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Sep 22, 2011 01:57 PM

Taiwanese restaurants near Bellevue, Washington

Hi Guys,

I will be visiting Seattle in a couple of weeks from the NYC Metro area. I am intested in eating at Taiwanese restaurants near Bellevue, where I will be staying. Do you guys have any suggestions? I know Dintaifung is there so it's already on my list of places to go if my local friend is interested in going. Are there other places you have in mind? Please let me know. Thanks in advance!

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  1. My husband is from Taipei. Facing East in Bellevue is our favorite. They have street market-style food (pork rice, pottage, fried chicken bits, pork bun). Vast menu with many deliciouis, well-executed options.

    It can get busy, so don't be surprised if there is a wait. It is worth it.

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    1. re: ethereal

      Thank you!! I am from Taipei too (via California and the Midwest in my teens and twenties..). I will have to check out this place. The food items sound authentic :)

      1. re: bearmi

        Not as good or specifically Taiwanese as Facing East, but Yea's Wok has some well-done Taiwanese dishes, together with some standard Cantonese/American-Chinese stuff.

    2. Aside from the places already suggested, there are also 2 you may also run across - Little Taipei and Yess 101. I haven't been terribly impressed with them (although they do have their share of supporters here), but if you're hard up for more than what's already mentioned...

      There's also Henry's Taiwan in east Bellevue and is worth visiting (it sits inside a Korean supermarket alongside a pretty decent Korean place as its anchor restaurants). In terms of authenticity, sometimes I find Facing East having a bit too much "Cantonese" influence. Henry's Taiwan is a bit better Taiwanese in that regard, although Facing East is culinarily the better choice in terms of ingredients and execution most of the time.

      And don't forget the hotpot place next to Facing East too. Outrageously overpriced in my opinion (just like its famous competitor Xiao Fei Yang / Little Fat Sheep in East Bellevue), but worth going if you're into that kind of thing.

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      1. re: HungWeiLo

        I assume that the Henry's Taiwan in Bellevue is the same ownership as the one found in the I.D. What about the menu there?

        1. re: equinoise

          Now there is another Henry's Tawain (Plus) about half a block east of the original Henry's in the ID. Similar menu, but with a few higher end items. Haven't been yet. Hoping this doesn't mean the old location will close down.

          1. re: equinoise

            It should be a similar menu (if not the same). I haven't been there in a while though. I think for some time the food was better at the Bellevue location because the owner was trying to ramp up that location?

            They probably moved their ID location because it's next to that rowdy bar and it's kind of tucked away under the Chinatown arch.

            1. re: HungWeiLo

              They didn't move... they added another down the street. The old one is still there.

              1. re: tykapfh

                FYI Living Social is doing Henry's Taiwan 5 course dinner for 4 for $32 - expiration in September 2012. Offer expires in 2 days. Good at 522 S King St or in Bellevue