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About Bar Dojo

Bar Dojo, literally meaning "place of the way" represents a Modern Asian Restaurant featuring a melting pot of Asian comfort foods with Northwest ingredients. As the first and only of its kind in Edmonds, Bar Dojo strives to be the neighborhood gem that the community has been longing for. Hand crafted cocktails utilizing Asian inspired fruits and spices bring a new dimension to liquid dining. A newly designed dining room and full bar offers a comfortable and warm environment to complete your dining experience. Come visit Bar Dojo at Five Corners in Edmonds, Washington where the parking is plentiful, the drinks are unique and the food is comforting!

8404 Bowdoin Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 967-7267

Website:
http://www.bardojo.com/

Catering:
Our sister company Shooby Doo Catering has been named Best of Western Washington's "Best Catering Company" and has consistently been on Yelp's "best of" list in the Greater Seattle area. Shooby Doo specializes in all type of events including wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties and much more! Services also include rentals, bartending, event coordinating and event staffing. For more information on how to get a quote and to see what delicious offerings are available for your next special event, please visit www.ShoobyDooCatering.com.

Parking Details:
Ample parking in our private parking lot as well as nearby street parking!

Executive Chef:
Shubert Ho

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bar Dojo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Bar Seating (12)
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Special Occasion (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Spicy (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Tapas (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Romantic (4)
Seasonal (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

A hidden gem. Unexpected in a tiny strip mall North of Seattle

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

I just love this place. It truly never disappoints. I'd like to keep it a secret but I'm afraid it's just too late.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My first time at Bar Dojo and my friend and Iboth were very impressed. Ambiance was lovely; very friendly staff; menu was interesting and allowed for sharing of small plates; food included veggie & meat choices; everything we had was tasty, attractive and interesting. We would definitely return again. Highly recommended!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food, good service. The value is really hard to beat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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food4
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a fantastic little piece of fusion heaven! So very well executed! Always a pleasure eating here and as we have many times - we will many more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a culinary adventure! I love the Asian fusion mix of ingredients. I add yet another favorite entree to my Bar Dojo list.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, but you might expand the vegetarian menu to 2-3 options rather than 1.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great, I only wish they had top shelf liquor.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I always come to Bar Dojo to get my fill of spicy and excellent food. I have made amazing friends at the bar and Matt makes the best drinks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We hadn't been back here for a while - previously the menu felt stale so there was nothing new to try. Not on this visit! Creative fusion flavors and a lot of variety - we had trouble ordering - but when for comfort food with the pork belly bowl and the 3-course prix fixe with ramen and pumpkin mouse cheesecake. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Everything was delicious. Interesting and varied menu. Amazing service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent lamb chops, but a special occasion entree. Crowded on a Sunday night but people seemed to enjoy the Asian emphasis.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were really excited to try this restaurant for Seattle Restaurant week. We went on a Sunday evening. It took 45 minutes to receive our appetizers. We ran out of drinks and water without our waiter noticing. The flavor of the food was awesome but there were mushrooms in my ramen dish when they weren't listed on the menu and giant chunks of pork that were impossible to eat with the chopsticks and small soup spoon. They also cut up small pieces of Thai chili without seeding them so they were like little spice bombs throughout the dish that were so spicy they were inedible.

Dessert was by far our favorite part. I had the banana tempeh with coconut ice cream. It was delicious. My husband had the matcha mint affagato which was really good.

Three stars because overall the flavor was amazing but execution was poor. And service was a little lackluster. But giving them the slight benefit of the doubt there because it was a Sunday night during restaurant week. But wouldn't recommend because you can get way more authentic food that tastes great for a lot less in the Seattle area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was a Thursday night - noisy - loud group with 2 young kids, plus groups of women who were just too loud - they forget that not everyone wants to hear their conversation. Food was good - I had the lamb - but one of the ribs was overcooked - the rest was good. Service was slow -We have been customers for long time and we go for the food - which is generally very good. Our waitress did state that the kitchen was a bit overwhelmed. We were there for two hours but a simple dinner. On a slow night - the service and food is excellent -

