The town brims with an eclectic mix of eateries that serve everything from hearty comfort food to gourmet delicacies, each with unique charm.
Whether searching for a lavish dining experience or a simple yet satisfying meal, Shoreline's vibrant food scene has you covered.
While this list showcases some remarkable restaurants, it's important to note there are many other exceptional dining establishments in Shoreline that are not featured here. Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself.
El Cubano To Go
Do you have those days when you're just craving something exciting and exotic?
Well, I've got the perfect solution for you.
It all began with my search for authentic Cuban food in Seattle.
The quest led me to a fantastic surprise - El Cubano To Go.
Imagine biting into a heavenly blend of roast pork, smoked ham, pickles, mayo-mustard, and Swiss cheese, all sandwiched between incredibly crisp bread, baked traditionally with the palmetto leaf.
Yes, that's the magic of their sandwich, aptly named The Classic.
It's not an exaggeration to say it's one of the best sandwiches in Seattle.
But the surprises didn't stop there.
The portion sizes were impressively generous, leaving you satisfied.
And if you're wondering what's next on my list to try from their menu, it's got to be their tamales and desserts.
So, if you're anywhere north of Seattle and looking for delectable Cuban food that reminds you of sunny Florida, visit El Cubano To Go.
Not only will it satisfy your cravings, but it might also get you excited for a late-night food run!
iSandwiches & Teriyaki
Have you ever had an unforgettable sandwich that seemed to make your taste buds dance?
That happened to me when I bit into the curry chicken sandwich at iSandwiches & Teriyaki.
A while back, I decided to try something new and went for the bbq pork sandwich.
One word: Mind-blowing!
Every bite was an explosion of rich, juicy flavor.
Not to mention the Thai tea I got to wash it down, which was the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.
These sandwiches are a steal for their price.
Their banh mi are simply no ordinary sandwiches - wider than they are long, each one is crammed full of fresh ingredients.
I swear, there was so much filling I could've made two sandwiches out of it.
And the sauce? To die for.
Still not convinced?
Well, how about their egg rolls?
A crunchy outer shell stuffed with a juicy, meaty filling will make you reach for more.
I can't wait for my next visit. The teriyaki has been calling my name.
I can't help but get a little excited every time I walk through the doors of Sodam Chicken.
This is not just any chicken joint, this is a place where each chicken wing sings a song of crispy, crunchy deliciousness.
You can hear the symphony of flavor before you even take a bite.
Navigating through a bustling crowd, all eager for their share of the chicken goodness, I finally made it to the front of the line.
With a calm demeanor amidst the chaos, the counter lady greeted me with a smile, making the wait worthwhile.
The real star of the show, of course, is their chicken.
The anniversary offer had us all flocking in; a half order at a mere $4.20!
I mean, what a steal, right?
Not only that, but four boxes were enough to satisfy four hungry bellies with leftovers to spare.
The chicken was good, too!
Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, sauces and a bit on the sweeter side added to the overall experience.
Not to be left behind, their garlic fried rice was another plate that had me returning for more.
The Dokbugi was a bit sweet, but the soft, chewy rice cakes were a delightful surprise.
So, the next time you crave some good chicken, do yourself a favor and head to Sodam Chicken.
Botteco Brazil Restaurant
There's no need to catch a flight to Brazil when you can experience its vibrant culinary scene at Botteco Brazil Restaurant.
It's a place where I frequently find myself when the cravings for authentic Brazilian cuisine kick in.
It's almost like a culinary time machine that teleports your taste buds directly to the heart of Brazil.
From the moment you walk in, the unique atmosphere of Botteco envelops you, setting the stage for a beautiful dining experience.
The food here is comfortingly familiar yet exotic.
Picanha and Alcatra, two classic Brazilian cuts of beef, are a must-try, and they do them justice here.
Their chicken (or 'frango' as they call it in Brazil) is delicious, and the beans are simply marvelous.
Also, the Brazilian Churrasco Especial and Lamb Steak delight meat lovers like me.
My favorite, the Lamb Sirloin, is cooked just right, teetering on the edge of rawness, making it incredibly succulent.
The accompaniments, especially the vegetable and raisins rice, are heavenly.
And if you love potatoes, Botteco will make you feel like you've hit the jackpot.
From garlic mashed potatoes to Brazilian potato salad, the array of potato dishes they offer is mind-boggling.
Botteco Brazil Restaurant is a charming place that satisfies my Brazilian food cravings.
Can't wait for my next culinary adventure there!
If there's one place that never fails to bring a smile to my face, it's Teriyaki Plus.
Over the years, I've come to treasure this place for its delicious food.
The first thing you notice when you walk in is the smell.
It's a mouthwatering blend of savory teriyaki, steaming rice, and a hint of something special.
Their chicken teriyaki is my go-to; it's just the right blend of sweet and savory, perfectly grilled, and not too greasy like other places.
And the side salads are a whole other level of amazing.
Fresh, crispy, and topped with a homemade dressing that's out of this world.
What I love most about this place is its sense of belongingness.
Teriyaki Plus is more than just a teriyaki shop; it's a community.
