The Top Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Seattle’s most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:Spinasse, The Whale Wins, Blueacre Seafood
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill / First Hill, Wallingford, Downtown

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,656 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
ITALIAN: There’s no shortage of great Italian restaurants in Seattle, but Spinasse consistently shines as one of the brightest. Come here for superlative dishes like hand-cut tajarRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Seattle
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The Whale Wins

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
476 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
AMERICAN: There’s a reason The Whale Wins is one of Seattle’s most acclaimed and talked-about-restaurants: James Beard Award–winning chef Renee Erickson’s food is some of the best Read more
84% recommended
American in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Blueacre Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,758 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
SEAFOOD: Seattle is one of the best places in the country to find fresh, high-quality seafood, and Blueacre Seafood does its bounty justice. This is a swanky spot, done up in whiteRead more
85% recommended
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Sushi Kappo Tamura

$$$$·Japanese·
Lake Union / Eastlake
1,282 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
JAPANESE: It’s easy for sushi restaurants to feel serious, quiet, austere. Not Sushi Kappo Tamura. Here, it’s clear that chef Taichi Kitamura and the rest of the staff are having aRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Cafe Campagne

$$$$·French·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
2,078 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
FRENCH: Smack in the middle of Pike Place Market you’ll find Cafe Campagne, a classic French brasserie that’s been churning out duck confit, beef tartare, and steak frites since 19Read more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Seattle
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Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
707 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
STEAKHOUSE: Yes, Joule has a section of the menu dedicated to steak, but that doesn’t make it your average steakhouse. This is chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s take on a KoreanRead more
100% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Omega Ouzeri

$$$$·Greek·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
426 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
MEDITERRANEAN: For excellent Greek food in a comfortable-yet-upscale environment, head to Omega Ouzeri, a restaurant in Capitol Hill from the team behind Vios Cafe. Order a bunch oRead more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
950 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
MIDDLE EASTERN: It’s hard to make a restaurant that feels both upscale and comfortable, and Mamnoon manages to be both at once. This is modern Mediterranean food that’s as elegant Read more
93% recommended
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Chavez - Capitol Hill

$$$$·Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
361 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
MEXICAN: If you’re craving a vacation, head over to Chavez, a Mexican spot in Capitol Hill that has the vibe and decor of your dream vacation beach house. Yes, it’s far from the MeRead more
91% recommended
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Lionhead

$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
321 reviews
  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
CHINESE: It’s no surprise that chef Jerry Traunfeld—the man behind Poppy—makes excellent Chinese food, and you’ll be feasting on it at Lionhead, where he takes on Sichuanese cuisinRead more
94% recommended
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Pintxo

$$$$·Spanish·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
635 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
SPANISH: Walk into the back of Pinxto, a neighborhood tapas bar in Belltown, and you’ll find yourself in a gorgeous atrium, surrounded by exposed-brick walls and twinkling lights. Read more
96% recommended
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Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
723 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: Whether or not you’re into the “woo-woo” stuff that accompanies a meal at Harvest Beat—yes, they ring a gong before dinner—you will certainly be into the food, whRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Thai·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
THAI: Noi Thai Cuisine is not your neighborhood Thai restaurant. This is a glittering, gilded, grand palace of Thai cooking, where spring rolls are served in wine glasses and and fRead more
89% recommended
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MōkSHA Bellevue

$$$$·Indian·
Bellevue
227 reviews
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Authentic
INDIAN: MokSHA, an Indian restaurant in Bellevue, prides itself on its fresh ingredients, and you can certainly taste the difference: this is food made healthfully and thoughtfullyRead more
100% recommended
Late Night Find in Eastside
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