Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

4.8
20 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
We offer traditional and modern Thai, a couple of Japanese dishes and a well stocked Sushi bar. Can't agree on what to eat? Now you don't have too! Take a couple of rolls or sashimi as an appetizer then eat your favorite curry. We have crafted a few interesting fusions of the cuisines as well (Samurai Pad Thai is a local favorite!)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 12.00pm-10.00pm
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Phone number
(206) 724-0559
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
E Harrison st
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

We like Pinto Bistro for showing us that Thai and sushi go together. We really like it because it’s a great takeout/casual dinner option in Cap Hill.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 20 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi was delicious. It took a little while to get our food and it wasn’t very busy, but other than that great experience!

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty and affordable! The service was friendly.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food. Sushi was very good, Thai beef appetizer was amazing, and green curry was the best I’ve ever tasted.

Great service too.

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JS
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Pretty good prices on specific items on the Happy Hour menu.

Our waitress was efficient and friendly.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Chill place.

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JS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu options are plentiful. We chose the Summer Roll, Samurai Pad Thai, and a chef's special with chicken and noodles. The food was delicious and smelled lovely.

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SM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fantastic spot that I found on Google Maps - great sushi - great Thai - great combinations. I would recommend to anyone. Not cheap but worth it.

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J
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

So slow. They give priority to the amazon and Uber eats orders over customers sitting in the restaurant. Too costly for the lack of finesse and quality.

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DM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time at Pinto in the last month (returned so soon because the food was so good the first time), and it did not disappoint. The food at this sweet spot - especially for anyone who loves Asian food that's not run-of-the-mill - is spectacularly good. The Samurai Pad Thai, the Cucumber Salad, the Negi Himachi Roll, the curries, the rice dishes with meat and the vegan specialties are particularly good, but we've never had a bad dish here. The ambience, while not flashy or particularly slick, is ultra-comfortable, with pitch-perfect subdued lighting and a quiet atmosphere that encourages conversation. The waitstaff are just the right amount of unobtrusive. I love this restaurant, and just wish we had one in California that I could frequent or get take out from. Oh well - guess I'll just have to make more trips to Seattle...

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NB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small place, but good food and friendly staff. Mostly traditional Thai with a little Japanese and Sushi.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi dishes we ordered we delicious and big. We had also ordered the Phad Thai 4 stars, and enjoyed that this dish was a true 4. It did not need more spice and it was not scorching hot. We had a party of 6 and all had enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pad Thai I've ever had, anywhere!

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DG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We went to grab some dinner as we just moved in and have no kitchen set up. I liked the sushi. They had nice happy hour offerings. The fried rice was mushy and tasteless and the chicken was dry. The waitstaff was lovely. There are so many great Thai places in the city and a couple on Capital Hill. Trip Advisor led me astray with this restaurant. I'd give it a pass.

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PE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I and people from our company when on the road look specifically for Thai restaurants plus I have been to Thailand multiple times. I have to say the Thai food at Pinto's was excellent and just as good as the food in Thailand. Most of all the service was great. Its not a big place and so when we walked in with 10 people, they were great at accommodating us and getting us served quickly. We will have future shows for years to come in Seattle and will make this a regular spot to get our Thai fix. We dined twice at Pinto's during our stay!

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J
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They have plenty of vegetarian options, lovely sushi, excellent Thai, and specialty dishes that delight.

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OA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for Valentine's Day and was very impressed with our experience! Service was fantastic, food came out very quickly & waters were always full (which was great since I ordered my Kee-Mao too spicy, my fault).

Would certainly recommend for lunch or dinner with a co-worker or even as a couples night.

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y
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty! I highly recommend the phad thai as well as the Snow white sushi roll. YUM!

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M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks!! A small environment, but definitely a neighborhood gem.

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N
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I like sushi, my wife does not. Luckily she loves Thai. We were visiting from North Carolina and didn't really know where to go. I punched in "Thai Sushi Seattle" into Google and Pinto popped up. The Sushi was spot on and the Panang curry was better than anything we can get out in NC.

The restaurant is small but unpretentious and the waiter was a friggin' delight.

We'll be moving to Seatlle in the summer and plan to make Pinto a regular stop.

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DK
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very fresh and well prepared dishes with no MSG. I had the Omakase which was fabulous.

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