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The 10 Best Restaurants Near University Place

Updated: December 9, 2021

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in University Place look no further than this list. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in University Place. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Sapporo Steakhouse University Place

Japanese, $$, University PlaceJapanese, $$University Place
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

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Pimienta Bistro & Bar

Latin, $$$, TacomaLatin, $$$Tacoma, Northeast Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Shining a Light on Federal Way's Unforgettable Food Scene

    Eater, 2017

The Table

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

Southern Kitchen

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

Cooper's Food And Drink

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chang Thai Express

Thai, $$, TacomaThai, $$Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Indo Asian Street Eatery

Asian, $$, TacomaAsian, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    8 Best Vegan Restaurants In Tacoma, Washington

    Trip 101, 2019

Wooden City

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Essence Lounge Tacoma

Latin, $$, TacomaLatin, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bar Bistro

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10951 spots across University Place, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1286 lists and articles from the likes of Trip 101, Eater and Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Trip 101 - 8 Best Vegan Restaurants In Tacoma, Washington, Eater - 24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants and Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurantswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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