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Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cafe Juanita is well deserving of its mantle as one of the top restaurants in greater Seattle. Uber chef owner Holly Smith (James Beard winner, numerous nominations) is there most of the time, it's her only restaurant. It recently went through a needed remodel, with...More

Thank yogifoodi
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect food and service. The menu is changing per the seasons and delicious. Service is impeccable and setting is calm and classy.

1  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had high expectation, in the end we were disappointed. Service: On December 21st, four of us was celebrating my son’s career achievement. The service was extremely slow; however this place was half empty. Our waitress was unfriendly and snobby. There was an Asian manager...More

Thank Flyawy
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Recently had an excellent dinner here for our Anniversary. The food was excellent, the service excellent and everything was exceptional. We enjoyed everything about our dinner.

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our dinners here have all been superb. Holly Smith has stepped up her game with a complete physical redo of the facility and excellent menu. People in Seattle and the Eastside have a wonderful surprise awaiting them at Café Juanita.

Thank willmas0n
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is my friend's favorite restaurant, so we went here during a recent visit. I liked the papaya salad and my pasta with little bits of lamb. My husband had a different pasta with a cream/cheese sauce. But here's the thing: we aren't fancy eaters,...More

2  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Great food in a convivial atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised and look forward to our next visit.

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is good, the service attentive and helpful but the price seems well above what should be charged for this culinary level. My wife had a pasta dish and says the pasta was quite ordinary. We've had the privilege of dining at an Italian...More

2  Thank Don T
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I'd been reading about Cafe Juanita for years. My wife hadn't heard as much about it, but when she suggested we try it yesterday evening, I was quick to make a reservation; I was anxious to see if it lived up to its glowing reputation....More

1  Thank Dick P
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was good but we found it mostly to be uninspired, not my recollection from former visits. We began with the burrata served with roasted squash and pomegranate seeds; boring plating. Grilled radicchio-nothing on the plate but black-looked horrid but taste was good; more...More

Thank greatcats
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Philip G
Is there a dress code?
24 August 2015|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
No dress code just don't embarrass yourself
Jim S
I often went to the Cafe Juanita when I lived in Bellevue before I retired in 2005. We are coming back to the area in late July and would like to visit again if the renovation is finished. Please let me know if it is ready for diners and I'll be there.
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail