Kamonegi is a tiny, crooked warren of shadowy rooms trimmed in wood that served the best soba noodles in Seattle.
A meal at Kamonegi is absolutely memorable, not only for its relaxed mood where you could feasibly wear sweatpants while knocking back that fresh sea urchin but also for its bold, creative chef who creates the signature soba noodles.
Kamonegi is all about comfort, loveable soup combined with unexpected pairings such as fried satsuma yam dressed with honey and gorgonzola, and even extends to tempura-fried Oreos.
They all have magnificent taste profiles and wonderful presentations!
Otherwise, you can try out their non-soup items, like the phenomenal Kabocha Tempura arches tossed like chicken wings in a sticky duck demi-glace, delicately topped with custardy uni and ikura.
Or the Coffee-marinated Salmon Tartare with pork floss and a wave of chive-speckled sour cream.
What to order: Kabocha Tempura, Coffee-marinated Salmon Tartare, Black Cod Chawanmushi
Think of The Pink Door when you need a special place to enjoy your favorite Italian dishes in Seattle.
Here inside The Pink Door, you’ll find an elegant circus-restaurant mashup, with low lighting, a mural of a court jester, thick curtains, and nightly acrobatic talent swinging on silks above you.
The Pink Door has some of the best dishes like Cheese Board Supreme with a daily selection of Italian cheeses and housemade crackers, and Pink Door Caesar with fennel-dusted croutons and grilled chicken.
Burst with flavors in every bite!
For a heartier one, go for the Arancini made with rice balls fried and stuffed with caciocavallo and mozzarella.
Don’t hesitate to try them with their signature Calabrian chili dipping sauce, they taste phenomenal together!
What to order: Arancini, Cheese Board Supreme, Linguine Alle Vongole, Pink Door Caesar
With a menu featuring house-made pasta, Spanish small plates, sherry on tap, and a lot of signature cocktails, en Rama is a must-visit place for foodies.
This Italian gastropub has a warm and cozy environment, and the large, well-lit patio makes a perfect location for a date night.
The Pimento Cheese small plate comes with grilled bread and pickled vegetables.
While the creamy, tangy, and spicy cheese tastes great on its own, ask for their berried onion compote to pair with the cheese, and await a flavor explosion in your mouth!
If you love your seafood, try their Mussels. Blanketed in white wine butter sauce, the mussels taste heavenly, with a slight tanginess from the white wine, richness from the butter, and sweetness from the shallots.
The Bucatini here, according to the restaurant’s regulars, is “a religious experience”!
With a medley of mushrooms, al-dente pasta, pistachio tarragon pesto, and other additions, everything on the plate pops.
What to order: Pimento Cheese, Mussels, Mushroom Bucatini
Excellent Neapolitan pizza and small plates make this Italian spot on Beacon Hill a perpetually-crowded classic.
If those are just what you need, then pay a visit to Bar del Corso! With an upbeat vibe and friendly service, this cozy place will always make you want to return for more!
It’s hard to choose which blistered bubble-covered pie is the best, but the Margherita with buffalo mozzarella and the Corno di Capra with homemade sausage and pickled goat horn peppers are the two most outstanding.
Don’t miss out on their small plates, especially the Suppli al Telefono, a phenomenal pre-pie snack filled with tomato-infused arborio rice and mozzarella that stretches like saltwater taffy; and the Grilled Octopus with white beans. Tastes like heaven!
What to order: Margherita Pizza, Corno di Capra Pizza, Suppli al Telefono, Grilled Octopus
From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, you’ll be embraced by the experience of comfortable elegance.
With African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers providing warmth, this fine-dining restaurant aims to impress. Its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk is home to 3,500 bottles, allowing an extensive wine list of 350 selections.
If you’re looking for a restaurant that will give you a day to remember, The Capital Grille is more than happy to welcome you with open arms.
For starters, their Lobster Bisque soup is a solid 10. A french onion soup filled with big chunks of lobster, this dish is bursting with the buttery, savory deep flavor of lobster.
It has a subtle hint of umami meatiness and sweetness that highlights the flavor of its main ingredient.
Very tender cut beef paired with poached lobster tails and a butter sauce, the Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster Tails will give you an experience of a lifetime.
What to order: Lobster Bisque,Seared Tenderloin With Butter Poached Lobster Tails,
Pestle Rock is a hot spot for Isan Thai cuisine in the heart of Seattle. While most people are more familiar with Bangkok-style cuisine, Pestle Rock will make you fall in love with their specialty if you aren’t yet.
Showcasing Isan Thai dishes from Thailand’s northeastern region, this spot focuses on spicy food, and we’re here for it!
Be blown away by Pestle Rock’s Mee Ka Ti, a spicy stir-fried rice noodle with chicken, egg, coconut milk, bean sprout, and onion.
The creamy coconut milk especially makes everything better. This gluten-free dish can also be made vegetarian if you like!
Are you more of a curry person? Then, Pestle Rock’s Kao Soi is the perfect dish for you! This curry noodle soup has so much depth to its flavor; it almost feels like it’s telling you the rich culinary history of Northern Thailand.
Topped with red onions, pickled mustard greens, and crispy noodles, this dish looks just as good as it tastes.
The Ba Mee Hang Muuton is another noodle option featuring wide egg noodles tossed with green onions, cilantro, choy sum, and ground peanuts.
The Carlton Farms garlic stewed pork belly is the star of the show, giving this dish rich and savory notes.
What to order: Mee Ka Ti, Kao Soi, Ba Mee Hang Muuton
All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.
Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.