BOKA Restaurant + Bar
BOKA Restaurant + Bar

BOKA Restaurant + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bokaseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2063579000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am-11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
    Happy Hour: 2:30pm-6:00pm & 9:30pm - close. 7 days
    Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-close

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am-2:30pm

    Studio 1000 is open for Hotel 1000 and BOKA guests, and can also be reserved for private events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Birk
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Special Events: Check our events page for ongoing and special events http://www.bokaseattle.com/events.aspx

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary when you dine at BOKA. With a $15 minimum purchase parking is free for up to 3 hours.
A word from BOKA Restaurant + Bar
"At BOKA our menus feature ingredients from local fishers, farmers and ranchers that are guided by the principles of sustainability. Our wine list features an eclectic selection of wines from around the world, with a focus on the Northwest. We strive to create, through food, beverage and service, an unforgettable experience in a beautifully designed, cozy and comfortable atmosphere."

-Executive Chef,Roach Kerri



BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services include breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, late night, weekend brunch and seasonal patio dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
BOKA Restaurant + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (16)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (9)good for groups (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Boka Burger & Poke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I love this place. We have dinner here every month especially before a Sounders game. They have 2 happy hours daily and we enjoy reduced price fare by booking an OpenTable reservation for 5:30 pm. We split the Boka Burger which is delicious with bacon and cooked rare. The frites are terrific with garlic aioli. I enjoy the Poke and my husband enjoys the mussels. They have a nice selection of ales on tap and the happy hour wine selection is normally a good choice. Book a table by the window to people watch. The service is typically positive but can slow down at times. Sit back and enjoy your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Lunch
    mllp
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Boka's is a great place for lunch with terrific food and quiet enough for a conversation. A rarity today!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but Pricey
    LAvisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I enjoyed the duck and my wife had the pork belly. My daughter loved the salmon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We each picked a different dish and we were all very pleased with the food. The bar tender was very accommodating during our meal and we sat at the bar after dinner and he was even more charming. Our waitress during dinner seemed unfriendly, but she was not at all rude. It didn't ruin our experience. We have always enjoyed our complete Hotel 1000 experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was delicious, but the server never came by to check on us. I had to wait a long time to beg her for a dessert menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really fun
    islandcommuter
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We sat outside which gave us a great view of the street traffic on a warm summer night, which was a blast. Great food, truly outstanding service, we'll be back for sure. The scoop special was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience overall
    Patrick
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A little pricey but a nice experience. Had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly, but in my opinion the side (artichoke and warm salad) didn't work, so that should be changed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Service mediocre
    food2good
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place was highly recommended, and my friends had been here for breakfast and dinner. Unfortunately lunch service came short. Service was incredibly slow. We never received water refills, our waitress hardly ever came to our table check on us to see if we needed anything else, which we did. I ordered the burger which was just okay because it came out warm. Only redeeming aspect of this lunch was the truffle fries.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    Luncher
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    some sidewalk seating in nice weather and more private booths
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kcccc
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    salmon special with squash flower was incredible! The server did a great job at painting a visual picture of the special options and made us feel like royalty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodFolk
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've dined here multiple times before and each time was such a great experience except for this last visit. Food was great as always! We sat outside on such a beautiful day in the PNW. Only problem was the slow service. Our waitress sucked! She would disappear for long periods of time and towards the ending we've just had it. We asked for a box and the check. When she dropped the check off she hurried away not giving us a chance to give her our card immediately so that we can GTFO of there. Instead of waiting longer I went to find her inside and low and behold? She was chillin with the hostess chattin it up. Our quick lunch turned into a 2 hour waiting game. Needless to say she may or may NOT have gotten a tip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good tastes
    keith
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great dinner and wines to match. Our server was very eager and knowledgable with regard to nice wine pairing. The wine selection is small but good. Lots of local gems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After perforance
    Hungry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great for a after performance dinner, close to ferry. Service was super, food hit the spot. Wife said the chowder was best ever. The fried chicken was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy
    rdf1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It's difficult to carry on a conversation due to the noise level
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BOKA worth visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was my first time visiting BOKA restaurant, and I would go back again. The drinks are good, the food is great, and it has a fun vibe. Sometimes the music is a little loud for conversation, but it's good music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    CASunshine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We read reviews and heard about the brunch so we decided to meet some friends Sunday and brunch was very good. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We opted to sit outside, cute patio but street noise at times was loud (summer tourist traffic), however it was a beautiful day and between noise it was a great area to enjoy a meal. No views other than some historic Seattle buildings but we were there for the food. $5 Sunday brunch Mimosa's and all local beer on tap. All reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    JAG45VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have eaten at BOKA several times now, usually before the symphony at Benaroya Hall. Each time I have been impressed with the complete package, from the complimentary valet parking, to a warm greeting by the hostess, to a creative cocktail menu, to the service and the food. We have had several different servers and each one has been very knowledgable about the menu offerings and willing to offer suggestions. The kitchen does a very nice job combining ingredients (mostly seasonal and local, I expect) for an interesting menu. During our last visit, the wine cellar was being rotated so we got a splurge bottle of wine at a very nice price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great flavors and friendly
    winendine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My wife and I celebrated her birthday. We were seated immediately and ordering was very flexible. The flavors were excellent and service was greater. Thanks for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Lunch
    mllp
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Boka's is a great place for lunch. A creative menu and very good service. We had the salmon and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet surprise
