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Pogacha of Issaquah

4.0
299 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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About

Welcome to Pogacha!

We feature a Northwest menu with the added flair of the Adriatic. Our cuisine is often described as Italian in that we feature pizzas (aka Pogachas) and pastas. At lunch time, we also feature sandwiches and salad. We bake our sandwich buns and serve fresh rolls with each menu twice a day and also use the dough for our gourmet pizzas. Our dinner menu includes seafood and steaks, lamb and beef tenderloin skewers along with our salads, pizzas and pastas. We have a large bar with a great appetizer selection and daily happy hours. Private dining rooms are available for special functions and events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 392-5550
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin McMartin
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Private party facilities
We have two private dining rooms that may be combined as one large dining room to accommodate groups from 12 to 120. We do not charge a room charge, but, require that the party spend a minimum amount based upon the time of day and day of the week. We love to host rehearsal dinners, anniversary or birthday parties, business meetings and dinners. We even offer our rooms for small weddings.
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Private party contact
Sarah Barnes: (425) 392-5550
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Catering
Catering services are available for groups from 10 to 100. Most of our menu items may be catered. We also offer box lunches or delivery of our salads, sandwiches and pastas to business within the Issaquah area for a $75.00 minimum order plus 10% delivery charge. 24 hour notice is required. Contact our Chef, Justin McMartin for more information regarding catered events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front Street
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Parking details
Our parking lot can accommodate 65 vehicles. Additional parking is also available after 6:00 PM in the Issaquah Auto Stop mall located just east of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
We feature live music every Saturday night in our lounge from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The music varies from classic rock to smooth jazz. Our music line-up is posted on our website at the Issaquah/Events tab.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
3.9
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4.0
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3.7
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4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Made a 9:15 reservation not realizing the restaurant closed at 9:30. Arrived early (before 9), waited at hostess stand. Hostess arrived after a few minutes, checked something on the computer, and walked away without ever looking our way. We started to leave at that point because while there were plenty of employees at the bar in the open kitchen area etc no one had greeted us or even made eye contact. The restaurant was not busy at all. In fact once we were finally seated there was only one other occupied table. My son had the BBQ chicken pogocha, and I had the skewered steak. Both were just okay. Nothing that made me want to come back again. We've visited this place only a few times over the past 6 or 7 years, never have we left impressed with what we had. Although the bread you get before your entree is really good. Our waiter was attentive, kept refilling our glasses. But it seemed to take a long time for our food to be served.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

As usual, the food selections, quality, and service were excellent. One of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

We had one of the worst dining out experiences we've ever had. We used to frequent Pogacha, but hadn't been in years and decided to try it out again. It will be the last time. The server was incredibly rude and argumentative. For the first time in my life, I left a $0.00 tip. It was horrible.

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Robilars (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Celebrating our wedding anniversary at Pogacha (Issaquah) was such a great find. It was our first experience there but we will definitely be back. From the moment we were greeted to the end of the evening we encountered superb service, scrumptious food, and entertainment that iced the cake for me! (Jaz, Saxaphone, dancing, & a night cap)

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Love2Savor (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

The bar scene at Pogacha appears to be very popular as it was jammed Friday evening and night. Our group of 6 was only in the dining room for dinner. The menu offered a reasonable variety of options. The wine list was fair.
Our disappointment was with the waiter and bussers. There was a very notable lack of attention to our table. More than once we had to ask for water glassed to be filled. The appetizer plates were not cleared before our entrées arrived making for an awkward exchange of plates between diners and staff. The waiter made it clear he was in a hurry, putting the entrée plates down bang,-bang-bang and without description/confirmation of what was on the plate. The entrées for four of us were served on square plates. None of the those plates were set down squared to the edge of the table. Each of them had a corner hanging over requiring each of us to adjust our plates. Five of us were served when the waiter said "Bon Appetit." When I pointed to the yet-to-be-served guest, the waiter said, "Yah, it's coming." To make room for the entrée plates I took the wine menu off the table and held it in my hands. The waiter and staff left our table until I could get their attention to hand them the menu. The place screamed of an untrained or undertrained wait staff.

Most of us were happy with our meals. The veal marsala was fair at best; a bit tough and dry.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 1, 2017

Always curious what a "Pogacha" is. It's a flatbread with toppings on it similar to a pizza. There's nothing special about it. We liked the Pogacha salad.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Average in all aspects. I don't see what the "hype" is when it comes to the Pogacha restaurants. They are usually busy, but the food is only mediocre. I must be missing something.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

The meal was a nice break from the ordinary. The seafood risotto was creamy and the shellfish was tasty. I would not recommend the house Merlot. I wasn't interested in paying much for a single glass of wine, so I ordered it without looking at menu. It was awful and I barely finished it.

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vipjohngrins (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

We've eaten here several times and always felt the food and service were great. We had blackened salmon and chicken piccata this visit it was excellent. Plates came to table hot, yea.... one of our favorite places in Issaquah.... restaurant supports Village Theatre is a plus!

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aimeesue2003 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was good and the Pogacha bread is delicious, but the service was lackluster. Our server seemed very annoyed to be there...kinda puts a damper on the celebratory event for which we were there: my birthday and my husband's.

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Dave (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

We have eaten at Pogacha's in Issaquah before and have been overall pleased, but this time we had extremely poor service. Our waiter came by and dropped off our bread, but didn't say anything. And then we waited, and waited, and waited some more. When he (we really didn't know who the waiter was since we thought he might have been just serving bread!) finally came, we gave our orders. And then we waited some more.

We did get served, and enjoyed the food, although we were surprised that the house salad was only lettuce and nothing else (except for a dressing). Our chief complaint was the almost complete lack of service: no refills of our drinks, no asking if everything was ok, an extreme delay in taking our orders, and generally being ignored. If they were short handed, a quick update on the situation goes a long ways to help our understanding.

I think we will be reluctant to return anytime soon!

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vipcccc2015 (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

Food was disgusting. Have had several good lunches there. Went for dinner and the strawberry salad with salmon was absoulty a ripoff. No cheese or strawberries. Candied walnuts were like rocks. The pasta dish with salmon tasteless .

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

This was a great place to get dinner on our way out of the city and over the pass on Friday night. Staff was really friendly, food was great and we were seated right at the time of our reservation. I will be back...there are more things I want to try on the menu and it was very convenient and fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Enjoyed our food and our waiter was very cordial. Only problem is that I made reservation thru Open Table, got there few minutes early and was seated. When husband arrived, they told him there was no reservation in my name.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2016

Great food. Haven't been in years and it is still amazing! Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

The restaurant was quite busy...holiday gatherings & theater night. Our waitress was very pleasant and very good. When we were taking our time looking at the menu she gave us a hint that food would be taking a little longer with the crowd and if we wanted to get to the theater on time we should probably give her our order. That was the right thing to tell us and we got out in plenty of time without being rushed.

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David (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

As usual, the atmosphere was lively and the food was delicious. Always a good value.

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vipChickenLittle (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Always a good place to eat out. Good plentiful plates for the price. We enjoyed the salmon and tenderloins skewers. House salad always fresh.

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vipFoodie (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

There was a Seahawks game and the noise from the bar made it difficult to have a dinner conversation. The food was good. The waitstaff were quite attentive.

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SueM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

We made a last minute reservation and we were a few minutes late.
They took very good care of us and we had a lovely family holiday outing!

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