Joule

4.7
846 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Joule, the first restaurant from celebrated husband and wife cooking team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, is re-located in October, 2012 to the innovative, newly developed the Fremont Collective in Seattle’s Wallingford/Fremont neighborhood. From its original opening in 2007, Joule has cultivated a loyal dining fan base and captured the attention of an admiring local and national media captivated by the couple’s unique, modern perspective on Korean cuisine. Joule, the mature sibling to Yang and Chirchi’s restaurant, Revel, highlights Korea’s love of beef featuring unconventional cuts accompanied by distinctive and shareable side dishes.

Joule takes reservations for 1.5-2 hour time slots for parties. We do our best to accommodate as many guests as we can so we ask to please be considerate of other diners at the end of your meal. If you feel that your party will require more time please let us know in the notes and we will get back to you with our available accommodations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 846 people are saying
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Sarah
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to for girls night out. The food and drinks are always on point, service always friendly and professional. We all appreciate the precautions for Covid, and felt safe with the distancing of the tables and the fact that everyone inside had to show proof of their vaccine card.

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MicheleO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Order the Rice Cakes they're what keep me coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Our waitress was excellent.

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vipToekneeFoodie
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule is a standout! Food was excellent! Service was efficient end casual. The spicy rice cakes with chorizo was outstanding! The Joule Box dessert was surprisingly delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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AdeleS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The short ribs are divine. Definitely worth a trip for these alone! Cute spot.

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Anchorsaway
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were amazing and the service was excellent! We were very pleased that the restaurant management makes it very clear not to dine there unless you have been vaccinated. Our outside patio reservation had a two hour limit that was very definite. Our server let us know when we had fifteen minutes left so there wasn’t time for dessert. However she did return to tell us that she could move us to another table inside the restaurant if we wanted to stay for dessert. We opted to go somewhere else.

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MikeM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Joule is one of the best experiences you can have in Seattle. The staff it courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. They are also very accommodating. This particular night, we were fortunate enough to dine on amazing food prepared by Rachel Yang and her insanely talented team. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Sat in the patio - which was heated and well-covered.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I never really do these reviews, but I wanted to give feedback to help out consumer and the restaurant. For a fine dining category, this place was a 1/10, which serves standard Asian food that tastes similar to any Asian mom & pop shop that charge way less.

It was disappointing to see that the best seller was a rice cake dish that I would much rather go to Korean Tofu House on University Way for.

I've ate at other James Beard nominated and semi finalist restaurants, which held up to the reputation I would expect. But Joule really tarnishes the James Beard brand by essentially selling typical Asian food to a White dominate customer base that has no idea what good Asian food is. I really felt scammed.

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AlexE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Joule was amazing. Everything was perfectly prepared, and the dishes were creatively thought out. The flavors were out of this world!

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vipCvilleME
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule is certainly a jewel of a restaurant! We ate there on our final evening in Seattle, and we definitely saved the best for last. We loved our table next to the fire pit on the lovely outdoor patio, and the interior of the restaurant is also well-designed. We were served by Brandie, who was so kind, incredibly knowledgeable, and just lovely in every way! Thank you for such a special evening, Brandie!
The Rupert’s Escape passion fruit cocktail was one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. For food, we loved the scallion pancake, spicy rice cakes, (incredible!) short ribs, and cauliflower. All of it was amazing—unique flavors, wonderful textures…truly a fantastic meal!

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KathleenS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, and our server was great at recommending some delicious dishes.
The eggplant wontons were very unique, and I highly recommend getting them.
The bavette steak was cooked perfectly, and the sauce that came with it was amazing.

We sat outside on the covered patio, and it was very cozy and a lovely ambiance with a fire pit behind us. Highly recommend!

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CarolineW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Each dish had it's own flavor profile and it felt like a great way to get outside of the normal "date night" menu. The service was fabulous. Our waitress was decisive in helping us narrow down the 10 dishes we wanted to try to the egg vegetable appetizer, halibut with asparagus, sausage and rice cake dish, and Chinese broccoli. Next time, I'm definitely going for the red meat!

