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vosos102 Apr 21, 2008 10:54 AM

I'm heading to Cirque du Soleil this weekend at Marymoor Park...does anyone have any recommendations for casual places to eat in Redmond (Bar food, burgers, sandwiches, etc)?

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    jamesbra May 20, 2008 07:08 PM

    I would definitely go to The Coho Cafe in Redmond at the Bella Botega Shopping Center - www.cohocafe.com - great energy, fun place, outdoor seating.

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      firecracker Apr 23, 2008 06:54 PM

      Frankies Pizza and Pasta on Redmond Way is good and prices aren't through the roof. Go here: http://www.frankiesredmond.com/zgrid/...

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        HungWeiLo Apr 23, 2008 08:38 PM

        I thought their pasta tasted like Nissin Instant Noddles.

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          stolenchange May 20, 2008 05:02 PM

          I haven't tried their pasta, but their calzones have been pretty good.

      2. amyh18 Apr 23, 2008 06:35 PM

        Thai Ginger at Redmond Town Center is another option. Also at Redmond Town Center is Matt's Oyster Bar....good bar food menu and happy hour specials.

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          northwestkiwi Apr 23, 2008 09:21 AM

          There's Matador, for something a little more than just burgers, or Chipotle, for cheap but fresh Mexican. Chipotle is walking distance to Marymoor Park (in the Whole Foods complex). Iyara Thai on Cleveland St has (IMO) the best Thai in the area.

          1. fooey Apr 22, 2008 08:27 AM

            There's Ruby's Diner in Redmond Town Center. Burgers and shakes are pretty good. The decor is a bit much, but food is good.

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              stolenchange Apr 21, 2008 11:32 PM

              Another vote for Than Bros Pho b/c i have a pho obsession these days. 2 small phos and water for ~$10.

              Also, Oobas mexican grill. I love the chipotle pork quesadilla and my husband loves their steak burritos. Lunch for two plus 2 sodas for under $20.

              http://www.oobatooba.com/pages/menus/...

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                fooey Apr 22, 2008 08:26 AM

                Is the one in the U just as good?

              2. fooey Apr 21, 2008 08:55 PM

                If you like Indian, I think Kanishka has one of the better buffets in the greater Seattle area.

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                  tylerb59 Apr 21, 2008 03:38 PM

                  I really love Gyro-to-go (Kronos) off Redmond Way which is walking distance from Marymoor.

                  It's in the same complex as the Verizon Wireless / Kinkos and McDonalds. $5 for a Gyro packed full of meat.

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                    HungWeiLo Apr 21, 2008 12:06 PM

                    There's casual Mexican family places on Leary Way - El Toreador and Acapulco Fresh

                    Celtic Bayou

                    Typhoon in Bella Bottega.

                    Pho Than Brothers - creme puff + large bowl of beef noodle soup for $6, tax + tips included.

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                      fooey Apr 21, 2008 08:53 PM

                      Avoid Celtic Bayou. It's horrendously bad and a disgrace to Cajun food.

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                        fooey Apr 23, 2008 08:45 PM

                        Yay Pho Than. Tried it tonight. Yum.

                        http://www.thanbrothers.com/

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                          HungWeiLo Apr 23, 2008 09:12 PM

                          And the Redmond branch is considered to be one of their worst ones, too.

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                            fooey Apr 24, 2008 03:15 AM

                            What are the better ones? There's one on Univ. Ave, but I tend to avoid all things there.

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                              HungWeiLo Apr 24, 2008 08:07 AM

                              There are at least 8 to 10 outlets in the area. They're located (according to Google Maps):

                              U-Dist
                              Ballard
                              Aurora & 47th
                              Hwy 99 (close to the Edmonds 99 Ranch)
                              Everett Mall Way
                              Tacoma
                              W. Seattle
                              Capitol Hill
                              Redmond
                              Bellevue Crossroads

                              I think the Aurora and U-Dist ones are kinda dirty, but they do have the best soup. Although I live closer to the Edmonds one, so that's the one I tend to go to more often. Pasteur in Everett is my new favorite place for cheap Vietnamese, although it's a bit of a drive.

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