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Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
425-823-1505
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Ranked #2 of 229 Restaurants in Kirkland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Cafe Juanita is located in a quiet area of Kirkland WA, and is a well-known and respected part of the Pacific NW culinary scene. The outside of the building was gray and non-descript, but inside was a long softly lit dining room with white table cloths and the usual formal setting. The kitchen area is quite visible and was bustling... More

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food is excellent but not reflective of the price and all the awards... I guess you could say it is over rated. There are not many restaurants of this caliber in the vicinity and the reputation helps. I would go to Trellis or Volterra if I had to stay in Kirkland.

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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Many friends recommended Cafe Juanita for a nice dinner so I reserved a table to celebrate my 20 years wedding anniversary. I specifically asked them to have ready on my table a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us as this was intended to be a surprise. Well, we had to wait for our table and the wine was served 10... More

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Bothell
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53 reviews 53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Once again she has blown me away with a combination of great food, excellent wine cellar and very good service. This is a gem of a restaurant a varied and lively menu and excellent execution. In all the years I have been eating here I have never been disappointed. I believe this is the best restaurant on the eastside and... More

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Folsom, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The foie gras also the lamb liver starters were excellent. The orcecchiette was yummy but the salad not memorable. My husband loved the rabbit and I enjoyed the rack of lamb. Wish it had come with a vegetable, instead of grilled romaine lettuce... blah. The server was knowledgeable, the bread/cracker assortment delicious, The decor could use some updating, art maybe?.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On our reservation, we requested a quiet table. We arrived at 5:15pm on a weekday. There were only 2 tables occupied and the host put us in their worst table: near the door & right next/facing to the kitchen. Really? We asked to move and he was not very happy, even though there were still a few tables available when... More

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always enjoy Cafe Juanita. Great people there and wonderful food preparation. Wine list is good and broad. Occasionally the menu can be a bit eclectic but that is why you are there. Make reservations.

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Kenmore, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Do not be turned away from the facade of this restaurant that inhabits a "ranch style" home built in the 1970s. There is plenty of parking around the corner, which the hostess can cheerfully show you. However, the real adventure begins when you get seated and served a drink of your choice. They have a fantastic wine selection, and full... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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