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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Tacoma

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Tacoma? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of STEEL CREEK TACOMA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (210)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is Downtown Tacoma's Steakhouse & country bar. A full service restaurant during the week & the largest 21+ country party in the south sound after 9pm Thursday - Saturday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 7, 2024
Our server Natalie was so nice and we enjoy Mac and cheese with pulled pork and the ribs. Great smokehouse flavor!
A photo of WildFin American Grill-Tacoma restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1609)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
"THE CATCH OF THE NORTHWEST” WildFin American Grill is your neighborhood restaurant, casual, affordable with a comfortable sense of style. WildFin is the place where friends and family gather to eat, drink and share life’s occasions. A safe adventure, a warm haven on a cool Northwest day. WildFin’s menu selections feature the finest the region has to offer, from Northwest meats, fresh fish, seafood, and produce. Our beverage selections include the best of the Northwest beers and wines, along with WildFin classic cocktails. At WildFin we are committed to delivering outstanding hand crafted food and beverage that will always exceed your expectations. WildFin’s service will accommodate your every need, whether it is a quick lunch, a casual dinner or a gathering with old friends.

Do not pre-pay for parking. Bring your license plate number when you check in and the Hosts will assist you with validating.

Please call the restaurant for reservations for parties of 5 or more.

Top review
PaulV
Dined 2 days ago
It's been a while since I had been there but wasn't disappointed, great food, perfect service from the minute we walked in. We'll be back soon!
A photo of Tokyo Japanese Steak House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (362)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Federal Way
About the restaurant
Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki table side grilling at Tokyo Steak House. This artistic and entertaining style of cooking is a favorite to the thousands of guests we have served since 1998 at our Federal Way restaurant. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables and rice are perfectly seasoned and grilled to order.

Tokyo Steak House guests dine grill side experiencing the authentic cooking skills of our talented chefs who juggle hot flames and sharp knives while artistically create a delicious meal for their guests. Our guests relish in the aroma of our special herbs and seasonings and enjoy a completed meal fresh off the grill.

At Tokyo Steak House we serve only the highest quality product and strive to give the best service possible.

Top review
LivinHolm
Dined 3 days ago
Such a unique experience. Everyone works together at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse. They are always making sure you have a great time and it is fun meeting new people at your table. My husband and I get two different dinners and share it. The filet and the prawns are always the best. Try it out!!
A photo of Amor Wine + Tapas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (178)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Tacoma
About the restaurant
At Amor we are building a vibrant fare with Northwest ingredients but using the traditions of the great cuisine countries of the world: Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and more. We want you to experiment and try our tapas as part of your dining experience. Please order and entrée if you would like, but indulge in the tapas and the experience.

The small plates will be delivered are so much fun.

Please also spoil yourself with the ample purveyed wines from around the world. Our food is meant to be eaten with wine so also see our pairings. Warm yourself through our beautifully appointed dining room while you share the love of each other and your friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had a really good time and the service and food was amazing. Try the paella!!!!
A photo of Indochine Asian Dining Lounge restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1403)
$31 to $50
Thai
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Indochine is a feast for your senses nestled in the heart of a great Northwest cultural center. Walking into this innovative space is like walking into a piece of artwork. Textures of cherry, iron, fine drapery, brick, and brushed sheet steel are all architecturally assembled in perfect harmony. As you dine, Indochine’s fine and creative cuisine will delight you. The flavors of Thailand, China, India, Japan, and Vietnam meld together to produce a wonderful culinary palette that is sure to impress your’s and your guests’ tastes. In complement to the meal, select from Indochine’s extensive wine list which features flavorsome and aroma rich wines from around the world. To finish your meal, select one of Indochine’s desserts, all of which are made in house, such as Gelato Italian Ice Cream flavors, or Crème Brûlée.
Top review
MichaelRvip
Dined on Mar 27, 2024
Really nice environment. I assume it was the hostess who chose the music, but the mix of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo was great! Very quick service. I had the seafood curry, and I liked that they had 5 spice levels, I chose #4, which was spicy enough to have me drinking water and the very good IPA, but not enough to totally set my mouth on fire--just right! Lots of veggies as well as seafood in the curry. I would definitely go here again when in Tacoma.
A photo of The Mill Steakhouse + Spirits restaurant
4.5
4.5 (106)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Milton
About the restaurant
Our mission at The Mill is simple: to provide scratch-made dishes derived from the freshest locally sourced ingredients possible. We source only the best local proteins and produce, offering our customers not only a healthier option but a much better-tasting food experience that you only get from fresh, not frozen, food made in-house from scratch!

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, dining with business clients or want a night out with your loved one, we have created the perfect ambiance including a menu filled with delicious scratch-made ingredients you won't soon forget!

Top review
RebeccaG
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly but professional. A wonderful dining experience, not stuffy, crowded or flamboyant, just wonderful, locally sourced food prepared and served extremely well!
A photo of Poquitos Tacoma restaurant
4.4
4.4 (103)
$30 and under
Mexican
Tacoma
About the restaurant
At Poquitos Tacoma, much like our first two locations, we present delicious Mexican cuisine prepared with ingredients from the best of both worlds—locally sourced meats & produce and imported ingredients important to honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. Come try our fresh guacamole, seasonal margaritas, pork carnitas, coastal ceviche, and so much more. A healthy and fresh trip to Mexico is now just minutes from the Tacoma Dome in the heart of the historic Stadium district.
Top review
CherylR
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time at this restaurant it was amazing! The food was fabulous we will definitely be back!
A photo of Puyalapabs Café restaurant
4.4
4.4 (98)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Puyalapabs Café offers a beautifully intimate Northwest setting featuring steaks, seafood, Asian cuisine, and other regional favorites.
Top review
GinaM
Dined 3 days ago
We had reservations at Puyalapabs Cafe before seeing a show. We ordered the casino dinner, a great value and this meal does not disappoint. There’s a perfect amount of food for two. The food was excellent and an excellent value. Our waitstaff was prompt and delivered with accuracy, they were very nice and attentive. The food came out at a perfect pace and we were able to relax and enjoy our dinner before our show. Unfortunately, when it was time to pay we had to wait awhile, since we had to take our bill and go to the front to pay. That was the only downside to our dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant based on quality and value especially if you order the Casino dinner special. I have been here before and have had this same meal and they are consistent with quality. I’ll definitely be back.
A photo of Texas de Brazil - Tacoma restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2857)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
MarcT
Dined 3 days ago
Texas De Brazil has never disappointed me. I’ve been to multiple locations over the years. There was something special about this time, everyone was SUPER NICE (they were nice before). The manager seems like she means business, she was out there constantly doing walkthroughs and checking on the customers. THE SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL !!
A photo of McMenamins Elks Temple restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1684)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
McMenamins Elks Temple Pub serves classic Northwest fare in a room with a view. You can’t help but gaze through the soaring windows toward Foss Waterway, but be sure to look up, too, for a fantastic display of chandeliers. From early breakfasts to late night cocktails, the pub is open to all ages serving breakfast classics like benedicts and scrambles, and for dinner elevated burgers and pizzas with an ever changing seasonal menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
*Patio seating is first come first serve.

Top review
ValerieD
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful view and most elaborate chandeliers I have ever seen. The small serving size was perfect
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