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In the Bowl Bistro

$$ - $$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1554 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102-5510
+1 206-568-2343
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was fast & food was good but rice pudding was average. Location is good but don't expect great ambiences. We tried pineapple fried rice & it was good. Noodles (vegetarian) will just fine

Thank Travangelist
Nairobi, Kenya
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I don't think this was worth the trek - although it claims to be a vegetarian restaurant, the dishes we ordered were bland - they came exceedingly rapidly. The Pad Thai really tasted like the other two dishes we ordered…. However I liked the incredible number of choices for he starters and mains... The service was impeccable. One waitress was... More 

Thank astonangel3
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

So I went to have lunch there a couple of days ago with my boyfriend and my brother. I ordered some rice that was supposed to come with pineapple, soy chicken, and veggies, among other things. I ended up with a huge mountain of rice, barely any pineapple, like 2 cashews and 2 broccolis. Also, the soy chicken tasted so... More 

Thank Camila0793
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153 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This bistro serves good vegetarian food. I like the pineapple fried rice. We also thoroughly enjoyed the coconut juice which was sweet and refreshing. The staff are helpful and provide good service. I enjoyed the time spent with my friends in this eatery before I flew off.

Thank Jollyshandy
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Excellent choices of Vegan Vegetarian choices of Food. No reservations taken. Small place sometimes may have to wait but it's worth the wait. Excellent choices of Food. Taste is amazing, service is fast. If you do not have time to wait, order a Take away and you will really enjoy.

Thank Ram P
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Every entree is good here. Small place, no reservations taken, hard to fit more than 4 persons on a table. In spite of it, really a great Thai restaurant to visit for Vegetarians especially. Service is fast, so good.

Thank Ram P
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I love the flavor and variety at this place. I usually get something Thai related because I LOVE Thai food, but my husband gets a Japanese inspired dish and both are very tasty. The Thai Peanut Noodle dish is REALLY good. And when you ask for a "3" they actually make it spicy, unlike some places. We have been here... More 

Thank 253owl
Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This hole in the wall is a gem of an eatery in an area of Seattle that seems to be outside of normal tourist areas. It was within walking distance of our hotel on Yale Ave. Very casual and friendly service- we didn't feel rushed like another reviewer, so I guess they planned to remain open on the night of... More 

Thank julie p
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a couple of friends and weren't told the place closed at 8.30pm (less than an hr after we'd arrived). Quite a busy place so obviously popular. The food was great! The plates came out separately but timely so we didn't have to wait long for everyone had their food. About a third of the way... More 

Thank NaomiM452
Topeka, Kansas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Fast, great online reviews. Tasty dishes. I'm not vegetarian, but I enjoyed the "beef" we ordered. Short walk from our B&B in College Hill.

Thank pattyrogie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1554 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102-5510
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-568-2343

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