Boka Kitchen + Bar

★★★★☆
  • 1010 First Ave

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Cross street: Madison Street

    Map & Directions
  • 206-357-9000

About Boka Kitchen + Bar

Hours
Breakfast\Brunch Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 11:00 Saturday-Sunday: 8:00- 2:30 Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:00- 2:30 Dinner Monday-Sunday: 2:30- close
Reservations
Make A Reservation

Food

Food
More choices in Seattle:
Resultset_next

Table 219

219 Broadway Ave E Seattle, WA

Resultset_next

Ruth's Chris Steak House

727 Pine St Seattle, WA

3.8936 47
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Boka Kitchen + Bar was?
Write a Review
.

BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services

3
★★★★★

BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services

.

I've only eaten at the bar for Happy Hour, and all I heard about for 3 months before I went here was how amazing this place was. Like how the happy hour burger was going to change my life. So when I actually ate there and had a burger at

3
★★★★★

I've only eaten at the bar for Happy Hour, and all I heard about for 3 months before I went here was how amazing this place was. Like how the happy hour burger was going to change my life. So when I actually ate there and had a burger at

.

I came here for happy hour and, though the prices are a bit higher than I'm used to for happy hour, the food and drinks were amazing! My friend and I ordered some cocktails (delicious!) and several of the small plates to share. The food

3
★★★★★

I came here for happy hour and, though the prices are a bit higher than I'm used to for happy hour, the food and drinks were amazing! My friend and I ordered some cocktails (delicious!) and several of the small plates to share. The food

.

We had a horrendous experience at Boka recently one Sunday. I have to say that the food was very good but the ambiance was horrible. Due to the serene decor we expected it be a calm and relaxing dinner. Exactly the opposite. For some unbelieveable reason they have merged the bar and restaurant. On Sundays they offer bar food in the restaurant. So diners are mixed with people who are only there to drink. We were seated next to a table of about 12 that was meant for about 6. They were very drunk, loud and obnoxious. I complained to the manager and was told that we could move. We were already in the middle of dinner. I suggested he move them or ask them to be quieter or leave. He said he couldn't do that. They were spending quite a bit of money on drinks so that fact overode the experience of other diners. I finally had enough when one of the men actually pulled his pants down and another person in his party took his picture. It was disgusting. I again spoke with the manager and he again offered to move us. He said they would be leaving soon. However, instead of them leaving more people joined their party and stood around their table.

I wouldn't go back to Boka for a nice meal if they continue with the this new format. However, if I want to show up with friends for the purpose of drinking and doing whatever I want without restrictions I would definately go back.

I think they should just turn this into a lounge and forget the food so there won't be any misunderstanding about what you are in for.

Ratings Food 8 Ambiance 0

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had a horrendous experience at Boka recently one Sunday. I have to say that the food was very good but the ambiance was horrible. Due to the serene decor we expected it be a calm and relaxing dinner. Exactly the opposite. For some unbelieveable reason they have merged the bar and restaurant. On Sundays they offer bar food in the restaurant. So diners are mixed with people who are only there to drink. We were seated next to a table of about 12 that was meant for about 6. They were very drunk, loud and obnoxious. I complained to the manager and was told that we could move. We were already in the middle of dinner. I suggested he move them or ask them to be quieter or leave. He said he couldn't do that. They were spending quite a bit of money on drinks so that fact overode the experience of other diners. I finally had enough when one of the men actually pulled his pants down and another person in his party took his picture. It was disgusting. I again spoke with the manager and he again offered to move us. He said they would be leaving soon. However, instead of them leaving more people joined their party and stood around their table.

I wouldn't go back to Boka for a nice meal if they continue with the this new format. However, if I want to show up with friends for the purpose of drinking and doing whatever I want without restrictions I would definately go back.

I think they should just turn this into a lounge and forget the food so there won't be any misunderstanding about what you are in for.

Ratings Food 8 Ambiance 0

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Went back the other night and the place was too pretentious

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went back the other night and the place was too pretentious

Pros: Nice drinks

Cons: Pretentious, Eurotrash vibe

.

My wife and I had brunch there late in the morning on Sunday, May 31. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and it took longer than it should have before a waiter came to our table. To make things worse, it was about 20 minutes after we placed our order before we got the food! I had the corned beef and sweet potato hash. Although it was tasty, it was light on the corned beef.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I had brunch there late in the morning on Sunday, May 31. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and it took longer than it should have before a waiter came to our table. To make things worse, it was about 20 minutes after we placed our order before we got the food! I had the corned beef and sweet potato hash. Although it was tasty, it was light on the corned beef.

Pros: convenient for Hotel 1000 guests

Cons: service, price, pretty much everything

.

I love BOKA. The food on happy hour is unbeatable, and even at regular price its still not out there compared to other similar restaurants. The burger is delicious, and the atmosphere is as close to perfect as you can get in that area. You don't even feel like you are at a hotel bar at all.
What I don't like is the service sometimes. Usually I am greeted with smiles as I make my way to the bar. The bartenders and cocktailers are friendly, professional, but not overbearing. They are always willing to go out of there way to make sure the experience is perfect. I've even seen a bartender go into the kitchen to find ingredients to make drinks for guests that aren't even on the menu. So imagine my disappointment when I was in on a quiet Sunday, and was waited on my a bartender who made me feel as though my very presence inconvenienced her. There was no above and beyond, and not even a concern for my empty glass. I guess I've just learned not to go in on a Sunday.

1
★★★☆☆

I love BOKA. The food on happy hour is unbeatable, and even at regular price its still not out there compared to other similar restaurants. The burger is delicious, and the atmosphere is as close to perfect as you can get in that area. You don't even feel like you are at a hotel bar at all.
What I don't like is the service sometimes. Usually I am greeted with smiles as I make my way to the bar. The bartenders and cocktailers are friendly, professional, but not overbearing. They are always willing to go out of there way to make sure the experience is perfect. I've even seen a bartender go into the kitchen to find ingredients to make drinks for guests that aren't even on the menu. So imagine my disappointment when I was in on a quiet Sunday, and was waited on my a bartender who made me feel as though my very presence inconvenienced her. There was no above and beyond, and not even a concern for my empty glass. I guess I've just learned not to go in on a Sunday.

Pros: Food, cocktails, happy hour, ambiance

Cons: Inconsistencies in service

.

My wife and I had dinner at BOKA yesterday to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted very friendly and seated promptly - the staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice, although I was initially seated next to the computer used to enter orders and the fan was very noisy.

I had expected a more "eclectic" menu given the location within Hotel 1000 and the New American Urban Food focus. Steak, Chicken, the same old (the salt & pepper tofu was the exception). I had the flat iron steak, which was tasty but nothing special. My wife went with the tofu which was garnished with a black bean spread that was too sour. Overall, the food was decent but nothing special really and given the fairly high prices, I would eat at some other restaurant next time: one that is either less expensive or one that offers truly outstanding, different food at the same price.

1
★★★☆☆

My wife and I had dinner at BOKA yesterday to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted very friendly and seated promptly - the staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice, although I was initially seated next to the computer used to enter orders and the fan was very noisy.

