Hokkaido is a ramen chain that started in Japan, and somehow made its way to Seattle - with good reason. On a cold day (because of weather or air-conditioning) at work in your soul-crushing windowless office, a bowl of their miso ramen with perfectly tender pork and a side of pan fried gyoza is exactly what you need. Come for a solo meal or a round of chicken karaage in a booth with some friends.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
Floating Bridge Brewing
Floating Bridge Brewery is a beer bar in the University District that serves sandwiches from Brass Knuckle Bistro.
Cedars In University District
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Kamei Japanese Restaurant
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Dough Zone Dumpling House
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Tsukushinbo is a small, unmarked Japanese restaurant in the International District that serves excellent sushi and a weekend-only lunch ramen.
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