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Max's World Cafe

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212 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027-3232
+1 425-391-8002
09:00 - 20:30
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really comfortable place. Very small and passed it by many times before stopping in recently. Had a really delicious goat curry and my wife had the rack of lamb. The curry had a depth that you only find from really great Indian cooks and typically never find it in this country. The lamb was perfectly cooked and sauce really nicely.... More 

Thank Likestoeat58
Sammamish, Washington
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

As Chef Edna assisted in her husband's other restuarant, Max's closed for a couple of months. The good news is that she is back and better than ever! Food is amazing, Chef Edna is working on a few dishes to change up the menu and brunch too. The quality of the food and warmth of the ambience is second to... More 

Thank RoyHersh
Issaquah, WA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

So happy that Chef Edna decided to reopen Max's. I really missed the food and the unique dining experience that Max's provides. My wife and I visited this past Friday. We shared Mac&Cheese w/Bacon, my wife had the battered fish tacos, and I had the Fish&Chips. All were as great as we remembered. We'll certainly be back again and I... More 

Thank Briantalla
Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This restaurants is now closed so the owner can focus on her hot sauce. It was a wonderful place and will be sorely missed in the Issaquah area. Her food was unique and very enjoyable but guess she was ready for a change.

Thank ahbudc
Bellevue, Washington
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646 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I had a work colleague visiting from out of town who wanted a unique dining experience. I immediately thought of Max's. We were the only ones there midweek at 6:00 although the tiny space filled up later. There were several items from the menu that were not available, which I though was odd. What we did choose was all top... More 

Thank Steve F
Issaquah, Washington
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tonight was our first visit to Max's World Cafe. The space is very tiny, with room for only 16 guests plus a table for 4 in the kitchen. I ordered the fish tacos and my husband tried the fish & chips. The cod for both of our meals was very fresh with a tantalizing taste of a blend of herbs... More 

Thank wendy g
Issaquah, WA
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is an experience. My husband went to order takeout and although he didn't order ahead he was treated with a tour of the place and how to do order next time all while she prepared his to-go meal for him. It took a bit longer than expected but she uses all fresh ingredients and creates the meals as you... More 

1 Thank rainy_dazed
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Quaint restaurant on front street. Diverse food options. Unique food options that have a range in outcomes. Some good and others average. Best for informed dinners

Thank Bobjlandwa
Bellevue, Washington
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Those who have reviewed Max's and complained about the high prices have a point. But you absolutely get what you pay for, and the owner/chef recreates some mighty fine dishes from her native Goa. Our party of four was shoe-horned into the back of the little storefront and waited on by the owner's sister, a most charming woman who used... More 

Thank John W
Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We stopped in for lunch on our way to our Hotel. I love the flavors of the food. Too bad I couldn't come back and try the other items for dinner. This place is small. I thought it was funny there were people actually sitting in the Kitchen. It makes you feel like you're in someone's home.

Thank Louise2020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Indian, International, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027-3232
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: +1 425-391-8002

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