I had expected a more "eclectic" menu given the location within Hotel 1000 and the New American Urban Food focus. Steak, Chicken, the same old (the salt & pepper tofu was the exception). I had the flat iron steak, which was tasty but nothing special. My wife went with the tofu which was garnished with a black bean spread that was too sour. Overall, the food was decent but nothing special really and given the fairly high prices, I would eat at some other restaurant next time: one that is either less expensive or one that offers truly outstanding, different food at the same price.

Pros: Location, Atmosphere

Cons: Bland Food, No Creative Dishes, Expensive for what it offers

.

Went on Xmas day (for dinner). The waiter didn't see us right away so I had to ask the hostess (after about an 8 minute wait) for help. Then he saw us and did a fab job. All in all, quite good, I'd go back when in Seattle again.

Very good. Wine was excellent. My spouse ordered the same thing as me (salmon) and got an obviously smaller portion which was kind of odd.

2
★★★★★

Went on Xmas day (for dinner). The waiter didn't see us right away so I had to ask the hostess (after about an 8 minute wait) for help. Then he saw us and did a fab job. All in all, quite good, I'd go back when in Seattle again.

Very good. Wine was excellent. My spouse ordered the same thing as me (salmon) and got an obviously smaller portion which was kind of odd.

Pros: Good food and wine

Cons: Sitting near front can be a little hectic as hostess is right there

.

Great would recommend to anyone, one of my faves. I would go any day of the week sometimess twice a week or more. go girl!!!

2
★★★★★

Great would recommend to anyone, one of my faves. I would go any day of the week sometimess twice a week or more. go girl!!!

.

Boka is a great mix of bar, restaurant, and happy hour meet-up spot. It's located off the lobby of Hotel 1000. Since my husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon, we wandered over to Boka one night. I got the best gourmet Macaroni & Cheese of my life, and the bartender made me a delicious White Peach Cosmo with rosemary in it. It was amazing! The prices can be a bit steep but the food and drinks are wonderful and the service is fantastic. Highly recommended.

5
★★★★★

Boka is a great mix of bar, restaurant, and happy hour meet-up spot. It's located off the lobby of Hotel 1000. Since my husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon, we wandered over to Boka one night. I got the best gourmet Macaroni & Cheese of my life, and the bartender made me a delicious White Peach Cosmo with rosemary in it. It was amazing! The prices can be a bit steep but the food and drinks are wonderful and the service is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

So I'd been slacking on my date night planning when my wife asked me "Hey sweetheart, It's been a while since you've taken me out on a proper date...um ...can we make that happen again?"
Inspired to do a little planning, I jumped on Citysearch, found Boka, read some reiviews and put it together. Having just gotten home from one of our funnest dates in a while, I'm happy to report, Boka helped me knock it out of the park on this one.
The valet parking right in front was very convienent and under 10 bucks. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated withing 2 minutes of our arrival. The cozy subdued atmosphere was classy without feeling too shi-shi and fun without being too loud. Our waitress was fast and perceptive, stopping by just enough to make us feel taken care of.
A great deal of attention has obviously been paid to every aspect of the dinning experience at Boka. From the place settings to the gourmet bread spreads to the 4 peice coffe service, every thing just says "unique" and "special" which is what you want on a date night. Amy got the halibut and I enjoyed the baked chicken. Both were deliciously unique and sprinkled with destinctive and fun flavor combinations. The dessert (a chocolate lava cake with cherries and cream) was a spot on delight! The whole thing was around 80 bucks without drinks. Not too bad for a high end eatery. BIG THUMBS UP!!

2
★★★★★

So I'd been slacking on my date night planning when my wife asked me "Hey sweetheart, It's been a while since you've taken me out on a proper date...um ...can we make that happen again?"
Inspired to do a little planning, I jumped on Citysearch, found Boka, read some reiviews and put it together. Having just gotten home from one of our funnest dates in a while, I'm happy to report, Boka helped me knock it out of the park on this one.
The valet parking right in front was very convienent and under 10 bucks. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated withing 2 minutes of our arrival. The cozy subdued atmosphere was classy without feeling too shi-shi and fun without being too loud. Our waitress was fast and perceptive, stopping by just enough to make us feel taken care of.
A great deal of attention has obviously been paid to every aspect of the dinning experience at Boka. From the place settings to the gourmet bread spreads to the 4 peice coffe service, every thing just says "unique" and "special" which is what you want on a date night. Amy got the halibut and I enjoyed the baked chicken. Both were deliciously unique and sprinkled with destinctive and fun flavor combinations. The dessert (a chocolate lava cake with cherries and cream) was a spot on delight! The whole thing was around 80 bucks without drinks. Not too bad for a high end eatery. BIG THUMBS UP!!

Pros: Attentive staff, delicious unique food

Cons: none

.

for mothers day this past sunday, eight of my guests and myself had brunch here. we were treated very kindly by the staff, the 2 hostesses and our server. we all left very satisfied. the portions were perfect, not too much food, but just enough! they serve local breads from the macrina bakery. their menu is diverse enough that everyone in my party could pick something they like, from a kobe burger to belgian waffles for the kids. i would recommend their brunch to anyone who is looking for an intimate daytime meal for a special occasion. we all enjoyed everything. Their assorted mimosas were great too!

2
★★★★☆

for mothers day this past sunday, eight of my guests and myself had brunch here. we were treated very kindly by the staff, the 2 hostesses and our server. we all left very satisfied. the portions were perfect, not too much food, but just enough! they serve local breads from the macrina bakery. their menu is diverse enough that everyone in my party could pick something they like, from a kobe burger to belgian waffles for the kids. i would recommend their brunch to anyone who is looking for an intimate daytime meal for a special occasion. we all enjoyed everything. Their assorted mimosas were great too!

Pros: great service

Cons: 9.50 for valet?

.

The subtlely responsive service of the wait staff, the techno asian ambience and the superb, thoughtful menu by Chef Angie is just divine, DEEvine. Those Foodies that want to treat the palate to something unique should not miss a evening out at Boka, truly. I found my taste buds doing the tango with Fire 'n Ice --- the seared pepper encrusted ahi topped with fresh nutty sprouts swimming in soy with a tiny scoop of melon sorbet to the side. Oh, so simple but what a journey each bite was. You can create interest with unusual combinations of ingredients, but in my book if you prepare veggies keeping their texture's integrity, then you can cook. And Chef Angie proved just that with her vegetable soup as even the fresh peas still had their little snap. Ah, great meals are fun to recount and I recall it all though I ate there over a week ago. Really, go to Boka for a fine experience at the table. The price is quite fair considering the artful menu.

