Tenei makes the best ramen in South Lake Union. It’s a great place to go if you work in the neighborhood and want to have a fun lunch with your coworkers where you only need to talk about work for a couple minutes. We’re big fans of the miso ramen, which is creamy, a little spicy, and full of chewy housemade noodles - and you can even get your soup as a lunch combo alongside a few pieces of nigiri.
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Cherry Street Coffee
Cherry Street Coffee is an all-day cafe that serves Persian food and sandwiches.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
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Taneda Sushi In Kaiseki
Taneda Sushi In Kaiseki is an omakase-only Japanese restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves outstanding sushi.
Tsukushinbo is a small, unmarked Japanese restaurant in the International District that serves excellent sushi and a weekend-only lunch ramen.
We had high hopes for Adana, but the Japanese tasting menu is just all right. The cocktails are good, but you can find better elsewhere in Cap Hill.
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Maneki in the International District is one of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. Come here to eat sushi and other Japanese plates in a tatami room.
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