Chinoise Cafe On Queen Anne

★★★★☆
  • 12 Boston Street

    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 206-284-6671

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Most of the things here taste the same, but the quality of the food is fantastic. The sushi is excellent, and many other sushi places could learn how to do things right by having a dinner here.

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★★★★★

Most of the things here taste the same, but the quality of the food is fantastic. The sushi is excellent, and many other sushi places could learn how to do things right by having a dinner here.

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i was surprised to see my credit card statement with 32% tip when we ate at chinoise seattle. luckily i am the type of person who keeps receipts. i put in 12% tip and what j.jackson did was added full $10 on my original tip!!! what a ripoff!! beware of this trick, they write (1) infront of your tips to add full $10 to your total bill.

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i was surprised to see my credit card statement with 32% tip when we ate at chinoise seattle. luckily i am the type of person who keeps receipts. i put in 12% tip and what j.jackson did was added full $10 on my original tip!!! what a ripoff!! beware of this trick, they write (1) infront of your tips to add full $10 to your total bill.

Pros: good food but,,,,,

Cons: surprisingly dishonest servers!!!

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The variety of Asian foods does spark interest, but this place is ?the ?Jack? of all trades and the master of none.? Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese foods are available. There isn?t a wide selection, but there are popular dishes from each category. Thai phad thai, Chinese Mongolian beef, Vietnamese pho, and Japanese bento box. The environment is casual ? not classy at all ? and the service was the same. So I wouldn?t bring a date here. The food was OK at best (it must be the MSG). The sushi was HORRIBLE. It?s a nice idea to have a selection of popular dishes from diverse restaurants, but why eat a variety of just OK food? The biggest disappointment was the Spider Roll sushi. The chef apparently ran out of ingredients, or was too lazy to make some, so he filled in the middle of the Spider Roll with extra rice. Superior sushi, at Ototo, is just available across the street. The biggest quirk about this place was that you have to pay for tea. No class. Low quality. Average prices. Don?t waste your time here.

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★☆☆☆☆

The variety of Asian foods does spark interest, but this place is ?the ?Jack? of all trades and the master of none.? Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese foods are available. There isn?t a wide selection, but there are popular dishes from each category. Thai phad thai, Chinese Mongolian beef, Vietnamese pho, and Japanese bento box. The environment is casual ? not classy at all ? and the service was the same. So I wouldn?t bring a date here. The food was OK at best (it must be the MSG). The sushi was HORRIBLE. It?s a nice idea to have a selection of popular dishes from diverse restaurants, but why eat a variety of just OK food? The biggest disappointment was the Spider Roll sushi. The chef apparently ran out of ingredients, or was too lazy to make some, so he filled in the middle of the Spider Roll with extra rice. Superior sushi, at Ototo, is just available across the street. The biggest quirk about this place was that you have to pay for tea. No class. Low quality. Average prices. Don?t waste your time here.

Pros: Wide Variety

Cons: Bad Quality, Street Parking

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Ok I must tell you I have never eaten at Chinoise. I've always wanted to but something bothers me greatly.

The word "Chinoise" means "Chinese" in the French language. So here in USA, we have a sushi (japanese) restaurant with a name that means "Chinese" in French. Would you want to eat at a place with such contradicting and confusing name? What kinda food do they server there? Is it Chinese, Japanese, French, American, some of the above, or all of the above?!

Imagine you are in Italy, you see a restaurant's name in English called "Mexican," you walk in and find out they serve neither Italian, Mexican, English/American food but Ethiopian food. Would you stay or leave?

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★★★☆☆

Ok I must tell you I have never eaten at Chinoise. I've always wanted to but something bothers me greatly.

The word "Chinoise" means "Chinese" in the French language. So here in USA, we have a sushi (japanese) restaurant with a name that means "Chinese" in French. Would you want to eat at a place with such contradicting and confusing name? What kinda food do they server there? Is it Chinese, Japanese, French, American, some of the above, or all of the above?!

