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Aug 20, 2011 04:17 PM

Spending a day in Seattle - what to eat?


We are spending the day and early evening in Seattle before we hop on a plane back to NYC. Where should we go? Veg-friendly and awesome fish/seafood places welcomed, as are ethnic restaurants.


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  1. Poppy has a great vegetarian thali if you want to try lots of dishes. If you're going to be downtown cruising the Pike Place Market for lots of eats is a great experience, searching this board will give you a myriad of recommendations in the area. If it's sunny and you have transportation, sitting on the deck at Ray's with a bowl of steamer clams and a local brew is one of my favorite things to do.

    Are you looking for more casual or upscale? Will you have a car? What area of the city will you be in? What kind of places do you like?

    Pike Place Market
    1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

    8 Replies
    1. re: Brunhilde

      Thanks for your response!

      We will have a car, and are looking for anything that's good! A great sushi place would be welcomed, as would anything in the "diners, drive-ins, and dives" category.

      1. re: bennyt

        Bizzarro has been on Triple D, bennyt. See the thread on the resto. Last posted on today, I believe.

        1. re: firecracker

          Saw that episode of Triple D. and it looked awesome. Have you eaten there?

          1. re: bennyt

            Several times, benny. The place is definitely funky to say the least. Food is very good being locally sourced. Freshest of salads and the pastas and other dishes are wonderful. I'd give it a two thumbs up!

          2. re: firecracker

            Having never been to NYC, I can't speak to this personally but I've noticed that New Yorkers are generally told not to bother with Italian in Seattle. Perhaps one of our more well-travelled hounds could elaborate....

        2. re: Brunhilde

          Not sure if you are already back to NYC, but I would recommend Nishino or Sushi Kappo Tamura. The latter uses alot of locally sourced Seafood for their sushi which would differentiate what you might get out at NYC's excellent sushi joints.

          Try Monsson or Tamarind Tree for ethnic, as from my last trip, NYC still may not have as much high end Vietnamese selection. but I may be wrong.

          Tamarind Tree
          1036 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

          3130 E Madison St Ste 106, Seattle, WA 98112

          1. re: shaolinLFE

            Brunhilde, point taken about NYCers and Italian food, although I have to say I was pretty impressed by what I saw on Triple D about Bizarro.
            ShaolinSF, thanks for the Sushi rec! Anytime we're on the West Coast, we're always looking for locally sourced seafood, and sushi would be awesome. It really is different than NYC sushi, although NYC sushi has it's place too.

            1. re: bennyt

              Mashiko's in West Seattle is 100% sustainable seafood, so that might be of interest as well.