Pink Salt

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$30 and under
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Peruvian
Come experience the unique and varied cuisine of Peru, a fusion of many cultures and traditions including Incan, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and African. Our lounge offers traditional Pisco Sour alongside many other refreshing cocktails all while sitting in the glow of our pink salt wall.
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c
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place been back 4 times already..try'n to plan our next trip..our new Fav.go to place.

h
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, took my wife there for a night out. We had the octopus which was really good. The ahi civeche was amazing. The lamb shank was really good but the chau fa was not as good as the rest. Overall great place!

BT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I just wanted to tell you how disappointed we were with dinner at your restaurant on November 10. When we arrived we were seated in the large empty room on west side. We had made reservations. If you didn't have room to seat us so we could see the guitarist, your should have told us when we made the reservation. When we arrived we explained that we wanted to sit in the area with the guitarist but were told that this was the only room you had left. We specifically wanted to hear and see Enrique Henao. We could hear him but couldn’t see him. It could have been a recording for all we know. We were off in a huge room by ourselves. The only people we saw all evening were the wait staff. Eventually, what we supposed was the management team, met on the couch and chairs in front of the bar. We felt like we were intruding in their meeting although they didn’t seem to notice us.

If we had wanted to spend an evening alone we would have put some romantic music on at home and sat in front of the fireplace. Why did we bother? The food was delicious but dinner out is supposed to be so much more than the food.

The other disappointment was my glass of wine. The pour was very slight. It appeared to be two ounces instead of the customary four ounces. Did the bartender give me the remains of a bottle and not feel like opening another?

We didn’t leave with a good feeling. We really wanted to fall in love with your restaurant and support a local business but that didn’t happen.

Trish & Bud Nicola (reservation under Ray Nicola)

PR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic representation of Peruvian food with a contemporary flair.

R
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cuisine, wonderful service!

SB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good but expensive and TINY portions. I am a very light eater and have not finished a meal at a restaurant in years. But I was still hungry after my meal. The fact that the portions are so small means you may need to order a lot more food and then the cost is even higher. I am not sure I will go here again for that reason.

s
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tate was an amazing server! Great food, amazing service. Thank you!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented. Service was wonderful. Will go again.

I
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Well executed and focused service. We went for my wife’s birthday and the Lomo Saltado. I had smoked ling cod. Both were excellent and amply portioned. I might make the Lomo sauce a bit thicker, gravy like, but spicing and meat prep was excellent. Server was new and very attentive but given it was a birthday, they were not busy (Sunday night) a bit slower delivery of courses would have been nice. It’s a nice space and the servers work to support each other which is very nice to see. Definitely worthy of a trip to Magnolia if you don’t live there.

MI
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was tasty but nothing spectacular. I didn’t feel like I’d eaten Peruvian food, it just seemed like nice American restaurant food. Service was pretty sloppy. It wasn’t bad but I wasn’t wowed.

LH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service!

EM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere and overall service is good. They have included key elements of the Peruvian folklore to create an inviting scene that goes well with the food and it's sober enough to not take up too much of your attention. Waiting service was good, although we received a starter before our drinks and had three different people serving us. The food was OK. We had "anticuchos" for entree. The seasoning was a bit off, more sour that it should and very small portion. The corn on a side was too al dente and I don't think they used aromatic herbs while boiling it because it lacked the point of sweetness it should have. We had "arroz con mariscos" and "lomo saltado" for entrees. No complaints for the latter, very good flavors and the right portion. The "arroz con mariscos" was OK but definitely over priced -- the ingredient's doesn't seem to justify such a high price. Finally, we had "alfajores" for dessert. Not a good idea. The short bread is too dry, the "dulce de leche" too runny and the flavor off. It wasn't a pleasant bite. It was a good experience overall but some elements of the menu do not have a great value.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Peruvian food, very nice atmosphere, and great service very friendly.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. The owners are very visible as well.

A
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great and server was very informed and helpful. We did feel a little "pushed" with ordering and the restaurant was not full. In addition drinks were pulled before they were really done so that was odd.

M
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went with a friend who like to try new things as much as I do. There's always some hesitation when there are things on the menu that you don't know the meaning of BUT, It was ALL delicious! From the roasted corn, the Pisco cocktail and I'm not sure what the spice was on the cod but it was all superb. Can't wait to go back and try everything else .

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I visited Pink Salt for a special occasion based on a Seattle Times recommendation. I had a reservation for 8 pm for two. We were seated 15 minutes after arrival. Then we waited 15 minutes until a server took a drink order. The server informed us that three of the five entrees were unavailable and three small plates were unavailable, in other words, all of our selections. The server recommended an off menu pork belly and rice dish. It was over $30 and tasted like a cheap salty rice dish from a fast food counter. The meal and service were unacceptable for the price point of the restaurant. The Malbec was very good and the ambience and lighting were well done. I will not return to this restaurant.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service even on a night they were short staffed and training new wait staff. The chef even came out to check how our meal was at the end of the evening. Everything was delicious, by the way. The pork sandwich special was the runaway hit though. We’ll definitely be back.

