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Kim's Cafe

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26 Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3443
+1 360-678-4924
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Everett, Washington
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346 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

located at the end of the pier in a beautiful old building. Amazing place to grab a cup of Joe and soak in the beauty!

Thank Shawna M
Camas, Washington
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I gotta be honest, I expected this place to be a tourist trap and a disappointment. What the heck is an Asian Cafe doing on a wharf? Why not a fish and chips stand? I stand happily corrected. My sister, niece, and I sampled 4 different dishes and we were all satisfied. The Seafood Spicy Thai Curry was delicious and... More 

Thank Jo C
Columbus, OH
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Kim's is only open from time to time -- often unpredictable. the wait staff are very nice. The food is mediocre to poor. American food and Asian dishes are served, but the Pad Thai and Vietnamese vermicelli salad I had on two different occasions were poor to mediocre, lacking flavor, texture and with only the rudimentary ingredients.

Blaine, Washington
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98 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This one is a real surprise as it is located way out at the end of the historic Coupeville pier. We were moored on the dock and walked by Kim’s Café for two days with no sign of activity. I asked the dockmaster what the hours of operation were, but he didn’t know—it’s open when it’s open. Fortunately for us... More 

Thank J2930JNjimw
Kalispell, Montana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Second time here, and good even years later. We split the fish and chips and found the cod excellent with light breading and lightly deep fried. Staff was wonderful and pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank Glen S
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We have been here just a few times and I really like the location but the food was not good. Not terrible but certainly not enjoyable...there are much better choices in Coupeville. We have been three times, never again.

Thank 5Americans
Seattle area
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

My sons and I are pho aficionados. We've been to Kim's many times and find that their pho is as tasty as any you'll get in the Seattle area, including places like Pho Bac. At first, I was surprised by the quality "out in the boonies" until I realized that Kim is Vietnamese. The cafe does not have a huge... More 

Thank NWtripster
Freeland, Washington
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

We love Thai food. Having it outdoors on Penn Cove just added so much more to the great meal. Good prices and service. Love the casual vibe. It didn't hurt that we had also just kayaked, renting them from who I believe to be the 'mama' of the whole operation there. Fun, fun, day.

Thank gleefulexplorer
Pensacola, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband & I were visiting Whidbey Island. Our son-in-law was stationed in Oak Harbor in January and this was our first visit. We had been to the Lavender Farms and they wanted to show us Coupeville. We walked down the pier and found Kims. It was my husband, daughter and her husband and our 2 grandsons. The service was... More 

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Fresno, California
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Thus cafe is at the of a short pier. We had wanted to sit outside but it didn't look like there was outdoor seating. It was there....nice picnic tables overlooking the water. Food was very good and prices were excellent! Homemade clam chowder was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Robincafoxa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3443
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Coupeville
  • Phone Number: +1 360-678-4924

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