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Purple Dot Cafe

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515 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2918
+1 206-622-0288
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ate at the Purple Dot Cafe and enjoyed our meal. A large selection of Dim Sum. The restaurant was packed which speaks well for the quality of the food. If in Chinatown would definitely recommend the Purple Dot Cafe.

Thank Ken J
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We were in Seattle visiting and had a craving for dim sum while in the China Town area. We came across this place by fluke and decided to take our chances and give it a try. We had no regrets and enjoyed everything that we opted for. My only real criticism is I tried these veggie dumplings that had some... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

My friend and I were in the area and felt hungry. We saw the Purple Dot Café and checked the menu, surprised it was a Chinese restaurant. In the menu you will find a wide choice of menu. When we entered, we were the only not Asian people. I always find that very promising. The waitress was very kind and... More 

Thank Landmeedchen
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Real Chinese food, huge menu, the taste was very good on most of the plates we ordered. I liked the food and definitely would come back. The portions are big enough for sharing, you can buy few options and try different plates. The home hot tea is very tasty. The place looks a little old and needs some maintenance but... More 

Thank Juan R
Umea, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The menu was extensive and I have to admit that the food seemed to be fresh and tasted good as well as being good value for money. The problem was that both me and my husband were served incorrect dishes. We asked for satay sauce dishes and the waitress repeated that so we know she understood, but my dish came... More 

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I tried Kung pao chicken and Chicken curry. Both of them were too good. The price was reasonable. The staff of trolley bus, which tours the downtown, recommended this place , so I gave it a try and I was happy to try it.

Thank Pammi K
Everett, Washington
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I stopped in here after driving around the International District for 25 Minutes just to find a parking spot (I had a package to drop off 3 blocks from here). It was lunch time and I was parked right out front so i went in for some dumplings. It was kind of strange since there were 2 girls walking around... More 

Thank Shawna M
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

It is open late and it is a good place to get Chinese food. Service is ok. Food is good. Prices are decent. It is known place to be packed after clubbing or events.

Thank atjig
Lawrence, Kansas
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356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were the first ones in the door on Saturday morning. Our friend is a regular so he did the ordering - in Chinese. The selection and the quality was amazing. So many good things kept coming to the table. We all had a great time.

Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

During our recent visit to Seattle we wanted some authentic Chinese food which we made known to our tour director on the Emerald City Hop On-Hop Off. He, a former actor in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle", recommended the Purple Dot Cafe in China Town. As my group of 4 was going into the restaurant we met a couple coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-622-0288

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