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Cafe Juanita

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bothell, Washington
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd been reading about Cafe Juanita for years. My wife hadn't heard as much about it, but when she suggested we try it yesterday evening, I was quick to make a reservation; I was anxious to see if it lived up to its glowing reputation. We arrived a bit early as it turned out to be closer to our home... More 

1 Thank Dick P
Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was good but we found it mostly to be uninspired, not my recollection from former visits. We began with the burrata served with roasted squash and pomegranate seeds; boring plating. Grilled radicchio-nothing on the plate but black-looked horrid but taste was good; more pomegranate. The star was the broth-made with parmesan rinds and rabbit bones; quite flavorful. Both... More 

Thank greatcats
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a friend's birthday and she invited us to celebrate with her! And celebrate we did with delicious Filipino favorite main courses and desserts! The presentation was visually appetizing and palate pleasing!!! We did not know where to begin and when we did, we couldn't stop!!! It is a wonderful place to make memories....whimsically decorated!!

Thank Terri H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service is excellent. We ordered a few dishes recommended by the server and were very pleased.

Thank lOOOOOOvetOtRavel
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the fact that I really like Italian food I was very excited to see that this restaurant have a fully separate menu for vegetarians and vegans, not a common thing in the Seattle area. Everything I ordered was super tasty! Service was professional and friendly at the same time. I will definitely come back.

Thank Delia K
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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.

1 Thank restuarantguy
Kirkland, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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176 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?