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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
$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,288 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
ITALIAN: There’s no shortage of great Italian restaurants in Seattle, but Spinasse consistently shines as one of the brightest. Come here for superlative dishes like hand-cut tajarRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
144 people mentioned the Tajarin
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$$$$·American·
Wallingford
338 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
AMERICAN: There’s a reason The Whale Wins is one of Seattle’s most acclaimed and talked-about-restaurants: James Beard Award–winning chef Renee Erickson’s food is some of the best Read more
92% recommended
American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
18 people mentioned the Zucchini Bread
$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,453 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
SEAFOOD: Seattle is one of the best places in the country to find fresh, high-quality seafood, and Blueacre Seafood does its bounty justice. This is a swanky spot, done up in whiteRead more
88% recommended
90 people mentioned the Black Cod
$$$$·Japanese·
Lake Union / Eastlake
997 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
JAPANESE: It’s easy for sushi restaurants to feel serious, quiet, austere. Not Sushi Kappo Tamura. Here, it’s clear that chef Taichi Kitamura and the rest of the staff are having aRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
64 people mentioned the Omakase
$$$$·French·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,776 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
FRENCH: Smack in the middle of Pike Place Market you’ll find Cafe Campagne, a classic French brasserie that’s been churning out duck confit, beef tartare, and steak frites since 19Read more
93% recommended
40 people mentioned the French Toast
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
567 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
STEAKHOUSE: Yes, Joule has a section of the menu dedicated to steak, but that doesn’t make it your average steakhouse. This is chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s take on a KoreanRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
55 people mentioned the Rice Cake
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$$$$·Greek·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
303 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
MEDITERRANEAN: For excellent Greek food in a comfortable-yet-upscale environment, head to Omega Ouzeri, a restaurant in Capitol Hill from the team behind Vios Cafe. Order a bunch oRead more
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
759 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
MIDDLE EASTERN: It’s hard to make a restaurant that feels both upscale and comfortable, and Mamnoon manages to be both at once. This is modern Mediterranean food that’s as elegant Read more
92% recommended
23 people mentioned the Pita
$$$$·Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
356 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
MEXICAN: If you’re craving a vacation, head over to Chavez, a Mexican spot in Capitol Hill that has the vibe and decor of your dream vacation beach house. Yes, it’s far from the MeRead more
87% recommended
15 people mentioned the Tamales
$$$$·Contemporary Korean·
Pioneer Square
333 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
KOREAN: Chef Steven Han may have made his name opening Japanese restaurants—he’s the man behind Momiji, Kushibar, and Umi Sake House—but Girin is where he channels his Korean heritRead more
86% recommended
9 people mentioned the Banchan
$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
239 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
CHINESE: It’s no surprise that chef Jerry Traunfeld—the man behind Poppy—makes excellent Chinese food, and you’ll be feasting on it at Lionhead, where he takes on Sichuanese cuisinRead more
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
13 people mentioned the Eggplant Fries
$$$$·Spanish·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
489 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
SPANISH: Walk into the back of Pinxto, a neighborhood tapas bar in Belltown, and you’ll find yourself in a gorgeous atrium, surrounded by exposed-brick walls and twinkling lights. Read more
92% recommended
31 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
482 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: Whether or not you’re into the “woo-woo” stuff that accompanies a meal at Harvest Beat—yes, they ring a gong before dinner—you will certainly be into the food, whRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese
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$$$$·Thai·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
253 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Creative Cuisine
THAI: Noi Thai Cuisine is not your neighborhood Thai restaurant. This is a glittering, gilded, grand palace of Thai cooking, where spring rolls are served in wine glasses and and fRead more
89% recommended
13 people mentioned the Pad Thai
$$$$·Indian·
Bellevue
205 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
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
7 people mentioned the Butter Chicken
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