2
★★★★★

The subtlely responsive service of the wait staff, the techno asian ambience and the superb, thoughtful menu by Chef Angie is just divine, DEEvine. Those Foodies that want to treat the palate to something unique should not miss a evening out at Boka, truly. I found my taste buds doing the tango with Fire 'n Ice --- the seared pepper encrusted ahi topped with fresh nutty sprouts swimming in soy with a tiny scoop of melon sorbet to the side. Oh, so simple but what a journey each bite was. You can create interest with unusual combinations of ingredients, but in my book if you prepare veggies keeping their texture's integrity, then you can cook. And Chef Angie proved just that with her vegetable soup as even the fresh peas still had their little snap. Ah, great meals are fun to recount and I recall it all though I ate there over a week ago. Really, go to Boka for a fine experience at the table. The price is quite fair considering the artful menu.

.

I have been in for dinner 3 times now, and they always manage to exceed my expectations somehow. The food is getting better and better, particularly with the new chef. My wife and I went in right before Valentines Day, and it's a pretty darn romantic spot considering the ultra swank hotel it's attached to. We were very well cared for from the curbside valet all the way through dessert. Our server Lea is a total pro--helpful and charming but not hovering at all. The food was outstanding, well priced, and not pretentious at all. We'll be back.

2
★★★★★

I have been in for dinner 3 times now, and they always manage to exceed my expectations somehow. The food is getting better and better, particularly with the new chef. My wife and I went in right before Valentines Day, and it's a pretty darn romantic spot considering the ultra swank hotel it's attached to. We were very well cared for from the curbside valet all the way through dessert. Our server Lea is a total pro--helpful and charming but not hovering at all. The food was outstanding, well priced, and not pretentious at all. We'll be back.

Pros: Local/sustainable food in this environment?? Sweet!

Cons: Not ideal for large groups.

.

This place was cool for different reasons. Firstly, the ambient lighting changes colors. They have art on the plasma TV screens which had a tid bit about the art that was showing. The music was good and not too loud which is key in my book. I had some drinks and and appetizer. My drinks were quick and so was the appetizer. My macaroni and cheese was a little bland, but thats why God made salt and pepper. Thats all it needed. This would be a great place for some drinks and appetizers, then off to dinner. I havent had the dinner menu, so I cant speak to that. Great place for a date.

2
★★★★☆

This place was cool for different reasons. Firstly, the ambient lighting changes colors. They have art on the plasma TV screens which had a tid bit about the art that was showing. The music was good and not too loud which is key in my book. I had some drinks and and appetizer. My drinks were quick and so was the appetizer. My macaroni and cheese was a little bland, but thats why God made salt and pepper. Thats all it needed. This would be a great place for some drinks and appetizers, then off to dinner. I havent had the dinner menu, so I cant speak to that. Great place for a date.

Pros: Cool place.

Cons: Parking is a pain in the ace

.

Boka is a beautiful bar and restaurant. I really enjoyed the intimate booth we were seated in, and the surrounding environment. While our drinks and starters were good, it was then that we started to notice our food was very oily. Our "small plate" of pumpkin gnocchi was good, but instead of being cooked in a brown butter sauce, it was swiming in it. The scallops in an entree looked perfect, but were a little too oily and unflavorful. The only vegetarian item on the menu, cannelloni pasta, came overflowing with a creamy sauce and lots of cheese. The grilled vegetables that topped it were (with the exception of a really good carrot) oily and salty. The lemon cream sauce on top was good--but it couldn't save the dish.

I'd return to BOKA for happy hour, to try out some other dishes, but wouldn't return to have a nice dinner again. For a $100 meal, I expect to be impressed, and BOKA just left my boyfriend and I disapointed.

1
★★★☆☆

Boka is a beautiful bar and restaurant. I really enjoyed the intimate booth we were seated in, and the surrounding environment. While our drinks and starters were good, it was then that we started to notice our food was very oily. Our "small plate" of pumpkin gnocchi was good, but instead of being cooked in a brown butter sauce, it was swiming in it. The scallops in an entree looked perfect, but were a little too oily and unflavorful. The only vegetarian item on the menu, cannelloni pasta, came overflowing with a creamy sauce and lots of cheese. The grilled vegetables that topped it were (with the exception of a really good carrot) oily and salty. The lemon cream sauce on top was good--but it couldn't save the dish.

I'd return to BOKA for happy hour, to try out some other dishes, but wouldn't return to have a nice dinner again. For a $100 meal, I expect to be impressed, and BOKA just left my boyfriend and I disapointed.

.

My girlfriend and I went here last night as part of the New Urban Drinks program several restaurants around Seattle did in September. We went directly after work, and we found a seat right in the bar/lounge right away. Shortly after we sat down, our server brought us a menu. Because it wasn't specifically marked what was or wasn't part of the New Urban Drinks special, I asked our server, who informed us that it was actually Happy Hour until 6 and that (amazingly) it was even cheaper than the NUD. What a fantastic Happy Hour BOKA has! All food items are half off, and many of the drinks are much cheaper as well, including wines, beers, and wells. We got 4 plates: a very good sized caesar salad, sole fries (like fish sticks, but amazing), bruschetta, and mac'n'cheese (very good as well). My girlfriend got a lemon drop, which she said was very good and was served in a really cute cocktail glass - only $7! Total, the bill was less than $30.

The interior of the restaurant was beautiful as well, really chic without giving off an overly pretentious vibe. Jazz was played over the speakers, and all the people in the bar/lounge area were very nice looking. I think that many of them had been staying in the attached hotel (which is also one of the sleekest hotels in the city), because a lot of them were well dressed businessmen. All-in-all, it was an amazing place to come for Happy Hour - my new fav!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went here last night as part of the New Urban Drinks program several restaurants around Seattle did in September. We went directly after work, and we found a seat right in the bar/lounge right away. Shortly after we sat down, our server brought us a menu. Because it wasn't specifically marked what was or wasn't part of the New Urban Drinks special, I asked our server, who informed us that it was actually Happy Hour until 6 and that (amazingly) it was even cheaper than the NUD. What a fantastic Happy Hour BOKA has! All food items are half off, and many of the drinks are much cheaper as well, including wines, beers, and wells. We got 4 plates: a very good sized caesar salad, sole fries (like fish sticks, but amazing), bruschetta, and mac'n'cheese (very good as well). My girlfriend got a lemon drop, which she said was very good and was served in a really cute cocktail glass - only $7! Total, the bill was less than $30.

The interior of the restaurant was beautiful as well, really chic without giving off an overly pretentious vibe. Jazz was played over the speakers, and all the people in the bar/lounge area were very nice looking. I think that many of them had been staying in the attached hotel (which is also one of the sleekest hotels in the city), because a lot of them were well dressed businessmen. All-in-all, it was an amazing place to come for Happy Hour - my new fav!

Pros: Best Happy Hour ever, really inexpensive

Cons: Probably gets crowded on Friday/Saturday as bar/lounge is small

.

The decor has a slight modern flare and the web site photos make the environment look much larger than it is. The bartenders were bustling, but fairly attentive. After-work groups have crowded the tables for the 3pm-6pm (mon-fri) happy hour. There is another happy hour from 10pm to midnight. The setting is in the open, so you can scope almost anyone sitting down; and there a few booths available for a slightly more private experience.

