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lbsowen May 19, 2010 09:47 AM

It's been about 5 years since I've eaten in Issaquah. During the summer I will find myself there for lunch and/or dinner occasionally. Any recommendations? I like all kinds of cuisines, no price restrictions, I just want good meals. Thanks.

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    eat.rest.repeat May 19, 2010 10:05 AM

    Noodle Boat is great for Thai. Jak's is a place to get high quality steak at a good price. I've had some good meals and some bad meals at Bamiyan - they have both Afghani food and Persian and while I normally like Afghan cuisine better, I think that the Persian food here is better. There is also a new Tutta Bella outpost in Issaquah and TB is generally pretty good.

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    Tutta Bella
    715 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA

    Noodle Boat
    700 NW Gilman Blvd Ste E104B, Issaquah, WA 98027

    Bamiyan Restaurant
    317 NW Gilman Blvd Ste 31B, Issaquah, WA 98027

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      not the bad Steve May 19, 2010 10:17 AM

      Sheehan loves Macky's dim sum:

      http://www.seattleweekly.com/2010-05-12/food/macky-s-is-back-in-town/

      http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2010/05/ducks_and_shrimp_balls_east_si.php

      http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2010/05/friday_food_porn_dim_sum_weeke.php

      http://www.seattleweekly.com/slidesho...

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        lbsowen May 20, 2010 06:52 PM

        He most certainly does, doesn't he! And recent too, I must check it out. Thanks!

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          chazuke May 23, 2010 01:10 PM

          Macky's does a bang-up job on their regular menu. While I personally thought that the overall dim sum experience was above average (though there are some outstanding individual items), their "dinner" menu shows great promise. Our party had a very good Szechuan Mix Seafood. Shrimp, sliced fish, tender squid and NZ mussels were served on a sizzling platter, bathed in a savory and spicy sauce, though the mussels were too large for my liking. The Sauteed Pea Vine is a cut above the traditional style in which pea vines are usually served, namely in a garlic sauce. Macky's sauce was much more savory and was topped with sauteed enoki mushrooms. Finally, I will find it difficult to taste a better example of BBQ Roast Duck, very meaty with incredibly crispy skin. The duck really doesn't need the plum sauce that accompanies it. Macky's is definitely worth return visits to try some of their other specialties.

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          christy319 May 19, 2010 11:14 AM

          Ditto on Noodle Boat. The best Thai in the Seattle area.

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          Noodle Boat
          700 NW Gilman Blvd Ste E104B, Issaquah, WA 98027

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            lbsowen May 20, 2010 06:52 PM

            Oh good, Tutta Bella, didn't know about that. Thanks!

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            grangie angie May 20, 2010 05:45 PM

            Mega-dittos to Macky's DimSum and Noodle Boat*

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            Noodle Boat
            700 NW Gilman Blvd Ste E104B, Issaquah, WA 98027

            1. frygirl May 21, 2010 11:37 AM

              Noodle Boat is a favorite of mine. Their Tom Yum soup is the best I've found anywhere. I always start my meal with a bowl.

              If you just want a snack instead of a full meal, stop by Rock and Roll Burger for a wonderful hand dipped milk shake.

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              Noodle Boat
              700 NW Gilman Blvd Ste E104B, Issaquah, WA 98027

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                jiejie768 May 26, 2010 05:07 PM

                Pabla does good, fairly cheap Indian food. It's right near Gilman Village.

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