Joule

4.8
820 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
What 820 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

OT
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
2 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
34 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.

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PearlP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails were delicious and creative. Wonderful blend of flavors. Excellent quality.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place. The smoked tofu dish was so good I’m going to be craving it from now on, which is unfortunate because I don’t live in Seattle. The shrimp dish was also insanely good, as were the cocktails. The beef was a tad chewy but still pretty good. Very nice staff.

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vipEleanor
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very creative and surprisingly good. The combinations of ingredients and flavor set it apart from any other first rate restaurant in Seattle. It’s also fun to eat there and the service feels personal and welcoming.

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vipamyp
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule is my go to spot in Seattle. It’s a jem on stone way. We love the food, the drinks and the service. Always a good time!

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vipCherylc
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! The employees were friendly and helpful, the food was fabulous and timed perfectly, the setting is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly some of the tastiest dishes we’ve ever tried anywhere in the world. Brandy took great care of us. Highest recommendation.

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Local
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with friends. Outdoor patio with fireplace makes for a fun dining experience. Excellent cuisine.

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EricaS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

“That” steak was amazing, as were the rice cakes. Cocktails also delicious. Octopus was a fail, overly charred and rubbery. The beets were good, as were the shrimp. Beautiful deck.

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KayK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we had eaten in a long time . Excellent quality , finger-licking deliciousness ! I am so speechless because all I can think of is when will I dine here again . Wonderful service , well balanced cocktails and food that I can still taste in my brain . Can’t wait to come back !!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, although the Mackerel was a little on the salty side. The service, however, was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to check in on us and to chit chat and made the evening feel very personal.

Was our second time eating at Joule, and we’ll definitely be back!

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vipSamO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food seemed over sauced. At times just too salty. Their 4% service charge seems poorly thought out. Either charge the full service charge or bake it into the food price.

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Private
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It just wasn't a place for me. Was more for family style which we didn't know. My husband tried something he never had. He liked it ok enough; I had the halibut and there was a funk to it. I did not enjoy the meal myself. The waitress was nice, but not very observant as I didn't eat anything. My husband answered everything was OK though, so... Last meal in Seattle after living here 5 years, and I went and got Dicks after. Maybe if I had had the miso black cod, which wasn't on the current menu. We won't go back, but maybe recommend if you like fucky food. Very casual for how expensive. Also not my idea of a steakhouse, French, or Japanese... Food quality seemed on point. Storage boxes were tucked under the benches and visible, which looked sloppy.

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vipARM981
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very unusual and creative combinations of flavors, flawlessly executed, presented through knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly service. Careful COVID measures that did not detract from the dining experience.

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NinaP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was a bit disappointing. Seafood didn’t seem that fresh, and flavor combos didn’t work. Service was terrific though, and the wine, an Albariño, was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Seattle and this spot was stellar! Amazing Food and Amazing service, 10 out of 10 would come back again any day!

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vipBarbaraandDwightloveLago
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule has consistently kept an exceptionally high standard for years. It is our most favorite restaurant in Seattle. The entire experience is excellent with talented and friendly staff and very excellent cocktails. The food is exciting, fresh and delicious. Just go there!

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lifeisgood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu in a wonderful outdoor setting! Food was excellent.

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Lachlan
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are always multiple stand out items on the frequently changing menu at Joule. I have been 3 times and been thoroughly happy with each one.

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OzeChef
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in 14 months and did not disappoint! Even though we had had take out over the last year from you all, it was great to be able to dine with you all. We have been dining with you since you were located on N 45th, and you guys are consistently solid and innovative. Best service, food and ambiance in town.

JC
JasonC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Short rib and halibut is a must! The service was also great!

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BrandonB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday. Food and service are fantastic.

MB
MBennett
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the wait staff helpful and friendly.

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Corinne
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Covid protocols felt safe. The food was amazing! It was our first nice dinner out since the pandemic started and it felt really elegant, safe, and welcoming.

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SandiK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal in a very covid-safe environment. Outdoor seating was very nice. Food was incredible and service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always, service was great and everything was clean

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dining experience at Joule. From the cocktails
to the dessert. We had the bone marrow which was exquisite, the chorizo and rice cakes which had the perfect amount of spice, of course That short rib which was so tender and cooked perfectly which went along perfectly with the gojuchang and the black cod which like butter! The service was great; friendly and professional. Can’t wait to go back!

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 4.8 stars by 820 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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