50% off of the ?urban bites? and ?urban eats? is the attraction of the happy hour. The food is presented nicely, but the ?bites? are more like ?nibbles? and the ?eats? are more like ?snacks.? The cherry tomato bruschetta tastes more like a crouton. The short rib sliders were the size of little cream puffs. The proscuitto wrapped mission figs are on the tastier side of the selection. The wagyu burger is the way to go if you are hungry. The look of the food has been more impressive than the actual taste.

There are about a dozen signature drinks. The bartending has done a decent job of mixing drinks, and the cocktails are far more likely to meet expectations than the bar food.

The setting is kind of cool, and this is more for a ?girls night out? than a guys. Lighting behind the bar shelves changes color and the two TVs show either ESPN or art work.

This place is decent for chilling out with a friend or two, but other restaurants are offering a far more enjoyable happy hour experience.

1
★★★☆☆

The decor has a slight modern flare and the web site photos make the environment look much larger than it is. The bartenders were bustling, but fairly attentive. After-work groups have crowded the tables for the 3pm-6pm (mon-fri) happy hour. There is another happy hour from 10pm to midnight. The setting is in the open, so you can scope almost anyone sitting down; and there a few booths available for a slightly more private experience.

50% off of the ?urban bites? and ?urban eats? is the attraction of the happy hour. The food is presented nicely, but the ?bites? are more like ?nibbles? and the ?eats? are more like ?snacks.? The cherry tomato bruschetta tastes more like a crouton. The short rib sliders were the size of little cream puffs. The proscuitto wrapped mission figs are on the tastier side of the selection. The wagyu burger is the way to go if you are hungry. The look of the food has been more impressive than the actual taste.

There are about a dozen signature drinks. The bartending has done a decent job of mixing drinks, and the cocktails are far more likely to meet expectations than the bar food.

The setting is kind of cool, and this is more for a ?girls night out? than a guys. Lighting behind the bar shelves changes color and the two TVs show either ESPN or art work.

This place is decent for chilling out with a friend or two, but other restaurants are offering a far more enjoyable happy hour experience.

.

Simply put, Boka is trying TOO HARD. An informal party of about 10, we were squeezed into an awkward corner of stools and high tables. So awkward, in fact, that when our waitress finally realized that we might like to place an order, she could hardly access our table and had to shout and hand off drinks rather than setting them down on the table. She hardly had the patience to listen to one person's order, and would spin around and leave our table before anyone else could get a word out. I hate to pick apart this place so much, because they are obviously trying in earnest to be the most trendy spot around. The decor was over the top - no one element matched another, it was an eye-sore. The food was VERY small and VERY overly-conceptual, as well as funny-tasting (some flavors just DON'T go together, hon) and so salty I couldn't finish my "burger" and fries (was that MSG? I felt sick). I understand the whole 'fancy-mixed-drink' allure, but really, enough is enough. Each 'signature' drink came out looking like the bartender was a child who just discovered her mother's food colorings, and too many of them had strange things floating on the surface like dried lavender blossoms which are pretty, but not so fun to eat while trying to drink. We eventually managed to coerce an adequate number of drinks out of the waitress, which went straight to our heads due to the eensy-weensy portions of food (the crab cakes are LITERALLY two small bites, and at $6 an order, I'd rather go have sushi). Unfortunately, when the bill came, we became more disappointed. Our waitress snapped at us when we asked to separate the bill, and was very visably angered when we handed over about 6 credit cards (what else are we supposed to do?). So, if you want to look cool with a neon-pink drink while sitting amongst uncomfortably-stylish decor, come here, but don't expect more than dive-bar service. Sorry Boka, you're just too much. I'll never be back, unless I want a laugh.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Simply put, Boka is trying TOO HARD. An informal party of about 10, we were squeezed into an awkward corner of stools and high tables. So awkward, in fact, that when our waitress finally realized that we might like to place an order, she could hardly access our table and had to shout and hand off drinks rather than setting them down on the table. She hardly had the patience to listen to one person's order, and would spin around and leave our table before anyone else could get a word out. I hate to pick apart this place so much, because they are obviously trying in earnest to be the most trendy spot around. The decor was over the top - no one element matched another, it was an eye-sore. The food was VERY small and VERY overly-conceptual, as well as funny-tasting (some flavors just DON'T go together, hon) and so salty I couldn't finish my "burger" and fries (was that MSG? I felt sick). I understand the whole 'fancy-mixed-drink' allure, but really, enough is enough. Each 'signature' drink came out looking like the bartender was a child who just discovered her mother's food colorings, and too many of them had strange things floating on the surface like dried lavender blossoms which are pretty, but not so fun to eat while trying to drink. We eventually managed to coerce an adequate number of drinks out of the waitress, which went straight to our heads due to the eensy-weensy portions of food (the crab cakes are LITERALLY two small bites, and at $6 an order, I'd rather go have sushi). Unfortunately, when the bill came, we became more disappointed. Our waitress snapped at us when we asked to separate the bill, and was very visably angered when we handed over about 6 credit cards (what else are we supposed to do?). So, if you want to look cool with a neon-pink drink while sitting amongst uncomfortably-stylish decor, come here, but don't expect more than dive-bar service. Sorry Boka, you're just too much. I'll never be back, unless I want a laugh.

Pros: Location, impress your trendy cosmopolitan friends, unique and pleasant drinks

Cons: Strange food, limited menu, poor service, gauche decor

.

My fiancee and I went to BOKA last week and it was definitely an experience. The atmosphere gives off a very trendy vibe and the happy hour is well worth it. We started with one of their signature cocktails, which was delicious. and then decided to stay for dinner. We ordered a couple of the urban bites which were small but were perfect for tasting. We then had the rib eye and the lamb and both were superb. They were coupled with very original sides that brought out very interesting flavors. The service was very attentive and the sommelier helped us pick wine that went very well with dinner. I have to say I will definitely add BOKA to my list of top Seattle restaurants.

2
★★★★★

My fiancee and I went to BOKA last week and it was definitely an experience. The atmosphere gives off a very trendy vibe and the happy hour is well worth it. We started with one of their signature cocktails, which was delicious. and then decided to stay for dinner. We ordered a couple of the urban bites which were small but were perfect for tasting. We then had the rib eye and the lamb and both were superb. They were coupled with very original sides that brought out very interesting flavors. The service was very attentive and the sommelier helped us pick wine that went very well with dinner. I have to say I will definitely add BOKA to my list of top Seattle restaurants.

Pros: Menu, Happy Hour, Service

Cons: Can be busy so I would recommend reservations

.

I went to BOKA with my family a couple weeks ago and had a great time. We arrived early for our reservation so the manager bought us a round of drinks in the bar while we waited for the table to be ready (which only took about five minutes). We started with these little appetizers called "urban bites" which are actually "bite" size but delicious. especially the oyster poboy. Our server sold us on the pork belly BLT which we were a little nervous about, but it was amazing! Probably not the healthiest but we all wanted more. I had the crispy salmon for an entree. YUM. It was so fresh and very simple. The scallops my mom had were great too with gnocchi and basil butter. We ordered everything our server reccomnded which was a smart move. He really seemed to know the menu and didn't just say that everything was great which is a pet peeve of mine. I will definately be back, especially when the weather warms up enough to sit on the patio for cocktails!