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was paced really nicely, it was flavorful and well prepared. We tried several of their signature dishes and were not disappointed - we can see why they are favorites. Wait staff is friendly and knowledable about menu and wine pairings. We were seated in the patio area. my only comment is for the waitress to find a mask that stayed on her nose better, so she didn't have to keep adjusting it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of unique food options - all delicious and it's hard to go wrong!

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CaitK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved it. Our server was amazing, super friendly, accommodating and informative. They described every dish we had questions about to help us make the best choices. We went for a birthday and they even put a little candle in her dessert so we could celebrate. Food and cocktails were delish, loved that it was tapas/family style too so I could try a little of everything 🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff texted us several times until a reservation became available last minute. Couldn’t be nicer. Food was fantastic. Bone marrow was a special hit. Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome Asian fusion flavors, so delicious as always. We sat outside by the fire pit. Lovely ambiance with friendly service, enjoyed watching the open kitchen chefs cook our meals with joy and passion. The menu felt shorter since the pandemic but what they had was super fresh and cooked to perfection.
We shared with cocktails, I had the Finally Summer Sangria and my husband the Jalisco Canpfire which was amazing, it tasted and smelt like you were really by a campfire and so delicious! For the four of us, we then shared the starters Scallion Pancake and the Spicy Rice Cake…which is amazing as always, with the spicy chorizo pieces in their moreish sauce, the yummy chewy rice cakes…hmmmm! Then for our mains we had all four beef dishes, “That” Short Rib Steak, Prime Bavette, Burger, and the Grass Fed Ribeye. All four of them were flavored and cooked to absolute perfection but my personal favorites tastes were the short ribs steak and the ribeye, those flavors were so memorable…still keep thinking about the taste! Just love this restaurant so much and is probably my most favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Though the ingredients are fresh, however, the food are oily and too salty.

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JamieB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. We shared several dishes with 4 adults and were blown away with each one. The burger is arguably one of the best I’ve ever had, and the spicy rice cakes are unreal! Lovely dinner. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really inventive. Ask for Brandy as your server—she’s the best!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tiny portions and very overpriced

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Julie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the wonderful service. Highly recommend!

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nicolasnoh
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and service was delicious. Main concern was the music choice and noise levels (i.e. fairly loud hardcore hip hop). Not on par with the type of restaurant and food served.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff, amazing food, and warm atmosphere made our celebration all the more enjoyable. I’ll be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and divine.

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AuroraH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful & so flavorful- enjoyed so much. Came from out of town and wish we could keep coming back to try everything on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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jdhuh23
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. As someone who grew up eating Korean food, I'm always a little skeptical of Asian fusion food. Joule does a beautiful job of bringing in the flavors of Asian food while elevating it in surprising ways. The food was incredible, the space is really beautiful, and the drinks were great! The spicy rice cakes and "that" short rib steak were my favorites!

I visited from out of town and hope to return again soon!

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MoPop
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy, fresh cocktails and the food was delicious. Recommend the shrimp starter and spicy rice cakes.

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viptylerr
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Your wine list is absolute trash. I'm all for supporting local purveyors, but there needs to be at least one old world offering by the glass.

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Michelle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people. Nice use of flavors. Highly recommend!

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Adair3trip
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Appreciated the attention to detail and recommendations.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was great but the seating was very poor. The tables were very close together and where I was sitting I had the sun beaming in on me. It was very uncomfortable and was resolved at my own initiative (I proposed bringing out another chair and changing the layout of the seating).

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Prerana
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Loved the ambience. All the small plates looked delicious. Will have to come back to try the others.

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Guido
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is overrated. The portions are small for the price for each dish. There was a heat wave in Seattle the day we ate there. There were not even fans in the restaurant and the water they served was room temperature with no ice. It was noisy and we could hear every word spoken at the tables next to us.

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KrisA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered was scrumptious and our server was very knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, on par with some of the best restaurants we have enjoyed. The octopus was so tender and the Mackerel was superb. Each bite was perfection from the bone marrow and rice cakes to that short rib steak. I didn’t want dinner to end!
What a find!

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh ingredients-- inventive food. Kind and conscientious service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joule using the Order Online button. Joule also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-5685.

Joule is rated 4.7 stars by 846 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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