First time at this restaurant.
First time at this restaurant. We went for the Mother's Day Brunch. The food was excellent. Don't think they had enough staff because we waited over half an hour for our order to be taken, and then another half an hour for our food to arrive. Other than that, it was a very pleasant experience and would highly recommend.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Boka several times for late night drinks and happy hour, but never for dinner. It was great. I had a hard time choosing a dish, there were several i wanted to devour! The waitress was awesome, the hostess sat us in her favorite seat in the house and the bartender tried his best to recreate my favorite drink they took off the menu! They go the extra mile!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice clean and modern establishment, part of a hotel I believe. The food was good, well-presented and served in a friendly and efficient manner. Great place for a nice business lunch, which is what I was doing.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time at BOKA
Lovely experience, again ! Yummy food, friendly service and awesome environment. The vibe is electric and this will always be my go to for a nice restaurant experience.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit to BOKA
Memorable food, simple elegance, impeccable service.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
For my college graduation, I took my family and girlfriend to Boka restaurant for a great night of eating, drinking, and good conversations! In hindsight, I would say that on the whole, this restaurant definitely delivered on all fronts. A few points to make, however:
Myself and my father ordered the Kansas City Strip. It was well-seasoned, but way overcooked considering we ordered it medium-rare. Something to keep in mind that influenced my rating of the food here. The truffle fries, however, were marvelous.
The service was a bit inattentive, but they were very accommodating with our particular drink orders.
This was my second time at this restaurant, and honestly my first time here was an overall better experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cocktail list was fun, the share plates inventive. We had the Boka salad and it was perfect as an opener for two. The colour shifts in the wall lighting gives it a vaguely futuristic feel. Uber modern but still fairly warm and intimate.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boka is perfect for a business lunch with a special client. Elegant and quiet it is also very current. The crab salad was delicious.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely modern ambience
Background lighting color rotates, it gives the modern setting a romantic touch.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I chose this restaurant because of the great reviews and because we had never been before. We made our reservation for 6pm, but being the new working parents we were a bit late. The hostess was kind and welcoming, stating they were happy we made it. Then upon hearing that we were celebrating our anniversary, they surprised us with a lovely rose and dessert! The service was great, friendly, geniune and thorough. The food was delicious: I ordered the tuna with yellow curry and sambal and my husband ordered the fried chicken. Both were cooked perfectly and were flavorful and filling. We shared the strawberry rhubarb cheesecake which was the ending to a summer evening. We will definitely return if not for the service itself!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to expectation
With all the raving reviews, we went to Boka with high expectations, thinking we would be disappointed. However, we were very impressed with each item we ordered. Nothing we ordered was just good, it was delicious from drinks to salad to entries to desserts. Highly recommend the halibut and the Bee's Knees. Service is delightful with Sandra.
For all the years we have lived here, we missed a lot for not having been to Boka before. Will catch up from now on!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed BOKA for our 19th anniversary. My husband ordered halibut and I ordered steak. Both were excellent and cooked exactly as we requested. Hostess offered us a window table or a more private table - thanks for the choice! We sat at the window next to a local resident who gave us good ideas on other things to do on our visit to Seattle. Crowd was good mixture of professionals for an after work social time to a group of best friends to couples like us.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hosted by great staff every time!
It was a crowded restaurant when I was there this past Friday, and even still my server was great!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour
We had the happy hour menu which was delicious. Ian was our waiter & he was excellent, sense of humor & great recommendations. Will be back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a few days in Seattle we were looking for something a bit different from the fish and chips and chowder that are everywhere. We were also looking for a place where our daughter could get a healtier meal. This restaurant, recommended by the fairmont's conscierge, proved to meet our requirement. Despite a hip look and feel they turn out to have a good kid menu and some more creative dishes still with a NW influence. We recommend and will return to it the next time we are in town.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to the restaurant and it was absolutely amazing! Overall great service unlike anything I've experienced in a while. Great good also!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worthy return visits
Often restaurants that provide impressive food and service on repeat visits fail to continue to impress (partly due to inflated expectations). It is not the case for Boka. We were so impressed previously by both the delicious food and great service. The impression and enjoyment did not dwindle at all after repeat visit for dinner.
