Shuga Jazz Bistro
Shuga Jazz Bistro

Shuga Jazz Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shugajazzbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4252743074x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Happy Hour Every Day 4:00pm-6:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wells Ave S
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Shuga Jazz Bistro
Shuga Jazz Bistro is the hot spot for jazz in the Seattle region. Shuga is serving upscale and classic southern cuisine by Iron Chef Wayne Johnson.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Shuga Jazz Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (15)good for groups (13)fit for foodies (10)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Jazz Bistro in Renton
    Crutchman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We're always on the lookout for new jazz places that we've not been to. Shuga's Jazz Bistro definitely fit the bill. We went there to see Greta Matassa and were definitely and pleasantly surprised. Shuga's is smaller in size but it's huge on great food, drink, ambiance and entertainment. The staff was outstanding! They were very friendly and went the extra mile to make sure that our evening there went just perfectly! I highly recommend Shuga's Jazz Bistro to anyone looking for a great evening filled with great food, drink and great entertainment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Developing Concept
    PeasOnMoss
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Chef Wayne Johnson has opened a jazz bistro in a well-known old jazz restaurant and is breathing life into the Renton downtown. On weekends, you'll find the restaurant filled with foodies and jazz music fans. The southern-inspired menu's stand-outs include fried chicken (it's gluten free!) and perfectly prepared grits, and on Sundays, a generous brunch buffet. You'll also find an assortment of shareable appetizers and treats. Portions are large, and you should definitely come hungry. The restaurant is slowly gaining popularity, and by Christmas, you won't be able to book a special event, so book sooner than later. Come for the music, but return again just for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gem in Renton
    Kahuna
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had a great time at Shuga. The food was outstanding and our server was very attentive. We hope to return soon for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch !
    MarkMark
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a great Sunday brunch ! Plenty of delicious food items to choose from, tasty mimosa, attentive service, warm atmosphere. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gets Better Every Time!
    ChesterfieldVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our group of 6 spent a wonderful evening at Shuga on Saturday Sept. 27th. The food and service (thank you, Jamie) were both outstanding and the music of Darren Matamedy was wonderful. So pleased to report that Shuga gets better every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it!!!
    adidasgal16
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was good. Server was pleasant & answered questions we had. The entree took a bit to come out but we didn't complain as I did order Lula Mae's Fried Chicken. Server came to the table to tell us there was a "miscommunication" with the entree order to the kitchen so she gave a us free desert. We didn't ask where our food was or anything, it was proactively given to us (a plus in our book). I loves creole/southern/soul food cuisine as it's half my blood & really wanted to try Shuga out & glad I did. A bit pricey so maybe go for special occasions? They are trying to start up a Sunday brunch and are still trying to work out the kinks. I hope to try the brunch soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO
    loveisfine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    So happy to see Mr. McGowan back in full swing! Enjoyed Brandon Willis and musicians immensely. Let's do it again soon!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return in a few months
    2full4u
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    On third visit, portions were way smaller than previous two visits. The sides were so small (just a spoonful of greens) for two of my dining companions, and the fried chicken wasn't cooked through. No wait staff, management was on duty and it took 20 minutes for our check, enough for one person in our group to order takeout and pickup her food from one of her favorite spots one block over. The food is good, a little overpriced for the portions, well, if the portions were consistent I could overlook the inconsistent service if food is great. Just think they need time to get their legs under them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great ambiance; great food; GREAT entertainment. I would recommend this restaurant to others without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I realize it is fairly new, however they need more waiters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and jazz
    FancybeeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great locale for dinner and jazz. Glad the restaurant is open again. Food was good. Jazz was wonderful. Saw a lot of friends in the place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Chef Wayne brings lots of experience to opening his own place. We think the food is great, creative ideas for music are awesome and the staff is wonderful. We are coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Getting better all the time!
    ChesterfieldVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    All new restaurants have issues when starting up. Clearly, Shuga is working through them quickly. In the restaurant's 5th week, our group of six had great food and very good service. We especially enjoyed Lula Mae's fried chicken, the bacon wrapped shrimp and catfish. Don't wait too long to try Shuga Jazz Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shuga Jazz Bistro -incredible find!
    ZathrasOne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The experience at Shuga Jazz Bistro was absolutely fabulous. The food was superb, the music and entertainment amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gluten-free soul food
    JLFergVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant has the best wheat-free fried chicken and it is non-greasy and the portions are sizable (but they don't fill you up on starches; this place likes its animal protein). Great fresh tasting cocktails. Friendly, prompt service. We love coming here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going to be great
    Stephen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This place is going to be a great restaurant. The food quality and service friendliness were excellent. Would like to see somewhat larger portions for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    macattack
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nice comfortable jazz settings. Great place for an older crowd. I would definitely return again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gimme some Shuga
    Foodwriter1
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great find in Renton. Something for everyone. Families, couples, girls out on the town. Very comfortable. Live jazz and with the layout you can enjoy your meal with a musical background. Have the fried chicken! We went opening night. Food is wonderful, service was a bit hesitant. Sure they will get over the jitters.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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