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Shakbrah Java

2618 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
253-572-2787
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Ranked #111 of 655 restaurants in Tacoma
Most recent review
- Jan 20, 2014
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went for breakfast and was very disappointed. Service was nonexistent as we waited a very long time for someone to take our order and for our food to arrive. While we were waiting for someone to take our order, the boy who brought us water along with his “colleagues” were standing around either talking with each other or texting on... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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178 reviews 178 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It has the feeling of a hippie joint from the seventies but definitely of this century. Mismatched chairs but great food. We love their huge pancakes with blueberries. These barely fit on the plate. I haven't been able to finish one yet. They are known for their great potatoes with choices of toppings but everything is great. Lots of food... More

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Tacoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My Wife and I were out for a drive in the immediate area, when we noticed their sign indicating that they were serving "Breakfast". If your in their neck of the woods, and your driving to fast you'll miss it in the blink of an eye. My Wife had the pancake and eggs over the top, by the way one... More

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Lakewood, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I came here after finding out the restaurant we planned to go to was packed. Well it was a pleasant surprise to say the least! The pancakes was bigger than my plate, my bacon was crispy as requested, and the wait staff was incredibly friendly. I can't comment on the coffee, but the breakfast was definitely above average. I will... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Went two mornings in a row. First day was good-- good food, good service. Second day was horrible. Food not as good as first day (two platters cold, one seemed thrown together), only one waitress for the entire restaurant (who seemed really annoyed ) Had to get up 4 times for water or coffee refill and continually have to wave... More

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I visited Shakbrah for the first time recently on a Sunday morning. It opens at 8 (on Sundays, anyway), and serves a mean breakfast....omelettes, skillet dishes, etc. Very friendly service, fair prices, hot well-prepared dishes in large quantity. It's coffee house rustic which suits me just fine for casual dining. On one side of the restaurant, you order at a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Shakabrah has been here many years and has kept its delightful, funky charm. We've eaten here often and the portions are huge - we usually split an omelette since there's so much food. The table and chairs don't match and there are just a couple of booths but who cares? There's a larger room where they've expanded and they serve... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Shgakabrah Java is really a restauant so don't be deceived into thinking it's a coffee place primarily with marginal bad "so-called food"! Has really great food - had the huevos with the shaka potatoes - yumm!!!! - and the atmosphere just funky - an aggregation of every kind of old tables and chairs - all mismatched with just stuff on... More

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband, my brother, and I tried out this place for breakfast about a week ago. I am so glad that my brother discovered this place! The food is great! I ordered pancakes and shaka potatoes. The pancakes are HUGE! They were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! The potatoes were tasty too! We have a friend visiting us this weekend, and we will... More

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Portland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Delicious pancakes and skillet breakfasts. Don't miss their potatoes! Get there early if you don't want to wait. This is a popular breakfast location, but well worth getting up early or waiting.

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