No, it doesn’t have the incredible beachfront view that the West Seattle location has, but Marination in South Lake Union still has the same Hawaiian/Korean/Mexican riffs on beach food that you know and love. On a nice day, nothing will quite hit the spot like their “sexy tofu” tacos and spam macaroni salad, and on a disgustingly rainy day, a giant takeout container of kimchi fried rice is what you need to power through your inbox. Hey, only 579 unread emails until you can go home.
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Mala & Satay is a Vietnamese restaurant in South Lake Union that serves pho and the best banh mi in the neighborhood.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Pablo y Pablo
Pablo y Pablo is a Wallingford spot from the people behind Barrio, our favorite Mexican restaurant in town.
Tacos Chukis isn’t a secret anymore, but it’s still great. Hit the Cap Hill spot for fast, cheap Mexican food.
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Eggs And Plants
For a Middle Eastern diner experience in South Lake Union, head to Eggs and Plants - and make sure you order the fries.
Buddha Bruddah is a fast-casual spot in Beacon Hill with great Hawaiian plate lunches and Thai food.
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