Imagine you are in Italy, you see a restaurant's name in English called "Mexican," you walk in and find out they serve neither Italian, Mexican, English/American food but Ethiopian food. Would you stay or leave?

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I just moved to Washington and was looking for some sushi on Queen Anne. I am so glad that I went here. Their rolls are fresh and inventive. I recently came in with my girlfriend ans she ordered sushi and I had Thai food, yellow curry. Not many places offer those choices. I have tried a few of their dinner dishes and have never been disappointed. One of our favorite appetizers are the summer salad rolls served with peanut sauce. This place is consistently very good. Thanks!

2
★★★★★

I just moved to Washington and was looking for some sushi on Queen Anne. I am so glad that I went here. Their rolls are fresh and inventive. I recently came in with my girlfriend ans she ordered sushi and I had Thai food, yellow curry. Not many places offer those choices. I have tried a few of their dinner dishes and have never been disappointed. One of our favorite appetizers are the summer salad rolls served with peanut sauce. This place is consistently very good. Thanks!

Pros: Fresh sushi, eclectic menu options...something 4 everyone

Cons: parking, small place

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Wow... it just doesn't get better than this. Chinoise (at all locations!) has such a great mix of traditional rolls plus their house specialties. Every bite (and yes, you CAN fit that large roll with the sprouts sticking out into your mouth) is full of fresh, well balanced flavor. Miso soup is awesome every time. I have always loved everything we've ordered -- be sure to sit at the sushi bar and watch the action from the front row. Prices are reasonable considering the quality you get -- have never tried the other pan-asian fare because their sushi is just sooooooo darn fresh and delicious! Have always found service perfect -- attentive but not hovering, friendly but not overly chatty, kept our tea and waters full. THANK YOU CHINOISE!

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★★★★★

Wow... it just doesn't get better than this. Chinoise (at all locations!) has such a great mix of traditional rolls plus their house specialties. Every bite (and yes, you CAN fit that large roll with the sprouts sticking out into your mouth) is full of fresh, well balanced flavor. Miso soup is awesome every time. I have always loved everything we've ordered -- be sure to sit at the sushi bar and watch the action from the front row. Prices are reasonable considering the quality you get -- have never tried the other pan-asian fare because their sushi is just sooooooo darn fresh and delicious! Have always found service perfect -- attentive but not hovering, friendly but not overly chatty, kept our tea and waters full. THANK YOU CHINOISE!

Pros: fresh, unique rolls, reliably delicious

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This is my favorite place to go for lunch! I wish they had more locations nearby. I love the fast service and the food is excellent--fresh and wonderful in taste. Fabulous and highly recommended.

PROS: DELICIOUS
CONS: Crammed seating

5
★★★★★

This is my favorite place to go for lunch! I wish they had more locations nearby. I love the fast service and the food is excellent--fresh and wonderful in taste. Fabulous and highly recommended.

PROS: DELICIOUS
CONS: Crammed seating

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We just moved to the neighborhood and decided to try Chinoise. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was warm and cozy on a cold Sunday evening. The sushi was tasty and they had some inventive rolls that we liked. The potstickers were large and the dipping sauce was very nice. The prices may have seemed a little high but it was definitely worth a few bucks extra. The service was a little slow but friendly. We'll go back to try the Thai/Vietnamese entrees. They seemed value priced and the dishes sounded great.

2
★★★★☆

We just moved to the neighborhood and decided to try Chinoise. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was warm and cozy on a cold Sunday evening. The sushi was tasty and they had some inventive rolls that we liked. The potstickers were large and the dipping sauce was very nice. The prices may have seemed a little high but it was definitely worth a few bucks extra. The service was a little slow but friendly. We'll go back to try the Thai/Vietnamese entrees. They seemed value priced and the dishes sounded great.

Pros: friendly, professional, good selection

Cons: small, parking

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SInce they server pretty good sushi and noodle dishes, this restaurant is great for when my wife wants sushi and I want Thai.

