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Dinner in Bellevue

cykim13 Jul 9, 2008 04:42 PM

I have plans to eat dinner in Bellevue tomorrow but now that Chantanee has temporarily closed I have no clue as to where to eat! Could anyone recommend great local fare in or around Bellevue and/or Crossroads area... does not have to be Thai cuisine--actually non-Thai cuisine preferred ^^ Thank you!

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    firecracker Jul 13, 2008 01:04 AM

    Bis on Main. Not Asian. Not Cheap. Merely terrific!

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      jamesbra Jul 10, 2008 01:11 PM

      Mediterranean Kitchen on Bellevue Way - next to where you were going to go anyway. Huge portions for a great price. Very well loved on the local dining sites (Yelp etc.)

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      1. re: jamesbra
        GreenYoshi Jul 10, 2008 02:51 PM

        I can't stand Mediterranean Kitchen. (Garlic Crush across the street is much better, if not a little informal for this)

        Facing East just north of the Square is not mentioned enough here.
        They're a Taiwanese place doing some interesting things.

        Others seem to like the new Asian place on 112th & NE 10th, Zen Bistro (I wasn't a huge fan...)

        1. re: GreenYoshi
          equinoise Jul 10, 2008 04:22 PM

          Facing East is great--taiwanese with style.

          What did you like about garlic crush?...the Yelp reviews are "meh" on average.

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            GreenYoshi Jul 11, 2008 04:45 PM

            Not sure... good hummus, freshly grilled meats, a great garlic paste thing which probably has a name. It's more of a take out place than MK, but that's the only thing I hold against it.

            More than anything, I just don't like MK, and don't understand those that gush over it. The first time I went, I thought I had gone into the wrong Mediterranean Kitchen or something.

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        equinoise Jul 10, 2008 11:06 AM

        Setting a price range would help for reccomendations. Assuming it's around Chanatee level, I reccomend Sichuan at Bamboo Garden or Szechuan Chef; Indian at Spice Route or Udupi Palace; or Malay Satay Hut (in Redmond but very close to the line).

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