We could not help ordering more than we would normally consume including items we had and not had before and cleaned up all. The only regrets were no space for additional desserts. Service again was impeccable.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the food and drink recommended by our server. She was very knowledgeable! The group of four of us were able to carry on a conversation a lot of back ground noise. I really appreciated the free valet service, good for the Friday evening dinner.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Happy Hour in Seattle. Period.
Been to the rest. This is the best. Can't beat the $9 BOKA Burger (or veggie alt) with truffle fries. Double yum. Brooke and Sandra are the best servers around,
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
always taste good
we love Boka so much, their brunch is our favorite, best french toast we've had in seattle!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved our experience
We went to BOKA for my husbands birthday and love it.the food was tasty, service was excellent and place/music was soothing. Our server Daniel was friendly and very helpful/knowledgeable. Barb, the restaurant manager was kind and so welcoming. BOKA is our new favorite place in city now.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good menu, good
good food, good menu, good service - excellent all around. Nice happy hour too.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good bar drinks and foods. The five of us could
converse easily. Cocktail specials very good!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This establishment certainly deserves the accolades it has received. The service was effective and comfortable. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. Quality and freshness was apparent throughout. If this scoring system allowed, I'd probably give them a 4.25 or 4.5. I would love to go back sometime.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where can you have a great lunch in 30 minutes? Boka! Super service, delicious food, generous portions. A fave. Word of caution--when you enter, REALLY do watch your step.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool place, great staff, excellent
Cool place, great staff, excellent kids meal. Vibrant scene with excellent cocktails. Cool interior - fantastic service and nice range of menu options. I would pass on the Frided chicken though - too heavy
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tone down those LED panels a tad?
I love BOKA! This was my third visit, and the food & service are always excellent. We had some fabulous seared salmon, halibut, pork belly... I'll go back, and I recommend it to others. But, the other two times, I had seating that looked toward the bar. This was our first time sitting back in the corner, surrounded by TWO color-change LED light panels. Color-change LEDs are awesome! But, turning Red, Yellow, Green, etc. during our meal was a bit off-putting, and my party wasn't very happy with that aspect. At least getting rid of the red would help a lot...
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boka is a great place to dine
Great service , from being greeted at the front door, to the waitress who took my order. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The happy hour menu is fairly priced and the food is high quality.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eats before a game
Loved the Ahi Tuna Poke and Grilled Flatbread. Service was exceptional, friendly and was able to speed up our order to make it to the Mariners game.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diverse menu which changes
Diverse menu which changes with the season. Comfort food to innovative recipes. Had black bean cakes that you could eat by the bag! Staff helpful and knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Atmosphere very cool with the changing color walls and fun artwork around the property. Comfortable! Makes you want to go back to try more things on the menu.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greatly appreciate the assistance
Greatly appreciate the assistance in merging reservations to accomodate our group of 10 prior to arriving to the restaurant.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time we visit Boka, we encounter the same high quality in food and service. Will keep coming back.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
superb and convenient
My fav place to meet clients or friends. Free valet parking (tip well). Food and drinks are great. Reasonable price lively ambience with quiet spots for business or romantic talk. Hip but not over the top
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I picked this because I had a business dinner and had to take my kid along at the last minute. The overall meal was great-- I had the gourmet fried chicken which was crispy and great. My daughter was entertained by being able to build her own little pizza.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious local food
The menu of options was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. To tip it off the wait staff was friendly and the ambiance was chill and upscale.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great After-Seahawks Dinner Spot
