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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 - 9:00 pm
Open 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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 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
Kids love it

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Brian J
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Bellevue, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Spokane, WA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?