Ordered: meat plate with four sides (lamb shank, hummus, tabbouleh, fattoush, cauliflower) Comments: Cafeteria-style Mediterranean food. Lamb shank was kind of tender with subtle flavor. Pita bread was fresh and soft, but a little raw on the inside. Sides were fresh and plentiful.

Sichuanese Cuisine

Ordered: dumplings, green beans, water boiled fish Comments: Dumplings were not good at all. They tasted like the frozen kind you get at the grocery store. The green beans were excellent. Good texture, good flavor, and good level of saltiness. Fish was only okay. The texture was too flaky.

Montlake Cut

Ordered: crudo, mussels, clam chowder, halibut Comments: Crudo appetizer was tasty, flavors were subtle. Mussels came in a white wine butter sauce. Clam chowder was different than expected. The broth was somewhat spicy with hints of citrus. The halibut was cooked well, but on the the pricey side. Only the entree is included, no sides…

Hard Eight BBQ

Ordered: roasted corn, brisket, ribs, spicy sausage Comments: Overall, bbq was okay; it’s not as great as yelp would have you believe. Brisket was kind of dry and bland. Corn was the favorite of the meal.


Ordered: beef bulgolgi, seafood tofu stew Comments: Solid meal for a reasonable price. Both items came as a combo, and fed two people. Hmart food court tends to have good options for Korean food.

Open Sesame

Ordered: sampler plate, falafel, mixed grilled plate Comments: Our favorite from here was the falafel. It came out fresh with a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. Seasoning was good. Everything on the sampler plate was solid. The pita bread here was the flatter and denser version, similar to a tortilla. I prefer the soft…

Streets Fine Chicken

Ordered: chicken & dumplings, 3 pc fried chicken Comments: You can find all things chicken here. The chicken & dumplings tasted like a heartier version of chicken noodle soup. There were equal amounts of chicken and dumplings; and the soup/stew was adequately seasoned. With the fried chicken, the skin was crispy without being oily. The…


Ordered: spicy pork, soondubu (spicy seafood tofu stew) Comments: It’s only okay. We came here without realizing it’s mainly a karaoke bar, which explains the mediocre food. Everything was just fine, nothing outstanding.

Mango Mango

Ordered: crepe with strawberries & nutella with green tea ice cream Comments: Good place for a snack/dessert if you like desserts that are less sweet. The crepe I had was enjoyable, nothing was overly sweet, and there were plenty of strawberries inside the crepe. If you’re into Asian desserts, this place is worth a visit.