You invited all of your friends over in an attempt to make a Southern chicken dinner, and knocked over eight quarts of peanut oil by accident. On your condo’s brand new carpeting. You could try again, but this is a scenario in which giving up will be far more rewarding - Ma’Ono is where you should really be going for all fried chicken needs in Seattle. And in addition to poultry, the Korean/Hawaiian/Southern fusion menu has options like roasted corn with miso caramel and furikake, and kimchi mac and cheese. The portions are family-style, the Asian dipping sauces that come with the chicken are outrageously good, and it’s perfectly acceptable to go about your meal with a brown liquor cocktail in one hand and a drumstick in the other. Even if your body is ready to go to the ER after a feast here, get the banana cream pie.
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Raccolto is a West Seattle Italian spot from the same people behind Contadino, and the pasta is almost as good. If you can’t get a seat, try the bar.
Il Nido is an upscale Italian restaurant in West Seattle that specializes in homemade pasta and isn’t worth the hype.
Supreme is a West Seattle pizzeria with New York-style pies and slices, plus boozy slushies and excellent garlic knots.
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Stateside is a classy Vietnamese fusion spot in Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Head to Ciudad, a Middle Eastern spot in Georgetown, for a solid mezze and grilled meat dinner that won’t be too expensive.
Bottle & Bull
Bottle and Bull is a gastropub in Kirkland with small plates, craft cocktails, and great date night potential.
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Junebaby is the first restaurant in Seattle to serve upscale Southern food - the good news is that it delivers.
Kedai Makan is a Malaysian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves amazing food well worth the long wait times.
Have your next group dinner at Joule, the Korean steakhouse in Wallingford. The huge menu has enough options to keep everyone happy.
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