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Inside Passage backbar with Kiki the sea creature - Inside Passage, Seattle, WA

Inside Passage

4.6
4.6
240 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Inside Passage is a Northwest sunken ship, underwater, tropical cocktail bar with a sea creature named Kiki that lives above the bar. Created and run by your friends at Rumba and found within. Cocktails have elaborate, outrageous presentations and are crafted with premium ingredients and exotic flavors.

Reservations are released on a rolling basis, six weeks out. If you are looking for a date beyond that range, please check back! Inside Passage is a 21+ establishment.
https://www.insidepassageseattle.com/

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 583-7177
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Visit our websites to view large party and buyout options!https://www.rumbaonpike.com/large-partieshttps://www.insidepassageseattle.com/large-parties
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    We are on Pike St between Boren and Melrose near the Starbuck's Roastery.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 240 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

240 Reviews
  1. Mark

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to Rumba, and loved everything! Inside Passage is no different: amazing drinks and vibe. Will definitely be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening, service was fantastic and very engaging. Drinks are a bit pricy but they are well made and the environment and staff make it well with the price!

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  3. RachP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so excited to try Inside Passage during our anniversary trip. Unfortunately, the trip was disappointing. Our server essentially stopped checking on us once the food arrived. We sat for over 20 minutes after finishing our food and drink with no communication...couldn't even order a second drink. Speaking of drinks, our drink came out with little to no dry ice and half the lights weren't working. When the price is for the experience, I would expect everything to be perfect. My food was great (vegan slides and brie wontons), but my husband's beef sliders were missing toppings. Hopefully this was just an off night seeing as most reviews were good. We will not be going back as we spent over $100 for a very lackluster time.

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  4. Charming

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks that were a visual spectacle, but also very tasty. Food was also delicious, and the service was super friendly and welcoming.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place! Inventive cocktails and great flavors every time I've been here.

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  6. supercat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a fabulous time with our server. The drinks are pricey and don't taste like anything but liquor, and if that's your thing - this is the place for you! The drinks have a lot of pizzazz but I wish I could taste all of the ingredients they listed. The setup is really cool and the ambience is great. The food was alright. My favorite dish was the ceviche with plantain chips! Yum! Everything else was just alright. I thought their rice was salty and the papaya salad wasn't seasoned enough. I wish I couldn't given this place a better review since I had tried to come here once before and couldn't get a table and I finally did for my second trip to Seattle.

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  7. HillaryH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the entire experience! Our hostess was sweet. Our waitress was very helpful, kind, and always checked in on us if we needed anything. What a fun experience!! Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Drink presentation fun, but drinks are expensive! Food is average in taste. Go for the fun ambience and a fun drink presentation!

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  9. JohnR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely an ‘immersive’ experience. Drinks are good and look even better. Presentation is key here. I was blown away. Food offerings were good as well. Plenty to share.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem. Such a fun atmosphere. Great service, food and drinks!

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  11. PurelyPolyester

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire evening was a delight. The signage is very clear with Inside Passage being inside of Rumba, a unique scenario to be sure. The host and entire staff were very friendly. Their vibe and language were unique, not the rote phrases most servers use. The menu had all of our traditional favorites as well as a wide variety of locally-themed and pop culture referencing drinks as well. The actual drinks were very unique from each other and not just slight variants between each other. The prices were very reasonable considering the usual price point for a tropical-themed space, as well as Seattle as a whole. Me and my group are excited to spend time here again in the near future.

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  12. BobS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous drinks, tasty food and amazing bartenders and wait staff! ! Would recommend!!

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  13. Etta

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and drinks were good but was way too overpriced. I spent almost $70 on a drink full of ice and sliders. For the amount you pay I’d expect everything to be outstanding but it was far from it. Ambience was alright, it really felt like an intimate speakeasy except we were packed in there like sardines. The tables right by the entrance were awful and felt like a cafeteria with how close we were to one another. Very uncomfortable. Service wasn’t too good our server was quite rude and seemed very unhappy, but another server I saw working there seemed to be quite the opposite.

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  14. KristopherS

    Amarillo

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience for her birthday here! Our drinks were creative, fun, and tasty. The Brie wontons were amazing. Both the Kiki Soba dish and the BBQ sliders were really good, and reasonably priced considering the ambiance and quality of food.

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  15. BridgeCityKnight

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are expensive but excellently crafted and with a presentation flair sure to impress guests to our fair city. I already love Rumba, but the ambience is even better within Inside Passage. Book now. Go. Have Fun!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Music a little loud for such a small area

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    While it seems they have the aesthetics on lock, their food and cocktails are the worst tasting things I've ever had the experience of putting in my mouth. This is one of those Seattle joints that is purely hype. It's like a budget closet sized Disney themed restaurant, w/worst food (and that's saying something).
    Inside PassageResponded on March 3, 2024
    Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food and drink. We love to help in finding something different that might be more to your taste if we are made aware in the moment. If you care to reach back out either here, or by email, I'd be happy to see what we can do after the fact to make this right. -Maggie, General Manager

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place! Loved the food, fun drinks and ambience!

