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1744 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-2977
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Ranked #646 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: NW 56th st
Transit: Bus stops.
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Golden Beetle on New Year's Eve when there was an abbreviated menu, and I was worried that my friends might not like what the limited menu offered. However, I needn't have worried. Everyone was very happy, and said they were glad to be introduced to it and would definitely return

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Woodinville, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our first time at the Golden Beetle and we will be coming back. We had a party of 4; 3 of us ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and were pleased with our selections. The Salmon Kefta 1st course was by far the best bite of the night - perfectly prepared and delicious! Another must try - Black... More 

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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of Seattle's true dining gems. The food is exquisitely prepared, a contemporary take on Middle Eastern cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, but you can still hear your table partners' conversations. And the service is friendly and attentive. I visited them during Seattle Restaurant Week, so the cost was lower than it would have otherwise been.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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551 reviews 551 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
582 helpful votes 582 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Golden Beetle's front door displays awards and accolades that the restaurant has earned, so our expectations were high when we entered for lunch. But we wondered why we were the only diners in the place between noon and 1 p.m. We soon decided that our meals -- if typical fare -- answered the question regarding the lack of a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Golden Beetle food was great. We did the small plate, sharing thing in our group of 5 so got to try different dishes. It was a very hot day and evening in Seattle, a city not used to that so not really well equipped to keep the visitors cool. I recommend trying the 3-dip appetizer plate for the variety... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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200 reviews 200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was expecting more from this "foodie" destination. Compared to many restaurants, it is well above average, but for the group it is competing with (and priced with), it was just a so-so experience. First young woman we saw at the host stand apparently couldn't be bothered to smile or acknowledge us. Thankfully another came along quickly and helped us.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a very nice dining experience. Very good selection for Vegan, Gluten Free and Meat eaters. Wonderfully prepared food. We had pizza, Pita bread dipping Trio, and spiced French fries. It was all very flavorful. Service was good, friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. We would go back for another meal.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was visiting friends in Ballard and was more than happy to let them choose the restaurant - I understand why this place is a favorite of theirs. The entire evening was wonderful, I thought the food was outstanding (I had the lamb meatballs) but longed to try the mushroom pizza that one of the other people at the table... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I live in Ballard, so it is so difficult to have to write this review about a local place. I was excited to eat here because I am a vegan and they seem attentive to that dietary preference, even dedicating a menu to vegans--a nice touch. And middle eastern food has always been a favorite. The Golden Beetle is great... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

our group of 6 essentially ordered and shared the whole menu. each person ate the food items they liked (and tried some new ones) - with not one disappointment. Our server Zack was fantastic, very helpful, extremely friendly without being intrusive, and very informative about what's what on the menu, which is different every time we come.

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Additional Information about Golden Beetle

Address: 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
Phone Number: (206) 706-2977
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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