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The 9 Best Restaurants In University District, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in University District look no further than this list. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in University District. Visit These restaurants for the finest dishes that University District has to offer. Expect award-winning service.

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Little Duck

Chinese, $$, University DistrictChinese, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The Seattle Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat in Seattle's U District

    Eater, 2019

Chi Mac - Seattle

Korean, $$, University DistrictKorean, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Best Late Night Restaurants In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in the University District Right Now

    SeattleMet, 2019

Time Bistro

Vietnamese, $$, University DistrictVietnamese, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mamma Melina Ristorante + Pizzeria

Italian, $$, University DistrictItalian, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

Araya's Place

Thai, $$, University DistrictThai, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Happy Cow

    Top 10 Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants

    Happy Cow
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

Persepolis Grill

Persian, $$, University DistrictPersian, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Taste of Xi'an

Chinese, $$, University DistrictChinese, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Costa's Restaurant

Greek, $$, University DistrictGreek, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2017

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2017

Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

Pizza, $$, University DistrictPizza, $$Seattle, University District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 10951 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what CultureTrip, Happy Cow and TripAdvisor had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like CultureTrip - The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Seattle, Happy Cow - Top 10 Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants and TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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