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Rainforest Cafe

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290 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188-2807
206 248 8882
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love The Rainforest CAfe....all locations

We love this place no matter which one we go to. We always have a good time, good food and generally good service although it can be slow during busy times. We are seniors and don't feel out of place going there without kids. Although Tukwila is a fairly long drive for us we try to get there at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
neb1997
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Washington State
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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English first
Washington State
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We love this place no matter which one we go to. We always have a good time, good food and generally good service although it can be slow during busy times. We are seniors and don't feel out of place going there without kids. Although Tukwila is a fairly long drive for us we try to get there at least... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food is always good. Great service. A little noisy for my husband and I in the main dining room so we always eat in the bar.

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Filer, Idaho
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is themed like a Rainforest and there is a storm every 30 minutes. My party was seated underneath a gorilla. It moved and made sounds about every 15 minutes. Fun and interesting for little kids. Several small kids walked over by our table and stared at the gorilla. The elephants looked pretty cool. The restaurant was clean and nice.... More 

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Spokane, WA
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went there with our son and his family. It wasn't our first time, but it will surely be our last time! The food is over priced and the entertainment is for the kids to get the adults to take them there! It's always crowded and very noisy. But that's ok, it's when you order an expensive steak and the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Rainforest is a huge favorite amongst the younger crowd on account of the fun decorations, interactive animatronic animals and festive atmosphere. There's also a massive gift shop beckoning children to come and beg parents for souvenirs. The food itself is fine. It's pricey as one would expect from a tourist chain restaurant. The menu has a little bit of everything... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We always try to hit this place up when we travel to seattle with the kids. The food is still chain restaurant average and the drinks a bit spendy for cocktails. Overall we still love the place for the rainforest inside and the elephants are awesome.

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went and meet up with some friends we hadn't seen in while. The restaurant was making so much to look at. Very interactive and the fish tanks were amazing. Staff was friendly and fast. Loved and would go again. There's even a guy who makes freaking amazing balloon animals

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is my third time visiting.the other 2 times were great.so it was my grandaughers 2nd birthday.on a Friday, 1st of the month.yikes. we had a long wait only to stand at the entrance waiting for a table. Which they cleaned right by the entrance. We couldn't see the animals unless we got up.the balloon man never came and our... More 

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darrington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The experience was fun for the kids (4 & 9) but the food was very overpriced and poor in quality and flavor. The kids wouldn't touch the mac n cheese, and I actually had to remove the chicken off my sandwich. It was very rubbery and had an odd flavor (yuck) I am not a picky person and I didn't... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food was mediocre, service was only slightly better, and the wait among the cheap trinkets was excessive. With our granddaughter visiting from Alaska for only a day, we took our kids and grandkids to what we had hoped would be a special treat. I think the kids had fun, but it wasn't particularly special. Having been to real rain... More 

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Additional Information about Rainforest Cafe

Address: 290 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188-2807
Phone Number: 206 248 8882
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tukwila
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: American

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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