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Cedars Restaurant

1319 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105-5802 (University District)
(206) 632-7708
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Ranked #1,414 of 3,429 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: University District
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: University District
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25 reviews from our community

56% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The owner was very sweet and hospitable. The food was OK though. The lamb slices (Sharhat) was good. I've had better.

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Kent, UK
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Having spent a busy day in Seattle my family were hungry. We found the restaurant by chance it it sis very small and looks more like a Cafe. The food was authentic, well presented and very tasty. The tables were waited on by a very friendly and genuine lady who cared whether you enjoyed her food.

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Leesburg, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The ambiance is lacking, but the food was really delicious! I love curry! Our table of 10 ordered a whole variety of items ranging from chicken korma, rogan josh, garlic naan, butter chicken. It was all fantastic! I think I liked the butter chicken the least, compared to the other dishes. We had enough for leftovers. It was just as... More

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Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

the wait is long most times so try to arrive later or earlier than the evening rush. The food is pretty good. If you are not a fan of Indian, they have some other choices like kabobs and humus. Not too many Indian restaurants in the Seattle area can compete with their food. Parking is hard to find so park... More

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Ozark, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

When I am in Seattle and I have the time I love to stop at Cedars because the food is just plain good. Our recent trip was no exception. The restaurant was fairly busy, so our service was a little slow, but very friendly. Start with the naan and then order just about anything.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Forgot about our order. We asked after 1/2 hour and they had forgot. Then the guy made our falafel with unwashed dirty hands. We had already paid so we left in disgust and deposited it into he nearest trash can.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Having grown up near New York City I have always been a fan of restaurants that have a food order window out to the street. I ordered my Lamb Shawarma and a Baklava from the sidewalk the other day, waited for about five minutes while they prepared it, paid, got back in the car and when I reached my destination,... More

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Bangalore, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

For me, as an Indian who tried Indian food at Cedar's on University street in Seattle, it was a mixed bag. Most of the food was good, mild on spices by Indian standards but still tasty and the portions were large... overall good value for money. The distinctly Indian vibe from a large crowd of patrons was nice to experience.... More

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Stonington, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

so so indian food with no decor... resoundingly OK. College students will eat just about anything and think the exotic is great.

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Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We went to Cedars for lunch. What a deal! The food is excellent and the portions are enormous. The nan serves at least 4-6 people for a couple of dollars. Staff are extremely friendly. This is a great place for a casual meal.

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