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The Seattle Delivery & Takeout Guide For A Big Night In

22 places to help make dinner at home feel like a special occasion, or at least more special than dinner at home.

Spending all day, every day in our apartments can make time feel meaningless. Saturdays blend into Wednesdays, consistent sleep schedules are a distant memory, and everyone says “it’s five o’clock somewhere” when it’s quite literally five o’clock nowhere. But the fact of the matter is anniversaries, birthdays, and conclusions of sh*tty weeks are still happening. When you feel like having a dinner that properly acknowledges those occasions, order takeout or delivery from any of the 20 spots on this guide.

The Spots

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Spinasse
9.4

Italian in Capitol Hill

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Corporate Cards
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Drinking Good Wine
  • Special Occasions

Cascina Spinasse is our highest-rated restaurant on our website, so the fact that they’re offering takeout (in partnership with their sister bar Artusi) is like the equivalent of Lin Manuel Miranda making himself available to narrate your day in song/rap form. You can order a spread of delicious things like aged prosciutto, cavatelli with mushrooms, their iconic tajarin al ragu, and tiramisu.


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Musang

Filipino in Beacon Hill

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Date Night
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Small Plates
  • Vegans
  • Literally Everyone

If you got a chance to eat at Musang before restaurants became takeout-only, you might have thought it was so cozy in the dining room that it was almost like you were eating at home. So the fact that you can now eat the same incredible Filipino food actually at house is a great thing. They’re offering a contactless carryout menu from Wednesday to Saturday, 4-8pm, and it would be a fantastic way to celebrate anything. To place an order in advance, head to their website.


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Bateau
9.1

Steaks in Capitol Hill

    Perfect for
  • Corporate Cards
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Special Occasions

Bateau serves the best burger in the city, and for $30, they’re selling a kit that has everything you need to make two glorious Bateau burgers at home - including a pound of ground beef, caramelized onion jam, aioli, and a couple of homemade buns. Open a bottle of red wine, cut up a potato and throw it in the oven, and you basically have Bateau in your dining room. Just without the giant chalkboard and back display window of raw meat.


Canlis

American in Queen Anne

    Perfect for
  • Corporate Cards
  • Fine Dining
  • See And Be Seen
  • Special Occasions
  • Unique Dining Experience

If you’ve always wanted to go to Canlis but never made it there, you can now get a family dinner delivered to you for around $60 per person. Sure, you’ll miss out on the generous hospitality and Lake Union views, but you’ll still get a meal full of dishes like braised wagyu short rib, herb-crusted leg of lamb, duck cassoulet, and of course, the delicious Canlis salad with cheese and bacon. If you want it to really seem like a night at the restaurant, you could request a family member or roommate to press your tablecloth with a portable iron.


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Homer
8.4

Mediterranean in Beacon Hill

    Perfect for
  • Date Night
  • First/Early in the Game Dates
  • Small Plates
  • Vegetarians

A big night in doesn’t need to be complicated - it can be swiping some warm pita in a bunch of different dips, or a perfectly-cooked roast chicken. And Homer has both of these things on their “Homer At Home” menu. It’s full of mezze like hummus and creamy labneh, homemade breads from their big oven, sandwiches filled with braised lamb and tahini, and the aforementioned roast chicken. Preorder online, drive to the restaurant to pick it all up, and don’t forget a cup of soft serve to pop into your freezer until dessert.


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Kamonegi

Japanese in Fremont

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Eating At The Bar
  • Impressing Out of Towners
  • Vegetarians

To order Kamonegi for delivery, it has to be a special occasion - because there’s a $75 minimum during the week (and $120 on weekends). A lot of the individual items are reasonably priced, though, like onigiri and katsu sandos to creamy duck dipping soba and Korean-inspired cioppino. If you’re looking to order a couple more things to hit the minimum, some nori fries, jammy eggs, and tempura shrimp are all great options.


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Maneki
8.8

Japanese in International District

    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Birthdays
  • Classic Establishment
  • Impressing Out of Towners
  • Private Dining
  • Unique Dining Experience

Seattle’s oldest Japanese restaurant is pretty hard to get into if you don’t plan ahead. But now they have online ordering, which means it’s easier than ever to get a huge spread of fried snacks like croquette and gyoza, plenty of raw fish, teriyaki, and their very tasty beef sukiyaki. And since you’ll probably eat your meal in socks, it’ll (almost) be like sitting in one of Maneki’s private tatami rooms.


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Delancey
8.8

Pizza in Ballard

    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Birthdays
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Drinking Good Wine

Ordering pizza already means you’re going to have a good night, but Delancey’s pizzas are some of the best in town. Their pies have an excellent char, with topping combinations like ricotta and garlic or fennel sausage and grana padano. Add a bottle of wine and an appetizer like burrata with onion jam or wood-fired brussels sprouts with anchovy and crispy shallots and there’s no way your friends on Zoom won’t be jealous of you dinner spread.


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Reckless Noodle House
8.5

Vietnamese in Central District

    Perfect for
  • Date Night
  • Eating At The Bar
  • First/Early in the Game Dates
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation

Sometimes, an occasion calls for you to put your takeout on nice plates and pour your beer in a frosted glass instead of drinking it from the growler again. The kind-of-upscale Vietnamese and Thai dishes from Reckless Noodle House are perfect for a night like that. We’re talking about things like braised beef cheek noodles with Szechuan peppercorns and pickled mustard greens, coconut fried rice with chili jam and pastrami, vermicelli curry bowls, and wok-seared turmeric rockfish. Just don’t forget to add their crispy duck rolls on the side.


Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
8.3

Seafood in Bellevue

    Perfect for
  • Corporate Cards
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Special Occasions

If you live in Bellevue and it’s your anniversary, or your pet’s gotcha day, you want to celebrate right. Allow us to direct you to Seastar, our favorite upscale place on the Eastside. A three-course meal involving Dungeness crab bisque, filet mignon, and handmade artisanal chocolate truffles can be a reality with their curbside pickup. While you’re at it, all bottles of wine under $150 are 50% off.


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Taurus Ox
8.8

Laotian in Capitol Hill

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Dining Solo
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Lunch

Ordering a couple of Taurus Ox’s stupendous Lao burgers will make it feel like your birthday, or at least like a celebratory “I made it to Tuesday” night. But in addition to the double smashburger completely covered in spicy pork mayo, jowl bacon, and provolone, the menu at this Laotian counter has a ton of other great dishes. From noodle stir-fries topped with crispy chicken cracklings to the best beef jerky we’ve ever had, a meal from Taurus Ox can make any night feel special.


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Asadero Sinaloa

Mexican in Ballard

    Perfect for
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Special Occasions

Asadero, the Mexican steakhouse we go to when we want both filet mignon and tacos, is selling a steak and wine dinner for two. It comes with a choice of some extremely high-quality cuts of meat (ultra or A5 wagyu steak), rice, guacamole, Nutella flan, and a bottle of red wine. It’s $139 or $189 based on the cut of beef you pick - call the restaurant at 206-659-4499 to place an order.


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Little Duck
8.1

Chinese in University District

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Meals
  • Walk-Ins

The only thing that makes us happier than Little Duck offering delivery is the fact that social distancing has been doing good things for the environment. This U-District Chinese spot serves incredibly comforting dishes like eggplant in garlic sauce, buttered corn and pine nuts, pork and pickled cabbage dumplings, caramelized sugar sweet potatoes, and double-cooked pork slices in sweet and sour sauce. It’s a little pricier than other Chinese restaurants in town, which is why it’s the perfect splurge for a special night.


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Copine

American in Ballard

    Perfect for
  • Date Night
  • Dining Solo
  • Eating At The Bar

Copine’s weekly Sunday Supper (a takeout spread you bring home as a family-style meal) has transitioned to a Thursday-Sunday Supper - the meal consists of an entree like buttermilk fried chicken or braised pork belly, and then a bunch of side dishes. You’ll also get their delicious thyme challah rolls for you to completely overload with butter in the privacy of your own home.


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Pair

French in Ravenna/Roosevelt

    Perfect for
  • Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Quiet Meals
  • Walk-Ins

If a reasonably-priced French meal sounds up your alley, Pair is there for you. Their takeout menu is a condensed version of their regular dinner menu, so you can expect dishes like butter lettuce salad with chevre toast, moules frites, Parisian gnocchi, thyme-roasted chicken, and potato leek gratin.


Sushi Kappo Tamura

Japanese in Eastlake

    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Date Night
  • Dining Solo
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Keeping It Kind Of Healthy
  • Lunch

We live in a world where you can eat an omakase dinner from Sushi Kappo Tamura in the same space where you do yoga workout videos. In addition to the omakase, you can order a whole bunch of nigiri a la carte, whether that’s fatty tuna, king salmon belly, scallop seared with yuzu, geoduck, otoro, and even uni.


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Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
8.1

Hawaiian in West Seattle

    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Birthdays
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Eating At The Bar
  • Kids

They say that you shouldn’t judge people based on their possessions, but if you have a pile of chicken tenders, kimchi mac and cheese, curried bacon fried rice, and maybe some spicy fried chicken on the side, we’d say you’re rolling in riches. Get all of this from Ma’Ono either for pickup or delivery online.


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Deru Market

American in Kirkland

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Keeping It Kind Of Healthy
  • Literally Everyone

If you just want a fantastic farm-to-table meal full of food that makes you feel good, order from Deru in Kirkland. Building a dinner involving their farm greens with roasted carrots, feta, and herbs, a couple of wood-fired pizzas, and definitely an order of rosemary parmesan fries is one of the best things you can get right now. Don’t forget to add on some focaccia and a couple slices of their incredible layer cakes.


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Paju
8.8

Korean in Queen Anne

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • First/Early in the Game Dates
  • Impressing Out of Towners
  • Walk-Ins

Paju serves some of the best Korean food in town. And the squid ink fried rice with bacon and smoked quail egg, the seafood pancake topped with a tonkatsu drizzle and bonito flakes, steak bulgogi, and fried chicken wings, are going to change the way you feel about your couch. It won’t be “the place where you watch TV” anymore - it’s now going to be “the place where you can eat an amazing meal from Paju.”


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Cafe Juanita

This upscale Italian restaurant in Kirkland has transformed into an online market full of pantry items like parmesan crackers and sourdough bread, as well as kits to make a phenomenal meal for one at home - from goat cheese nettle ravioli with mint butter to fresh tagliatelle and containers of lamb sugo. There are no wrong answers unless you don’t add a pint of their delicious hazelnut gelato.


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