    Eats2Outalot
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Boka was located across the street from our hotel. It was a great surprise find. The dinner was outstanding and the service great. We returned for brunch but the service was not so great. The food, however was yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Robert
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We keep coming back and were never disappointed. The food and service are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT GATHERING PLACE
    waweight
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS FANTASTIC. THE FOOD PRICES WERE A LITTLE HIGH BUT THE AMBIENCE MORE THAN MADE UP FOR THE HIGH PRICE. THEY DIDNT CARRY THE WINES THAT MY WIFE AND I PREFER (CHATEAU STE MICHELLE RIESLING AND MERLOTS). OUR WAITRESS (ALI) WAS OUTSTANDING AND WORTH THE $25 DOLLAR TIP... SHE REALLY TOOK CARE OF US AND ALWAYS HAD A BEAUTIFUL SMILE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BOKA - Great dinner!
    islandgirl
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We dined at BOKA with relatives visiting from the east coast. Our server was friendly and helpful. Great Happy Hour menu. Starter salads were soooo fresh - the Caesar was great! Halibut and scallops were cooked to perfection. Portion sizes were generous. The cherry mousse dessert was really delicious. We will definitely visit BOKA again. And FREE valet parking when dining at BOKA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Friendly hostesses, great brunch food, delicious mimosas! Our server did a decent enough job taking our order in a timely manner and stuff buuuuut she barely said a word to us the whole time. She was very quiet and polite. A little "how's your day" small talk is the very least I say when I'm serving someone in my restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good reastaurant and bar
    asil
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    this is more bar than the restaurant. food was great, service as well. wish there was more selection for brunch but what i had was really good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    abcme1x87
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Boka is convenient and has been great when meeting friends after work. The atmosphere is relaxed, food enjoyable and the service always excellent. Your valet parking service is a welcomed perk when dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 746 reviews are from the BOKA Restaurant + Bar reviews archive.
  • Great for conversation
    Fran
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Loved this place. I wear hearing aids and most restaurants are so noisy I can barely have a conversation. This was perfect. Enough background chatter to feel a sense of comaraderie but quiet enough to have a good conversation. The food was delicious, and the prices reasonable. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at Boka!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is, as they promise, fresh and well cooked. It was a treat to have a salad that oozed freshness, and the right amount and type of dressing. The farro was a tasty touch, although farro doesn't have to feature in so many dishes :P Our server was amazing, and the wine list decent enough. Only complaint is the ambience - Boka is neither sports bar, nor the kind of romantic restaurant we'd've wished for. It tries to be both, and ends up feeling a little... weird. Our quest for romantic ambience didn't work out, but, the food was great and the service very warm. We won't be back if we visit Seattle, but, for a one-time thing, definitely yes!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went here as is was suggested as a good restaurant with gluten free options. The hostess was rude and we were concerned because she made a point to say that they didn't have a gluten free menu so we were concerned we made a bad decision, but our server was wonderful and made a point to make sure we had a wonderful experience. The prices were very reasonable for the meal we had and our experience was redeemed by her attention to detail and positive attitude. I only gave it 4 stars because of the rudeness of the hostess.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Hour - food & drink
    snoodiefoodie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Good for Happy Hour food and drinks, good prices. Service was not very good, he mentioned that he had a 12-top that was keeping him busy, but even when that big table left, we did not get much attention. Had to ask for drink refills. The good thing is - you can valet park downtown with 3 hours free! That was great since it was pouring down rain! Food was ok, the dessert and the happy hour red wine was the best!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay but missing something
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food was good but the service was hot and cold. My dissappointment was the lack of flexibility with the menu. We dined at a few different establishments during restaurant week. We are light eaters and had given up deserts so we generally ordered from the main menu. There were two items on the fixed menu that looked wonderful. Because we could not eat the deserts (part of the fixed price) I asked if the salmon could be served ala carte. Unfortunately the waiter explained there were no substitutions and the salmon was only on the pre-fixed menu. I thought about ordering the three course fixed and just leaving the other two courses. The lack of flexibility left a bad taste on the overall experience.
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  • Good comfort food
    rblumentVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The atmosphere is super modern, the music was ethnic influenced and rather loud, but the food was decadent and delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taking advantage of restaurant
    GTSL
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Taking advantage of restaurant week gave me the perfect opportunity to try BOKA. My friend and I were not disappointed. The food was very good, tasty combinations and done to our specification. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Overall a very nice experience. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • stood up but not abandoned
    RobinWVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My business date didn't show up for our lunch. Despite a pretty full restaurant the staff didn't begrudge me the prime table. When I gave up and ordered a salad the hostess and then waiter couldn't have been more attentive/gracious. The salad nicoisr was excellent and I told my apologetic stander-upper that she can take me to Boka next week to atone.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin was a great server.
    GregVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Austin was a great server. Reasonable prices, timely service, excellent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat little restaurant
    hankers88
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Was meeting a client for lunch and they recommended BOKA. Hadn't heard of it before but after dining there, would recommend this to others as well. Food was great, service was excellent and the atmosphere was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All in all this was a good
    RickS
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    All in all this was a good experience. Boka is modern, comfy, and relatively quiet. It was a great place to bring a guest and catch up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    MarvcoPolo
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Had the cod sandwich with side salad. Very tasty. Pleasantly surprised with the nice jalapeno kick to the sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had to ask multiple times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I had to ask multiple times to get my tea and I saw 4 servers standing around and talking- it doesn't make the restaurant look very good. I did pick up later which I could understand, but at the time (11:45am) there were hardly any full tables. Our server was Baron - and he stopped by twice. The expediter/runner actually brought our food and my tea, asked us if we wanted pepper, followed up with us - he did a nice job. He saved our experience, in my opinion. I usually have a very pleasant experience at Boka and that is why I recommend it.
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  • Great
    erica
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Had a great early dinner. Enjoyed 3 courses via Dine Around Seattle, everything was delicious. Our server was both nice and helpful. I would return here agin.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.