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  19. Gillian

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun spot with unique drinks totally a spot that can't be missed when you are in Seattle

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  20. MakaylaE

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great only the drinks were on the stronger side and you couldn’t really taste the flavoring which isn’t a bad thing but I was a little taken aback by it. Overall was great though and would love to go back

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  21. Mary123

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, drinks are cool but they are really pricey for the amount of liquid that comes in it.

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  22. Julia

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside Passage is the best tiki bar in Seattle. One of the best conceptually and ambiance wise. The food is great, but it’s all about the drinks.

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  23. Nikki

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It's hard to find a place that has good drinks and presentation. Quite often you have to forego one for the other. I'm happy to say that inside passage was not one of these places. With the presentation and quality of drinks I think the higher price is definitely worth it. Sure the drinks aren't as huge as in a typical glass but it was definitely still worth it.

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  24. Kristin

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside Passage was a sweet surprise. It's the cutest little bar with a fun atmosphere and really cool decor. We were impressed with the food, drinks, and service! The drinks are a little pricey, but they definitely don't skimp on the alcohol, and the presentation is so fun and unique! The food was delicious. I would recommend the Citrus salad and the Spam fried rice!

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  25. Elizabeth

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small portions of drinks. I appreciate the styling and effort put into the drinks but the drink for 2 was mostly ice. We could barely taste any ube flavor in the Four Brothers drink for 2. Cute for photos though

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome place ! Would definitely recommend a visit .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar was much smaller and not as ‘hidden’ as expected, but the ambiance was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Our group got the fried deviled eggs and the mushroom bao - perfection. The drink presentation was worth the trip and they weren’t weak, either.

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  28. Justin

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with great drinks! Me and my wife have had almost every drink on the menu and have not been disappointed!!!

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  29. Tiffany

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a cool spot with a drink menu Pinterest worthy. That being said, the drinks are ridiculously expensive and mostly ice. If you’re into paying $20 or more for a drink that looks better than it tastes, this is the place to be. Service was fantastic and the octopus over the bar is incredible. The cups are also beautifully done and works of art on their own. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about. We can check it off on the list as a cool joint, but don’t plan on returning. It’s more of an experience than a place to get a drink. Think of it as Rainforest Cafe for adults.

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  30. JohnM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Drink quality was poor. All ice. Rushed from the moment we sat down. Good was decent. Won’t go back. Felt like an expensive tiki/speakeasy ride at Disney.

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  31. CatmommaCheri

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks. Order the fried brie, it’s amazing.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must visit just for the experience, the service was quick and friendly, drinks were visually perfect and the room was entertaining the Whole time!

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  33. MeghanM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It took 10 mins for the staff to realize that one of their wait persons went on break. Over priced for the small amount of “drink”.. 80% was just ice.

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  34. chuckb

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool Seattle Gem! Not made for large crowd, geared toward intimate conversation, with your date, GF, BF, wife or best buds. I almost did not write this review, to keep this place to myself, but the staff is so "A" tier and ambience so special, I was compelled to do so, so I could sleep guilt free.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience at Inside Passage. Great drinks and the Brie wontons and spam sliders were incredible.

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  36. ChristopherW

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited beginning of the new year from England & was excited after all the andvertising I’d seen…but boy oh boy was it overrated. It should be advertised as a cocktail bar only imo. The food was standard, nothing amazing & if it wasn’t for the gimmicks of the cocktails, they’d be so average. You’re literally paying for an average cocktail with a fancy delivery. Sorry, but it’s true. Wasn’t even in there for an hour.

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  37. RyanK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside Passage was amazing, we had an amazing time and will definitely be back. Decor was great, food was delicious especially the spam sliders! And drinks and the presentation of them were top notch! Highly recommend!

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  38. MorganH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic, drinks were great, food was yummy! I will be recommending this place to anyone who wants to enjoy a fully ocean/kraken/NW themed bar. Cant wait to go back! 🐙

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  39. JacobC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks, cool space, and awesome presentation. Worth a stop.

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  40. KiranjitS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I think they need to work on there Main Drinks! They do not taste good at all for the amount they are charging. Presentation is nice but does not taste good at all.

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FAQs

Inside Passage is rated 4.6 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Inside Passage

1112 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are on Pike St between Boren and Melrose near the Starbuck's Roastery.
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 583-7177
  • Private party facilities
    Visit our websites to view large party and buyout options!https://www.rumbaonpike.com/large-partieshttps://www.insidepassageseattle.com/large-parties
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