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About Permanently Closed - Shuga Jazz Bistro

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Shuga Jazz Bistro provides those in the Renton, Washington area with a place to go for jazz entertainment and great food. The atmosphere is upscale yet comfortable making it ideal for enjoying the classic Southern cuisine. Shuga Jazz Bistro gets its name from the cute pet name the owner�s grandmother used when her grandchildren came to visit. A huge hug for each �Shuga� is a fond memory that was worth memorializing.

The menu at Shuga Jazz Bistro is another way to show respect for the southern hospitality, with items such as shrimp and grits, Lula Mae�s fried chicken, collard greens and candied yams. The fried catfish, which is available as a meal or a sandwich, is a house specialty.

317 Main Ave S
Renton, WA 98057
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Soul food

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm

Dinner: Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: Thurs 5:00pm-10:30pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:30pm

Happy Hour Every Day 4:00pm-7:00pm

Closed Monday

Closed Tuesday

Cross Street:
Wells Ave S

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 274-3074

Website:
http://www.shugajazzbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz

Executive Chef:
Wayne Johnson

Private Party Facilities:
Shuga Jazz Bistro is the hot spot for fine dining and jazz in the Seattle region. We’re located in downtown Renton, serving upscale and classic southern cuisine.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (888) 936-2536

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Shuga Jazz Bistro - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (120)
Neighborhood Gem (119)
Special Occasion (112)
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Late-night Find (87)
Hot Spot (82)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (63)
Romantic (60)
Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Kid-friendly (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2016

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Shuga Jazz Bistro was closed without informing Open Table. It was very unfortunate to arrive, find parking and then find out. Hopefully in the future they can shut down online reservations when the restaurant does not plan to be opened.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The restaurant was not open. Very frustrating. The wife and were really looking forward to our first visit there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2016

They weren't even open, no notice or anything that they would be closed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Great music . I loved the performance it was Josephine Howell

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2016

In the above RECOMMEND list you don't list great place for DINNER. IT WAS A GREAT DINNER. WE CAME FOR THE FRIENDS AND THE ANDY STOKES MUSIC BUT WE WERE MOST IMPRESSED WITH THE STEAK AND CHICKEN DINNERS!!!! We'd come back again just for the dinner. By the way, your message page does not seem to recognize the space bar.
PEACE.
K. T.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Greeted & treated as royalty! Had excellent seating for listening & participating in entertainment! Had a great time that was unexpected! Highly recommended! Good music, food and atmosphere! I will be back! I hope they can repeat it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Shugas is a great way to keep live jazz alive. Easy to get to, and a very friendly atmosphere. Rob is making great efforts to provide a live music scene, and we need to support his efforts by coming out and enjoying the wonderful dinning experience Shugas provides. Very talented musicians and very personal contact available with these masters of jazz.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Had a wonderful relaxing dinner. The prime rib and braised oxtail are both delicious choices. Next time I'll try the shrimp and grits. Shuga Jazz Bistro is on my "keeper" list! The staff was exceptional as we were quite early and had a great time chatting with them too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2016

This is a great place to dine and socialize with good friends. The food is getting much better than before. I have been to Shuga's many times and will return many more times again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Your strength is the great food (although pricy, fried chicken $22), your friendliness, comfortable seats, and music. The band was OK but the girls were full of themselves. Great groups are humble and give you music better than they lead on, if you know what I mean. We didn't stay for the entire time, and I certainly don't know all the popular R and B songs, but only a couple of songs were familiar. I was waiting for Heard it Through the Grapevine.
But, Shugas has great potential. I see it filling up, as it probably does on Jazz night.
I recommend you produce one or two signature dishes (e.g., fried chicken or salmon) that are so good, people will come just for that.
Swen

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Still dreaming over the shrimp and grits! Music was fantastic!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2016

I HAD A GREAT WEEKEND AND SO DID MY PARTY WE WHERE THERE 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW ,IT WAS AWESOME ,CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I enjoy having a local place to go and enjoy good jazz music and good food. Nice atmosphere, although Ido prefer a non dancing club for jazz and more of quiet sit down atmosphere where you can just listen and enjoy the artist performing and keeping conversation at a low intimate level. I definitely recommend Shugas for a nice evening out! Also very nice staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Excellent food, most excellent music, great service and good location. Shugas is a wonderful find for great jazz and very friendly atmosphere. The chicken was as good as advertised. Keep the jazz scene alive and support this outstanding venue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at Shuga's on 18 June - and I am SO glad we did!! Great ambiance, attentive and friendly service, good ambiance, super delicious food, a very good wine & cocktail selection, and top notch live jazz entertainment! The place and it's owners have class - during the evening they stopped by each table and thanked the patrons for stopping in - great touch! :) We will definitely be going back to this jewel in Renton!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2016

I spent a very awesome night with Jeff Kashiwa show. the personal attention by Ron and service were amazing !
Thank You!
I didn't have any food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2016

The service was great the food was delicious however I wish you would of warned us about parking lot behind restaurant full street full parked in lot south of restaurant got towed cost of $400, makes dinner kind of pricey and my birthday sad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2016

This was our fist time at Shuga Jazz Bistro. Great food, service and a great Jazz group to top it all off. Thank you for a great night out on my Birthday!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2016

A friend of mine invited me to this classy venue. The menu was very appealing. I will recommend this place to my friends. 😃😃

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Rochelle was nice, took care of our undercooked steak. She was professional and courteous. Nancy, our server was nice, too. Food had good flavor; NY Steak had a bit too much gristle. Braised oxtail and green were delicious. Peach cobbler came out luke warm, not hot.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Terrible service. It took 45 minutes to get the appetizer despite telling the waitress we had only one hour to eat. After we'd sent the bus boy to find our waitress two times, we finally told her we have to leave. She said shall I bring boxes to the table when I bring your plates? Food was okay but we will not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Can't believe I had missed this treasure in Renton. The food and service were wonderful, and the jazz was spectacular. Jeff Kashiwa was not a surprise-excellent as usual, but the new voice I had not heard was Josephine Howell. That lady can SING. My yearly concert budget is about to explode because Shugas has made a bistro that is well worth being a regular at. No need to fight the traffic going to downtown Seattle for good jazz when we have such a treasure right here in the south-end.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Under staffed. Person at front desk was checking people in, taking payment, and answering the phone. I was solo and and was told they save the tables for couples. Had to sit at the bar. Food over priced. Cocktails over priced. Very limited wine list, also over priced. Had to ask for bill.

