Bar Dojo
Bar Dojo

Bar Dojo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bardojo.com/
  • Phone: (425) 967-7267
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Shubert Ho
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our sister company Shooby Doo Catering has been named Best of Western Washington's "Best Catering Company" and has consistently been on Yelp's "best of" list in the Greater Seattle area. Shooby Doo specializes in all type of events including wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties and much more! Services also include rentals, bartending, event coordinating and event staffing. For more information on how to get a quote and to see what delicious offerings are available for your next special event, please visit www.ShoobyDooCatering.com.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in our private parking lot as well as nearby street parking!
A word from Bar Dojo
Bar Dojo, literally meaning "place of the way" represents a Modern Asian Restaurant featuring a melting pot of Asian comfort foods with Northwest ingredients. As the first and only of its kind in Edmonds, Bar Dojo strives to be the neighborhood gem that the community has been longing for. Hand crafted cocktails utilizing Asian inspired fruits and spices bring a new dimension to liquid dining. A newly designed dining room and full bar offers a comfortable and warm environment to complete your dining experience. Come visit Bar Dojo at Five Corners in Edmonds, Washington where the parking is plentiful, the drinks are unique and the food is comforting!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bar Dojo reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (33)great for brunch (11)special occasion (8)hot spot (7)good for groups (7)romantic (7)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • fantastic birthday brunch
    Mamaluvfood
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My friends and I were celebrating a friend's birthday and loved the brunch. We were a group of 8 boisterous ladies. The waitstaff were super friendly and helpful, but there was only 2 of them and only one knew how to bartend, so that slowed the service down a bit, especially when it got busier. We also wished that the space of the restaurant could've been a bit bigger. It was a very intimate setting. We had a blast overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too expensive - feel ripped off
    mmmmmm
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Still cannot believe how much we spent there with no "oohing or ahhing" over the food. been there twice and would only consider revisiting if it was happy hour. not a single thing we ordered (and we ordered several appetizers on both visits) stood out as memorable or "must have again good". What we were most excited to order were oysters and tuna. Sad little gritty oysters with what tasted like vinegar on them for $3 each and tuna pretty but not at ALL outstanding. Beef skewers with gristle and no char whatsoever and a sauce that tasted like peanut butter. we both felt very strongly that we could have found a much more thrilling meal elsewhere for half the price. I don't understand it as its not with view or in some hot neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Great Find in Edmonds
    lovesdeliciousfood
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We have enjoyed this restaurant a couple of times and look forward to returning. The food is delicious and the menu has great selections without being overly extensive. The Black Cod Kasuzuke with Avocado Rice is perfect - moist, tasteful and tender fish on a creamy rice. My husband enjoyed the Braised Short Rib and said it was the best he had ever had - perfectly done - tender and delicious. We did not have desert, but enjoyed the Crispy Calamari as an starter - it was delicious as usual. I am going to try the Mixed Tempura next time - fried avocado sounds too tempting to pass up. We keep this as a special place, but we are going to start making excuses to go there, just because it is an enjoyable food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been many times
    dabrewst
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    And every time we've enjoyed Bar Dojo. From the gracious greeting and seating to solid wait-service to the outstanding food and drink, BD is a dependable little gem in an up and coming Edmonds neighborhood, up the hill from the town center. They take part in Seattle Restaurant Week (one of the few in Snohomish County), have weekly specials and a friendly overall vibe. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amantedelcibo
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week tasting and was impressed. The food was delicious and prepared well. The portions were perfect to accommodate the three courses leaving me satisfied after the dessert course. Coffee was delicious. Went on a night when guitarist Enrique created a delightful serenade while guests dined. My waiter was helpful, knowledgable about the menu, and attentive but not annoying. The overall dining experience was wonderful and deserving of more frequent visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KEMO
    KEMO
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I went to Bar Dojo as part of Seattle Restaurant Week. What a great pick! The coconut prawns were tasty, as was the rest of my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks Open Table
    MEandJR
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We would have never found this place without our Open Table ap. Kind of tucked away in an unassuming location. Excellent food, presentation and service. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Sparks
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food here is unique, delicious, fresh and worthy of many a repeat visit. The restaurant was full on a Saturday night at 7:00 and seemed a bit understaffed although our waitress was friendly and helpful. The young lady with the water pitcher, however, did not appear to have job satisfaction which is too bad. The host himself was prompt, friendly, and welcoming. This, coupled with the good intentions of the waitress made this an all around wonderful experience despite the full crowd that put a bit of pressure on the wait staff. My only recommendation would be to find someone with a smile to fill the water glasses! We will definitely return and I agree with previous reviews, don't let the odd strip mall location deter you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bruce
    Binto100
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first experience at Bar Dojo. We went there for our 8th anniversary and thought the food was first rate and the service was good. My wife had the black cod and I had the braised short rib. Both were delicious and I am certain we will go back for more. Don't let the odd small strip mall location put you off, it is a restaurant worth going to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food allergies? Dine here!
    DynamicDuo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was the first time we went here and we chose it because of other Open Table reviews. My husband has many food allergies including gluten, onions, and garlic, so we are always a little wary when eating out. We did not need to worry here--their customer service is excellent in accommodating allergies. Olivia was one of THE BEST servers we have ever had (and we are picky about service). She was upbeat, compassionate, and really knew the menu. Olivia went the extra mile and had the chef mark the things my husband could eat on a menu, as well as the things they could substitute. She encouraged us to take the menu home and use it whenever we came back--we certainly will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    QmanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a REAL restaurant in Edmonds. Like...I'm not kidding. The food and service were AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great little restaurant, wonderful food. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful weekend brunch, who knew?
    BellinghamgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been here for dinner before and had a great experience, but were it not for open table we'd have never known they'd started doing brunch. Yum! And since there is lunch at the same time, it's food for groups with varying tastes... My friend had chicken and waffles, my husband had corned beef hash, and I had the most awesome bahn mi sandwich ever! Definitely our new go-to place in this area for weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Dojo has great food
    GreatPlacesToEat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Not only is it tasty and with plenty of choices, but they accommodated food issues. Super friendly staff and owners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Bar Dojo never disappoints. Great food, unique cocktails, friendly staff, and a welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar Dojo Evening
    Dirbylovesgoodfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food at Bar Dojo was so amazing! We had a great dining experience and we would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Skoll
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had the Dungeoness crab eggs benedict. I was very, very happy. I believe my dining companions also enjoyed their meals, but with such a delicacy in front of me, I had no attention to spare to their general state. I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    PCK84
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This looked like a little "hole in the wall" but was fantastic! Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Bar Dojo reviews archive.
  • Good food but felt very rushed
    tjanice123
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I had been there before and was looking forward to the great service and yummy food I had enjoyed before. The food was good, but I felt very rushed - even with a reservation. I had hardly started on my appetizer when my dinner came and it had to sit on my table while I finished my first course. I was never asked if I wanted a second glass of wine, my water was never refilled and when I was finished, the server boxed up my food and dropped the check without asking if I wanted dessert. It was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GAAJ
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent food selections, attentive staff and reasonably priced items makes for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice job with Mother's Day Brunch
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Decided to try Bar Dojo for Mother's Day brunch as it is close to home and likely to be less crowded. Also glad I could get a reservation on Open Table. We are glad we made the choice to go there! Breakfast food was quite good and Cucumber Lime spritzers were loved by all -- especially my teen-aged daughter. We are glad to have Bar Dojo in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood Spot
    THRhi
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Who says you cant get great food in a strip mall. Bar Dojo puts together wonderful food (and interesting cocktails) in a great little neighborhood space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very creative cuisine
    gdt1VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    we had no less than 6 different small plates. With the exception of the coconut prawns (average) the rest was very good. Will come back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    caitb
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We went for restaurant and were able to split 6 different plates, they were all fantastic! Our server was great, we couldn't have asked for a better date night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucky for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Edmonds is lucky to have this gem of a restaurant. Everything is delicious and staff is fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting place
    Dave
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The restraunt is tucked in a run down strip mall, however when you walk in the dining area and bar look exceptional. The food was good but overpriced for what you get. Service was good and knowledgeable. All in all a good place for some interesting fusion food but in my opinion not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love bar dojo
    Malke3
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I love Bar Dojo! The food is great and the service is always good! The short rib is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian fusion
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This is a cozy, laid back establishment with some of the most innovative Asian fusion dishes my spouse and I have experienced. The staff is helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and go out of their way to make your visit a positive one. The founder and chef, Shubert Ho, has found his creative epicurean niche. It's great to have this gem nearby and not in the heart of downtown Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding flavors
    winedineVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great local restaurant with excellent menu. We will definitely be dining regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ordered at least eight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We ordered at least eight different dishes, either an appetizer or a side, and each one was terrific. Can't wait to go back and try some of the noodle dishes that some of the other diners were ordering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Little Place!
    Dewbank
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a new restaurant to try for dinner and found Bar Dojo in a unlikely looking strip mall. We are so glad we took a chance! Excellent meal, personable service and very nice decor. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining
    2eatout
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This was our second visit and we were equally happy each time. The personal attention from staff helped us feel special. We tried many shared plates which were all very good and loved the dipping sauces. Last time we had entrees and they were all top notch. We love the atmosphere - especially that they haven't packed in too many tables and the noise level is comfortably low. We'll be returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the rough
    Longlinr
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    From the outside Bar Dojo may seem like another strip mall restaurant. However the food is great and the staff are wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not like sitting by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Did not like sitting by the door.Very noisy with the folks talking and waiting for a table . Cold draft by the door. Food was very good . Not a relaxing time due to where we were seated. May not go again on Friday or will leave if offered that seat again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful find
    Earl
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    A beautiful interior makes up for the plain outdoor mini mall look. The food is moderately priced and excellent in presentation and flavor . Especially love wed. Music nights. Will be back over and over as the menu changes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My husband and I had a fantastic dinner with excellent service from start to finish here last Saturday. The oysters were fresh and delicious, the short ribs with risotto was excellent, but my husband's lemongrass beef noodles was the over the top outstanding winner of the night. We will definitely be back as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really good. I had
    kenn
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Food was really good. I had the steak and it was delish......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Well presented.
    Oftenhungry
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Excellent food. Well presented. Graciously served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu is small but with
    Martha
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The menu is small but with lots of variety and well prepared. Our waiter split the ramen we were going to share without being asked. We wish Bar Dojo was a little closer to home so we could visit more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected & Delighted
    Devi
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Bar Dojo is located in a strip mall that doesn't seem to have anything special around it. Inside it's small an comfortable, the decor is nice and perfect for a date environment. The bar had quite a few adults enjoying the wine and a mixologist who seemed capable. It wasn't a trendy environment, no TVs playing sports, everyone in the restaurant were professionals. At 7pm, a musician came in for live music. Unfortunately, thats when we were leaving but we would definitely come back again for the later dinner scene.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.