Noi Thai Cuisine is the fanciest Thai place in Seattle. You’ll feel like you’re in some kind of royal palace with columns, geometric archways, and golden accents everywhere. Not only that, but they serve their spring rolls inside a wine glass, their satay on a slate board, and their fried rice in a hollowed-out pineapple.
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Don’t overlook Kastoori Grill just because it’s next to the Pike Place madness - it’s one of the best Indian spots downtown.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
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Soi is an Isan Thai restaurant in Capitol Hill with excellent food and interesting cocktails.
Manao is a casual Thai spot in Capitol Hill that has some classic dishes, but also things like pork belly nuggets. They also have a great patio.
Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar
We like Pinto Bistro for showing us that Thai and sushi go together. We really like it because it’s a great takeout/casual dinner option in Cap Hill.
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Djan’s Modern Thai
Djan’s is a Wallingford Thai restaurant in a retrofitted bi-level house with great noodles and solid group dinner potential.
Kau Kau Barbeque Market
KauKau BBQ Market is not the prettiest Chinese restaurant, but it’s definitely one of the best in the International District.
Tamarind Tree isn’t one of those hip fusion spots - it’s just really good Vietnamese food. Come for a low-key meal, and sit on the patio if it’s nice.
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