About Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine

Looking up at the Seattle Space needle, Mashawi is a family restaurant focusing on bringing comfort food from the Mediterranean; specifically Lebanon to our patrons. We are a family owned and ran restaurant. Every dish is made by hand in the kitchen by the owners/chefs with more then 20+ years cooking authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean food.

366 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Lebanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 282-0078

Website:
http://www.mashawirestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Paul Maroun

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
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Quick Bite (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Cozy (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a table of 7 this week. The service was considerate. We loved the food very much. I would go back again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is very very bland, restaurant is super empty (we were the only guests out of 2) but service is decent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nutcracker

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always have a great meal here. Excellent service and reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, timely service, good price! A perfect place to have dinner with friends before the opera. They always get you out in time!

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious food! We will come back. Service was great, friendly servers.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Have been here many times and this time was excellent, as usual. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very attentive service in a lovely atmosphere; the lamb shank was outstanding!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I did not think it was possible, but the food gets better every time we eat here!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome food. This is my third visit and each time they totally exceed my expectations! The baba ganoush is fantastic! Absolutely recommend this place!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was wonderful as always. Great fried cauliflower with tahini. Chicken shawarma was cooked just right with fantastic flavoring.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The seafood cous cous and the spankopitas wer amazing. The falafel really good. The hummus was a little but too spicy. The attention and the ambience really good. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Main entre was horrible. Chicken bone dry and seasoning was just bad. And I love Mediterranean food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I've worked my way through the menu here and have my favorites. So it's nice to be back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great place to share a meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Delicious Lebanese food and wine. Excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Love their Kakta Kabob with rice pilaf. Dinner comes with soup or salad. Price is a good value. We go before the opera and they always feed us and get us out in plenty of time. Delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food, at least what we ordered---their Lebanese specialty and their triple shishcabobs---, was mediocre!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Visited Mashawi before the opera based on the recommendations. We were not disappointed. We were served quickly, our meal was wonderful, the atmosphere was intimate and our server was great. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Having driven by this restaurant for years while going to events at Seattle Center, I finally took the plunge and decided to dine at one of them. I met friends there, and it was a good choice. Fine food, nice waiter and cozy ambience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My son and I had an absolutely delicious meal right before the opera. I highly recommend this restaurant for a quick dinner before heading over to McCaw Hall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Nice spot for a pre-theater early dinner. We had Dajaj Mashawi. The house garlic sauce is very garlicky but very good. The chicken was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Nice quiet place in a busy neighborhood. Great food and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent food, delightful waiter. Quick service. Great atmosphere. Authentic cuisine. Close to McCaw Hall so it was the perfect place to eat before the show. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The best restaurant near Seattle Center. I always eat there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We Really enjoyed the food. Quick service. We Will be going back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2017

I always enjoy Mashawi because the service is excellent, the food well-prepared and promptly served. Staff always accommodates for performance curtains, especially is you have a 5:30 reservation before your evening performance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Outstanding. Shawarma was great, as were the combo Kebabs. 5/5 would visit again

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Mashawi is always reliable. Excellent menu and great variety. I do have my favorites, but vary them from time to time. Staff is always helpful in getting you to a performance on time, as long as you make your reservation for 5-5:30 p.m.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food and service are always excellent. We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. It is an excellent value

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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