S
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Four of us had a fabulous dinner last night, starting with a Pisco sour. The layered potato and Dungeness crab dish was a marvelous first course. We enjoyed the duck special, Peruvian steak and potatoes, mushroom stuffed dumplings, seafood stew with spicy Jasmine rice. Finished with two salted truffles and our friends had the Peruvian cookies with ice cream. Can't wait to return.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great dinner at Pink Salt. We ordered the ceviche, the arroz con mariscos, the lomo saltado, and an appetizer of the day. All the dishes came out well. While it’s great to find good ceviche in Seattle, the arroz con mariscos and the lomo saltado stood out the most. We ate at the bar overlooking the kitchen and talked with the chef. The chef was super friendly, we will be back, earlier if cuy is available soon.

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I went with a friend on A slow Saturday evening.
I chose my own table, and waited for her. I received no water menu’s etc. for over ten minutes. My friend arrived and we were finally given something to drink.

The drinks were excellent and the food as well but the portions were small. We shared an appetizer and two entrees which usually is enough, but i could $

c
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonna make this short & Sweet..it was AMAZING..loved everything..sat at the Chefs counter and he was so helpful with suggestions and information about the food.. only been open 2 mo. so impressed with the place..already planning our next trip back with friends..were talking it up,,want it to be around for a loooooog time.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, food, set and overall ambiance made for a wonderful evening

OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place and lovely setting. The ceviche and the black cod were outstanding!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was my daughter’s birthday dinner out and she chose Pink Salt to try. We started out inside, but it was a little cold so we moved outside. The patio is nice enough, but super windy and I had to take care of a rocky table and put down our umbrella. Our server neglected to ask about my daughter’s birthday, never made any suggestions on the food and did the bare minimum service. She was nice, but not an attentive server for the price point of this restaurant.
I haven’t have Peruvian food, so I have no way of knowing whether it’s authentic or not. The food was tasty, but not enough to try it again. I wanted to love Pink Salt since the owner has had two good restaurants to his credits, but it was a fail for us. :(

L
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very cute place, food good, not great. We'll try again!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am Peruvian, therefore my expectations were high. Pink Salt did not disappoint. The staff was so welcoming (like the people of Peru). The food was amazing! Better than any of the previous Peruvian places in Seattle. The portions were a fair size. The decor was stunning and it was quiet. We had the ceviche Classico, Papas a la Huanciena, Lomo saltado and all were excellent.

LD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Pink Salt. Each of our entrees and the desert were delicious and our server was delightful.
We'll definitely return.

SK
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu is short the variety is astounding. The service and quality made for a happy evening. We will be back.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous, from ambiance, customer service, presentation and delicious food! No detail is missed in this restaurant. We will definitely return and high
Y recommend to others!

JK
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere!! Highly recommend.

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very much a family restaurant that is connected to its neighborhood in a meaningful way.

MG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pink Salt has a great location and ambience. Staff was attentive and gracious. Owners were very welcoming and took time to talk to patrons. Was a very busy night , all tables were occupied and things ran smoothly in spite of being short two staff members. Chef Marco took the time to stop by and briefly chat. All good qualities for a great restaurant. Some fine tuning needed to food taste and cocktail drinks. We realize that restaurant is new and will have to work through the kinks. Five stars for effort, ambience, decor, availability of parking . We need a Peruvian restaurant in Seattle. Thanks Pink Salt. Things with only improve. Much Success.

MN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Feel that the menu was too limiting. Would like to see a bar menu where there would be less expensive options.
Prices seem high for a neighborhood restaurant.

K
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices a bit high for some dishes. Interesting food. Some excellent like the ceviche. Some good but not great and carb heavy like the beef entrée. Instead of rice and potatoes how about more vegetables? . Mariscos pricey could have more seafood in it but delicious.
This is a pretty place in a nice location. Staff very nice. Food and overall menu needs a bit of work yet but we will go back and try other things.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere!

T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Attentive service, though we were rather early. The smoked black cod and the tuna ceviche special were exquisite. Outside, beware of the round backed chairs, they bite your back - take the square backed ones.

LD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef is amazing! He created a couple extra specials and one that was a Japanese/Peruvian influenced sushi. It was fantastic! Also the cocktails were amazing- especially loved the pisco sour. Will be back!

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A good experience with real Peruvian flavors.

The ceviche is pretty good and so is the chicken.

My family and I enjoy sitting in the patio.

This is a good option when you want to try something different and tasty.

PB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love the menu but the wait staff needs major training. If you're going to have a successful restaurant you can't staff it with untrained help. Please don't have the waiters call us "guys", such as "What would you guys like to have?" We'll be back for the food and hopefully better waiters. We want you to be successful.