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Cafe Juanita

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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206 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Once again she has blown me away with a combination of great food, excellent wine cellar and very good service. This is a gem of a restaurant a varied and lively menu and excellent execution. In all the years I have been eating here I have never been disappointed. I believe this is the best restaurant on the eastside and... More 

Thank Steve M
Folsom, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

The foie gras also the lamb liver starters were excellent. The orcecchiette was yummy but the salad not memorable. My husband loved the rabbit and I enjoyed the rack of lamb. Wish it had come with a vegetable, instead of grilled romaine lettuce... blah. The server was knowledgeable, the bread/cracker assortment delicious, The decor could use some updating, art maybe?.... More 

Thank Mswow
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

On our reservation, we requested a quiet table. We arrived at 5:15pm on a weekday. There were only 2 tables occupied and the host put us in their worst table: near the door & right next/facing to the kitchen. Really? We asked to move and he was not very happy, even though there were still a few tables available when... More 

1 Thank Weng162
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We always enjoy Cafe Juanita. Great people there and wonderful food preparation. Wine list is good and broad. Occasionally the menu can be a bit eclectic but that is why you are there. Make reservations.

Kenmore, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Do not be turned away from the facade of this restaurant that inhabits a "ranch style" home built in the 1970s. There is plenty of parking around the corner, which the hostess can cheerfully show you. However, the real adventure begins when you get seated and served a drink of your choice. They have a fantastic wine selection, and full... More 

Thank Gr8tmommy
Flagstaff, Arizona
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279 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Was in Seattle for the Rock and Roll Seattle Marathon. Met some friends at Café Juanita. I know that it was a Zagat’s top restaurant, but our friends love it and recommended it. Wanted a nice Italian dinner to catch-up with friends and also have a great meal. It’s in Kirkland but worth the drive. It’s Italian with a nice... More 

Thank Ryan T
Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

My "son-in-law", a chef, took us to one of his favorite restaurants, Café Juanita. Our fantastic dining experience started with a unique pairing of Prosecco with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Ruby Boomershine with a foie gras crustini and Sun Vodka, a local product. Next were a few appetizers: Carrot Contorno, Egg with Caviar, Yellowtail Crudo, grilled Octopus and a 30-month... More 

Thank Vincent D
Seattle, WA
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We were there for our 15th wedding anniversary and did expect it to be outstanding. They delivered! Yes, pricey, but it's well justified. Their octopus served on a bed of green aromatics completely converted my husband who usually prefers to sit back and watch me eat what he considers to be monster body parts. The tarragon salad dressing was heavenly,... More 

Thank Naoko K
Kirkland, Washington
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147 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Great staff, friendly and efficient. David our server was friendly, witty, quick and knowledgeable. Drinks were very well done. Extensive wine list and David made an excellent suggestion of pairing with our rack of lamb. I started off with a soft boiled egg, creme fraiche, caviar combination. It was to die for. My wife had the politically incorrect foie gras,... More 

1 Thank Joseph S
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224 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

this is what a restaurant should be. Understated with a consistent delivery of great food and excellent service. The wine list in incredible. The menu does not change much (sadly) but the formula works throughout the years. We have gone there countless times with friends and they have been blown away at how good the food is. You may miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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

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