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Octapas Cafe, Olympia, WA

Octapas Cafe

4.7
4.7
754 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Octapas Cafe is located in downtown Olympia, WA, adjacent to the iconic Capitol Lake.
We provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere with hospitality as our main goal. Our menu features local seafood and produce and best quality ingredients available. We offer a variety of small plates, entrees, oysters, mussels and steak, pasta and more. For those that imbibe we have an ever expanding wine list, a unique craft cocktail menu and selection of craft beer and cider, as well as creative n/a options. Octapas Cafe also offers private dining areas for larger parties and events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (360) 878-9333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rick Mullins
  • Catering
    Now offering catering for large groups and private events. Email us for more info! info@octapascafe.com
  • Neighborhood
    Olympia
  • Cross street
    Legion Way
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is free after 5:00 PM and on Sundays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 754 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

754 Reviews
  1. SandiL

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server Matt was attentive and happy to be there. I ordered the lamb and oxtail birria, which was a disappointment. Overly dry meat and no sign of lamb. Overall good flavor though. Caesar salad was great and cheddar polenta en pointe. Overall a cute theme and good location. Be sure to face away from the kitchen so you don't watch the staff eat. Will try again when in town next.

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  2. AliciaG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food, friendly and unobtrusive service, very reasonable price for the quality and experience.

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  3. Nuyorican

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again Octapas did not disappoint! The specials menu was fantastic. The cocktails were delicious and the service was impeccable. It’s our third visit in a month and cannot believe it took us years to go to this location. People, just go today. You will be happy that you went.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal. Service and kitchen staff working to the max on a Saturday night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. High quality ingredients. Love it!

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  6. SarahF

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is creative and delicious! The servers are friendly and helpful! The drinks are to die for!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming, beautifully decorated with kind and attentive staff & finely crafted Spanish fusion cuisine

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  8. Nuyorican

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, super service and a super value. Cannot wait to come back plus they have a rotating menu. My new Olympia favorite!!

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  9. HeidiS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Fast, friendly, and unique vibe is always expected. We have been long time patrons and have been blessed to watch this establishmemt grow physically and creatively. Thanks for another amazing Valentines dinner, will see ya again in the spring 🙏 ✌️ ❤️

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  10. Pegw

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food, the service and the vibe at Octapas!!! Consistently creative and yummy choices in both food and drinks, super friendly and warm service, and a lovely environment. People have fun here! We especially love their brunch, both in winter in the cozy indoor rooms and in summer out on the patio.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, nice choices reasonably priced. Enjoyed

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  12. GEORGES

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful selection of small dishes; all well made and tasty.

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  13. Bella

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing menu and knowledgeable wait staff that explained portions and favorites. Drinks were different and tasty. So many choices that we’re definitely coming back.

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  14. Susan

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped by for brunch at the last minute today and were very pleasantly surprised at our experience. The ambiance was fun and food was delicious. I had a two egg breakfast which was great for standard fair and my husband had the breakfast burrito and it was excellent. The cocktails were yummy as well!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great advice from server on their menu. Brussel sprout and cauliflower dishes are amazing. Pork chop was awesome. Not suprised we really enjoyed our meal. Just like the last time we went there.

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  16. MelissaC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My guests and I had a wonderful time! Our server was efficient and made every attempt to make sure each of us had what we wanted to eat and drink. We had a wonderful evening of great food and drink in a lovely place!

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  17. SusanJ

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and the Ginger carrot cake was outstanding! Matt our server was very efficient.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was excellent, and the oysters were the best we'd ever had.

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  19. Jbrook

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and well priced. Server was very helpful.

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  20. chriss

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recommend the brussels sprouts and the chocolate cake.

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  21. PatS

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and wine were excellent and service was good. The noise level however was extremely high as there was a large group of large ladies at a table nearby who were very, very loud and boisterous and made it difficult to hear my dinner partner. The last time my partner and I dined at Octapas it was much quieter and a more enjoyable experience.

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  22. DonaldA

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe it was a trying day for a Saturday midday brunch but no beignets, no hash browns, only orange marmalade, no puff pastry for Goats do Roam tart. What was served was a frittata, without asking my wife if she might want to change the order. Crab cakes were small and prepared with sliced jalapeño peppers. Would put them in the bottom 10% of crab cakes I’ve had in the US. Server was attentive. Would not go back.

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  23. DonaldH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. The presentation was very appealing and appetizing. The Bloody Mary is one of the best I have ever had. Someone told me that Octapas adds Horseradish, one of my favorite condiments, The decor faithfully follows the octopus theme and ranges from highly imaginative to somewhat kitschy. (Kitsch has never been a problem for me; I enjoy it.) The only problem for me was the noise level. I was somewhat dismayed when we entered and was relieved when we were seated in the small room just off the main entrance. The noise level was much lower there.

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  24. PatriceH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Good food, love the ambience. Had a great Sunday brunch, will try dinner soon.

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  25. HectorS

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For a starter, we had the Mozarella fondue. Highly recommended. although they should double the bread portion they send out with the fondue. My wife had the Cubano Sandwich, and it was good. I had the pork chop as the main dish, and it was rare, which was not great, but I don't send food back. Server was great and the vibe in the place for a Friday Night was also good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat in the bar - service what great. Moved to bar table for dinner. Appetizers we had the ricotta dumplings - to die for!! And the beet salad. Which was tasty. For dinner we had shepherds pie and salmon fettuccine. Thumbs up to the food and service!

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  27. EllenO

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Octapas. Great service, interesting food choices. A little light on vegetarian options but more than many restaurants have. What we had was tasty. A little heavy on seasonings for us but still very good. The beet chocolate cake was yummy!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great service. Thank you Matt!! Can’t wait to visit again

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  29. JoeA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space and attentive service. I got the brunch burrito and loved it.

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  30. BarryZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great friends, excellent place to eat. Decent vegetarian options too, but probably not vegan.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I've eaten at Octapas several time and this is the first time I was irritated by the service. Met a friend for late brunch at 1pm. We were constantly rushed by the wait staff. We let her know that we weren't in a hurry but she only had one speed which was push us out the door. The restaurant was empty. We just wanted to enjoy our meal and catch up. She just wanted to push us out the door.

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  32. MonicaS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch, the burrito was great, the egg shakshuka was good but the Goat I forget the name was terrible. Service was very subpar We wished we had the server /waitress.. I am new to this state so I am not sure what is the correct name. She came by and was more attentive.. I wouldn’t got for the food.. ambience was great.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal! The food was delicious and the service was spectacular!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch and excellent service! We loved it and will definitely be back.

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  35. AmityM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Octapas never disappoints! The food and cocktails are delicious. They put a lot of thought into their recipes and it shows.

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  36. AnnL

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Octapas is such a nice place to eat. The atmosphere is so pretty and the food was delicious.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Octapas. We were warmly greeted. Quickly seated with water and menus. Service staff was prompt even as busy as it was. Food was yummy and well plated. Coffee is Dancing Goat a local coffee company so that was nice. Had plenty to eat and actually took home leftovers which we had today at lunch. We will be back.

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  38. warmspringslocal

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch. Had the smothered burrito and the eggs Benedict with crab cakes accompanied by OJ& Prosecco. Comfortable laid back atmosphere with friendly service. We’ll be back for dinner soon!

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  39. Greta

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family from Port Townsend and my family from Portland met here for a halfway-between Christmas brunch/gift exchange. One of our party got stuck on the commute and was more than 1/2 hour late for the reservation. Our waitress was wonderfully accommodating- seated us, got us drinks, and let us wait for our party before ordering. The food was delicious, the space was lovely, and the service was exceptional. We will be back!

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  40. AmyB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful date night. Our food was outstanding and it came out in good time. Those brussels are amazing! My boyfriend had a old fashioned and I had a margarita - both were delicious. The service and atmosphere were also great. And the prices were right. 5 stars!!

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FAQs

Octapas Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 878-9333.

Octapas Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 754 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 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Octapas Cafe

610 Water Street SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Legion Way
  • Neighborhood
    Olympia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is free after 5:00 PM and on Sundays.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rick Mullins
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (360) 878-9333
  • Catering
    Now offering catering for large groups and private events. Email us for more info! info@octapascafe.com
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