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“Best meal in Seattle”

Petra Mediterranean Bistro
Ranked #137 of 4,250 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: Wall St.
Description: Fine dinning Mediterranean Restaurant in Belltown, Seattle. We offer a variety of Mediterranean food selections that stretches from the northen of Africa to the Blue shores of Greece. Come enjoy some of highly claimed specialty dishes.
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Being from an average town in Wisconsin, we don't have much access to authentic foreign foods. We decided to try Petra based on other reviews. The sampler platter provided us with a good introduction to Greek food. I couldn't believe how good real hummus tastes. Spiced chicken was recommended by our server and now all other chicken dishes pale in comparison. My family all enjoyed their meals. They couldn't finish theirs so I had some of the best leftovers ever in our hotel room.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

Shwarma, I am so in love with you! Petra's Shwarma was probably the best I have ever tasted. It was so incredible, I had to buy their spices to try my hand at recreating when i got home. It doesn't even come close but at about 900 miles away- beggars can't be choosers! Until next summer.....

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Thank K M
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fellow reviewers: you are awesome! On a recent stopover in Seattle (sans car), we were looking for a place to have lunch, off the beaten path, within walking distance of our hotel, and away from the tourist haunts around Pike Place and the Space Needle. You did not disappoint when your reviews led us to go to Petra Mediterranean. There were only a couple of other patrons when we arrived, but shortly thereafter, the place filled up. And judging by the conversations around us (not eavesdropping, but sometimes you just can’t help overhearing!) most were locals – yeah!! Our kind of place!

A must try: Gyro Shawarma! O.M.G. The. Most. Tender. Gyro. Meat. Ever! And flavorful!! And a good-sized portion . Tzatziki was delicious, too, perfectly balanced. Also very yummy: Garlic Lemon Chicken (Shish Tawook); not too lemony, not to garlicky, but both flavors blended with other spices to produce a tasty meal. Both served on a bed of rice with grilled veggies.

Our server was attentive, but allowed us to enjoy our drinks a bit before ordering, then let us enjoy the food, checking back to make sure all was OK.

Petra is well appointed – love the camel head sconces – with a Mediterranean flair. Even with the tables fairly close together in this small space, we didn’t feel like our space was infringed upon by the folks at the next table.

Moral of the story: in an unfamiliar area? TA is your go-to resource! Don’t know when we’ll be in Seattle again, but when that time comes, Petra will be on our list!

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Thank SmallWonderAZ
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Extensive menu and friendly, helpful staff. Lovely presentation, great ambiance. Waiter was very gracious, explaining various dishes without making us feel clueless. If you truly love caffeine, be brave and try the turkish coffee!

Thank Mary Ann L
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Great food and excelent service. We had one great surprise wirh this place. the food was unbelievable.

Thank Azari C
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