Food is above average; service is OK, location is great, as you have bars to go to after dinner, or cruise downto the Uptown for a movie.

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★★★★★

SInce they server pretty good sushi and noodle dishes, this restaurant is great for when my wife wants sushi and I want Thai.

Food is above average; service is OK, location is great, as you have bars to go to after dinner, or cruise downto the Uptown for a movie.

Pros: Menu Variety, Above average food, parking

Cons: service is so-so

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This is a very busy place with "interesting" food---the quality of ingredients used is outstanding---one very irritating service gliche is meals for couples or trios are served at different times--as much as 15 min apart----unacceptable and very unprofessional.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a very busy place with "interesting" food---the quality of ingredients used is outstanding---one very irritating service gliche is meals for couples or trios are served at different times--as much as 15 min apart----unacceptable and very unprofessional.

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We are big sushi fans in Seattle, and - after much research - have settled on Chiniose as our mainstay. Sushi chefs Jack and Jackie (not related) are amazing. The fish is always extraordinarily fresh, most notably the uni. Their hamachi and albacore are unrivaled in Seattle. Chef and wok man Ming makes the best Thai shrimp around. If you like sushi, you owe it to yourself to check this place out!

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★★★★★

We are big sushi fans in Seattle, and - after much research - have settled on Chiniose as our mainstay. Sushi chefs Jack and Jackie (not related) are amazing. The fish is always extraordinarily fresh, most notably the uni. Their hamachi and albacore are unrivaled in Seattle. Chef and wok man Ming makes the best Thai shrimp around. If you like sushi, you owe it to yourself to check this place out!

Pros: fresh, friendly, consistent

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Although the food was tasty, the service was a disappointment! The waitstaff was more concerned about enjoying THEIR lunch, than paying attention to their customers. After we received our food, the waitress only returned to give us our check. How about refills next time?

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★★☆☆☆

Although the food was tasty, the service was a disappointment! The waitstaff was more concerned about enjoying THEIR lunch, than paying attention to their customers. After we received our food, the waitress only returned to give us our check. How about refills next time?

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On top of havnig a great variety of asain foods to choose from. The unique and exotic sushi selection they have gives it the ultimate thumbs up. Cucumber wrapped salmon rolls and delicious tempura are sure to satisfy any sushi goer, not to mention the wonderfuly spicy TNT and spicy scallops rolls as well. Be prepared to pay a little more than normal but know that its well worth it.

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★★★★★

On top of havnig a great variety of asain foods to choose from. The unique and exotic sushi selection they have gives it the ultimate thumbs up. Cucumber wrapped salmon rolls and delicious tempura are sure to satisfy any sushi goer, not to mention the wonderfuly spicy TNT and spicy scallops rolls as well. Be prepared to pay a little more than normal but know that its well worth it.

Pros: great food, cozy, great location

Cons: , can be crowded, parking

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Great food. This can be a bit pricey, but as a treat I really enjoy this place. The servers definitely aren't the most attentive or speedy, but not at all rude. The sushi is artfully arranged and tasty. Try the sushi roll which is wrapped witha thin roll of cucumber. Enough other things to satisfy a non-sushi eater as well. Never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes for a table.

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★★★★☆

Great food. This can be a bit pricey, but as a treat I really enjoy this place. The servers definitely aren't the most attentive or speedy, but not at all rude. The sushi is artfully arranged and tasty. Try the sushi roll which is wrapped witha thin roll of cucumber. Enough other things to satisfy a non-sushi eater as well. Never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes for a table.

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Absolutely amazing sushi. Some of the best we've ever had.

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★★★★★

Absolutely amazing sushi. Some of the best we've ever had.

Pros: Delicious Sushi

Cons: Expensive

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I had personal doubts when my girlfriend said we were celebrating my birthday at Chinoise. Large groups and sushi outings have never mixed well for me. Surprisingly, this evening was a complete success. My large group of eight ordered huge quantities of food, all of which tasted spectacular and was promptly served. Our waitress was lively and attentive, and chock full of tips and suggestions on our choices; nothing beats a waitstaff whose knowledgeable about the goings-on in the kitchen!

