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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 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Pro-tip, on nice evenings they have the outdoor patio open first come first serve without reservations. Beautiful firepit and excellent service by Oscar. His service was on par with Michelin star restaurants. Reminds me a lot of Manresa in Los Altos, CA. Highly recommended both for food and atmosphere!

Thank zoomz
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The decor is modern, light, airy. The voices all around one are audible, not deafening, so that we could hear our own conversations without shouting or straining.The service people are polite and cheerful and efficient. And then the food, ah yes, the food! Fabulous lamb, preceded by a delicious multi flavor soup; one of our party said the sea bass... More 

Thank Elaine S
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Seattle area. I have been going to it for over 10 years now and even had my wedding reception here 5 years ago. Rabbit is a delicious staple dish. Foie gras is another divine dish. Ambience and service are at a highest level.

Thank Nina S
Seattle, WA
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240 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Cafe Juanita is NOT expensive compared to other fine dining establishments. However, the menu is so compelling that you might order more than usual starting with a cocktail, a bottle of wine, an appetizer, a salad, an entree with a side dish complete with dessert and coffee, like we did. Then the total might get a little pricey, but hey,... More 

Thank ScottD58
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great for a special night. It's one of those places where you actually get your money's worth. I've dined here twice, and both times the experience was top notch. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, love the ambience of the place and the food is just beautiful.

Thank juliasca
Kirkland, Washington
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The good news is the food and service are still wonderful. We especially like the fact that they feature local products. Salads are fresh and delicious. The wine list is just the right size and variety, and our waitress was helpful with information, too. We'll be back again, of course!

Thank DavidandAnna
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

No question that Cafe Juanita is a "special occasion" place for us, but it was our wedding anniversary and we wanted somewhere out-of-the-ordinary. We usually travel on our anniversary but didn't this year due to a death in the family, so we did the next best thing and spent an evening at one of my favorite restaurants. From the moment... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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271 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The A5 Miyazaki Kuroge wagyu was like an out-of-body life-altering experience for me. My dinner companion and I couldn't even say a word to each other outside of, "wow." When our server told us that it'll be "the best steak you've ever had in your life", he wasn't kidding! Practically melts in your mouth and I'm told that if you... More 

Kirkland, Washington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Cafe Juanita offers truly unique and delicious meals. It's on the pricier side but worth every penny for a truly enjoyable experience. While they do offer standard entrees (prepared differently than elsewhere) like beef, chicken, pork and salmon, this is the place to stretch and try things like octopus, eel or rabbit.

Thank dmsyoung
Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Use to be somewhat affordable until they refurbished the place and raised their prices. Big time. Still great food. Love Holly. But, its over our heads financially now. Cant just pop in for a spontaneous date with my husband unless we are geared up to spend a small fortune. So now we go, but not as often. Only once a... 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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?