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staytuned Mar 30, 2011 11:37 AM

I'm looking fir a moderately price eatery in North Seattle What do you suggest?

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    mateo21 Dec 31, 2011 05:36 PM

    I was going to suggest Sitka and Spruce... but that won't fit the bill...

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      bourbongal Apr 5, 2011 08:01 PM

      If you are looking for great food for a bargin in North Seattle, you might try Nell's this month - they are participating in Seattle Restaurant Week on April 10-14 and Apr17-21. They are serving a 3-course tasting menu for $28. I just got their email about this and the choices look fabulous...sturgeon, lamb shoulder, leek risotto. Warning: you will need a reservation. I learned that the hard way the last time they participated in this promotion.

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        nicholas85 Apr 13, 2011 10:22 AM

        Thanks for the heads up on restaurant week. I forgot about it. Any other suggestions on specific restaurants that are participating? Quinn's was awesome when I ate there, and I've heard good things about June.

      2. Teknotic Apr 3, 2011 08:25 PM

        I've got to add on 2 more that I ate at today :

        European Foods (13520 Aurora Ave N) - It's a fantastic little Russian store with a restaurant attached. The food is incredible (piroshkies, beet salad, borsch, goulash, herring salad; all of which is mouth wateringly good, and homemade kvas). The family that owns it is AMAZING!!! There's no reason for anybody to not love this place.

        Aloha Japanese Ramen - Great fusion ramen restaurant with Korean, Chinese and Hawaiian influences. I tried the Mabo Katsu Ramen - Think tonkatsu, ramen and mapo tofu all mixed up. It didn't have the numbing spice, which is sad, but otherwise great. Your meal comes with 4 gyoza, pan fried to perfection.

        1. knowspicker Apr 3, 2011 09:56 AM

          Setsuna is a good bargain eatery. The dinner combo is $10 and includes miso soup, rice, salad and 2 entree choices. The tempura is very good as is the teriyaki chicken. The menu does lean toward the fried foods but they are done well and not too greasy.

          I'll second La Casa Azul.

          Fu Man Dumpling House is also a good choice for the dumplings and hot and sour soup. The pork burger is also a winner.

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          Fu Man Dumpling House
          14314 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

          La Casa Azul
          14419 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

          1. Teknotic Apr 2, 2011 09:08 PM

            La Casa Azul, Indo Cafe, Barriga Llena, the People's Pub, and Grill Express.

            The final one is a particular gem. For a range of $5-9, they serve some of the best Mediterranean food I've ever had. The Falafel is fantastic, and you should also try foul medamas. Their service is impeccable and they have a good variety. I hardly see it mentioned on CH, so I thought I would give it a shout.

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            Barriga Llena
            , Seattle, WA 98101

            La Casa Azul
            14419 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

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              cocktailhour Mar 31, 2011 11:18 AM

              how north and how "moderate"? I like Pear, in the north of the U District. More small plates, cocktails, then the previous recommendations, and probably more pricy. very good food and atmosphere.

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                SeattleSam Mar 31, 2011 12:18 PM

                I think you mean "Pair," which is good, although I wouldn't consider that North Seattle.

              2. lavaca Mar 30, 2011 09:56 PM

                Here's my northeast-centric list:

                Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor has a great happy hour (ending a bit early) and a better seafood selection that you might expect for the neighborhood.

                Hudson (the one on 15th & 80th) has great beer and decent fancy pub food.

                El Camion on Aurora is better than the one in Ballard (if you're including Ballard in your range, consider Senor Moose or La Carta de Oaxaca for Mexican). I also like Taqueria El Sabor, which is across the border in Shoreline. Barriga Llena is a winner for tortas.

                My favorite U District restaurant is Bratz for their sausage, schnitzel, and German beer. As a general rule, the food on The Ave is much better north of 50th than south of 50th (do visit Big Time if you like beer, though).

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                  val ann c Mar 31, 2011 11:13 AM

                  Another vote for Taqueria El Sabor. I like most of their items, in particular: pollo asado, tacos, enchiladas with green sauce, tacquitos. They make their own corn tortillas, horchata in a fountain dispenser. A good chicken soup served everyday. Posole on weekends. Rice, beans, and condiment bar are good. I do not like their guacamole, nor the enchiladas rancheros.

                  We live nearby and go often for dine-in and takeout. Their food is very consistent. The seating (formerly a Wendy's) is clean and nice, but it's not a place to linger.

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                  Taqueria El Sabor
                  15221 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

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                  mrnelso Mar 30, 2011 04:47 PM

                  El Camion, hard-by Home Depot, on 117th & Aurora
                  Paseo, 43rd & Fremont or 6226 Seaview Ave, at Golden Gardens
                  The length of "The Ave" (University Way between 42nd and 55th or so
                  Veraci pizza, about 8th & Market

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                    mrnelso Jan 1, 2012 07:58 PM

                    Waterwheel lounge - Digna's fried chicken, chicken-fried steak...
                    Revel, in Fremont - get the whole HH menu, for a good start
                    Golden Beetle HH - another good start
                    Kate's pub HH - Mac&cheese with pulled pork
                    Baguette Box, Fremont - Tofu sandwich (!)
                    Rainin' Ribs, Lake City - and brisket, ribs, hush-puppies, greens - the whole deal
                    Date-night, for sure, but straight out of the Godfather, is Salvatore - hope for the halibut

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                    SeattleSam Mar 30, 2011 03:56 PM

                    Marcello's on Roosevelt.

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                      Leper Mar 30, 2011 01:53 PM

                      Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon if you want Asian. Excellent dumplings, noodles and salt & pepper chicken.

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                      Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon
                      8917 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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                        ardelle Dec 31, 2011 09:34 AM

                        I cannot endorse Snappy Dragon unless you like the very typical Americanized version of Chinese. I found the dumplings (for us it was fried potstickers) to be huge, a huge amount (six big ones), and hugely inedible.

                        1. re: ardelle
                          MsMaryMc Dec 31, 2011 05:32 PM

                          Yeah, Snappy Dragon doesn't get a lot of love on this board--but clearly, some folks beg to differ. Different tastes.

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/747413

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