Seattle Restaurant Week Tips and Special Deals

Grilled chili true cod with herb salad, a scoop of rice, and lime.

MARKET Seattle is trying out new items, including grilled chili true cod. | Photo via MARKET Seattle

Hope you worked up an appetite. Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) is back, running from now until Nov. 6 (so essentially two full weeks). 🍽️

In case you need a reminder, SRW is when restaurants across the city offer special meal deals, which can include $20 lunches or multi-course $35/$50 dinners. It’s a great opportunity to try out a new place or rediscover old favorites.

There are over 200 restaurants and food trucks participating in SRW’s fall edition, with takeout and delivery options, as well as a charitable component.

Begin the search here, but in case you want some highlights, here are some must-tries.

Buzzworthy spots

  • Autumn: Phinney Ridge destination with top notch pasta and seafood 🍝
  • Communion Restaurant & Bar: “Seattle soul food” restaurant in the Central District that recently got a major shout out from the New York Times
  • Karachi Cowboys: Pakistani and Indian fare meets Tex-Mex
  • MARKET Seattle: Downtown outpost of Edmonds’s mega-popular crab and lobster roll purveyor, featuring a few newer items 🦞
  • Taku: “Top Chef” star Shota Nakajima’s Japanese fried chicken sensation on Capitol Hill
A large bucket that says "F*ck It" with red stripes, next to a black bowl of gratin and a copper cup.

Taku offers a “F*ck It Bucket” with bento or kabocha gratin, plus drinks, for $50. | Photo via Taku

Potential bargains (three-course meals typically run well over $35)

  • Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable sushi in the U District 🍣
  • Kokkaku: Tender steaks that melt in your mouth 🥩
  • Osteria La Spiga: Italian dishes with plenty of PNW flair
  • Salty’s on Alki: Well-known West Seattle mainstay with spectacular views and soothing seafood chowder 🌊
  • Sawyer: Upscale comfort food, including a fancy Dilly Bar

Date night ideas

  • Cafe Munir: Sharable Lebanese plates in an intimate space
  • Nirmal’s: Critically lauded Indian restaurant in Pioneer Square
  • Omega Ouzeri: Refined takes on Greek classics, with grilled lamb and a heavenly baklava
  • Revel: Modern Korean street food in Fremont, including amazing short rib wontons
  • The Lounge at DeLille Cellars: Chill-but-romantic Woodinville winery, with highly acclaimed Syrah 🍷

Pro tip: You can search restaurants with vegan offerings, environmentally friendly practices, and ownership from underrepresented groups.

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