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“Very good Dim Sum”
Review of O'Asian Kitchen - CLOSED

O'Asian Kitchen
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Avenue / 5th Avenue & Marion Street / Columbia Street
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been here twice for Dim Sum and the selection is good and the preparation is great. Especially liked the Rolled Brown Noodles, Baked Hum Bow, Shrimp & Green Onion Dumpling and their Rice Balls. There were many other great treats and topped off with Jasmine Tea made for a great meal. As with most Dim Sum restaurants the staff is pushy as they try to up sell but they will take the second or third NO and move on. No reservations of Sunday for Dim Sum so get there early.

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Thank tall_six6
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

It's hard to find this stylishly-decorated Chinese restaurant because it's hidden in a downtown office building. Therefore, I think it's patronized largely by those who work right there. I go there for dim sum lunches. The wide selection is rolled around on individual steam carts. Includes everything from the common BBQ pork buns, suu mai and egg rolls; to things like veggies and shrimp rolled in rice flower, pork in black beans, turnip cake, shrimp stuffed in eggplant, bean curd sheets filled with minced pork/veg/shrimp, har gow, sauteed Chinese broccoli or green beans. There is a nice selection of sweets too: small egg custard tarts in a flaky pasty, footballs, and red beans. You are charged by the dish.
An unusual touch is that each patron has a different ceramic place setting. Hot tea is no charge.
There is also a large bar area which accounts for about 30% of the space. Validated parking in the underground garage. This venue is nicer than the restaurants in the I-District. Quality of the food is very good, service is average (ie, rushed), but the decor is handsome by Chinese restaurant standards.

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Thank jafb1055
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

One doesn't expect good Chinese food in Seattle (most recommendations: go to Vancouver). But we went to O'Asian recently on a Livingsocial deal and were happily surprised. The modern dining room takes up about half of the ground floor of an office tower. The space is cavernous but individual tables (some with banquette seating) are nonetheless intimate and comfortable. We had 7 in our party so we were seated in a special alcove (with curtains that can separate us from the main dining room). There is another larger private dining room (more like a board room) next to us. It is definitely one of, if not the best, up-scale Chinese dining experience in the area. The menu is updated Chinese, with some interesting dishes like Lamb Rack (3 or 4 well trimmed lamb ribs with a honey glaze), and the Jade Tofu (tofu made with egg added that makes it extra creamy and custard-soft). Both dishes were delicious. Other stand-by like General Gao's Chicken was satisfying, as was the won-ton noodle soup. Service was efficient; given that the restaurant was deserted on a rainy cold Saturday night. They deserve better.

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Thank Douglas L
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is a cool spot hidden away Downtown. Not a massive fan of Chinese food but found this authentic and Tasty! The place itself has a nice interior and an awesome bar. On weekends i think they have a Piano player who is EXCELLENT. All in all Enjoyable.

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Thank Onnie4000
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Parking in this area is difficult during the week but on weekends they share parking with the Bank of America building next door. Just follow the signs. The specialty here is Dim Sum. Arrive before 2pm and its all they serve. It's very popular and there's a tremendous selection. You may want reservations. Open Table nearly always shows that nothing is available but if you call the restaurant directly they can usually get you in. After 3pm they go to their regular menu. Only a few dim sum type items are offered,. They are in the appetizer section and include pot stickers and so mai. The crispy beef entrée was amazing. Besides the interesting texture it was also extremely flavorful. Surprisingly, the appetizers we had were just ok.

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Thank RONALD F
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