Cedars is mostly known for their takeout lunch, but it’s also the ultimate feel-good casual dinner spot. There are a ton of windows that let in a lot of light, and the lighter-than-usual Indian food is great. Think spot-on samosas with less density than you’re used to, chicken tikka masala with not much cream at all, and saag paneer that’s mostly spinach (but tastes good). Make up for the slightly lower calorie count by getting an order of garlic naan which has the char and size of an entire Neapolitan pizza.
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Fat Ducks Deli & Bakery
Fat Ducks is a deli and bakery that serves delicious homey pastries as well as sandwiches.
Village Sushi is a Japanese spot in the University District that serves excellent sushi.
The Mountaineering Club
The Mountaineering Club is a camping-themed cocktail bar in the University District that serves seafood and sandwiches.
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Rupee Bar is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Ballard that serves excellent Sri Lankan and Indian small plates.
Spice Waala is an Indian counter-service spot on Capitol Hill that serves roti wraps and fried snacks.
Don’t overlook Kastoori Grill just because it’s next to the Pike Place madness - it’s one of the best Indian spots downtown.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
Seattle’s best Indian food is at Annapurna in Capitol Hill. And for some reason, the wait times are usually short.
Nirmal’s is an upscale spot in Pioneer Square with modern Indian food and creative cocktails.
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