2
★★★★★

I went to BOKA with my family a couple weeks ago and had a great time. We arrived early for our reservation so the manager bought us a round of drinks in the bar while we waited for the table to be ready (which only took about five minutes). We started with these little appetizers called "urban bites" which are actually "bite" size but delicious. especially the oyster poboy. Our server sold us on the pork belly BLT which we were a little nervous about, but it was amazing! Probably not the healthiest but we all wanted more. I had the crispy salmon for an entree. YUM. It was so fresh and very simple. The scallops my mom had were great too with gnocchi and basil butter. We ordered everything our server reccomnded which was a smart move. He really seemed to know the menu and didn't just say that everything was great which is a pet peeve of mine. I will definately be back, especially when the weather warms up enough to sit on the patio for cocktails!

Pros: Great service and food

Cons: Not close enough to my house

.

I recently went to Boka during one of our rare sunny Seattle days and was pleased to see that the patio was already open! Hardly anyone in the city has a nice patio this time of year, but Boka was rockin! We sat outside all night and they turned the heaters on for us when it got dark. The staff was so courteous to even reserve a table inside for us in case we wanted to move. And i have to mention their signature cocktails. I had the Fresh, whis has gin, mint, cucumber and soda. It was so refreshing I must have had at least three.
When it came time for dinner, their sommelier/manager came out to open our bottle of wine and suggest a few dishes to go with it. We had an amazing moroccan leg of lamb that is carved to order (according to our server) and the ginger and carrot poached halibut. They also bake their desserts to order so our strawberry shortcake came out warm and fresh. I hope the patio isn't to full next time we eat there.

2
★★★★★

I recently went to Boka during one of our rare sunny Seattle days and was pleased to see that the patio was already open! Hardly anyone in the city has a nice patio this time of year, but Boka was rockin! We sat outside all night and they turned the heaters on for us when it got dark. The staff was so courteous to even reserve a table inside for us in case we wanted to move. And i have to mention their signature cocktails. I had the Fresh, whis has gin, mint, cucumber and soda. It was so refreshing I must have had at least three.
When it came time for dinner, their sommelier/manager came out to open our bottle of wine and suggest a few dishes to go with it. We had an amazing moroccan leg of lamb that is carved to order (according to our server) and the ginger and carrot poached halibut. They also bake their desserts to order so our strawberry shortcake came out warm and fresh. I hope the patio isn't to full next time we eat there.

Pros: Great food and people

.

My friends and I made reservations for this restaurant a month and a half before our dinner. There were 8 of us. We got there, the service was great, the food was about a 4 out of 10, then the bill came. They would not split the bill 8 ways, only two ways. When we asked why not, they said it would take too much time. This is something that should have been told to us the over the phone when we made our reservation. I've never been to a restaurant that would not split the bill, and we go out all of the time. The hard part was we all had cards to pay with. We actually had to get up and use the ATM in the hotel next door. No one should ever have to run to the ATM at a restaurant that nice and that price.
We were actually treated differently after the whole bill situation, like we were a hassle.
This was an important night for my friends and I, and this sort of put a damper on it. It's too bad. The interior of this place is so nice and unique.
I will never go back to that restaurant, and I let people know my feelings on this place.

1
★★☆☆☆

My friends and I made reservations for this restaurant a month and a half before our dinner. There were 8 of us. We got there, the service was great, the food was about a 4 out of 10, then the bill came. They would not split the bill 8 ways, only two ways. When we asked why not, they said it would take too much time. This is something that should have been told to us the over the phone when we made our reservation. I've never been to a restaurant that would not split the bill, and we go out all of the time. The hard part was we all had cards to pay with. We actually had to get up and use the ATM in the hotel next door. No one should ever have to run to the ATM at a restaurant that nice and that price.
We were actually treated differently after the whole bill situation, like we were a hassle.
This was an important night for my friends and I, and this sort of put a damper on it. It's too bad. The interior of this place is so nice and unique.
I will never go back to that restaurant, and I let people know my feelings on this place.

Pros: Nice interior

Cons: Not good for large parties.

.

Went to BOKA for Happy Hour this week and had a great time. The cocktails are delicious! A little on the sweet side but very tasty. We had a few nibbles and found them to satisflying. The service was pretty slow. The rooom is beautiful- very modern yet comfortable. I look forward to returning to try them out for lunch or dinner.

2
★★★★☆

Went to BOKA for Happy Hour this week and had a great time. The cocktails are delicious! A little on the sweet side but very tasty. We had a few nibbles and found them to satisflying. The service was pretty slow. The rooom is beautiful- very modern yet comfortable. I look forward to returning to try them out for lunch or dinner.

.

When my girlfriend and I walked into Boka we were pleased with the beauty and decor of the restaurant. We started the night off at Joey's bar on Lake Union and were excited to try out Boka's. The waitress took our drink order but brought us the wrong drink. She apologized and then took 15 minutes to bring it back as she stood there lost in space. The drink was great when we finally got it. We told here we wanted to wait for the late night happy hour to order food, and when it came, she was nowhere to be found for another 15 minutes. We changed seats to the bar and ordered food from the bartender. The crew was nervous and strange, not professional at all. The bartender was obliviously picking at his beard?!? No kidding! The tomato bisque was very bland and the grilled cheese looked great but tasted awful. We both love cheeses but this one was way too much. The pigs in a blanket almost made me gag. The pork was ok but the biscuit tasted like it was made with bad butter. Both the lobster croquettes and the dungeness crab cupcakes were ok. The lobster was the best but neither was anything to write home about. I reallize this review was harsh, but if it keeps someone from having the same experience then it was worth it. We both eat out quite a bit, both for fine dinning and casual. If you are looking for an elegant place to eat this is not it.

1
★★☆☆☆

When my girlfriend and I walked into Boka we were pleased with the beauty and decor of the restaurant. We started the night off at Joey's bar on Lake Union and were excited to try out Boka's. The waitress took our drink order but brought us the wrong drink. She apologized and then took 15 minutes to bring it back as she stood there lost in space. The drink was great when we finally got it. We told here we wanted to wait for the late night happy hour to order food, and when it came, she was nowhere to be found for another 15 minutes. We changed seats to the bar and ordered food from the bartender. The crew was nervous and strange, not professional at all. The bartender was obliviously picking at his beard?!? No kidding! The tomato bisque was very bland and the grilled cheese looked great but tasted awful. We both love cheeses but this one was way too much. The pigs in a blanket almost made me gag. The pork was ok but the biscuit tasted like it was made with bad butter. Both the lobster croquettes and the dungeness crab cupcakes were ok. The lobster was the best but neither was anything to write home about. I reallize this review was harsh, but if it keeps someone from having the same experience then it was worth it. We both eat out quite a bit, both for fine dinning and casual. If you are looking for an elegant place to eat this is not it.

Pros: ambience, location

Cons: food, service

.