BOKA was a perfect spot for an early dinner after the Seahawks game. My husband had the BOKA burger from the happy hour menu and I had the Restaurant Week 3 course dinner. We also shared a BOKA salad with pecans and dried cherries and it was excellent. My appetizer was the Vietnamese squid stuffed with Skagit pork, also delicious. I had the Duck Leg Confit for my entrée and it was very tender, moist and flavorful. The dessert was an apple spiced bread pudding with Calvados ice cream, attractively presented and a great way to cap off my meal. My husband loved his burger, too. The service was pleasant, efficient but not rushed, and we were even able to catch the ferry an hour for we had originally planned. Wonderful experience!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second time there and
Our second time there and both times we were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed our meal. The menu has a nice selection for everyone. The fried chicken is excellent and my wife's pork chop was one of the best I've had. Yes, she let me try a bite. We really like the contemporary décor and the service was outstanding. BOKA is definitely worth a try.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was a little slow
Service was a little slow at times but still good as they were quite busy. Food was good. I will go back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
very pleasant place to dine-excellent for before concerts
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
BOKA. Pleasant Surprise Downtown
BOKA was a wonderful place to meet up with my spouse before going to Benaroya! It was small and quaint and the food was very good! I appreciate the attentive food server we had. She was friendly and engaging. All and all, not bad! We were pleasantly surprise and would definitely return again. I would recommend the truffle fries for starters and the apple beignets for dessert!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cioppino is truly delicious,
The cioppino is truly delicious, with a marvelously tasty broth. The vegetarian crispy tofu was a really well-thought-out and well-prepared dish, too. Very good.
Service gets high marks, too, for turning a kitchen problem that quite delayed our meal into a pleasant, "we feel well cared for" experience.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Date night w/ hubby
It had been a while since we've been to Boka and decided to make reservation for two for date night. Hubby had the quail which he loved and I had the Tuna which was delicious. The Pear sidecar cocktail was yummy and the maple bourbon ice cream was truly divine.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-game brunch spot!
This was our first time at BOKA for brunch, and we went prior to attending the November 3 Seahawks game. Clearly a lot of other fans had the same idea as the place was packed with blue jerseys! My friend was satisfied with her Eggs Benedict and I was pretty pleased with the All-American Breakfast...the scrambled eggs were done just right and the fried potatoes were golden and delicious. A second piece of bacon would have been nice, and the sourdough toast was rather dry. But overall, a decent meal in a fun Seahawks atmosphere!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place!
BOKA is a wonderful restaurant! The food, drinks, and staff are outstanding. My favorites: scallops, chicken, truffle fries, tomato soup and grilled cheese, and macaroni and cheese. My husband loves their salmon, halibut, clam chowder, raspberry lemonade and lamb bites. Their happy hour menu is such a steal. Give it a try...you will not be disappointed!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great happy hour deals, delicious
We visited Boka because it's reasonably close to Benaroya Hall and was participating in the 30 for $30 promotion. We ended up with a reservation before 6 PM by happenstance and that timing worked out great: The happy hour (until 6 PM) menu has many delicious, very reasonably priced options on it. We will definitely come back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time at BOKA
My wife had been here a couple of times, but this was my first. The ambiance is VERY trendy and modern, and it seems designed for the younger set. We went for the Dinearoundseattle special. I started with a wonderful fig and goat cheese salad, which was quite unusual and very tasty. The main dish was a gnocchi made from pumpkin, which were very tasty with a sage brown butter sauce. Thought I do have to say that it was a bit rich for me (not used to all that butter). The dessert was a scrumptious apple bread pudding with calvados ice cream. It was very tasty and not too sweet. The servers were young and very pleasant and efficient.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here after a tour of a whiskey distillery mainly because it was close and included free valet with dinner. The restaurant was very pleasant and the food was excellent. I will definitely go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant great food and atmosphere. I very much enjoyed the fireside seating area. Great for date nigjts and special occasions. I had the traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving day with my son whom I was visiting on his leave from the Army and we both had excellent meals.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great thanksgiving dinner
Very friendly staff, really good food, large variate of vine to choose. The fig appetizer was my fave, so as turkey dinner.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect meal. Had the apple salad and tuna Nicoise. Salad was great. The tuna was wonderful. The service was Outstanding! Every server worked together so well. I highly recommend Boka. Looking forward to my next vist.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM