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Rainier BBQ & Restaurant

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6400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118-3150
+1 206-760-1090
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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238 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a Vietnamese restaurant with a Chinese influence. Without question it is more of a restaurant than a pho shop. The menu is pretty extensive with lots of items you won't find at smaller places. So if you want to try some more interesting asian cuisine than you won't find elsewhere this could be the place. The food is... More 

Thank Edmund1020
Redmond, Washington
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71 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This restaurant is located right on MLK main street and it has its own parking lot. Finding a parking is not difficult even though the restaurant is constantly filled with people. The very one thing that I like is the choices that they offer. Their menu has to be one of the most comprehensive menu if not the most. There... More 

Thank Daniel L
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best Vietnamese food I have ever had. And reasonable prices. Wow. Seriously a great restaurant well-deserving of its now high-profile reputation. We tried 12 dishes and they were all out of this world, for real.

Thank Sun M
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

When you go to this restaurant, ask for both menus, or you will never know what they have there. They serve all kinds of meats and delicious salads. It's a little crazy getting there, but once you figure it out, enjoy.

Thank mtboothby
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Don't let the pig face on the outside fool you. This is not a pulled pork and rib place. This is as authentic and exotic as you can get. You are not going here for Pho, but rather a wide range of food and meat. Alligator, quail, venison, snake, conch, and of course a whole host of seafood including whole... More 

Thank Tom A
Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

If your looking for PHO or a wonderful Asian dish, this is a quick, hot delicious place to stop, yesteday was cold and rainy and the food his the spot

Thank Michael C
Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Anthony Bourdain might have put this restaurant on his hit show no reservation, but this restaurant has already been a hit in Seattle specially among the Vietnamese community. Where else can you get meats from almost any animal such as rabbit, goat, alligator, cobra... Yeah cobra... But if you are like me I stay on the safe side. Here are... More 

Thank RGH8800
Baltimore, Maryland
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121 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

I've only had the banh hoi thap cam here. The meat is alright but its nice that they give you so many veggies and you wrap it together and it's quite tasty.

Thank Michael T
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Visiting this place was on my to-do list because it was featured on Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover" And I was surprised to see that it was at the corner of my AirBnb. Regardless, It was amazing. The mixed beef BBQ was to die for. Not that it was anything special. I could have ordered that food anywhere but they made... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We had dinner here last week with a group of friends. The food was authentic and surprisingly good in spite of the small portions. If you don't mind an aloof waitress (typical) and a zero atmosphere restaurant, then you'd be fine. I would have given this venue one more dot if the service was friendlier, but....

Thank HanSolo1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-760-1090

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