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“Hefty Prices For Ambience” 2 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 #200 of 3,485 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Lincoln, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hefty Prices For Ambience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Expect to pay very high prices for a "new age" atmosphere. The walls have lights behind them that change color (red to blue to green, etc.). The food was not bad, but nothing all that special, either. It certainly was not anywhere near worth the prices. Wait staff was friendly. It was not a bad experience, but I would never choose to go back to this restaurant and I would not recommend it to anyone who is not younger and wealthy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barbara H, General Manager at Boka Restaurant + Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience.

I apologize on behalf of our team here at BOKA, for underwhelming you. You should walk out of here feeling WOW'd and we fell short.

I hope that you will reconsider BOKA the next time you are in Seattle.

Regards,
Barb Hills
BOKA General Manager
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“Very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Food was just ok! Service was slow and the wait staff was below average not friendly and when we asked about specials she had to go ask!

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Barbara H, General Manager at Boka Restaurant + Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment.

I am so sorry that we disappointed you in every aspect. You deserve better and I expect more form our crew. Your comments will assist in correcting what we have missed.

Please know that this is not typical of the experience you would recieve here at BOKA.

I hope you will consider giving us another opportunity the next time you're downtown Seatte.

Warmest Regards,

Barb Hills
BOKA General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Funky restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Food was pretty good. We took advantage of their happy hour sitting. Good selection of eats and drinks. Service good too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barbara H, General Manager at Boka Restaurant + Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments!

I hope we see on this side of the border soon!

Happy Holidays,

Barb Hills
BOKA General Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“amazing breakfasts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

perfect egg white veggie omelets. tasty bacon. great service. great style. friendly staff. reasonable prices.

Visited September 2013
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Barbara H, General Manager at Boka Restaurant + Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
I hope to see you the next time your on this coast!

Thank you!

Barb HIlls
BOKA General Manager
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Fox Island, Washington
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Food and service were great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

First time at this restaurant, did Happy Hour on a Sat. Wines for $5 a glass were very good. Had several very good choices - the pork belly/kimchi tacos were fantastic, had to order another batch! Clams in coconut milk were excellent and if we had more room in our bellies would have ordered more of these also. Kale was OK, a little dry. Dessert was a Drunken Monkey - fabulous! We found a rock, with barnacles, in our clams and showed it to our waiter. We were not upset and found it funny. He immediately comped the clams and threw in the dessert. Very classy!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barbara H, General Manager at Boka Restaurant + Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your last visit and hope to see you very soon!

Thank you for the review,

Barb Hills
BOKA General Manager
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