Won't go back. Won't recommend.

The parking lot is city owned and was full when I arrived (7:20 for 8:30 show). Found parking 3 blocks away.

Paid $15. to see Jeff Kashiwa. Would rather pay $35. to see him at Jazz Alley; excellent service, excellent food, excellent value, excellent wine list, and convenient parking.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

This place was on our list to try. Jazz and southern food. It's a great combination. The place is just the right size. Show was really good and only $15 cover. Food was ok. We shared the fried chicken for appetizers, they were good. The deviled eggs were bland. I had grits and shrimp for my entree. I make better grits. My husband had the fried cat fish which he liked and our friends had the gumbo, they really liked. Even though the food was ok I would go back. I think it's a great venue for down town Renton and I'm willing to give the food another try.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

I really loved the show with Jeff Kashiwa and Josephine Howell. The food was absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to go again. The servers were attentive and very polite and professional. The only complaint I have is that I hope that the audience will be admonished to keep talking to an intimate level while the artist are performing and this will show respect for the Artists as well as the part of the audience that would like to enjoy the performance. People were literally talking out loud and it was very annoying and I thought it took away from the show and the atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

We loved the food that we ordered. My husband had po boy sandwich and I had grilled salmon.
Services was friendly. For sure we will return and maybe check out the lounge to listen for their jazz music

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Surprisingly discovered the BEST Shrimp & Grits entree anywhere.

This venue is to be applauded for their dedicated support of local jazz culture, but I was pleasantly surprised with artfully crafted food as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2016

We like the fried chicken at Shuga mainly because it is gluten-free and I'm allergic to wheat. But the thing to know about Shuga if you have gluten-issues or a wheat allergy is that while many items are marked gluten-free, the corn bread is no longer (though this is not specified on the menu). The former manager told me not to eat it for that reason (said it was when they first opened but people complained the corn bread was too heavy and dry so now they add regular flour to the mix).

The service here is always friendly. The wine list isn't always up to date but there's always wine from which to choose. The food is always fresh and delicious. We like coming here. The shrimp and grits are good, too, as are the bacon wrapped prawns served over collard greens for the appetizer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Passed by several times driving through the area and recently had an impromptu dinner with my sister for an early birthday celebration. We are both into music and the show was lovely. The drink menu was awesome. I had a drink called "Georgia On My Mind" that was so good. Food was good and the crowd was fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Loved the service, loved the music loved the atmosphere! Def recommend if you love jazz/blues and are not interested in a traditional "club" scene. Great first date spot

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2016

If you want a big room and high prices, go to Jazz Alley. If you want authentic food and awesome music, this is the place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We stumbled across Shuga Jazz Bistro, and were not disappointed! Lula Mae's Fried Chicken was awesome.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Loved this place! Beautiful jazz group, nice drinks and the Oxtails were amazing!! Cant wait to take out of town guests to enjoy their ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Saw local jazz greats on Sunday evening (1st time) and plan to return soon! We ordered dinner and took one to go because the food was fabulous southern cooking. Rave reviews from nearby diners, too. Check out BBQ ribs, fried chicken (served with delicious collard greens and sweet potatoes), steak, catfish and chips (served with jicama slaw!). Nice wines by the glass. Lots of space (get up and dance!). Great venue.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2016

As usual, the food was good and perfect for gluten free patrons since there is actually a variety. Music was phenomenal but the service was bad. The waitress came up to us initially in a reasonable amount of time but then we saw her hours later way after we finished our dinner. She never came back to ask how things were, if we wanted another drink or dessert. I finally asked another waitress for a drink but an hour later it showed up with an apology. This was not the usual service after a year of coming here so hopefully just a bad night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Shuga's food is outstanding, based in Cajun , but with a variety of choices. Weekends feature live music from some of the best in Northwest jazz and R&B bands

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 5, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised!!!
A friend in one of the bands asked us to watch him play and we had never been here before. The food was pretty good. I had the fried catfish and chips. My husband the fried chicken.. The bacon wrapped Sprimp appitizer was really good as well!
Our waitress was so friendly and sweet.
We listened to a jazz songstress and then Marcus Johnson on keyboards with Jeff Kashiwa on sax... What a night! We will be back in June when Marcus returns!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2016

What a great place to see a fantastic jazz artist's. The music was the absolute best with Josephine Howell starting the night off in grand style. Marcus Johnson and Jeff Kashiwa picked up afterwards and killed it. My wife and I saw many friends and a former student who performs in the area greeted us. The food was halfway there. My steak was amazing and especially for the price but my wife's cat fish was not quite done. Drinks are fare and the service is nice but a little forgetful. Will we go back, heck yes!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2016

I always enjoy going to Shuga's, the food is very good, but the entertainment (Josie Howell, Darren Motamedy, Off the Hook, R & B artists, etc) is my main attraction .

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