I live in the neighborhood so was keen to have a new place to hang. I've had dinner once and three times for drinks and apps. Dinner was on a Sunday night, so pretty mellow and very attentive service. Getting the food to the table was on the slow side, but everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. I agree the portions are small and the overall "concept" seems a little on the "precious" side, but that's what they offer as do other restaurants of this ilk. If portions are a great concern, head to the Cheesecake Factory or Claim Jumper.
My other visits were to the bar and encountered friendly bartenders and good service. The crowd sure does vary as others have mentioned. I'll avoid the sometimes goofy weekend crowd.

2
★★★★☆

I live in the neighborhood so was keen to have a new place to hang. I've had dinner once and three times for drinks and apps. Dinner was on a Sunday night, so pretty mellow and very attentive service. Getting the food to the table was on the slow side, but everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. I agree the portions are small and the overall "concept" seems a little on the "precious" side, but that's what they offer as do other restaurants of this ilk. If portions are a great concern, head to the Cheesecake Factory or Claim Jumper.
My other visits were to the bar and encountered friendly bartenders and good service. The crowd sure does vary as others have mentioned. I'll avoid the sometimes goofy weekend crowd.

.

This was our first and last visit to Boka. We went on a Monday night and it was only about 1/3 full. The restaurant had a nice chic atmosphere, but that's where the good comments stop. The waiter was cranky and condescending. None of the food ordered between three people was even close to being good tasting. Basically, the food at Boka is without flavor or imagination. Money wasted and we won't go back. If you're thinking of trying Boka, try everyplace else first.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This was our first and last visit to Boka. We went on a Monday night and it was only about 1/3 full. The restaurant had a nice chic atmosphere, but that's where the good comments stop. The waiter was cranky and condescending. None of the food ordered between three people was even close to being good tasting. Basically, the food at Boka is without flavor or imagination. Money wasted and we won't go back. If you're thinking of trying Boka, try everyplace else first.

Pros: Cool hotel. The rooms are great. But this is supposed to be about the restaurant, isn't it?

Cons: Poor service, bland food. Our drinks went dry more than once.

.

A very cool bar & restaurant, the food is different and the cocktails fresh and fabulous.

The white peach puree cosmo is wonderful. - Its great the portion sizes aren't big enough to feed 4 people like some places too! ;-)

2
★★★★★

A very cool bar & restaurant, the food is different and the cocktails fresh and fabulous.

The white peach puree cosmo is wonderful. - Its great the portion sizes aren't big enough to feed 4 people like some places too! ;-)

Pros: Cocktails & unusual food

Cons: none!

.

Most amazing space in Seattle with snappy staff and superb small plates!! Will go here again and again. The girls were superb and the wine list long and fun.
Holly

2
★★★★★

Most amazing space in Seattle with snappy staff and superb small plates!! Will go here again and again. The girls were superb and the wine list long and fun.
Holly

Pros: Cool Place with cool people

Cons: none I could see

.

This is a snazy place, no doubt about it. The bar and the hotel have very hip decor. The drinks were good and the bar servers very friendly.

However, as mentioned before, the food was TINY. Don't go if you're hungry and we were since we had to wait an hour for our table. They did comp some appetizers though, which was nice. The server had trouble remembering our order and the promised bread (4 slices for a group of 5) didn't show up until after the entrees. The entrees were fairly good.

SUMMARY: Cool atmosphere, good drinks, bad restaurant servers and tiny meal portions. Wouldn't go again except for drinks and nibbles.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a snazy place, no doubt about it. The bar and the hotel have very hip decor. The drinks were good and the bar servers very friendly.

However, as mentioned before, the food was TINY. Don't go if you're hungry and we were since we had to wait an hour for our table. They did comp some appetizers though, which was nice. The server had trouble remembering our order and the promised bread (4 slices for a group of 5) didn't show up until after the entrees. The entrees were fairly good.

SUMMARY: Cool atmosphere, good drinks, bad restaurant servers and tiny meal portions. Wouldn't go again except for drinks and nibbles.

.

Enter BOKA and you are escaping to an unique dining experience. We found the restaurant to be very private. The original decor, alternating lighting and even clever dishware made the experience memorable. The waitstaff was cheerful and attentive and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. But the food, it is all about the food! For starters, we tried the delicious lobster croquettes and the crab cupcakes followed by the Thai chicken lollipops which were imaginatively presented. For dinner, our halibut and lamb earned raves. It was a fabulous night out.

2
★★★★★

Enter BOKA and you are escaping to an unique dining experience. We found the restaurant to be very private. The original decor, alternating lighting and even clever dishware made the experience memorable. The waitstaff was cheerful and attentive and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. But the food, it is all about the food! For starters, we tried the delicious lobster croquettes and the crab cupcakes followed by the Thai chicken lollipops which were imaginatively presented. For dinner, our halibut and lamb earned raves. It was a fabulous night out.

.

This restaurant/bar has a very "New York" atmosphere with regard to the decor but the night we were there, which was a Thursday, there were very few people and the place seemed a little empty. The decor is VERY cool and the drink menu very creative.

The crab cupcakes that people rave about made us laugh out loud they were so tiny. Appetizer proportions were ridiculously small with the entre' portions being a bit less humorous but also small. That being said, the flavors and combinatons are excellent. I went with a friend and neither of us are big eaters and we left ready to go out for another dinner.

In summary I think a great place to go for drinks or a VERY light meal.

2
★★★★☆

This restaurant/bar has a very "New York" atmosphere with regard to the decor but the night we were there, which was a Thursday, there were very few people and the place seemed a little empty. The decor is VERY cool and the drink menu very creative.

The crab cupcakes that people rave about made us laugh out loud they were so tiny. Appetizer proportions were ridiculously small with the entre' portions being a bit less humorous but also small. That being said, the flavors and combinatons are excellent. I went with a friend and neither of us are big eaters and we left ready to go out for another dinner.

In summary I think a great place to go for drinks or a VERY light meal.

Pros: ambiance, drinks, service

Cons: small portions

.

The staff are switched on. No other way to describe it. The Roasted King Salmon was nothing short of exquisite. The cesar was wonderful and the Spanish White Anchovies as a side were wonderful. The wine by the glass, Chateau Bel Air , drinks like a $125 wine for the low price of $9 per glass or ??. Reasonable prices with over the moon quality, quality,quality,qualit,
There is no substitute for perfection and boy oh boy do they have it going on here.
Breffni my web site is my name with the dot and the com after it

2
★★★★★

The staff are switched on. No other way to describe it. The Roasted King Salmon was nothing short of exquisite. The cesar was wonderful and the Spanish White Anchovies as a side were wonderful. The wine by the glass, Chateau Bel Air , drinks like a $125 wine for the low price of $9 per glass or ??. Reasonable prices with over the moon quality, quality,quality,qualit,
There is no substitute for perfection and boy oh boy do they have it going on here.
Breffni my web site is my name with the dot and the com after it

Pros: Unusual atmosphere and ambiance, great staff, really enjoying the task at hand

Cons: Not enough money in the world to go around, lovely place and staff and exquisite food

.

