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Apr 26, 2009 03:06 PM

Local's Favs in Bellevue Washington?

I will be in the Bellevue area the second week in May. Any great, well kept secrets or otherwise great places to eat, that maybe locals know?

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  1. ...if on an Asian theme; Bamboo Garden, Cafe Ori and Malay Satay Hut.

    1. Bis on Main - try the pan roasted chicken with garlic, it's amazing.

      1. Agree with the above. Plus: Facing East (taiwanese), Monsoon East (upscale Viet), Spice Route (Indian), Curry Leaf (Indian) and Noble Court (dim sum).

        1. Blue Ginger (Korean/Japanese)
          Tosoni (continental European)
          Top Gun (dim sum, in Factoria but close enough to Bellevue)

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          1. re: HungWeiLo

            Flo for sushi/Japanese... some of the best sashimi I've had lately.

            Facing East (Taiwanese, mentioned above) is a wonderful find.

            Flo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
            1150 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

            Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant %u6771%u4F86%u98DF%u5E9C
            1075 Bellevue Way NE Ste B2, Bellevue, WA 98004

          2. I would highly recommend Chantanee. They were closed for a really long time, but just re-opened. A little hard to find, but great, great food. My son, who is a SeaStar fan sumed it up when we ate there recently "Dad I have a new favorite in Bellevue".

            Tel.: (425) 455 3226

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            1. re: The Shepherd

              Mediterranean Kitchen........
              103 Bellevue Way NE # 103
              Bellevue, WA 98004
              (425) 462-9422

              get the Farmer's Dish...amazing!

                1. re: The Shepherd

                  Garlic. *rimshot* (those who eat there just laughed)

                  It's a mound of their rice covered with good meaty chicken wings and then the garlic sauce.

                  It's good and now I suddenly want to go.

                  1. re: jaydeflix

                    Thankyou all for your help! It seems like asian food is very popular there. Any good seafood restaurants that are especially good? Living in Florida I am a bit spoiled!Whenever I visit a new area I always check Chowhound first to see what restaurants I should check out. So far you all haven't let me down!

                    1. re: ferrett1

                      On this side of the lake, i feel like it starts and ends with Seastar...

                      1. re: ferrett1

                        I agree that SeaStar is really good. However, Anthony's in Kirkland is darn good. I know some might call it "chainish", but they really do put on a good meal. And what a view!