By comparison, the Chinoise in Wallingford is equally agreeable, with a roomier decor and a large, comfortable sushi bar.

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★★★★★

I had personal doubts when my girlfriend said we were celebrating my birthday at Chinoise. Large groups and sushi outings have never mixed well for me. Surprisingly, this evening was a complete success. My large group of eight ordered huge quantities of food, all of which tasted spectacular and was promptly served. Our waitress was lively and attentive, and chock full of tips and suggestions on our choices; nothing beats a waitstaff whose knowledgeable about the goings-on in the kitchen!

By comparison, the Chinoise in Wallingford is equally agreeable, with a roomier decor and a large, comfortable sushi bar.

Pros: attentive service, great food

Cons: a little pricey

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My favorite restaurant! I've been frequenting this little spot for the past two years and it has become quite the hot spot. I can be crowded, but I've never waited more than 5 minutes for a table and the food is wonderful.

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★★★★★

My favorite restaurant! I've been frequenting this little spot for the past two years and it has become quite the hot spot. I can be crowded, but I've never waited more than 5 minutes for a table and the food is wonderful.

Pros: great food, good vaule, clean

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good food but the service is slow and often snotty. and the sushi is only fair - they put odd toppings (like green onions) on some of their sushi, which is annoying. take-out orders are promised to be ready in "20 minutes" but always take longer and the servers like to ignore you while you're waiting to pick up your food.

2
★★★★☆

good food but the service is slow and often snotty. and the sushi is only fair - they put odd toppings (like green onions) on some of their sushi, which is annoying. take-out orders are promised to be ready in "20 minutes" but always take longer and the servers like to ignore you while you're waiting to pick up your food.

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Great atmosphere, fresh sushi, terrific variety. I look forward to bringing my brother & his wife when they visit.

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★★★★☆

Great atmosphere, fresh sushi, terrific variety. I look forward to bringing my brother & his wife when they visit.

Pros: delicious food

Cons: street parking

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This is some of the best sushi & in genral asian food. This is better then most authentic asian resturants in asia! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice, delicious dinner!

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★★★★★

This is some of the best sushi & in genral asian food. This is better then most authentic asian resturants in asia! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice, delicious dinner!

Pros: Nice Employees, Good Atmos., Clean!!

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My wife and I came from Houston the weekend of the 29th of June, 2002. Based on the Citysearch recommendation, we chose Chinoise and were very impressed. The sushi was very fresh, well presented, and the area the restaurant was in was charming and quaint. We would recommend anyone to try the Queen Anne location for a nice, fun and relaxing evening. It was especially nice for tourists wanting to get a taste of the "local scene".

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★★★★★

My wife and I came from Houston the weekend of the 29th of June, 2002. Based on the Citysearch recommendation, we chose Chinoise and were very impressed. The sushi was very fresh, well presented, and the area the restaurant was in was charming and quaint. We would recommend anyone to try the Queen Anne location for a nice, fun and relaxing evening. It was especially nice for tourists wanting to get a taste of the "local scene".

Pros: fresh fish, good parking

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Chinoise in Queen Anne is my favorite place. I probably go 2-3 times a month or more if I have withdrawls. Excellent service and the prices are great. No matter what I order it's the best I ever had. You can't go wrong. I'll see you there!

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★★★★★

Chinoise in Queen Anne is my favorite place. I probably go 2-3 times a month or more if I have withdrawls. Excellent service and the prices are great. No matter what I order it's the best I ever had. You can't go wrong. I'll see you there!

Pros: Customer service, great staff

Cons: limited seating, crowded tables

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Indecisive diners rejoice! This charming cafe on upper Queen Anne solves the dilemma of choosing between Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese or Japanese dishes. Hang out for a table or a spot at the ten-seat sushi bar; it's worth the wait. The menu…

 

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