Taiwanese restaurants near Bellevue, Washington
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!
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.
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.