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Cafe Juanita

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$$$$
Italian, Contemporary
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

My husband surprised me and took me to Café Juanita. I am a foodie and I loved this place. The octopus was the best I've had in a long time - it was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The copper river salmon was delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic and cozy and our server was friendly. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Cafe Juanita is located in a quiet area of Kirkland WA, and is a well-known and respected part of the Pacific NW culinary scene. The outside of the building was gray and non-descript, but inside was a long softly lit dining room with white table cloths and the usual formal setting. The kitchen area is quite visible and was bustling... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent but not reflective of the price and all the awards... I guess you could say it is over rated. There are not many restaurants of this caliber in the vicinity and the reputation helps. I would go to Trellis or Volterra if I had to stay in Kirkland.

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Seattle, Washington
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179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Many friends recommended Cafe Juanita for a nice dinner so I reserved a table to celebrate my 20 years wedding anniversary. I specifically asked them to have ready on my table a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us as this was intended to be a surprise. Well, we had to wait for our table and the wine was served 10... More 

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Bothell
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217 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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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 

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

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Texas
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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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 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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279 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?