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Rainforest Cafe

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290 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188-2807
206 248 8882
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
The time it takes to get seated is just the first hurdle.

To celebrate a family birthday, 15 of us went to the Rainforest Cafe in the South Center Mall. The wait for our party was long, which was expected considering it was Sunday evening. Once we were seated, the server took our drink orders and maybe 30 minutes later came back to take the food order. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bremerton, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was not very happy with this visit. First the fish ate gone so its just a tank of empty water. My food wasn't cooked very well and I was only given 20% off thinking that was still worth $20.00 will likely not go there again

Thank blueflyboydan
Bremerton, Washington
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214 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To celebrate a family birthday, 15 of us went to the Rainforest Cafe in the South Center Mall. The wait for our party was long, which was expected considering it was Sunday evening. Once we were seated, the server took our drink orders and maybe 30 minutes later came back to take the food order. It took a long time... More 

Thank dorobo123
Coquitlam, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I came in to place a reservation for 5pm there was already a line up at 3:30pm. The servers were all pleasantly accommodating. Our server that evening was Felipe and he made sure that all our questions were asked. There was about three kids having birthdays that night and the staff sang a joyous birthday melody to each of... More 

Thank Leslie S
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Rainforest Cafe in Vegas and should have known what I was in for. When these cafes first came out, the jungle experience was very new and unique but now it just looks like a tired version of Chuck E Cheese. People generally don't go here for the food. We had a party of 5 adults and... More 

Thank HikeBiker
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here for several years because of the entertaining atmosphere and the decent food. Recently we ordered salads and wraps. The salads used to very flavorful and nicely done. We went today mainly for the salads. This time the salad I ordered was terrible. The dressing was almost without flavor, the chicken looked suspiciously like a stack of... More 

Thank Olymom_12
Renton, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kids love this place. My only complaint is they no longer have fish in all the tanks, it's weird and leaves this location looking more bare.

Thank Reviewlady007
Vashon, Washington
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282 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We come here with friends each year for a pre-school dinner and the kids love the jungle decor and the animatronic animals that come "alive" every ten minutes (younger kids might get a little freaked out). The food is average and overpriced but the servers are friendly. Definitely a fun place to come with kids but you pay for the... More 

Thank Adam S
Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

My daughter's 14th bday and this visit topped off her celebration! The staff was attentive & friendly! A bunch came over with the "volcano" singing to her. So fun! We decided the dessert has so much yum factor that it explodes, hence the name :-) Thank you!

Thank lanfal
Maple Valley, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here for the first time in about 12 years. Our last experience wasn't anything to rave about, but we thought we'd try again now that we have a child. The food was way better than we expected, and they do their best to accommodate gluten free needs. They had gluten free bread and rolls available for sandwiches and... More 

Thank Andrea_W_MV
Tualatin, Oregon
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We took our granddaughter for dinner here during our trip to Seattle to see Taylor Swift. Thus wax our granddaughters first time to rainforest cafe, to say she was amazed was an understatement! Food was good, service okay, atmosphere fantastic. Definitely a place for families with young kids.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 290 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tukwila
  • Phone Number: 206 248 8882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?