Washington is quite diverse, and there’s a wide variety of places around the state that can make you some unique dishes from all different types of cultures! Whether you’re craving tacos or Thai, here are 10 of the many highly rated ethnic restaurants in the Northwest that you’ve got to check out:
1. Yeh Yeh's, Lynnwood and Bellevue
This popular counter-serve deli has two locations north of Seattle and makes a variety of amazing Vietnamese sandwiches and stews, such as their Grilled Pork Banh Mi (as pictured)!
2. Señor Moose Cafe, Seattle
Talk about authentic! This modern Ballard eatery offers some of the highest quality Mexican dishes in the city for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're there early, try their Huevos Divorciados Especiales made with two tortillas topped with eggs and salsa, black beans, cream and avocado!
3. Best Teriyaki & Wok, Bothell
As the name might suggest, this small hole-in-the-wall truly creates some of the best Japanese & Chinese food in the Bothell area! Pictured is their Chicken and Pork teriyaki with added spice.
4. Thai Rhapsody, Mill Creek
Located in the Mill Creek Town Center, this colorful restaurant offers a wide selection of Thai cuisine including BBQ meats, curries and tasty noodle dishes. You'll definitely want to try their Hawaiian Fried Rice paired with some Crispy Spring Rolls!
5. Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe, Spokane
Located on 30th Ave on Spokane's South Hill, this cafe serves an array of delicious Chinese fare including many different vegan options and creative dishes. Their Gan Bian Green Beans and Black Date Chicken are some of their most popular options!
6. Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet, Lakewood
If you have a big appetite, you'll be happy to hear that this Mom & Pop BBQ restaurant is all-you-can-eat and patrons can pick out their own delicious sides & marinated meats for tabletop grilling!
7. Sher-E-Panjab, Anacortes
If you're looking for authentic Indian food in Washington, this restaurant on Fidalgo Island is a must-visit. The Garlic Basil Naan, Tandoori Chicken Caesar and Tikka Masala are all highly recommended!
8. Wok About Grill, Leavenworth and Wenatchee
You can build your own stir-fry or just enjoy one of their delectable dishes hot off the grill from this Mongolian BBQ restaurant with two locations in Central Washington! They offer amazing BBQ Pork Ribs broiled to perfection as well as a New York Strip Steak with veggies and rice.
9. Sabai Thai, Port Angeles
This award-winning restaurant can be found on the corner of 8th and B Street in Port Angeles and presents a large menu full of appetizing curries, noodles, stir-fries, as well as a fantastic beer & wine selection. Not to mention their mouthwatering Dungeness Crab Rangoons!
10. Taqueria El Sazon, Pasco and Kennewick
If you're on the eastern side of the state, you can find some of the most mouthwatering Mexican food in the tri-cities from this restaurant with locations in both Pasco and Kennewick! From Carne Asada to Pollo Asado, Gorditas and even desserts, you'll have plenty of amazing options to choose from.
Of course, there are many more delicious ethnic restaurants in Washington! Where are some of your favorite spots?? Share in the comments below!