7 Delicious Ethnic Restaurants in the Seattle Area

Satisfy your appetite for smashing international cuisine.
Vacation in Washington State
Vacation in Washington State

From the concentration of Korean restaurants in Lynnwood and Lakewood to the Indian and Thai fare throughout the Eastside and South Sound, there’s an abundance of options for global dining in Metro Seattle. Here are a few of our favorite Metro Seattle eateries specializing in international cuisine.

1. Din Tai Fung
At the Bellevue and Seattle branches of the popular Taipei-based chain known for its neatly pleated soup dumplings, it’s hard to go wrong. The menu includes irresistible shu mai, sautéed greens and hand-shaved noodles.

2. La Tarasca
Head to this casual, family-run Centralia restaurant for slow-cooked carnitas, mole and adobado tacos, plus house-made tortillas and marinated vegetables (1001 W Main St).

3. Naan-N-Curry
This spacious, informal spot in Renton for Indian and Pakistani favorites uses fresh-ground spices and bakes its namesake naan bread in the kitchen’s clay oven.

4. Noodle Boat
Thai standards like pad thai take on fresh, tongue-tingling new life at this family-owned restaurant in an Issaquah strip mall. Call before you go; it closes every two to three years for family trips to Thailand.

5. Sam Oh Jung
Enjoy Korean dishes in a polished setting, from spectacular buckwheat-noodle soup spiked with mustard to equally delicious hot soon du bu tofu soup (17425 Hwy 99).

6. King Noodle House
Noodle soup is the star dish at this aptly named Everett spot. Have your pick of hand-pulled or knife-shaved noodles featured in bowls of piping-hot broth.

7. Miyabi
A popular spot in Tukwila, this eatery specializes in hand-rolled sushi and freshly sliced sashimi.

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