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“First impression was awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
1159 Southcenter, Tukwila, WA
206.439.7500
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Ranked #29 of 117 Restaurants in Tukwila
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
port angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First impression was awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I liked the fact that as soon as we sat down our server immediately greeted us. We never had to wait for our order to be taken, drinks re-filled and food came out hot! Everything was prepared perfect.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • Russian first
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English first
Kent, WA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Food is OK. Service is poor.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Visited BJs for lunch with co-workers. Our server may have been having a bad day? Honestly some of the poorest and slowest service I've ever experienced. We arrived well before noon and before the rush so it wasn't as though the restaurant was busy.
No refills on any of our drinks and did not check to see if any of us needed refills. She would disappear into the back / kitchen for 5+ minutes at a time so it was very difficult to flag her down for assistance.
After ordering and waiting 30 minutes, another server brought one salad and one soup but nothing to the rest of the group.
After 40 minutes, we had to ask the hostess if they could check on our order or find our server.
The server came out of the back 5 minutes later and said she was lining up our order and it should be out soon.
An hour after we arrived, our food was brought to us, semi-warm and honestly just OK. Our group tried the fish tacos, shrimp tacos, chicken strips, caesar salad - and unfortunately everyone was under-whelming.
When restaurants are busy and you can see the servers are running and working hard, waiting for good food can be acceptable to me. To not have checked in on us and / or acknowledge our long wait was poor. To have a server disappear and then see others standing around staring into the distance is unacceptable. Seems that a good front end manager is needed. BJ's is not worth a return visit to see if they have improved.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Westside
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant near our hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We went to BJ's restaurant at the Westfield Southcenter mall. Big restaurant with lots of seating. The menu was amazing! It was the size of a book!!! They had so much to choose from.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Gluten-Free Options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Delicious Gluten-free pizza. Also created a meal specific to my many dietary intolerances. Delicious! Very helpful and informed waitress!

Visited May 2012
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“Great sandwiches and pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Great taste and filling. My granddaughter and I eat here whenever we are inTacoma. Is handy to the mall also.

Visited March 2012
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