A definite must try!
This restaurant is conveniently located to the McCaw Hall, Intiman, and other Seattle Center venues for dinner before the show. The delicious lebanese soup and fresh salad were included with the meal...which is a rare find these days. We each ordered a different entree, and the flavors were each unique, savory and reminiscent of our recent trip to North Africa. This is the restaurant to return to many times over!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place has a really cool
This place has a really cool decor, although you would not know by the outside. The food is amazing traditional mediterranean food and you get so much for the price! The service was very friendly and prompt and although the place is pretty modern, it also feels cozy. We are definitely going to be back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We picked this restaurant
We picked this restaurant because we needed something close to the Seattle center before a show. We were impressed with everything. Good service, fresh extremely flavorful food. We both went with the servers dinner suggestions, one of us having the lamb kabobs and myself the chicken with rice ( I forget the actual name) soup to start was lentil and delicious, salad was great and the entree amazing for both of us. Too much to eat and enjoyed it again the next day for lunch. Ended the meal with the best baklava I have ever eaten, and I have been fortunate enough to have had baklava in Greece,Istanbul and throughout Israel. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be going back when I am in the area!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and very attentive service. This was our third visit.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time to Mashawi and we will be going back. The flavors are so fresh and delicious, and the portions are very generous. It isn't fancy or fussy, but honest simple food at it's best. Owners are lovely and make you feel like family. Try the mezza and the Kebab Combo. A wonderful addition to the neighborhood!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't Get Enough of Mashawi
I am working my way through the menu. I've had dinner there May 24, June 1, June 7 and June 8. Every dish I've had has been interesting and satisfying. I get a full explanation of the ingredients and how spicy the dish is before I order it. I have never been disappointed. I've taken nine people there and all of them have been pleased with their meal AND the value you get!!!
Service and care are impeccable.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was visiting Seattle and had experienced terrible traffic getting from the hotel to restaurants. Decided to look in neighborhood around hotel and found Mashawi. Was a pleasant 5 min walk instead of hour plus in a car. Street front was not anything special but inside ambiance was nice. Service was quick and food was great. Had beef and shrimp kabob combo and enjoyed it. Meat was not filet but was tender like a filet and had three small steaks not just three cubes and was cooked just as I ordered it. Shrimp came with 5 good sized tiger prawns and were well seasoned.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has good mediterranean cuisine and good, friendly service. Also it is close to the center and if you are going to an event and parking at the garage, it s just across the street. The portions are quite large, so go hungry!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great pre-event restaurant
Mashawi has excellent food & service + it's extremely convenient for pre-event dinning before theater/ballet/opera events.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive service by knowledgeable wait staff without being hovering and fussy. Quality food at a good value
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seattle Center Pre-Performance
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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a Treat!
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.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM