Joule

4.8
744 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 744 people are saying
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tonyad
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so very very happy with our meal and experience Friday night. Still thinking about the smoky chicken rolls, the crispy rice cakes, short ribs and the warm fire pit. Rainy outside, but we were cozy on the porch. Loved it.

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vipPick
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in seattle. The service is awesome.

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Brycep
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic. The server recognized us from last time we were there which was nice. The food is very well prepared and the plating is also well executed. The joule box, which is a dessert they have is probably the best dessert I've ever had.

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MarianaS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved eating here! Brandi was so nice and gave us recommendations to eat a fully vegan meal! The tables were far apart and it felt very covid-safe to eat there. We will come back!

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Always amazing, delicious food. I love the atmosphere too

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch and just the experience my two girlfriends and I were looking for. Every menu item was different, but went so well together, and our wine glasses were never empty. Great service and sublime food. Looking forward to going back!

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SarahA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Joule is exceptional - every single dish. The portions are quite small for the price, but the quality is without a doubt very high.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my husband's birthday. Food and service were both perfect as always!

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DougB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Variety of flavors done perfectly. Superb and attentive service as well. Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Or first dinner experience since covid and they knocked out out of the park. Safety and outdoor patio were top notch. Thank you for all the hard work keeping us safe!

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Janice
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceeded all of my expectations— amazing food with amazing service. Loved the cozy atmosphere and how open it was + the fireplace tops it all off.

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LJake5677
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had literally not been to a restaurant since March 2020. It was such a pleasant and delicious experience having dinner out at Joule. They followed all covid protocols and have the perfect space for it since they leave the front huge portion open so a light breeze was there inside the whole time. Food was tasty and unique as always. 5 big stars.

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vipSteveG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Sharing entrees works really well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Warm and friendly vibe. Food overall good with one main standout (spicy rice cake)

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BoFo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went on a rainy late afternoon for dinner. Very creative and delicious.

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RonB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. This time was no different.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another exceptional experience at Joule! Date night with my wife was made extra special with a combination of warm, personal service and food and cocktails that really overwhelmed our tastes and senses with goodness! Some of the best and unexpected cocktails we've ever had (just roll down the list). Spring rolls combined the freshness of beans and mint with expertly grilled beef. All the meats are no- brainers - delicious, perfectly prepared and flavor surprises! Don't skip the Joule box for dessert!

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vipPick
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal management and service

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AviN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing. Great Food and Great Vibes! They maintained social distancing and felt safe during the entire experience.

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NoraT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and found our dining experience at Joule was very good. The social distancing was done in a comfortable way did not impact the dining experience. Job will done.

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vipSPmom
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always awesome!

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marciag
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule doesn't disappoint! The food is top-notch. My boyfriend and I dine out a lot and enjoy a wide variety of cuisines - some of which we try to dissect and recreate. Joule's subtle Korean flavor profile is so delicious and high quality and nuanced we could never come close, making it well worth the event to dine in at Joule. We especially loved the scallion pancake and the salmon this trip.

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foodpimp83
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nicely presented. Very tasty. Smallish portions. Good service. Glad they are open, even at less than half capacity.

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julieb
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We held a birthday dinner there and had an excellent experience, will definitely be dining again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - we travel to Seattle to eat here and braved the pandemic to be here. Excellent food - especially the bone marrow and such good service and flavor!

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RachelS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heirloom tomato salad was delicious! The roasted cauliflower wedge was great, but it should definitely be shared because it was huge! I felt safe since all the servers were wearing masks, and the tables were spaced out. We sat outdoors.

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vipKatieK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner spent on Joule’s patio. Food and ambience were wonderful as usual.

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Rippedoff
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I made a reservation for my husband's birthday, when we arrived, the table they wanted us to sit at was in the sun outside and my husband has medical issues with being exposed to too much heat. I asked for a 4 top that was in the shade and we were told that we couldn't sit there because it was for a reservation, they seated us at a deuce that was up against a bush. 10 minutes later a 2 top came in without a reservation and was seated at the table we had requested, when I confronted the host I was given the same BS excuse about it being reserved for a 4 top that never materialized, it seemed that these folks knew the chef. This is not how you treat people blowing $140 at your restaurant for a birthday celebration with a reservation and a medical condition, when I complained their response back was condescending and non apologetic for their obvious discrimination, basically "sorry we didn't meet your expectations." Don't waste your money or time here, this establishment doesn't know the first thing about customer service or how to forge long term relationships with their potential clientele. In the 25 years I have been in this industry I have never been treated so shabbily by any restaurant in the city of Seattle. The person I feel the worst for is my husband, this was his birthday dinner and this is how he was treated. Shame on you Joule!

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SierraG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing! Amazing wine list to perfectly pair with the delicate food.

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SierraG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joule has always been a staple for outstanding service and delicious food. Rachel Yang creates a cultivating experience. Every single bite is spectacular and so worth the price you pay. To add: its affordable! You will have an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was reminded why Joule is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Amazing flavors. We liked the salmon in particular. Both deserts were excellent.

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KristinaG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Joule..happy that we were back after they reopened.. new items on the menu are delicious especially the steak rolls..

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Lovely
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal on the patio. Felt safe with social distancing and other measures.

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vipMark
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

“That” short rib steak just wasn’t nearly what we were expecting. We didn’t finish the roasted cauliflower wedge. The tapioca with bruleed grapefruit was outstanding (as usual, probably my all time favorite dessert) and my “Smitten “ cocktail was fabulous. I hope the disappointments were just a fluke. I’ve had astonishing meals there and have been particularly impressed by their vegetable selections. This is one of my favorite restaurants and I constantly recommend it to those asking for suggestions.

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LyndsayB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS! Highly recommend

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Hunter
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to return to Joule after months of restaurant closures. They are doing a great job of keeping things sanitary and safe, all servers wearing masks and gloves and taking care to keep the tables far apart.

Food was incredible as always, and service was excellent especially with the reduced number of patrons. Highly recommend.

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vipMichaelA
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy Mackerel!

Our first time dining out since the start of the pandemic. Staff was wonderful and good was excellent! The mackerel in particular was amazing.

I would suggest that management encourage staff to be more aggressive with patrons and masks. We repeatedly saw other patrons walking around the restaurant with masks off, including a fairly lengthy discussion regarding a bill at the host station.

I empathize with the staff wanting to be cordial, but it is in everyone's best long term interest to enable staff to remind patrons to don their masks when not at their dining table.

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viplunchforaliving
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food an always an interesting offering on the menu. We enjoyed our dinner, especially the steelhead and the black sesame noodles.

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Alex
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was great! The dishes were super interesting and tasty, not your regular eggs and bacon brunch. The menu set up is excellent, where you get to choose one main from a menu and included is a tasty buffet as well. I also appreciated that they had a special menu that listed if each dish was GF, V, Veg, Nut free, etc.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was worth every penny. My only request would be slightly larger tables for the two tops but I understand you work with the space you’ve got. Food, service, everything was fantastic and my husband had a nice birthday dinner.

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 744 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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