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Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
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Ranked #2 of 230 restaurants in Kirkland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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131 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Flagstaff, Arizona
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was in Seattle for the Rock and Roll Seattle Marathon. Met some friends at Café Juanita. I know that it was a Zagat’s top restaurant, but our friends love it and recommended it. Wanted a nice Italian dinner to catch-up with friends and also have a great meal. It’s in Kirkland but worth the drive. It’s Italian with a nice... More

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My "son-in-law", a chef, took us to one of his favorite restaurants, Café Juanita. Our fantastic dining experience started with a unique pairing of Prosecco with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Ruby Boomershine with a foie gras crustini and Sun Vodka, a local product. Next were a few appetizers: Carrot Contorno, Egg with Caviar, Yellowtail Crudo, grilled Octopus and a 30-month... More

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Seattle, WA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were there for our 15th wedding anniversary and did expect it to be outstanding. They delivered! Yes, pricey, but it's well justified. Their octopus served on a bed of green aromatics completely converted my husband who usually prefers to sit back and watch me eat what he considers to be monster body parts. The tarragon salad dressing was heavenly,... More

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great staff, friendly and efficient. David our server was friendly, witty, quick and knowledgeable. Drinks were very well done. Extensive wine list and David made an excellent suggestion of pairing with our rack of lamb. I started off with a soft boiled egg, creme fraiche, caviar combination. It was to die for. My wife had the politically incorrect foie gras,... More

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

this is what a restaurant should be. Understated with a consistent delivery of great food and excellent service. The wine list in incredible. The menu does not change much (sadly) but the formula works throughout the years. We have gone there countless times with friends and they have been blown away at how good the food is. You may miss... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is truly a place for food lovers. Excellent Italian food, seasonal ingredients, attentive service and wonderful ambience. This is not a place for children.

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Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Cafe Juanita is a stable icon in Kirkland. The ambiance is inviting. The food is prepared and delivered at a comfortable pace for conversation with your guests. The flavors are great, unique and sometimes surprising. It is expensive but a great special dinner site.

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Kirkland, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an amazing place to go for a special dinner! Their wine and food pairing is out of this world. The Chef is very creative and can create gluten free dinners and pairings that are delectable!

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Kenmore, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family loves to eat out occasionally and we try different cuisines from other countries, however we do stick to our faves. This time around, our daughter wanted to celebrate at Café Juanita, which she had heard about for a long time. Since it was her birthday, the restaurant did not disappoint us. Appetizers were very tasty and inventive, which... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I loved the appetizers, but struggled with the rest of the meal. We ordered water with no ice and were presented with an expensive bottle of water. We had no idea what was on the menu, as everything was in French. We felt claustrophobic with tables aligned in a row with little space between them.

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