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The broad, straightforward name of Lee's Asian Restaurant heralds a menu that visits just about every corner of its namesake continent. Prawns are cooked in an Indonesian-style marinade, eggrolls and sea scallops get Vietnamese treatment, udon noodles hail from Japan, and other meat and veggie entrees are dosed with the fire of classic Thai or Szechuan cuisine. The wide reach seems to be astoundingly successful. Among other satiated reviewers, the Seattle Times praised the "sophisticated and worldly" menu, whose text can be unscrambled into a helpful travel guide; they just about promise that Lee's will leave guests "smiling and munching all the way to the bottom of the enormous platters." Beyond the unassuming awning, red paper lanterns and teacup lights cast a honeyed glow on a large wood bar backed by wine racks. Warm sake offers an appropriately Asian alternative.
4510 California Ave SW
Seattle,
WA
US
One ancient Siamese tradition that isn't carried on at Buddha Ruska is the floor cushions on which its populations would dine. Although the guests at this eatery gather around modern tables, they maintain tradition as they dig into the classic Thai plates that are Buddha Ruska's specialty. Chefs top coconut milk-cooked curry with bamboo shoots and prawns, drizzle flank steak with chili-lime sauce, and stir-fry baby bok choy in aromatic garlic. To their traditional menu—and simple Zen decor—they've added a cocktail lounge where guests can pore over the lengthy wine list or use it to study for an upcoming trivia party at Dionysus's house.
3520 SW Genesee St
Seattle,
WA
US
By the Numbers: Pailin Thai Cuisine 1992—the year Pailin Thai opened its doors 7 kinds of curry 5 levels of spice, from mild to extremely hot 2 options for the signature Thai jerky (pork and beef) 2 scoops of coconut or vanilla ice cream served on a platter of fried bananas 11 wine varietals 6—the number of countries they import their beer from, including Thailand, Japan, and Belgium 3 locally brewed beers 1 exotic fish tank
2223 California Ave SW
Seattle,
WA
US
The sounds of gently lapping waves and the fresh scents of sea breeze follow visitors as they head up the wooden steps that lead to Thailanding On Alki. Within the beachside restaurant, diners enjoy robustly flavored, yet balanced dishes, from garlicky Thai-style chicken wings served with sweet-and-sour sauce to sir-fried glass noodles tangled up with crisp veggies. Patrons may also snag seats on the balcony overlooking Alki beach, sipping from a Singha beer or a young coconut while watching seagulls practice their aerial tricks. Seafood dishes help diners to further appreciate the water’s depths, and a rainbow of curries enchants palates with accents of coconut milk, roasted duck, or pumpkin.
2620 Alki Ave SW
Seattle,
WA
US
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