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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Seattle

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Seattle? 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!


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5.0
5 (11)
$50 and over
Sushi
Renton
About the restaurant
An ambience of relaxation brought to life in a 6 seat sushi counter. Savor Edomae Style Sushi through an Omakase course delicately crafted by Seiji Fujiwara.

Two seatings of Omakase, Thursday-Sunday, starting at 5:30 and 7:30 respectively.
Wednesdays offer a limited number of walk-in customers from 5:00-6:00 and a single Omakase seating at 7:00.

Please note that there is no sign outside to indicate our restaurant. Enter through the doors of New Zen Japanese Restaurant and proceed straight to the sushi counter ahead. The 6 seat sushi bar you will see is Fujiwara.

Additionally, there is a parking lot next to the building that is available for all customers. We are looking forward to your visit.

For any questions please message 425-633-5500.

Top review
DanielC
Dined on May 13, 2024
Absolutely phenomenal food and top notch service from the chef and his wife.
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4.9
4.9 (680)
$30 and under
American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Violet, voted Best New Restaurant 2019, by Seattle Magazine, is the newest concept by executive chef William Belickis. Violet offers a unique American Omakase dining experience influenced by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.

Top review
Craigbvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food and service! Relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful evening
A photo of OOLA Capitol Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (56)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website.

OOLA Capitol Hill offers craft cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits, elevated bar snacks and PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.

Top review
btlifter
Dined 3 days ago
We loved it! The food was so special and the staff was exceptional! Every bite was delicious! Our favorites were the tuna and the lamb!
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4.9
4.9 (2249)
$30 and under
Northwest
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or brunch & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
Top review
CharlesM
Dined 4 days ago
Always pleased to be there. The staff, space, menu and preparation are wonderful.
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4.9
4.9 (427)
$50 and over
Japanese
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
wa'z is now opening for dine-in along with serving "Take out meals". For the most updated menu, please go to our online order page below and our website.
Online Order: https://wazseattle.cloudwaitress.com/

We also have Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channel! Please check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/wazseattle
https://www.instagram.com/wazseattle
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8617TtnERpw5DqVONMBDhg


wa’z is a Japanese Kaiseski restaurant that distinguishes its menu with a modern Northwest Kaiseki tasting of artful, seasonal fare.

Top review
BSmizz
Dined 6 days ago
Superb experience. Had the seven course tasting meal. The dishes were extraordinary tasty and masterfully creative. It was an amazing dinner.
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4.9
4.9 (3843)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pioneer Square
About the restaurant
Il Terrazzo Carmine, owned and operated by Carmine Smeraldo, is one of Seattle's true dining anomalies - a highly successful restaurant with unfailingly high standards and a loyal, sophisticated clientele. The cuisine has been acclaimed as Seattle's best by the media and more importantly, by local diners.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is located in historic Pioneer Square - nestled in an urban-renewed alley with entrances through the vintage lobby on First Avenue or through the delightful courtyard in the back. Since 1984, Carmine Smeraldo's classic Italian restaurant has been where the locals have chosen to return over and over again. From the Carpaccio Di Bue and Spaghettini Dell 'Ortolano for lunch to the Suprema Di Pollo Farcita and Zuppa Di Pesce for dinner you will know you have gone to a place where excellence is a way of life. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Il Terrazzo serves classical Italian cuisine with an atmosphere you may want to call home and never leave

Top review
LisaHvip
Dined 2 days ago
It’s always a good experience at Carmine’s. It’s our favorite and the perfect place to celebrate birthday.
A photo of Cora Pizza and Plates restaurant
4.9
4.9 (29)
$30 and under
Italian
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Cora Pizza & Plates, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill featuring wood fired pizzas, heartening pastas, and seasonal vegetables and salads from James Beard Award-winning Chef John Sundstrom of Lark. Visit our rustic and cozy space, perfect for a date night or family dinner, and enjoy our refined but approachable plates, complemented by a curated wine list, batch cocktails and boozy slushies.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had a really lovely meal at Cora! The restaurant accommodated our request for a large group to be seated together prior to seeing a show. The food was delicious and the service was fast and attentive.
A photo of Sushi Kappo Tamura restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1669)
$50 and over
Japanese
Lake Union / Eastlake
About the restaurant
Using local and seasonal ingredients is the most important element in Japanese cuisine. It also has become the primary principle for the international culinary community. With commitment to that philosophy, Tamura features sustainable seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest in authentic Japanese preparation.

Tamura is a Kappo style restaurant where food is prepared in an open kitchen and served quickly in a lively environment where staff and guests talk about the food and beyond. Our goal is to become the very best restaurant to our guests by getting to know them and serving them in a personable yet professional manner.


*Please note that a 20% living wage charge is included (dine in only). The house retains 100% of these charges to help fund higher wages and benefits to all staff. Additional gratuity is not expected.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Brilliant service and food, highly recommend for special occasions!
A photo of The Grange restaurant
4.6
4.6 (23)
$31 to $50
American
Duvall
About the restaurant
The Grange brings the meaning of 'local' to a whole new level! Our menu features many of the region's best ingredients hand-delivered by local farms, cheese and dairy from local artisans, and the highest quality meat and game available. Come join us and experience a menu that will leave your tastebuds asking for more!
Top review
Lindasdw
Dined 3 days ago
Our waitess and other servers were amiable and took care. The bartender was slow & we had to wait a bit too long for our drinks. I like the menu, but there was not a lot for non-meat eaters. I ordererd the Buccotini, and the sauce was a bit too spicy. My husand's hamburger was great. We were charged $2.00 for the butter for our grilled flatbread; it came with hummus, but I was aware we would be charged extra for butter.
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4.9
4.9 (1109)
$50 and over
Vegan
Wallingford
About the restaurant
We Have The Passion To Serve You The Best Quality Organic Five Course Vegan Dinner In Seattle. Showcasing Seasonal Vegetables From The North West Woods And Local Family Farmer Friends. We are also offering limited nightly to go dinners.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
This was a most wonderful experience. Definitely give this place a go.
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