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Nov 22, 2011 09:50 PM

Best yoshoku ?

i finally made it to Cafe Soleil, and was very pleased with my dinner.
i've heard of Fort St. George for yoshoku.
how do they compare? are there other recommendations for yoshoku in and near seattle?

Cafe Soleil
1400 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  1. I'm really confused - Cafe Soleil has typically offered Ethiopian food at dinner.

    Yoshoku is western food prepared with a Japanese touch, yes? My only experience at Fort St. George was too weird for me. Felt like a place to go after getting drunk, and perhaps best if I was in a frat or perhaps a crazed Asian teenager?

    If you are looking for lunch, I can recommend Katsu Burger in Georgetown. Panko fried burgers, nori seasoned fries, green tea milkshakes anyone?

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    1. re: tsquare

      i totally understand your confusion! the first time i searched for cafe soleil, i hit on the ethiopian restaurant.
      try this link for the cafe soleil in mukilteo

      omurice is my childhood happy place memory.
      does anyone here serve kare with a sunnyside up fried egg? that was how we had kare in yokohama, a hundred years ago.

      1. re: ritabwh

        Oh, thanks - that makes far more sense.

        I was introduced to omurice as a young adult. I still prefer a glug of soy to ketchup, but it makes me look forward to leftover rice in the fridge. makes kare and also does breakfast, so I would think they could add an egg. We only ate there once - the kare was a huge portion, though not a lot of meat in the bowl. Am I right in thinking that this is a Filipino dish you are seeking?

      2. re: tsquare


        I read the recent review of Katsu Burger; how was your experience? Can you offer up a review, perhaps in a new thread for others to chime in? I am curious and want to visit, but it sounds bready and heavy (like a burger isn't heavy allready. Do tell!

        1. re: gingershelley

          Panko breaded is pretty light - but it is still a fried product. I actually had a kid's meal of chicken strips (the chicken had been brined), fries with nori, and a chocolate shake - and brought half home. M had the katsu burger and survived to eat another day. It's a lot of food. I believe the pork on that was also brined before being pounded.

          1. re: gingershelley

            I've been to Katsu Burger a couple of times now and have to say it's pretty good...but a little too much of a good thing, The burgers are HUGE! I would say always split one, because you go from a great tasting meal to feeling kinda gross pretty fast. If you split one you get to have some of the Nori Fires. I've had the Tonkatsu and beef burgers, both were good. I'd say the place would be perfect if they brought the sizes down a little and used a little tougher bun.