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Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine
Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine

Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mashawirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (206) 282-0078
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese
  • Executive Chef: Paul Maroun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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A word from Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine
Looking up at the Seattle Space needle, Mashawi is a family restaurant focusing on bringing comfort food from the Mediterranean; specifically Lebanon to our patrons. We are a family owned and ran restaurant. Every dish is made by hand in the kitchen by the owners/chefs with more then 20+ years cooking authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean food.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food for a very reasonable price. Also a great location for attending anything at the Seattle Center. Service was good and food was authentic Arabic cuisine. The Mesa, which was a large sampling of all sorts of appetizer's was very good . Portions are large."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Soup, salad and a healthy delicious meal is consistently served every time I frequent this wonderful little restaurant. The fresh ingredients, sauces and spices create the best home cooked meals. This little gem is tucked between many other restaurants across from the McCaw Hall parking lot."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always a good meal served by friendly and helpful staff."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Dining at Mashawi is always convenient before events at McCaw Hall, Seattle Rep, Cornish Playhouse , Seattle Children's Theatre or Key Arena. Make a reservation for 5:30 and you'll easily be out by 7 p.m. to make your event. Staff is speedy, efficient and pleasant. I'm working my way through the menu and still have about half of it to go. WARNING: Dinners come with SOUP AND SALAD. So if you don't have a big appetite, just order the main dish. Or two appetizers and a soup are a FULL MEAL. ENJOY"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant because of its proximity to Seattle Center. The food was terrific and the wait staff was very helpful. We had huge portions and I took the waiter's recommendation and ordered what he suggested between my two finalists. Couldn't have been happier."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant for a good meal, tasty dishes that are not heavy at all, before a performance at the nearby Seattle Center. They have nice wines to go with dinner and the place is fine for a conversations."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Lots of food, all very good. The main courses look a tad pricey, but they include lentil soup and a salad... and the portions are big enough to share, or to have lunch with the next day."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at how authentic the food was on our first visit. We'll be back again soon!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything was good except for the grape leaves...those were taken out of can and served on a plate (disappointing!). The grilled items and the Salmon were nicely prepared. The Tabboule and appetizers were excellent. The Kibbe balls were exquisite."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We knew nothing about this little restaurant other than it was close to our hotel. What a wonderful surprise. The food was wonderful, and oh so flavorful! The portions are huge, better for sharing with a group, and had we known when we ordered we would have shared an entree as you get a full meal - soup and salad. We will return the next time we are in Seattle."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "No liquor license yes even though there are three search terms listed with the word "bar." In my book, that's misleading. Also, asked abut arriving at the 1/4 hour (only hour and 1/2 available in your system) and got a rather panicked response stating "We are pretty busy; you know there are two shows tonight in Seattle Center!" But isn't that normal for a restaurant located a block from the center?? Please do not count my Food, Ambiance, and Noise ratings! Your system made me add those."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My wife and I were heading here to dine before the Michael Buble concert. We got rear ended and thus delayed. We called the restaurant and they held a table for us. This was great as our delay lasted longer than anticipated. We pre-ordered our food and it was out hot and ready within 10 minutes of our arrival. The service was hands down our best we have experienced in Seattle which is saying something as Seattle is full of great places to eat. Now onto the food. The Falafel balls were crisp and hot on the outside and melt in your mouth on the inside. The accompanying sauce was fresh made and had a delicious tang to it. I had the Beef Schwarma and my wife had the Lamb Kabobs. Both exceeded our expectations. A must go for Lebanese!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My husband and I appreciate fresh food, well prepared. That describes our dining experience at Mashawi Mediterranean Restaurant. I love the variety on the menu. Each dish is seasoned specially and there is obvious care in presentation. We are planning to return for my husband's birthday."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This might be a wonderful place when it's not too busy. But I'm guessing that for the number of people arriving for dinner at 6 pm, they had one or two too few wait staff and maybe the same in the kitchen. if they couldn't handle the number of people showing up before an opera on a Saturday night, they shouldn't take so many reservations; our service was slow, and the food just wasn't up to par. Filling the restaurant to over-capacity wasn't the best tactic in this case."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I've been working my way through the menu for the past year. Have found some favorites that I go back to, but frequently try their specials or another dish. Only once was I disappointed in that a spicy salmon dish was too spicy for me. Otherwise, the presentation, taste and flavorings have all been just fine. I recommend Mashawi for anyone attending an event in or around Seattle Center. Book your reservation no later than 5:30 and you'll get to your performance in plenty of time."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Ate dinner at Mashawi before an opera at Seattle Opera. We were late for our reservation due to traffic, but the staff was more than accommodating in finding us a table as soon as they could and expediting our order. They were helpful with telling us which menu items would take too long to cook. The restaurant was packed, food was great."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "There are better alternatives if you really want good middle Eastern food.decent if you have to stay near Seattle Center. Atmosphere of the restaurant was nice and service was good."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Horrible wine selection. Lamb was over cooked in the combo kabobs. Wat too much garlic used in salad and in the entrees. Service was very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service was outstanding, the food was very good, and the portions were - well, let's just say if you go away from here hungry you're doing something wrong."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had reservations for 6:00 PM, and had tickets to the ballet at MacCaw Hall at 7:30. Unfortunately, coming from out of town, we did not give ourselves nearly enough time for the traffic and construction everywhere. We finally got there at around 6:45, they still sat us right away, and fully accommodated our rushed schedule. They went out of their way to make sure our food came out as fast as possible, and were ready with boxes and the check right when we needed them. We got to the show on time and were still able to enjoy a delicious, if slightly rushed, meal."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My friend and I wanted to go to a nearby restaurant before an event at Key Arena so we thought we'd give Mashawi a shot. It was a Sunday evening so it was very quiet and few patrons were in the small restaurant so we were a little leery. But, was a great surprise! The service was fast, the food was absolutely delicious and the portions were very generous. I had a vegetarian sampler plate and all of my new food was absolutely wonderful. My friend had a simple chicken kabob plate and hers was also delicious, the rice is so tasty. There was so much food we had to take our leftovers to the car before our show; it was too good not to save! I'll definitely be back when I'm in the area."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This is a convenient spot for dinner before attending an event at McCaw Hall, Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Rep or any Seattle Center event. Reservations are a MUST. I'm working my way through the menu and have liked 95% of what I've had. Service is always attentive without being overbearing. Make sure you tell wait staff you're going to a performane and when you want to leave. They meet the deadline or beat it every time."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Attentive service by knowledgeable wait staff without being hovering and fussy. Quality food at a good value"
    Dined on 10/19/2013