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“It was a rainy night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boka Restaurant + Bar

Boka Restaurant + Bar
1010 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1008 (Downtown)
206-357-9000
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Ranked #199 of 3,087 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Madison
Description: BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services include breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, late night, weekend brunch and seasonal patio dining.
Walla Walla, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“It was a rainy night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We didn't mean to dine at Boka. We had reservations at Poppy. But it was rush hour and raining, and we couldn't get a cab, or even car service. We finally gave up and dripped into Boka on squishy feet. What a treat. Good wine, a fine menu, our choices well prepared and delicious, not too noisy but pleasantly busy. One of these days we will get to Poppy, and we will certainly return to Boka.

Visited June 2013
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Houston
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Food with interesting twists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

From the lamb bites (on the happy hour menu but they served them to us as an appetizer) and pork belly appetizer all the way to the drunken monkey dessert, the meal was great. The service team did an outstanding job. I would recommend this to any traveler staying in the area of the Hotel 1000 (great place). I am not local to Seattle so I don't know what else is out there but this place is top notch.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Shame on you Chef!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

How can a chef in Seattle ruin a clam? Hard to believe but it happened at Boka. I am staying at the hotel (Hotel 1000...fab) and was a bit travel weary so decided to eat in. The decor of the restaurant is really cool, like the hotel, and the service was also good. I ordered a mixed green salad and pasta with clams. Seattle prides itself on its fresh produce, rightfully so! These salad greens came out of a bag and were limp...awful. Now to the pasta... The fresh clams were bone dry and the pasta and veg were oily. It was awful. Both simple dishes to prepare and failed on both. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Seattle. Do not choose this one.
If the concierge at the hotel reads this, I urge him to eat in the restaurant before recommending it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Clovis, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“BOKA Is A Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We walked into BOKA on a jaunt from Pioneer Square, only to find a long lost friend, Barb, the manager of BOKA. She gave us the friendliest greeting, and seated us immediately. We ordered a blackened salmon tostado, and a BOKA burger with truffled fries. Both outstanding! Our waitress Jade was quite nice and efficient. Barb then went a little overboard, by treating us to a decadent chocolate dessert creation with tangerine gelato. Wait until we come back!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The service was fabulous as was the food! We were there on a Sunday night when they had their wine half price. Great deal! The kale was so good as were the mussels. Great ambiance and a cool place to spend an evening.

Visited May 2013
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