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Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (27 reviews)
“rabbit” (45 reviews)
“octopus” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food, service, and wine have always been consistently excellent. The menu does not vary over the years but the quality is memorable.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I admit I am a Seattle person who doesn't get to the east side except for business--this was a business dinner and definitely worth the somewhat longer drive! The service, flavors and overall experience was delightful. My dining partners were willing to share so we...More

1  Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had another great meal at Café Juanita. This restaurant always opens with the best bread basket--housemade crackers and breads. This time there was a scrumptious cheddar cracker, a rosemary cracker, a lightly garlicked bread, puffy foccaccia, and a whole wheat bread. I'd come here...More

1  Thank paokano
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Hadn't been to restaurant in 15 years, and it was even better than I remembered. Our table had the tasting menu, and (while it wasn't cheap) every plate was better than the next. For a special night out, a tough place to beat!

1  Thank Sethtravels
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The tables in the restaurant all face either the cooking area (not a nice view) or a lovely grove of trees..so half the folks face the nice view and the other half do not. The very small portions of food mean you have to order...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Holly Smith’s Cafe Juanita provides an exceptional example of Northern Italian Cuisine using fresh Northwest ingredients. The Octopus starter was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. If you want to try...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I was recommended the restaurant by a friend, who was born in Seattle, and still has family here. It is 40 to 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, in an area called Kirkland. Surrounded by less salubrious venues, it is an oasis of class with its...More

Thank hit16
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Atmosphere calm and acoustics good for couple talk. Food was perfectly prepared and crackers with appetizer were freshly made and I couldn't get enough of them. I had lamb and my guy had rabbit.

Thank SilverGirl710
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have been going to Café Juanita for 30? years. Holly, the current chef, is an amazing chef - great flavors, care into the presentation, and the staff treat your meal and presence as worthy of the price. Sometimes I wish there were a few...More

Thank FBAGoddess
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were visiting from afar and dining with friends. What an impressive menu with creative selections, based on Northern Italian cooking. It's a casual, but sophisticated venue where we experienced excellent service,, The rack of lamb was the best I've had anywhere and the risotto...More

Thank 12wandering
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Philip G
24 August 2015|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
No dress code just don't embarrass yourself
Jim S
5 July 2015|
Response from Richie54 | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry, if the renovations are not finished by July, they will still be at their pop up location on 12th Ave. in Seattle. Telephone them at their old number and they can advise you. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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