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Cafe Juanita

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Italian, Contemporary
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get it .. The service was horrible and the food not much better. We had to ask several employees why it took 30 minutes to get a second bottle of wine. We felt like we were not welcome. Won't be returning. There are several better restaurants in Kirkland.

Thank restuarantguy
Kirkland, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The finest in fine dining. Mouth-watering devine cuisine to be savored slowly in the quite and refreshing ambiance. Unique seasonal menus and well-timed courses. Stay for desert. It is a luxury to languish for hours here.

Thank Jennifer M
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pro-tip, on nice evenings they have the outdoor patio open first come first serve without reservations. Beautiful firepit and excellent service by Oscar. His service was on par with Michelin star restaurants. Reminds me a lot of Manresa in Los Altos, CA. Highly recommended both for food and atmosphere!

Thank zoomz
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95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor is modern, light, airy. The voices all around one are audible, not deafening, so that we could hear our own conversations without shouting or straining.The service people are polite and cheerful and efficient. And then the food, ah yes, the food! Fabulous lamb, preceded by a delicious multi flavor soup; one of our party said the sea bass... More 

Thank Elaine S
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Seattle area. I have been going to it for over 10 years now and even had my wedding reception here 5 years ago. Rabbit is a delicious staple dish. Foie gras is another divine dish. Ambience and service are at a highest level.

Thank Nina S
Seattle, WA
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Cafe Juanita is NOT expensive compared to other fine dining establishments. However, the menu is so compelling that you might order more than usual starting with a cocktail, a bottle of wine, an appetizer, a salad, an entree with a side dish complete with dessert and coffee, like we did. Then the total might get a little pricey, but hey,... More 

Thank ScottD58
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is great for a special night. It's one of those places where you actually get your money's worth. I've dined here twice, and both times the experience was top notch. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, love the ambience of the place and the food is just beautiful.

Thank juliasca
Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The good news is the food and service are still wonderful. We especially like the fact that they feature local products. Salads are fresh and delicious. The wine list is just the right size and variety, and our waitress was helpful with information, too. We'll be back again, of course!

Thank DavidandAnna
Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

No question that Cafe Juanita is a "special occasion" place for us, but it was our wedding anniversary and we wanted somewhere out-of-the-ordinary. We usually travel on our anniversary but didn't this year due to a death in the family, so we did the next best thing and spent an evening at one of my favorite restaurants. From the moment... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The A5 Miyazaki Kuroge wagyu was like an out-of-body life-altering experience for me. My dinner companion and I couldn't even say a word to each other outside of, "wow." When our server told us that it'll be "the best steak you've ever had in your life", he wasn't kidding! Practically melts in your mouth and I'm told that if you... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Italian, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-823-1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?