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Annapurna Cafe

17 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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After many years of experience cooking Nepalese food abroad, Roshita Shrestha brought her talents to Seattle and opened Annapurna Café. Her experiences with cooking have also been garnered from years in India and Tibet. At Annapurna Café, you’ll find a menu that includes items from all of these backgrounds and more.

There are vegan options like the chat-pata papadum, nine different types of bread and a number of entrées made with chcken and lamb. Be sure to check out the Yeti bar at Annapurna Café too, a nod to the beast said to roam the Himalayas. Artwork depicting the yeti provides the background to wine and beer bottles from all over the world.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, Nepalese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM Dinner: Monday- Friday 2:30PM - 9:30PM Saturday: 2:30PM - 10:00PM Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(206) 320-7770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roshita Shrestha
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Cross street
E Denny Way
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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3.0Dined on January 12, 2013

I enjoyed our food a lot and it was a very busy environment so even though we had made a reservation it wasn't possible to seat us for awhile. They also did lose our order ticket and had to come back to the table. Overall it was a positive experience but perhaps wouldn't go there on a Saturday.

5.0Dined on January 12, 2013

Just as you enter the restaurant and start the descent down the stairs, the amazing smells grab you! The service is great and the food is even better! Loved it and will go back, but make a reservation first!

4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

Very good Nepalese cuisine restaurant.
Definitely try lamb spring rolls & fresh veg samosas for appetizer and the Masu dish (Nepalese Goat cuisine) for main course.
I'm a North Indian and a big foodie so it's hard to impress me.
The only problem is, it's a small place, so be ready for a long wait (45 min) or make a reservation
Two thumbs up :)

3.0Dined on January 3, 2013

The food is the reason to go here which is obviously not a bad reason to visit a restaurant. However, although we were seated right away no one took our drink order for quite awhile, in fact by the time our drink order was taken we were ready to order. The lychee martini I ordered was awful - watery and almost wam. Food did arrive quickly though and was very flavorable and very good but not spicey enough. We forgot to ask for some more heat, but also our server never asked about our spiceness preference like most Indian restaurants do. Overall though it was a friendly easy going place, affordable and tasty.

4.0Dined on December 24, 2012

Great chicken tikka masala! Highly recommend if you like great indian cuisine

4.0Dined on November 16, 2012

Food very tasty & management & service great. My dining partner was very late due to awful traffic jam. I had time to order & consume an appetizer before he got there & they still didn't push us that hard to turn over the table once he arrived and we ordered our main courses.

5.0Dined on October 24, 2012

Great place, went here for a date, they left us alone and didn't mind us taking a long time to eat! Food was also really good.

3.0Dined on September 11, 2012

The place could use a bit of facelift!

4.0Dined on August 24, 2012

Great Indian food. The spicy was not too spicy. Chicken tikka masala was the best we've ever had. Garlic naan was delicious. Will definitely return on our next trip to Seattle.

4.0Dined on August 11, 2012

The handsomest waiters on Capitol Hill.

4.0Dined on July 13, 2012

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Our daughter actually discovered it when wandering off the beaten path from Seattle U. The butter chicken is always my favorite and the lamb curry is excellent. Enjoy!

4.0Dined on May 16, 2012

My family and I have dined here several times and each and every time it has been great. Last time we ordered the lamb dish with the eggplant and I think it was one of the best dishes we have ever had. The staff is always friendly and many time we have ended up in conversation with the tables near us. Overall, I would definitely recommend Annapurna!

4.0Dined on April 2, 2012

Loved the accommodation of our large group and the really succinct and painless splitting of the check. Plus, they let me sit and cool my heels with a glass of wine while awaiting my party. :)

4.0Dined on March 31, 2012

I had never heard of Annapurna, but found it on OpenTable after looking for high reviews. While we showed-up on time, we did have to wait a few minutes, but really enjoyed our meal, which was served quickly. I would eat here again.

4.0Dined on January 27, 2012

Extensive menu centered on Indian cuisine. Staff will adjust spiciness of dish to individual desires. Staff quite attentive, good humored, and congenial.

4.0Dined on December 4, 2011

I took my buddy whose never had Indian food, he now loves Indian food.

4.0Dined on November 5, 2011

The names of many of the dishes on the menu were recognizable from Indian restaurants, but the tastes were different--and delightful. Lamb fans will be pleased with the extensive list in the lamb section.