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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 - 9:30 pm
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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, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    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
Kids love it.. food decent

Let's be honest. We went for the kids and they loved it. Running around looking at everything. The food is better than average, but you will pay a price. Good kidd menu, and for a 5 and 7 year old it was like having another babysitter there with all the things to look at. Staff was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
gebersk
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Kennewick, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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darrington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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Walla Walla, Washington
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Most rainforest café's are very bland over priced fare, but more then likely that is not why you are visiting them. More likely it is the ambiance that has drawn you into this establishment. Eating next to tropical fish, fake thunderstorms, and animatronic animals make this a fun place to eat. The problem is the food is really terrible at... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Let's be honest. We went for the kids and they loved it. Running around looking at everything. The food is better than average, but you will pay a price. Good kidd menu, and for a 5 and 7 year old it was like having another babysitter there with all the things to look at. Staff was friendly and really great... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This RainForest Cafe is amazing. It is the 1st place that as allowed me to order of the kids. Which is very important as I've recently had bariatric surgery. So my daughter could get what she wanted & I could get what I wanted.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My daughter absolutely loves the Rainforest Cafe, so we try to visit every location we can. We were disappointed in this location. The animals didn't seem to be working at all. When there was suppose to be a thunder storm all we noticed was the lights flicking on and off. It was not the usual excitement we are used to.... More 

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Lacey, Washington
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant is strictly for the atmosphere and kids. Don't plan on a quiet conversation or above average food. This is 100% crazy! and the kids love it. The children's menu is extensive and has something to please the pickiest eater. The prices on the kids menu are good, too. The adult menu is also extensive--which translates to average quality... More 

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Maple Ridge
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are hoping to get a gourmet meal, this may not be the place for you, but if you are wanting to get an Okay meal in a fun atmosphere that will entertain your kids this is the place for you.

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I came here with my husband and mother in law for dinner to see what it was like. We had to wait about 20 minutes, even though there were tons of empty tables? They offered to seat us in the bar, but those tables were all dirty. We walked through the gift shop for a while and they called our... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I had taken my parents to this place in order to celebrate a recent job change. Apparently, it was also time for every family with children under 10 to have a birthday party at the same time and the same place. Kids were everywhere, which made for tough conversation. These kids also saw fit to run about,... More 

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