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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More than just entertainment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Andrea_W_MV
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Maple Valley, Washington
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW 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!

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Maple Valley, Washington
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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 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Vancouver
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I brought 2 kids that had never been before to see the great atmosphere and have some fun. I saw these neat kid collector cups and asked the server how much. She said $7.99 and they come with a choice of drink and gave up the drink choices. The kids picked fun drink names and they enjoyed them. When the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family has been going to this restaurant since they opened but yesterday was our last go of it after celebrating my sons 11th birthday there. I no longer feel that paying $100+ for the four of us is fun nor a value. The service has always been very slow - prepare to wait a LONG time to order and... More 

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silverdale,wa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I would rate this a five for the concept and a 1 for the cost and service. We didn't have to wait to get in, but we had to wait an inordinate time for our waiter to show up, wait for our drinks and then wait for our food. I asked for lemon and tartar sauce which took almost 5... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a large group so I expected it to take a while to be seated but they made a big deal of it (we even called ahead) but when we were seated the place was mostly empty even though there was a large number of people waiting to be seated outside other then us. They could not get our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Arrived at 3:30 and waited over 20 minutes after checking in to get a "passport" which is ridiculous in itself. Still didn't get seated and started researching reviews. Decided to leave because reviews indicate service is also slow. Terrible way of doing business!

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Washington State
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14 reviews
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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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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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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?