We had a great experience! Our server was fun, and great with recomending personal favorites. The husky beef tenderloin was phenomenal!!! The drinks were a must have! Try the white peach cosmo or the lemon drop. Both great choices, not too sweet either. I think this is a great date place, for dinner or just for the bar. The portions are perfect (quality not quantity) and the flavors were wonderful. The food is neatly arranged and well thought out. I will be visiting this restaurant again.

2
★★★★★

We had a great experience! Our server was fun, and great with recomending personal favorites. The husky beef tenderloin was phenomenal!!! The drinks were a must have! Try the white peach cosmo or the lemon drop. Both great choices, not too sweet either. I think this is a great date place, for dinner or just for the bar. The portions are perfect (quality not quantity) and the flavors were wonderful. The food is neatly arranged and well thought out. I will be visiting this restaurant again.

Pros: Romantic environment, So easy to valet, great food

Cons: If on a date, be sure to sit in a booth for privacy.

.

We recently enjoyed a night of cocktails with friends followed by dinner at BOKA and had an incredible experience. From the individual touches of the staff, a personal table visit by the chef and constant attentiveness to our needs, we had a great night! The New York steak and "Tongue and Cheek" special were amazing. The innovative combinations of ingredients combined with the upbeat, creative design of the restaurant made for a great experience. Great wine and drink list add to it all while the ambiance constantly changes and delights your evening. Don't forget the Red Velvet Cake to finish off the evening...

2
★★★★★

We recently enjoyed a night of cocktails with friends followed by dinner at BOKA and had an incredible experience. From the individual touches of the staff, a personal table visit by the chef and constant attentiveness to our needs, we had a great night! The New York steak and "Tongue and Cheek" special were amazing. The innovative combinations of ingredients combined with the upbeat, creative design of the restaurant made for a great experience. Great wine and drink list add to it all while the ambiance constantly changes and delights your evening. Don't forget the Red Velvet Cake to finish off the evening...

.

dinner at BOKA was really bad
they need to train their servers well, because server forgot what we ordered and had to come back to ask what ordered after few minutes
it seems like other people had similar situation
i don't think we are going to visit this place again

0
★☆☆☆☆

dinner at BOKA was really bad
they need to train their servers well, because server forgot what we ordered and had to come back to ask what ordered after few minutes
it seems like other people had similar situation
i don't think we are going to visit this place again

.

I was in a group of 5 people who visited Boka in August 2006. We were very disappointed with this restaurant. It was not crowded or busy when we arrived, but it took 15 minutes for us to get a server over to take a drink order. He was very distracted (by what we could never tell) and we had to order again after 10 more minutes. He claimed the bartender was "very busy", yet we could see the two bartenders standing behind the bar just yakking it up. The drink order, when it finally arrived, had several mistakes. The cosmos were warm, and one of the "signature" drinks tasted horrid.

We decided to overlook this, and ordered some appetizers. Once again, our server was out to lunch and orders arrived at random times, cold and with several mistakes (too many, too few, 1 completely wrong item). The much-lauded Crab Cupcakes should actually be called "Crab Cornmeal Muffins" because that's what they are: 99% cornmeal and a whiff of crab. Maybe we were just too excited, but it was a let down. The Duck Waffles were intriguing but the duck tasted suspiciously like something we've bought in the frozen food section at Trader Joe's. The Chicken Lollipops though were a winner: very tasty!

By this point, we'd complained to the manager about our server, but even the manager seemed distracted (I'd love to know what was going on behind the scenes.) Rather than completely ruin an evening out, we bailed on Boka and certainly will never return.

Very disappointing overall. Even if you just want to watch people, stick to Belltown where there are more people to watch, and you can at least get a decent drink in under a half-hour. For my money, Boka is a no-show on all counts.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was in a group of 5 people who visited Boka in August 2006. We were very disappointed with this restaurant. It was not crowded or busy when we arrived, but it took 15 minutes for us to get a server over to take a drink order. He was very distracted (by what we could never tell) and we had to order again after 10 more minutes. He claimed the bartender was "very busy", yet we could see the two bartenders standing behind the bar just yakking it up. The drink order, when it finally arrived, had several mistakes. The cosmos were warm, and one of the "signature" drinks tasted horrid.

We decided to overlook this, and ordered some appetizers. Once again, our server was out to lunch and orders arrived at random times, cold and with several mistakes (too many, too few, 1 completely wrong item). The much-lauded Crab Cupcakes should actually be called "Crab Cornmeal Muffins" because that's what they are: 99% cornmeal and a whiff of crab. Maybe we were just too excited, but it was a let down. The Duck Waffles were intriguing but the duck tasted suspiciously like something we've bought in the frozen food section at Trader Joe's. The Chicken Lollipops though were a winner: very tasty!

By this point, we'd complained to the manager about our server, but even the manager seemed distracted (I'd love to know what was going on behind the scenes.) Rather than completely ruin an evening out, we bailed on Boka and certainly will never return.

Very disappointing overall. Even if you just want to watch people, stick to Belltown where there are more people to watch, and you can at least get a decent drink in under a half-hour. For my money, Boka is a no-show on all counts.

.

I loved the modern and chic decor at Boka...also the ladies' restrooms are stunning! Happy hour portions are a little small, but I'd recommend going to Boka for the ambiance and our cute waiter!

2
★★★★☆

I loved the modern and chic decor at Boka...also the ladies' restrooms are stunning! Happy hour portions are a little small, but I'd recommend going to Boka for the ambiance and our cute waiter!

Pros: Ambiance, decor, service

Cons: small happy hour portions

.

The bar is very hip and cool, it is a neat atmosphere. However, the wine pours are cheap and the service I have found to be poor. Last time I was in there I had to send back and incorrect bill twice w/o apology from our server. The drinks are good, but the portion sizes would be way too small for the price w/o happy hour prices. I would go there for a drink, then head somewhere else.

2
★★★★☆

The bar is very hip and cool, it is a neat atmosphere. However, the wine pours are cheap and the service I have found to be poor. Last time I was in there I had to send back and incorrect bill twice w/o apology from our server. The drinks are good, but the portion sizes would be way too small for the price w/o happy hour prices. I would go there for a drink, then head somewhere else.

Pros: cool looking place, neat speacialty drink menu

Cons: poor service, small portions

.

this is a really cool spot.
it was upscale and hip, but not stuffy.
food was great, loved the appetizers, especially the thai lolipops and crab cupcakes.
drinks were great.
seattle has arrived, i felt like i was in los angeles or new york.

2
★★★★★

this is a really cool spot.
it was upscale and hip, but not stuffy.
food was great, loved the appetizers, especially the thai lolipops and crab cupcakes.
drinks were great.
seattle has arrived, i felt like i was in los angeles or new york.

Pros: very hip place. great food. felt like new york or LA.

Cons: closed for lunch

.

