April 11, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Soup dumplings, fine dining in Edmonds and 34 other new Seattle-area restaurant openings

Your New Year’s resolution to lose some holiday getaway bodyweight will be put to the check with our most current roll simply call of new dining places. Seattle’s celebrated French chef Thierry Rautureau opens a new bistro in the South Conclude, though a soaring star baker opens in the North Close. And the Eastside welcomes one more wave of stellar Chinese restaurants.



Dick’s Push-In returns to the Eastside. The iconic burger chain has opened its eighth branch at Crossroads Bellevue, its greatest cafe to day at around 5,000 sq. toes and with a few kitchens, such as a commissary for catering and for food items truck prepping.

Chinese eating places are popping up all-around strip malls seemingly each and every 7 days now. (We’re not complaining.) Just one obtaining a ton of excitement in the nearby Chinese group is Hakka Property Chinese Delicacies throughout from the Uwajimaya in Bellevue. It characteristics an eclectic menu with dim sum, Taiwanese beef noodles and Chinese-Hawaiian fashion “cake” noodles together with ton of Hakka delicacies from clay pot meatballs to its signature pork-stuffed tofu served in a scorching skillet.

Cho Dang Tofu, which specializes in sundubu or steaming delicate tofu stew, expands with a fourth department in the Evergreen Village Searching Middle.

And four new eateries have arrive to the Bellevue Square location:

Girl Yum opens its fifth department and presents an Instagram-welcoming lineup of 20 various vibrant macarons, with flavors ranging from raspberry chardonnay to salted caramel. There’s also Champagne to sip. The branch is on the second floor in the vicinity of Fantastic Condition Burger. (Woman Yum will reopen its Pioneer Square area this spring.)

On the 2nd ground subsequent to Na Hoku and the Kraken shop sits the New York City confection franchise Girl M accomplishing a pop up till Feb. 28. You can test out its signature mille crêpes — 20 levels of crepes alternating with product, together with some French-Japanese fusion pastries.

Situated on the initial flooring close to The Mecca and Produced in Washington, Chamei Matcha specializes in Japanese inexperienced tea desserts and drinks these kinds of as the preferred Oreo matcha latte.

And What the Pho in the Lincoln South Foodstuff Corridor serves what a damp, chilly morning phone calls for: pipin’ sizzling beef noodle soup together with banh mis.


Another stellar Chinese restaurant, Fang’s Noodle House is tucked in the Totem Square shopping mall, undertaking exceptional Northern Chinese-style boiled dumplings, from its chive pork-shrimp morsels to its pork-fennel filling. Also, stellar hand-pulled noodles coated in hot chili oil with specks of pork tummy.

Talking of dumplings, Dough Zone opens its eighth department in the Kirkland Urban sophisticated. Other than its common xiao extended bao, Dough Zone has a huge following with the Asian millennials who swear by its pan-fried buns or Q-Bao. The regional chain will extend south to Portland this spring and it hints that it is not completed expanding all around Better Seattle. Stay tuned.

The Cloud Foodstuff Court by the Kirkland Marina welcomes four new tenants: Shawarma End, Mamamia Rooster, Pizza Fritza and Dolce Vita Desserts. It is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Yet another newcomer acquiring excitement from Kirkland inhabitants is Yeon’s Chicken, which does fashionable Korean fried chicken that’s affectionately known to the awesome young ones as “KFC.”

And Evergreen Blendz opens its coffeehouse in close proximity to EvergreenHealth and the Totem Lake Transit Centre.


Get a totally free warm chocolate drink when you visit Fortunato No. 4 Chocolate, which sells U.S. Section of Agriculture-certified chocolate bars together with fudge, mini chocolate cakes and macarons. 

50 % a mile east of Costco sits Naan Twist and soon Pizza Twist, the two beneath one roof. Indian fusion pizza is all the rage now, so we recently sampled 30 Indian pizzas and picked our 4 favorites right here.


In Kenmore, the Asian fusion Buddha Bruddah delivers a terrific deal on a loved ones food for 4: 1 1/2 pounds of Huli Huli grilled chicken, 1 pound of kalua pork, spring rolls and sides of rice, mac salad and slaw for $50.

North Stop


One particular of the most sought right after reservations in the North Stop, Charcoal great-dining cafe in downtown Edmonds specializes in grilled meat and seafood. Charcoal serves a suggest 12-ounce New York strip ($48) and a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye ($98), but locals will be pleased to listen to the restaurant will increase reasonably priced cuts this sort of as a hanger steak in the potential. Check out out this early peek at Charcoal, which built our listing of new restaurants we’re energized about in 2022.

Niles Peacock Kitchen & Bar opens around the Edmonds waterfront with a pizza parlor that features a 30-seat heated patio and a menu of New York-design and style pizzas.


Gifted bread baker Conor O’Neill, who received followers around with the by natural means leavened bread that he marketed out of a generation facility in Edmonds, opens The Cottage Bakery in Lynnwood. Now there are lots of toasted-walnut sourdough and oat-porridge honey loaves to go around. Also, about 10 various baked merchandise are supplied, from chocolate rye cookies to his well known cardamom bun (a consider on a cinnamon bun).

The bulgogi burrito at Chops could possibly be the most talked-about lunch in the North End. This Korean-Mexican cafe has expanded to the H Mart Plaza in Lynnwood right after its Everett locale grew popular. Study additional about this Korean burrito chain from my colleague Jackie Varriano in her foodstuff-hopping dispatch from in close proximity to the Boeing campus.

Two miles west of Chops sits Oakland-primarily based SweetHoney Dessert, with its mango waffles and other Hong Kong sweets.

And the Alderwood shopping mall has scored two new tenants: The national chain Crumbl Cookies and the Seattle chain Elemental Pizza.

South Conclusion

The Roll Podwhich has a legion of supporters for its hen masala roti roll, opens a second restaurant in White Centre. The Roll Pod, which also has a cafe in Bellevue, has a large supporter base from its two food stuff vehicles that roam close to the area.

In Burien, Cupcake Royale expands with a fifth department in the vicinity of Town Square Park.

Seattle could possibly have said au revoir to the two French bistros started off by the substantially liked Thierry Rautureau, but the “Chef in the Hat” hasn’t hung up his hat very nevertheless. Catching a flight? Look at out his crêpes and pressed sandwiches at LouLou Market and Bar located at Concourse B within just Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Renton, a hotbed for pho and banh mis, welcomes Vietnamese Kitchen & Grill.

Four miles north sits Snowy River Dessert Cafe, the well-liked Korean dessert chain that serves bingsoo ice cream and other Asian sweets.

#1 Hawaiian BBQ opens in the Marketplace at Lake Meridian in Kent.

Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max in Tukwila also does Hawaiian cuisine which includes loco moco, spam musubi and its signature garlic hen.

The most preferred birria taco in Western Washington, Birrieria Tijuana opens a fourth department in Federal Way. (A fifth is coming to Port Orchard before long). Browse our review of these scarlet-coloured tacos stuffed with gooey cheese and beef drippings.

Not just bubble tea and Asian desserts, Onit Cafe in Federal Way serves these egg-and-ham sandwiches that are so stacked, I’m not guaranteed any mouth can wrap close to these souped-up sammies.

And about a mile west sits Nori Sushi, which also offers bowls of udon and ramen.