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Cafe Juanita

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Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
425-823-1505
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rivals any restaurant in the US, certainly the best in Washington

We celebrate our wedding anniversary here every year. We and were anxious to see what changes were made in their remodel and found the restaurant to be warmer, quieter, many upgrades in the furniture and better organized. The staff is still amazing, efficient, organized, friendly and fun. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Joseph S
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Kirkland, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Kirkland, Washington
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We celebrate our wedding anniversary here every year. We and were anxious to see what changes were made in their remodel and found the restaurant to be warmer, quieter, many upgrades in the furniture and better organized. The staff is still amazing, efficient, organized, friendly and fun. We were greeted by the owner and nationally renowned chef, Holly Smith which... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time we have come to this restaurant has been wonderful, but last night was the best. It was our 25th anniversary and they gave us the premium corner seat which was perfect. The new remodel is very nice. The service we had was great, couldn't have been better. The food was outstanding. Starting with excellent cocktails, homemade bread, the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants in Puget Sound. It is expensive but very worth it if it's in your budget. My last visit was to celebrate a birthday. I had the risotto and it was excellent. The only other place that I've had better was in Italy. We shared three different desserts which were all wonderful. They are currently closed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Cafe Juanita is run by a wonderful chef, and has long labored under a quaint but less than perfect home in Kirkland.Literally a home. It is currently undergoing long awaited renovation, and substanialy delayed. Holly Smith is always creative and she created a popup in the former Lark space on 12th in Seattle that is called Cafe Juanita 926 Popup.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cafe Juanita is one of the best Northern Italian resturants in America. We have eaten there many times and always found the food to be perfect. Holly Smith, owner and chef, decided to refurbish her charming Kirkland resturant and close it down for several months. We were at first disappointed, but then she announced that she was opening a "pop... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Its been a while because we do bot live there anymore but this place is one of the best I still try to make the pasta I had there. The food is Excellent. All you need to do is try it once. You will be back !!!! Also a favorite of some of the Seahawk's but I am sworn to... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My favorite restaurant, I try to come as much as I can, the food is excellent, great staff love the wine list

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

For years I've heard rumors about how good the food is at Cafe Juanita, but I never got around to dining there when I lived in the neighborhood. Recently, however, I was invited by a couple friends to dine at this cozy little upscale restaurant that is run out of a converted house and located off a quiet little side... More 

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Seattle
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just an excellent place to dine with service to match. Innovative selections and all are outstanding.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant is a very old house, overrated and it has very limited space for parking. The first time we had dinner there we were told to park somewhere on the street. In another opportunity my husband was told to park on spot across the street and the place was a handicap spot. So it took my husband a lot... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Juanita

Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
Phone Number: 425-823-1505
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-823-1505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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