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Cafe Juanita

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Juanita is well deserving of its mantle as one of the top restaurants in greater Seattle. Uber chef owner Holly Smith (James Beard winner, numerous nominations) is there most of the time, it's her only restaurant. It recently went through a needed remodel, with great results. Parking in the neighborhood is difficult, but valet parking has alleviated that problem.... More 

Thank yogifoodi
Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect food and service. The menu is changing per the seasons and delicious. Service is impeccable and setting is calm and classy.

1 Thank Diane D
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had high expectation, in the end we were disappointed. Service: On December 21st, four of us was celebrating my son’s career achievement. The service was extremely slow; however this place was half empty. Our waitress was unfriendly and snobby. There was an Asian manager walking around the room greeting people. He stopped at each table briefly except for one... More 

Thank Flyawy
Bellevue, Washington
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Recently had an excellent dinner here for our Anniversary. The food was excellent, the service excellent and everything was exceptional. We enjoyed everything about our dinner.

Thank Tom O
Kirkland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Our dinners here have all been superb. Holly Smith has stepped up her game with a complete physical redo of the facility and excellent menu. People in Seattle and the Eastside have a wonderful surprise awaiting them at Café Juanita.

Thank willmas0n
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is my friend's favorite restaurant, so we went here during a recent visit. I liked the papaya salad and my pasta with little bits of lamb. My husband had a different pasta with a cream/cheese sauce. But here's the thing: we aren't fancy eaters, and I can't remember the names of all the dishes. And the food was good,... More 

2 Thank Michelle J
Kirkland, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great food in a convivial atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised and look forward to our next visit.

Thank Jacqui B
Kirkland, Washington
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323 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food is good, the service attentive and helpful but the price seems well above what should be charged for this culinary level. My wife had a pasta dish and says the pasta was quite ordinary. We've had the privilege of dining at an Italian friend's house with home made pasta (by his mother of course) and wound up writhing... More 

2 Thank Don T
Bothell, Washington
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I'd been reading about Cafe Juanita for years. My wife hadn't heard as much about it, but when she suggested we try it yesterday evening, I was quick to make a reservation; I was anxious to see if it lived up to its glowing reputation. We arrived a bit early as it turned out to be closer to our home... More 

1 Thank Dick P
Seattle, Washington
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203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food was good but we found it mostly to be uninspired, not my recollection from former visits. We began with the burrata served with roasted squash and pomegranate seeds; boring plating. Grilled radicchio-nothing on the plate but black-looked horrid but taste was good; more pomegranate. The star was the broth-made with parmesan rinds and rabbit bones; quite flavorful. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: +1 425-823-1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?