Another delightful meal at Mashawi. The service is excellent. The food is always delicious . We have been going there for years and they are always consistently excellent
The meat on the combo kabob was over cooked and dry the salmon dinner was excellent
We had dinner at Mashawi before going to see a play at Seattle Rep. The restaurant was full of theater and opera goers, yet the service was fast and attentive. The food was very good especially the salmon and zahra. We enjoyed it very much. The entrees were large and gave us lunch the next day!
Food was very good, the service was just as good. If I'm in the area again, I will go back.
There aren’t too many places to get a meal before a performance at the Seattle Center, so we opted for Mashawi. I was a little worried as some reviews mentioned the service was poor and took a long time. On the contrary the service was the best thing about our meal. Prompt and friendly. We were with another couple, 2 of us ordered the combo plate and two ordered the wings. The portions are massive. The food just okay. I had the combo, and the chicken, beef and lamb were all over cooked and a bit dry. I did have one of my husband’s wings which was perfectly cooked. No room for dessert.
Though my wife and I went here for Valentine's Day, I can't count it as a special occasion because we also had our 11 year-old with us, so it was more of a regular dinner out.
Though I read some critical reviews citing the slow service, we had excellent, friendly attentive service and terrific food. Everyone felt that it was a new favorite that we should come back to frequently, and sometimes take out from as well. We were very happy with our find.
Have been coming for years after or before an event at McCaw. Food is fantastic but the service is horribly slow the last two visits. Arrived when they opened and waited 20 minutes for drinks. Another 40 for dinner and had to ask three times for the bill. Love the food but the slow service is too much.
A friend and I made a reservation here for a pre-ballet dinner. Service started slow, but I think our server just got slammed all at once. Server was pleasant and offered suggestions. I'm a Libra so I appreciate a server that will tell me what to order. I got the lamb kabob and my friend got the vegetarian sampler. We were both very impressed with the quality and taste of the food. We've each traveled to the Mediterranean and thought the food was on par. We split a bottle of wine, and got about for a little over $50 each. Great value for what we got. Would definitely recommend and will go back.
Always a good value with great food and good service.
delicious and close to Seattle Center. Dine and dash to your event.
On crowded opera night it was quite good, excellent veggie plate, very good wine.
Great for dinner before the opera--they really know how to serve a great delicious meal and get everyone out on time for the show. A wonderful reliable place.
The dishes had unique and pleasing seasoning and taste. Even the dinner salad was delicious. This is our second dinner before the opera and we ordered different entrees from our first visit. The new entrees were delightful. The Beef Shawarma was ordered by my wife (next time its my order). The restaurant is across the street from the Seattle Opera parking garage on Roy.
As always, a wonderful meal at Mashawi. We went before the opera. The food is excellent, the service attentive, efficient and timely, and the ambience delightful. An excellent choice before an event at Seattle Center or for a good meal with conversation at any time!
Quick, friendly service. Food was well prepared and very flavorful. As written, menu items seem like they might be rather similar - meat, carrots, peppers, onions... However the sauces all have different blends of herbs and spices. Not "spicy" food, per se, but very well flavored. If you want spicy, go next door (Thai).
This was one of my favorite places. But the last time I went there, the quality of the food was not good. I got my usual chicken shawarma, but they are cutting corners on the quantity of chicken. My food was also cold and the service was rushed.
Great, flavorful meal with lots of choices for most diets. We will come back again and again.
We both cleaned our plates so that says something about the food. Paper napkins instead of cloth. Mid-range dining. Short walk to McCaw hall. We will go again next time we go to theatre.
Was seated quickly upon arrival, nice table good location, extensive menu with great choices.
Service was friendly and quick took good care of our needs we had ticket to Opera so were under time constraints food was excellent and served with plenty of time to enjoy and get over to McCaw hall with time to spare this will be one of our go to places when going to Rep and Opera easy to get reservation the day before most places are always booked days in advance.
We had a table of 7 this week. The service was considerate. We loved the food very much. I would go back again.
This restaurant is located walking distance from Seattle Opera, PNW Ballet, Key Arena and Seattle Rep, which is great. The food was quite tasty - the owners are Lebanese. Unfortunately the service was incredibly slow as there were more customers than the servers could accommodate. We waited 30 minutes before we even got a drink and we had to flag down waitstaff to remind them of our order. It also got very crowded - the place is small and the tables are pretty tight. Again, the food was great.
Food is very very bland, restaurant is super empty (we were the only guests out of 2) but service is decent.
My family saw The Nutcracker during dress rehearsal and came here to eat dinner afterward. With one in our party being Vegan and another with dairy allergies, Mashawi had entrees to cater to every dining need. The food was great tasting and portions large. Soup or salad was included along with pita bread. Everyone enjoyed their meal and commented on how good it tasted. I highly recommend Mashawi for any occasion; it is our go-to destination when we are in Seattle Center.
We were looking for a light meal before the ballet. Lots of good combinations on the menu, so we could put together a tasty but not overwhelming meal. Service good, space a little cramped -- but heh, this is the city! Got out in good time.
We always have a great meal here. Excellent service and reasonably priced.
Everything was over-sauced and over-dressed. I ask the waiter for a recommendation and he couldn’t give me one. I gave him a choice of a couple of things and he was unenthusiastic about both. Now I know why. None of the four dishes we had were tasty.
Great food, timely service, good price! A perfect place to have dinner with friends before the opera. They always get you out in time!
Great service and good food with large portions. We came for dinner before going to the opera and service was friendly and quick without being rushed. Food is very heavy on garlic (especially the salad dressing), so bring some after-dinner mints.
Delicious food! We will come back. Service was great, friendly servers.
Have been here many times and this time was excellent, as usual. Will definitely be back!
Very attentive service in a lovely atmosphere; the lamb shank was outstanding!!
Mashawi always satisfies. I've been through the menu at least a dozen times and have my favorites. So I rotate among them and enjoy every meal. Excellent for a pre-perfomance meal, as long as you get there by 5:30 and have a reservation. Staff does a perfect job of getting you served and finished, without rushing you in time to make the beginning of a performance.
I did not think it was possible, but the food gets better every time we eat here!
The restaurant is small which makes the noise level a little high on a crowded night, but that doesn't detract from the food or the great service. Flavors were excellent And the portions extremely generous. Everything was wonderful.
Fast, friendly service even though the scheduled server had not shown up for work. Great food with lots of options. Looking forward to trying more of them.
Awesome food. This is my third visit and each time they totally exceed my expectations! The baba ganoush is fantastic! Absolutely recommend this place!
We have eaten here several times but this time the food wasn't as flavorful and the as appitizing. The wine was over priced. We were quite disappointed
The service was great and the staff very friendly
Food was wonderful as always. Great fried cauliflower with tahini. Chicken shawarma was cooked just right with fantastic flavoring.
One of the best baba ghanouj's I've ever tasted! Very strong, bold smoky flavor (I loved it!) Excellent cauliflower appetizer dish as well. Great location for shared tapas if you're interested in a lighter meal as well as full menu for bigger appetites. Great, friendly server.