Zaika Bar and Lounge

4.6
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Indian
Zaika means “taste”, but to us it means so much more than that. It’s the immediate feeling of surprise and joy when you taste something outstanding for the first time. We strive for that feeling in everything we do and every experience we get to share with our guests

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
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
What 32 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
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4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Samudra
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Waiter was very cordial and kept checking in from time to time.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing!!!! Food. A most if you live in seattle or visiting.

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vipBarcelonaBiker
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food with interesting twists. Nice presentation and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. I would highly recommend if you are craving Indian fusion. The ambiance was relaxing and inviting, the decor kept me entertained. Food was superb, enjoyed seeing how the chef made a modern take on Indian classics.

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AshishA
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot with great service and food. The decor inside could use a facelift but in the end we were very happy with the overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration with a group went well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really wonderful food choices and interesting menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is off the charts fantastic ! Ambiance could use a little work- but some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had!

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vipStevenS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What beautiful food and such amazing flavors. Easily the best meal we’ve had in Seattle. Tasty cocktails, attentive service. Only sad that when the word gets out it will be hard to get a table.

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ChrisW
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails, wine list and menu had some great choices. We loved the Mushroom steak, Cottage on the pond, Prawns, Rosemary lamb chops and Chicken Biryani. Outstanding Indian dishes perfectly spiced. Not the over-sauced fare at some Indian restaurants. Awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first get together after a real long time. We were given a nice private table.
The food was really good. The traditional Indian element was there in every dish despite the twist given by the Chef. We loved it.
Also, enjoyed their drinks and desserts.

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Monisha
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There was a small piece of hair in the drink which they replaced. But other than that, the food was good

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SamO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The only good thing was the waiter it seem it was not fresh frozen I know food

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KarlW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

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AnnS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience. Indian food but brought to a new level, with great combinations of flavor and artistic plating. Everything we had was incredibly delicious, we can't wait to go again. And the cocktails were great too!

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Ashish
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday. Amazing food, you can order any item from menu and you'll not disappoint. Must visit. Be ready to be amazed.

JB
JeniB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Worth a visit.

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fairlyodd
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was an explosion of flavors and beautifully presented.

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Manasa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh ingredients, good selection of vegetarian option. Not your typical Indian restaurant. It has a good variety of options from different parts of India. Desserts had a different twist as well. Will definitely plan another visit to try things I missed the first time.

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Ripu
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place with innovative and nice tasting food. Tried cocktails, small plate items and masala chai. Me and my wife loved everything.

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AdamH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice night at Zaika. The food was quite good - shared 3 small and 3 large plates with a group of 4. Drinks were interesting, especially the Mumbai Mule. Recommended to try if you are in the mood for Indian but want a more modern atmosphere/take.

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vipMazie
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious sharable dinner for 4---go with the waiter or owners reccomendations.

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Anand
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow but very courteous. Food was really good.

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vipSueP
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I'm really sorry but someone needs to call this out. We've just paid $83.68 for disinterested service and, quite frankly, appalling food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Pretty unimpressed

Would not return

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Wolf
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place has amazing food. Everything we had was inspired and the Mumbai Mule is popular for a reason. One thing to note: everything was intensely rich, even for a vegetarian. If I could ask for anything from Zaika, it'd be a vegetarian starter or main that was as big on flavor as everything we had but did so without dairy. Mostly so we could've ordered that in addition to the rest of our food to compliment and cut through the richness.

Overall, highly suggest this place to anyone seeking upscale Indian cuisine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Such wonderful flavors.

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RobinN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We wanted to be blown away, but unfortunately weren't. It's good, don't get me wrong. But not just what we were expecting based on photos and hype online. The menu was a bit confusing (under the stuffed bell pepper ingredients, it pretty much just said "stuffed bell pepper" again LOL), not many vegetarian options, the cocktails were probably the best part. Food took a lonnnnng time to arrive, even though the restaurant wasn't full and there seemed to be plenty of staff on the floor. Servers and manager were extremely friendly.

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Ankit
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

I made an appointment with the restaurant couple of week’s ago for my wife’s birthday. They did not personalize our experience at all, no one even cared to mention happy birthday or have our table reserved. It just felt like walking in. Would have been fine on a casual day but it did not meet my expectations. Pretty disappointed.

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vipMazie
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Go early. The food is terrific. They have large plates and small plates to share. I called it Indian tapas.

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CanBeBetter
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Nice restaurant concept that needs better execution. Overwhelmed maître d' didn’t keep guest seating organized when there were only 5 parties waiting; ambitious but poorly mixed drinks; good presentation but average tasting food; well intentioned but average service (shared food plates were set at the edge of the table instead of middle; check was delivered before the food was cleared) Expensive for the quality of service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful experience! We found the Indian twist in the menu especially , interesting !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zaika Bar and Lounge using the Order Online button. Zaika Bar and Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Zaika Bar and Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 432-9355.

Zaika Bar and Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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.