No, it doesn’t have the incredible beachfront view that the West Seattle location has, but Marination in South Lake Union still has the same Hawaiian/Korean/Mexican riffs on beach food that you know and love. On a nice day, nothing will quite hit the spot like their “sexy tofu” tacos and spam macaroni salad, and on a disgustingly rainy day, a giant takeout container of kimchi fried rice is what you need to power through your inbox. Hey, only 579 unread emails until you can go home.
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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
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D’ La Santa
D’La Santa is a family-owned Mexican spot in Capitol Hill that’s easy to miss, but worth going out of your way for.
Copal is a Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that put a lot of effort into making a great space. The food needs a bit more of that effort.
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Eggs And Plants
For a Middle Eastern diner experience in South Lake Union, head to Eggs and Plants - and make sure you order the fries.
Assembly Hall is a market, burger joint, breakfast diner, coffee shop, and espresso bar in South Lake Union. Come here and stay all day.
Buddha Bruddah is a fast-casual spot in Beacon Hill with great Hawaiian plate lunches and Thai food.
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