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food for Restaurant Week was great, but the ramen I had is not on their standard menu!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. What was not was the service. After our order was taken the waiter disappeared, he was nowhere in the room. No checking on beverages or food. We had to ask for assistance since several of had food to be boxed up. I know this is not the norm so I won’t quit visiting but it did not meet the usual experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This neighborhood bar and restaurant is blowing up. Appropriately busy all nights now, even the bar. Reservations a smart idea. Sundays and Mondays have LOTS of awesome specials.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding service! we ordered from the happy hour and appetizer/shared plates menu! Everything was delicious, great to be able to taste so many different flavors and textures.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great find in an unoretentious neighborhood setting. Friendly service great Asian fusion food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I guess it’s true that you find the best food experiences in strip malls. I would’ve driven by and not even noticed it (and almost did, trying to find it). I thought the food was fantastic, but my company was hoping to see one or two items that were a little more pared down. I loved the pork dumplings and the Dojo Burger. He was less enthused about the pork tacos, too many toppings obscuring the delicious chunks of pork!

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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding service and delicious menu - hidden treasure

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved the food and service was excellent . Crafted cocktails were fantastic . We will go back soon even we live further away! Cheers!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have eaten at Bar Dojo many times and always had an great meal. When we come with friends they always leave impressed with the meal. We’ve used them for catering as well. They cannot be beat.

Great appetizers, great main dishes ranging from their hamburger, to their noodle bowls, their poke bowl and their Kasu black cod.

Tags: Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Healthy, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Creative, delicious. Will go back.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We dine at Bar Dojo regularly and the food, especially the short term specials, is excellent. Every once in a while the service slips, but only when it’s really busy. Even then, patrons and staff alike are enjoying themselves. Recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wow, this place is fantastic. Unlikely location and awesome food. Pan Asian food prepared to perfection. I can’t wait to go back.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

I love Bar Dojo and it is one of my most favorite places to eat in Edmonds. It is really great for a romantic date for two or our case this time, a get together with some girlfriends to celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Can always count on a delicious meal!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been to Bar Dojo several times and have loved it each time. This time we took our 18 yo for the first time and he loved it too! We arrived 10 or 15 minutes early for our reservation, but the waitress paused only a moment before saying she could seat us. We shared two appetizers: Pork Belly Tacos and Pork Dumplings. Both my son and husband commented that the dumplings are like comfort food, which means that they were very satisfied with them. I would have liked to have had all three tacos for myself because they were delicious! Then we split two entrees: Pork Belly Bowl and Asian Sticky Back Ribs. Anything with pork belly has to be good, right? But the Pork Belly Bowl was out of this world fantastic! My son allowed me only one rib, but it was also delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food and service was very good. Seating is a little too cozy and noise level is okay.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love this place. I’ve been here several times & the food is amazing! The pork belly tacos are the best!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Phenomenal and unique flavor combinations and menu selection. Love Monday all-day happy hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was delicious. Fun options to choose from. Beautiful plating. Service was very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excessive breading on the calamari, very greasy ruined another was delightful salad. Curried riblets were primarily bones with a little bit of stringing me attached, very disappointing. The avocado bacon tempura was rich, but the tempura was excessively greasy. A preponderance of greasy food. And the stirfry tofu it was pretty good, however

Tags: Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I live for the poke tacos. We go frequently and I always get them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Ordered a variety of shared plates and every dish was delicious. Dessert was amazing too. Looking forward to eating here very soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

First time at Bar Dojo. We had a terrific evening. We were greeted by the owner Schubert who was very nice and came over and greeted us once we sat down and told us about the menu and how he started the restaurant. We sat at the bar and had a great evening visiting with bartender Shannon. She helped us choose each entrée and even helped us with cocktails and wine choice. Dessert and even the coffee was magnificent. We had a wonderful evening and can't wait to come back!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Have been there many times. They never fail to impress with amazing food. Always hot, and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Ahi tuna, calamari salad, chicken karaage and mango crème brulee were all excellent!! Didn't care for fried tofu dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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