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$10 - $25
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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Sponsored by: Petra Bistro

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Our Food
1. Our Food
"The food here is always superior"
jcowper
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2. Dinning Room
2. Dinning Room
"Amazing ambience (decor, music). The food was equally outstanding"
josephga1
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3. Belly Dancing/ Saturday night
3. Belly Dancing/ Saturday night
"Delicious food - and then the entertainment started and delighted all"
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Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

I had three dishes here that I would recommend. First we ordered hummus for the table. It was delicious and a substantial portion. Second the red lentil soup is a must. Just a fantastic soup with tons of flavor. And I had the garlic chicken...which was very tasty. I did though try the lamb and beef kabobs my friend ordered and to me they were not very good. Overall I would definitely return to eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful place - great food across the entire menu. We got chicken shawarma, the Petra spiced chicken, hummus, olives and zahra and enjoyed all of it and will have seconds (the portions are great). It’s in a great, visible location and a place we definitely...will return to for great Mediterranean.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

I liked Petra. I put off ordering take out from this restaurant,a couple steps from our apartment, because the reviews weren't glowing, and we know Middle Eastern food well. Between trips to North Africa, friends from Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon, we have dined on some...great food. I don't include Israeli cuisine because I feel that still has some Eastern European influence. Petra certainly caters to western palates, and tones down the spices. This was disappointing. Everything was a bit dry, but tasted good. I yearned for some sauce to mitigate the puckering dryness. My favorite was the Ouzi, a Jordanian dish packed with meat, peas, rice, and flavorful spices that helped me to recall the warmth and welcome of a Middle Eastern meal. I wanted more flavor, but the dish was good. Falafel was okay, again a bit too dry. I think Petra Bistro may try to be too much, the kitchen putting out food representative of several countries: Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon etc. Perhaps if Petra focused on Jordan and the Levantine, their culinary skills would shine. However, I will return for more of Petra's cooking.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

If you like middle eastern food, this is a great place to visit. The hummus has an amazing texture and is among the best I've had. The waitstaff are super friendly the food is very quick. This place is perfect for a quick sit down...lunch with colleagues.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Loved the sandwiches and salads. A milder version of what's available in Amman. Lovely service, not a snazzy place but comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

My husband and I visit Seattle for shows at Jazz Alley and have tried various restaurants. This one has been great each time we've been and the service has been good too. I like the lemon chicken the first time and since it is so...good, I don't try anything else, but lots of dishes come out of the kitchen and the other customers are happy.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food. Attentive servers. Very nicely decorated. Great lentil soup!! Excellent options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Petra Bistro is an above average Mediterranean restaurant. When I went, my group ordered the appetizers: falafels, labnie yogurt dip with cucumbers (tastes similarly to tzatziki), black olives, and Dolmathes grape leaves. For my meal, I ordered the Lamb Shawarma that didn’t come in a...bread wrap as expected. The lamb and veggies came on one side, and white rice came on the other. The lamb meat tasted OK but I have had better Shawarma in my other experiences eating it. I didn’t taste the normal rich sauces that make the Shawarma sandwich so special. I have heard the Garlic Lemon Chicken is the best food on Petra’s menu (I don’t love chicken and did not order it).More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

Had a fantastic dinner here. I had the chicken kabobs and my husband had the steak kabobs. They were very tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful. Very nice atmosphere at the restaurant. Would come here again when in the area.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I took my Executive Committee (11 people including spouses) here for dinner. How delicious can it get?!!!! WOW! The hummus was saturated with garlic and obviously prepared onsite. (No resemblance to the horrid stuff in the refrigerator at the grocery store.) A few of my...folks were unfamiliar with Mediterranean cuisine and were doubtful of enjoying it but they ate everything down to the last grain of rice! I avoid baklava usually (I like but it's a sticky mess) but this was lovely, crumbly, flavorful and quite a different experience. My Garlic Lemon Chicken was charry, lemony, and garlicky delicious. Everyone remarked on how delicious everything was and enjoyed it greatly. A success! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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