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Cafe Juanita

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
+1 425-823-1505
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful attentive staff, excellent food and surprisingly high prices & valet parking. the tasting menu with wine flight for four with tips and valet parking = $1,100.00. This hick from Oregon was taken aback, but not at all unhappy that he went and dined very well.

Thank brwydave02
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place we reserve for our "specialest" occasions! Started many years age on a former ice cream parlor with just a couple of tables to a redone home and now a recent crisp new decor the exquisite food and service has never changed. Often restaurants with this reputation can end up snooty and pretentious with the food being... More 

1 Thank MedinaQuinz
Kirkland, Washington
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233 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A retirement party, fantastic WA wine and the tasting menu. What a night. Each creation was amazing as it came by. Holly Smith's amazing food doesn't let up and is a joy to share with others!

Thank mcclungp
Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We hadn't visited Cafe Juanita in years, but returned a week ago to celebrate a family birthday dinner. We had a wonderful time, and the food, of course, was wonderful. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived (the party preceding us was having a good time), so we spent time chatting with Chef/Owner Holly. They took us to the downstairs... More 

Thank BillD033
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We live near the Cafe Juanita and visit Italy often. You would think we would be regulars there! Several years ago, we had a miserable experience with a waitress, , We took considerable time and a letter to owner Holly and never received an acknowledgement!! We opted for another try since the remodel. We \were fortunate in having a most... More 

Thank Pam T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I can' say enough about the fantastic food and service. We hosted a birthday party and Chef Holly was directly involved in the menu selection, and accommodated picky eaters (kids and my brother who was on a wacky diet). Really the best of the best. Almost everyone had the steak which was perfectly cooked. The appetizers, salads, and pasta selections... More 

1 Thank HonestReviewNC
Redmond, WA, USA
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146 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our wonderful kids had given us two $100 gift cards to Cafe Jaunita and we decided to use them to have a late Valentine's Day celebration last night. We are sure glad they gave us those. Because with the prices at Cafe Juanita, we would NEVER had gone there otherwise. Now don't get me wrong. The food was amazing. Absolutely... More 

2 Thank DrKoob
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cafe Juanita is well deserving of its mantle as one of the top restaurants in greater Seattle. Uber chef owner Holly Smith (James Beard winner, numerous nominations) is there most of the time, it's her only restaurant. It recently went through a needed remodel, with great results. Parking in the neighborhood is difficult, but valet parking has alleviated that problem.... More 

Thank yogifoodi
Kirkland, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect food and service. The menu is changing per the seasons and delicious. Service is impeccable and setting is calm and classy.

1 Thank Diane D
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had high expectation, in the end we were disappointed. Service: On December 21st, four of us was celebrating my son’s career achievement. The service was extremely slow; however this place was half empty. Our waitress was unfriendly and snobby. There was an Asian manager walking around the room greeting people. He stopped at each table briefly except for one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: +1 425-823-1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?