunch oRead more
95% recommended
17 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
933 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
MIDDLE EASTERN: It’s hard to make a restaurant that feels both upscale and comfortable, and Mamnoon manages to be both at once. This is modern Mediterranean food that’s as elegant Read more
90% recommended
23 people mentioned the Pita

Chavez - Capitol Hill

$$$$·Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
361 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
MEXICAN: If you’re craving a vacation, head over to Chavez, a Mexican spot in Capitol Hill that has the vibe and decor of your dream vacation beach house. Yes, it’s far from the MeRead more
91% recommended
15 people mentioned the Tamales
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Girin - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary Korean·
Pioneer Square
357 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
KOREAN: Chef Steven Han may have made his name opening Japanese restaurants—he’s the man behind Momiji, Kushibar, and Umi Sake House—but Girin is where he channels his Korean heritRead more
85% recommended
9 people mentioned the Banchan
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Lionhead

$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
281 reviews
  • Spicy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
CHINESE: It’s no surprise that chef Jerry Traunfeld—the man behind Poppy—makes excellent Chinese food, and you’ll be feasting on it at Lionhead, where he takes on Sichuanese cuisinRead more
100% recommended
13 people mentioned the Eggplant Fries

Pintxo

$$$$·Spanish·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
579 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
SPANISH: Walk into the back of Pinxto, a neighborhood tapas bar in Belltown, and you’ll find yourself in a gorgeous atrium, surrounded by exposed-brick walls and twinkling lights. Read more
90% recommended
31 people mentioned the Paella

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
596 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good Vegetarian Options
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: Whether or not you’re into the “woo-woo” stuff that accompanies a meal at Harvest Beat—yes, they ring a gong before dinner—you will certainly be into the food, whRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese
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Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Thai·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
THAI: Noi Thai Cuisine is not your neighborhood Thai restaurant. This is a glittering, gilded, grand palace of Thai cooking, where spring rolls are served in wine glasses and and fRead more
89% recommended
13 people mentioned the Pad Thai
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MōkSHA Bellevue

$$$$·Indian·
Bellevue
215 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for Anniversaries
INDIAN: MokSHA, an Indian restaurant in Bellevue, prides itself on its fresh ingredients, and you can certainly taste the difference: this is food made healthfully and thoughtfullyRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Eastside
7 people mentioned the Butter Chicken