Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
3989 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Known for its constantly changing seasonal menu and diverse selection of seafood, Chef John Howie's Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is a showcase of unique preparations representing various culinary styles and geographies. The restaurant offers signature dishes and small, shareable plates featuring items from the sea and land, and a diverse array of sushi, sashimi and fresh local oysters from the Raw Bar. Seastar’s wine program boasts more than 750 wines and the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.



AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY OFFERING DINNER SERVICE INDOORS, CURBSIDE AND DELIVERY. NO LUNCH AT THIS TIME
A 20% service charge is included on each check. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3989 people are saying
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ToniD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have patronized SEASTAR for a very long time-BCT-before COVIT TIME-the quality of the food is excellent-
Yesterday’s visit was to celebrate our Friend-our server Sep was perfect!! He was very attentive to our needs.
Personally I love the Prix Fixe Meals-I get to try a little of each food category-it’ll be nice to switch out the entrees so we can try other main dish-
Last night we had the Petrale Sole & tat was unbelievable fantastic with my tuna sushi!!!

I highly recommend SEASTAR to all who’s reading this review!!

From beginning to end the affair was very gratifying!!

Thank you SEASTAR

Toni D 😋😋😋😋😋

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Chuck
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was EXCELLENT as usual! Service was fantastic and helpful with menu suggestions.

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MikeK
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but worth it for a very special occasion!

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vipDelicious
Portland
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was exceptional as well as the food.

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vipRonC
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food and swrvice.This week sushi rolls.Excellent!

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Brix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality, fresh ingredients perfectly prepared with very attentive service.

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PaulH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and professional courteous service

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vipBigEater
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was outstanding food was wonderful! A great evening

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viprc8647
Seattle
115 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Seastar was good but what I did not like was that they added a 20% Service Charge, of which the server only receives 10%, but they then charge sales tax on the Service Charge. If I were to leave a gratuity they don't add sales tax to the gratuity so why do they feel it necessary to the Sales Tax on the Service Charge?
I don't think this is fair to the customers to charge the Sales Tax on the Service Charge and this should be changed.

KJ
KeithJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, we had to send a very expensive lobster dish back to the kitchen for being overcooked, and part of the replacement lobster was almost raw.
Not what we expect from a high end seafood restaurant!

JM
JoeM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipLeslie
Palm Springs
169 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent fresh seafood and the sashimi super fresh. We enjoyed a lot of different dishes and all of us had a great meal.

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Tyrone
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancée's birthday and everything was great. Our server was very timely with our drinks, appetizers and main entrée. I did note that it was a special occasion when I made the reservation and we could feel that our server was catering to our needs. Ensuring that our experience at Seastar was wonderful. We've been there several times and the service is always great, but tonight it was even better!

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GregD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had mentioned we were celebrating a special anniversary, and hoped for a table that was not in the middle of the room surrounded by the noise of everyone.

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LarryR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Our server R.
D. was very helpful and gracious! All was SO GOOD! Wonderful way to celebrate our 45th anniversary!

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Mikki
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and beautiful ambiance.

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vipLsquared
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Tri Cities and make it to Bellevue once a year. It’s a priority that we enjoy a dinner at Seastar at least once while in town. When we arrived for our reservation to a completely full house (which is a GREAT thing) and really wanted a table by the window, everyone from the sweet hostess to the manager made this happen for us. Both my husband and I so appreciated the effort that the Seastar staff went to and we had the very best evening.
Everything from the food to the kind and attentive service was perfect. We left happy as always and can’t wait to return.

DM
DandM
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Seastar since it opened many years ago. The food still remains delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We have traveled all over the world and have never had such poor service
It is not that they were not pleasant but rather untrained
We had to ask 4 times that we get out appetizers before our scalds and mains
Amazing
We have eaten at this restaurant over 20 times and will never
Go back

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vipRonC
Seattle
110 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of FRESH fish , prepared perfectly. Outstanding service.

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vipDrKoob
Seattle
231 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional meal!
We were entertaining old friends from out of town who wanted seafood. We could think of no place better and Seastar did not disappoint. We were warmly greeted. There was both an ala carte menu and an special menu with lots of choices at a discounted price. Our friends did that and we ordered ala carte. We were all thrilled with what we had. My bride LOVED her swordfish, I loved my seafood Jambalaya. Had an octopus appetizer that was very good. The sommelier helped us pick out a great Pinot Noir that worked well with everything. We were thrilled to see that they are adding a 20% service charge that they make a point of letting you know about when they bring your check. All in all, a superb dinner.

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vipChrisW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a busy night. Service started off slow but once they got started they were very attentive. That combined with outstanding food made for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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Delighted
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service without being overbearing, spacious seating, what more can you ask? It was easily accessible for me on crutches and my 96 year old mother with a walker.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for my birthday dinner, because - where else would you go? Another perfect meal at Seastar. Love that ancho chili steelhead!

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GoodTipper
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The new jambalaya is crazy good! Pear and blue cheese salad delicious as always!

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vipMarkC
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has new calamari poppers! A must try. The service, food and ambiance is always great. Last night was no exception!

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Fujiman007
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and experience last night. I've never been to a high-end restaurant that had as fast as service after we would order something. Maybe too fast if that's possible. All in all, Seastar didn't disappoint!

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Foodie98004
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband has hearing and speech difficulties related to a stroke. When making our reservation I asked for a quiet spot, if possible. They did their best but the overall noise level was so loud that it made conversation difficult for our group of four. Food and service was excellent.

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vipRichardS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent place. Wine list was very impressive. Had a great Kongsgaard 2007. Both the Hot and Sour soup and the Crab bisque was great. Entrees were very good but not great. Very good is fine with me though.

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BrianT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little out of sync, surprisingly. Bread came only after asking 3 times and then after our appetizers did. Then clearing of the used plates was inconsistent; some were taken while others were left. Must be getting post-COVID cobwebs out still. We'll be back!

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BobC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite seafood restaurant in Bellevue. Food is always incredible. Service always outstanding.

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Gilrose
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We often celebrate special dinners here and it has always been good. There were two in our party who weren’t impressed with their dinners - one a vegetable pasta dish and the other a salmon dish- but he is excellent making his own. All in all it was a good experience.

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vipJoeS
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding as well as the food. Always very consistent.

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vipchuckanutMP
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant honored my request for a quiet table for two as we were celebrating a special event. The variety of menu options was a real treat and found there were several items that appealed to each of our preferred food options. The preparation and attention to detail was exceptional and it was such a pleasure to have excellent professional service. Look forward to our return visit soon.

MR
MichaelR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , look forward to next visit

HK
vipHKG1
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated a special birthday here, our server was fantastic and attentive. Everyone enjoyed their plates, and they provided a complementary birthday dessert. I had a problem with my dish but it was taken care of promptly. All in all, a fine place to have a celebration.

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DougN
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Good seafood as usually, sushi/sashimi nice and fresh. After that it goes down hill. Soy sauce was a condensed bit and over salty. I ordered an entree for Ahi tuna and was essential given 7 pieces of sashimi for $52. While it was fresh it also had pepper blended which was strong compared to the fish. The rice cake was also quite peppery. All in all for shy of $200 for two, not a value experience for sure.

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Bill
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had an excellent meal with great service from Luis. All entrees were excellent, including the mahi mahi, a filet, and sesame ahi. There is nothing to complain about- salds, deserts and everything was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner. From the appetizer, cocktails, dinner and dessert, everything was perfect. Our server was fabulous; very friendly and Johnny on the spot. Can’t wait to go again!

FAQs

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 456-0010.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3989 OpenTable diners.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://seastarrestaurant.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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