10 Casual Restaurants In Seattle, Washington

casual restaurants in seattle

Seattle probably is home to some major coffee chains you’re familiar with, but this time, Seattle is a new kid on the block when it comes to the variety of food options they now have. You heard this first from us: the food options that you can find in Seattle, Washington will surprise you. Bringing Eastern food closer to you, there are many Asian food options ranging from rice bowls and dishes, reminding you of what Asia has to offer. The thing is, although Seattle is a distance away from Asia, the quality of food that they have and the chefs’ work definitely are not compromised at all. Besides a decent fare of Asian food, you will find a lot of western options and they are not ordinary pasta, they are whipped up with twists to the usuals - the combination of Rockfish and Ceviche and also savory biscuits with Chicken to accompany. If you take a closer look at all these eateries in Seattle, you’ll find that some places have better Vietnamese coffee than you could possibly find in Vietnam. Keep reading to find out about where you can hunt for the best casual restaurants in Seattle, Washington.

1. The Pink Door

The Pink Door provides you a dining experience of a lifetime - possibly one you can’t find elsewhere. They have acts lined up such as the Trapeze act and a burlesque show but be sure to be early to get yourself some nice seats! Their special menus change every day and you’ll be in for a treat if you try out the seafood pasta or their rendition of Squid Ink pasta or Risotto on their special menu, because they are served in huge portions and the menu changes with the seasons. End the summer night with some delectable summer berry shortcake!

The Pink Door

Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Website: The Pink Door

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11.30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1pm; Sun: 4pm - 10pm

2. Kedai Makan

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Get your Asian fix of both Malay and Indian food such as their Jala Roti with dal and their lamb curry. It has been said that the sauces that come with their dishes accentuate the taste of the dish. Remember to try a special Malaysian rendition of the Chilli Pan Mee which is a mix of fried anchovies, sous vide egg, minced meat and handmade noodles with a special sauce that will get you hooked onto this simple yet mouthwatering dish!

Kedai Makan

Address: 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Website: Kedai Makan

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

3. Manolin

Several of their must-try food items would definitely be their Rockfish Ceviche which brings out the flavors of the accompanying ingredients such as avocado, lime and chili; their Mussels on Seawolf Sourdough toast and their Iberico pork ribs. You have heard from us first here; they have oyster happy hour as well and they keep the prices friendly yet fresh at the same time. Besides the good company, the ambiance of the restaurant is as important as well, because a good night out is like a respite from a long day of work or sightseeing. Manolin provides a comfortable ambiance for their diners who come to them!


Address: 3621 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

Website: Manolin

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

4. Kau Kau Restaurant

Looking for a place to satisfy all your Chinese food cravings? Kau Kau Restaurant serves one of the most succulent and juicy Barbecue Pork that you can ever find! Beef Chow Fun is another popular must-eats when you are at Kau Kau because of the thick slices of beef and the overall dish gives every mouthful a complex taste of charred aroma. If you are someone who likes variety, you can consider getting their Barbecued Pork platter which consists of the sweet-tasting Barbecued pork, roast pork and duck meat.

Kau Kau Restaurant

Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 at S Maynard Aly, Chinatown, Chinatown International District

Website: Kau Kau Restaurant

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

5. Bar del Corso

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Bar del Corso is no ordinary pizza place because of the standard that they live up to. Their Margherita pizza has the perfect blend of cheese and pepperoni slices that give it a crisp. Remember to add on some prosciutto slices to complete a unique flavor of Margherita pizza at Bar del Corso!

Bar del Corso

Address: 3057 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, b/t Stevens St & Hanford St, Beacon Hill

Website: Bar del Corso

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Marination Ma Kai

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Just as the name suggests, Marination Ma Kai has one of the best marinated-pork sandwiches that you can find around. It is also value for money because it comes in a huge portion. The location is ace because it sits right above the water and you will be able to witness Seattle’s view. The kimchi fried rice with marinated pork has been highly raved about because of how well it goes with rice and it has been said to live up to expectations as well!

Marination Ma Kai

Address: 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Website: Marination Ma Kai

Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)

7. Westward

Sometimes when you dine out, you pay for the price of an ambiance that takes you away from the bustle of city life. Westward is where the outdoor area oversees Lake Union from the Fremont side view. If you are thinking of a place for some good wine such as Rose, remember to order their dip chips. The oysters are as fresh as you can imagine them to be! Many people frequent Westward to have their oyster cravings satisfied.


Address: 2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Website: Westward

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)

8. The Wandering Goose

Spotting a cute and quaint little dining area, The Wandering Goose has one of the specialties on their menu which is their Sawmill biscuit sandwich that is actually fried chicken on a biscuit - you heard it from us first. This Sawmill menu is not just any other crispy chicken; it is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It is also affordably priced at USD 15 and a good amount of gravy is smothered around the dish.

The Wandering Goose

Address: 403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Website: The Wandering Goose

Opening hours: 7am - 4pm (daily)

9. Art of the Table

Over at this restaurant, food served is truly an art of a sort because a slab of the butter goes so well with the soft fluffy bread. Showcasing a huge variety of Pacific Northwest specialties, their starters such as the bread and butter and oysters get you prepared for a huge mouthwatering experience afterward. The mains, such as cod, has been said to be really good tasting fish and the foie gras also ensures the freshest and best of taste.

Art of the Table

Address: 3801 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Website: Art of the Table

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

10. Nue

Asian fusion restaurants are few and to hit the right spot with the palette is something not easily achievable. Nue has been said to live up to how highly it has been raved about by patrons who frequent the restaurant. Their Chengdu chicken and waffles are of such quality and the chicken has been adequately spiced and it has a kick of spiciness to it. Together with the crisp of the waffles, it is a dish made spectacularly well and boasts being one of the customers’ favorites.


Address: 1519 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Website: Nue

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Seattle's varied food scene

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Food found in Seattle are plenty and they boast a rich variety and taste. You will be in for a good treat if you try the chicken waffles where chicken is so ever tender and crisp but goes so well with the waffles. If you miss all your Asian fare and are looking at satisfying them, remember to check the list of food options you can easily get to when you are in Seattle.

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