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May 14, 2009 09:23 PM

What are some of the best places to eat on Broadway (Seattle)?

There seems to be so many restaurants on Broadway! I have limited time. I love all food ... what are the highlights? I love Indian food. I saw a few Indian places - anything chow worthy?

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  1. I've enjoyed Queen of Sheba on John, just off Broadway and Bleu Bistro (also owners of Chez Gaudy).

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    1. re: seagrace

      Forgot to say, Queen of Sheba is Ethiopian. Very tasty. I recall slow service, but the veg platter delish.

      Bleu Bistro
      202 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

      Queen Sheba
      916 E John St, Seattle, WA 98102

    2. Poppy is probably the best restaurant on Broadway, great food interesting environment. Other stands out include, Pho 900 for their Vietnamese beef stew (I don’t like the Pho much) and the little Vietnamese place in the Broadway Arcade next to Hanna sushi.

      Other then that I would head to the South End of Broadway to the recently named Pike Pine Corridor some of the best restaurants in the city including Via Tribunale, Lark, Café Presse, Ranch Bravo tacos, Spinasse, and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream the salted black licorice it is divine (other flavors not so much).

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      1. re: Charles

        I like Pho Cyclo on Broadway, though the 1st Ave S location is consistently better in my experience.

        Agree that Poppy is the best thing on Broadway.

        Aoki is above average sushi and robata (across the street from Poppy.)

        1. re: terrier

          Sadly, given the high density of restaurants, the overall quality of food on B'Way is underwhelming, and it suffers in comparison with the many outstanding places along Pike and Pine.

          Hopefully, the new higher-end places opening on the north end of the street (Poppy, Olivar) will help pull up the quality overall...but given the years of messy construction ahead for B'Way during the subway construction, I'm not holding my breath.

          So anyway, when I make it over there (it's only about 4 blocks from my house, but it's rarely) I like Pho Cyclo (but agree the 1st Ave S is a better location) and for Indian take-out, the generically named India Express. I've had good and bad food from Mirch Masala, but when they're on, they're even a little better than Express. I like the Thai place on the north end -- Roma? -- but I think they may be take-out only right now due to construction. I haven't been to Table 219, Olivar, or Poppy yet, but all seem promising.