I wouldn't consider BOKA a restaurant because to me it seemed more of a drinking establishment. The design is modern and I really enjoyed the ambiance. The cocktail list had several interesting items and the drinks were very good. The bites were lackluster and expensive for what they were. To me, it's a great place to have a cocktail or two before moving on for dinner elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

I wouldn't consider BOKA a restaurant because to me it seemed more of a drinking establishment. The design is modern and I really enjoyed the ambiance. The cocktail list had several interesting items and the drinks were very good. The bites were lackluster and expensive for what they were. To me, it's a great place to have a cocktail or two before moving on for dinner elsewhere.

Pros: atmosphere, cocktails

Cons: food, pricey

.

okay, the restaurant is gorgeous and the service staff all give off a great vibe. i won't waste your time and will go straight to the food.
i dined at boka last thursday evening and to say i LOVED the food would be an understatement. the menu was very nice -- creative, but not outlandish and the food tasted absolutely sublime. we ordered crab cupcakes and lobster croquettes to start. i had never eaten crab cupcakes before -- a nice departure from traditional crabcakes. and the lobster croquettes... they were reminiscent of a really good japanese croquette, light, crispy and very flavorful.
next i ordered the salmon with lentils. the salmon was so fresh, and the french lentils were so delicate and cooked to perfection. my companion ordered the new york steak with creamed spinach and a macaroni and fontina cheese. the steak was truly delicious and the creamed spinach was heaven. the mac and cheese was good too, i love fontina cheese so it was a nice touch.
in response to the person who took issue with the portions being small. maybe you should go to the cheesecake factory if you felt the portions were too small. i felt the portions of the starters were perfect. that's why they are called starters. i hate it when i am served so much food for a starter and then my appetite is ruined for the main course. these starters were like teasers -- enraptured, i sat in quiet but anxious anticipation of the main course. and the dinner portions were very abundant without being obnoxiously large.
there are so many restaurants in seattle which all seem to offer the same thing. it was so nice to see a menu infused with a little fun. i will definitely go back and bring all of my friends. i cannot wait until they open for lunch. bon appetite!

2
★★★★★

okay, the restaurant is gorgeous and the service staff all give off a great vibe. i won't waste your time and will go straight to the food.
i dined at boka last thursday evening and to say i LOVED the food would be an understatement. the menu was very nice -- creative, but not outlandish and the food tasted absolutely sublime. we ordered crab cupcakes and lobster croquettes to start. i had never eaten crab cupcakes before -- a nice departure from traditional crabcakes. and the lobster croquettes... they were reminiscent of a really good japanese croquette, light, crispy and very flavorful.
next i ordered the salmon with lentils. the salmon was so fresh, and the french lentils were so delicate and cooked to perfection. my companion ordered the new york steak with creamed spinach and a macaroni and fontina cheese. the steak was truly delicious and the creamed spinach was heaven. the mac and cheese was good too, i love fontina cheese so it was a nice touch.
in response to the person who took issue with the portions being small. maybe you should go to the cheesecake factory if you felt the portions were too small. i felt the portions of the starters were perfect. that's why they are called starters. i hate it when i am served so much food for a starter and then my appetite is ruined for the main course. these starters were like teasers -- enraptured, i sat in quiet but anxious anticipation of the main course. and the dinner portions were very abundant without being obnoxiously large.
there are so many restaurants in seattle which all seem to offer the same thing. it was so nice to see a menu infused with a little fun. i will definitely go back and bring all of my friends. i cannot wait until they open for lunch. bon appetite!

Pros: ambiance, service, absolutely delicious food.

Cons: none

.

My friends and I attended a birthday party here on Sat. night. The place is beautiful and the staff is professional and friendly. I would recommend to come here for drinks with friends, but eat before you come! The party was not impressed with the soup/salads or appetizers...believe them when they say BITES! The chicken/pasta/fish was ok at best.

We will definitley come back for the drinks, service and ambiance!

2
★★★★☆

My friends and I attended a birthday party here on Sat. night. The place is beautiful and the staff is professional and friendly. I would recommend to come here for drinks with friends, but eat before you come! The party was not impressed with the soup/salads or appetizers...believe them when they say BITES! The chicken/pasta/fish was ok at best.

We will definitley come back for the drinks, service and ambiance!

Pros: Drinks, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Food, Price

.

Wonderful classy chic style without feeling stuffy. Very friendly staff, knowledgable. Very interesting take on a cosmo with peach puree and rosemary. Fantastic. Also a delicious cheese platter with a fig mustard that was to die for. A Seattle must-do experience.

2
★★★★★

Wonderful classy chic style without feeling stuffy. Very friendly staff, knowledgable. Very interesting take on a cosmo with peach puree and rosemary. Fantastic. Also a delicious cheese platter with a fig mustard that was to die for. A Seattle must-do experience.

Pros: Ambience, appetizers

Cons: New

.

The location at 1st & Madison is terrific, the bar is beautiful and upscale, and the drinks are terrific. The food is delicious but the menu is pretentious and distracting. Urban Bites are just that, bites. Two bites at best. Don't even think about sharing them, or order more than one. They're working out the kinks, but the place has great potential!

2
★★★★☆

The location at 1st & Madison is terrific, the bar is beautiful and upscale, and the drinks are terrific. The food is delicious but the menu is pretentious and distracting. Urban Bites are just that, bites. Two bites at best. Don't even think about sharing them, or order more than one. They're working out the kinks, but the place has great potential!

Pros: decor, location, cocktails

Cons: price, appetizer menu

.

If you have already burned out by the night scene in Seattle, you MUST visit BOKA at First and Madison! This is the 'it' place for both girls' and guys' night out. What appealed to me the most was the modern and contemporary furnishing design with multi-changing lights illuminating the wall. Since it is located in the lobby of the new and upscale 'Hotel 1000', designated driver can now enjoy the party as well.

If you liked 'The W Bar and Hotel' ambiance, you will like this place.

We didn't get the chance to try the food at BOKA Kitchen. This would definitely be our plan for the weekend!

Please share the review of the kitchen if you've dined there.

2
★★★★★

If you have already burned out by the night scene in Seattle, you MUST visit BOKA at First and Madison! This is the 'it' place for both girls' and guys' night out. What appealed to me the most was the modern and contemporary furnishing design with multi-changing lights illuminating the wall. Since it is located in the lobby of the new and upscale 'Hotel 1000', designated driver can now enjoy the party as well.

If you liked 'The W Bar and Hotel' ambiance, you will like this place.

We didn't get the chance to try the food at BOKA Kitchen. This would definitely be our plan for the weekend!

Please share the review of the kitchen if you've dined there.

Pros: Valet/ Street Parking, Great Atmosphere and its Luscious Cocktails

Cons: Price

Message from Boka Kitchen + Bar

BOKA Kitchen + Bar is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, hand crafted cocktails along with new and old world wines. Meals include lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, late night, weekend brunch and seasonal patio dining.

Editorial from

BOKA, short for "bold, original kitchen artistry," is located in the Hotel 1000 and is a great spot for a business or gal-pal lunch, as well as a pre- or post-theatre dinner. The sleek interior has a loungy vibe and digitally controlled…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Boka Kitchen + Bar, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review