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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Fat Ducks is a deli and bakery that serves delicious homey pastries as well as sandwiches.
Aladdin Gyro-Cery is a Mediterranean spot in the University District that serves delicious falafel and gyros.
The Mountaineering Club
The Mountaineering Club is a camping-themed cocktail bar in the University District that serves seafood and sandwiches.
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Iconiq is an upscale Mt. Baker restaurant that serves French/Japanese food and has a fantastic view.
Maneki in the International District is one of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. Come here to eat sushi and other Japanese plates in a tatami room.
Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.
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Dough Zone Dumpling House
Dough Zone Dumpling House is a great spot for Chinese dumplings and noodles in the International District.
Sushi Kanpai is in the bottom of an apartment in First Hill, but don’t let that stop you from going. The sushi makes for a good weeknight dinner.
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