Le Petit Paquet
There's nothing quite like the smell of a fresh pizza crust wafting through the air as you step through the doors of a local favorite, Le Petit Paquet.
The moment you walk in, you're greeted by the comforting atmosphere and the friendly faces of the staff.
When it's just me and a friend, we love to sit at the bar, enjoy a cocktail, and chat with the staff and other patrons as we watch our dinner being crafted behind the glass partition in the kitchen.
The menu here is something to be admired.
The fresh sheet is always a surprise and has never disappointed - each dish is a labor of love, and you can tell.
One of my favorite pizzas is the woodland park; let me tell you, the crust is mouthwateringly good.
I've heard from gluten-free friends that the crust more than holds its own, too.
About a year ago, they revamped the place, and I must say it was a pleasant surprise.
The pizza, of course, remained consistently delicious.
And oh, let's not forget about the dessert!
Sadly, we weren't able to try the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, but we did get to enjoy two scoops of their homemade ice cream.
I have a sweet tooth and am critical about desserts, but their offerings were impressive.
The caramel ice cream was delicious, although a tad bit icy.
But the cookie dough ice cream?
It tasted like cookie dough in every bite and was unlike any other ice cream I've ever tasted.
We also sat outside, under a shelter, watching the rain lightly drizzle down onto the lush greenery around us.
Nights like these make Le Petit Paquet a resident's paradise.
Lee's Grill 'n Bento
I was out and about one day and decided to try something new for lunch.
Stumbling upon Lee's Grill 'n Bento, a quaint place with an inviting atmosphere, was like finding a hidden gem!
Their fast and friendly service immediately greeted me.
I placed my order for the Bento lunch special and a serving of Mongolian Beef.
I couldn't believe how quickly my food arrived, piping hot and brimming with flavor.
My overall experience at Lee's Grill 'n Bento has been positive, and I would go back.
The servings are generous, the food tasty, and the service is prompt - it's an absolute local favorite.
IJ Sushi Burrito
Now and then, I crave something different that breaks away from the traditional and gives my taste buds a surprising treat.
This is precisely why I am drawn to IJ Sushi Burrito in Shoreline.
Imagine the finest of Japanese sushi rolled into the size of a hearty Mexican burrito!
Experiencing a sushi burrito for the first time was a sensory delight – each bite revealed a new layer of flavors, a carefully constructed culinary masterpiece.
Because of its size, you can't taste all the ingredients in one bite, but that's part of the fun; you get different tastes with every bite.
A sushi burrito loaded with regular salmon, crispy shrimp tempura, thinly sliced red onions, lettuce, tiny Masago eggs, a hint of jalapeño heat, crunchy radish, and a drizzle of spicy mayo.
What's impressive is the attention to detail - even the red onions and radishes were cut incredibly thin, which, in my opinion, makes a big difference.
The service at IJ Sushi Burrito is commendable, always quick and efficient.
Another highlight is their Hawaiian burrito, filled with grilled chicken. I watched them prepare right before my eyes.
And the best part?
You can add as many veggie toppings as you like, perfect for those who love a bit of crunch in their sushi burrito.
With its innovative fusion menu, IJ Sushi Burrito is a hidden gem in Shoreline, offering an unexpected culinary adventure.
So, give it a go if you're excited about something new and exciting.
You might find your new favorite dish!
D'Unik Filipino Restaurant
Imagine this – you’re swooping in through the bustling streets of Shoreline on a rainy afternoon, and the distinct aroma of home-cooked Filipino food wafts through the air, pulling you towards this gem of a place: D'Unik Filipino Restaurant.
The restaurant, a local favorite for over 31 years, radiates a warmth that feels like home.
Savoring the crunchy lumpia, a Filipino spring roll filled with savory goodness, has become a routine.
Trust me, once you take a bite, you'd understand why I usually buy out whatever they have at the time.
But the show's star is the adobo pork and rice.
The meat is so tender it almost melts in your mouth; this vinegar-peppery flavor is nothing short of a flavor explosion.
Even if you're unfamiliar with Filipino cuisine, this dish is a must-try. It's just that good.
Aside from the food, what makes D’Unik Filipino Restaurant genuinely unique is its store stocked with a variety of familiar Philippine brands.
You don’t need to go any further to get a taste of the Philippines; it’s all right in the heart of Shoreline.
So come by, support this local business, and prepare for a Filipino feast that will leave you craving more.
品川湘 Xiaolongbao House
Every so often, I find myself craving genuine Chinese flavors, and I look no further than 一品川湘 Xiaolongbao House.
The magic of this place is in its simplicity and authenticity - it serves some of the best Chinese food I've tasted in a while.
The beef noodle soup, pork and cabbage dumplings, and shredded pork have become my favorites.
Each dish is a standout, with a perfect hint of spiciness that accentuates the flavors without overwhelming them.
To top it off, they are conveniently open late, so those late-night Chinese food cravings are well taken care of!
The boiled dumplings and pork bun, paired with a fragrant sauce, are not to be missed.
I also got to try their dan noodles, a Szechuan-style dish with thinner noodles and a unique flavor profile.
One dish that caught my attention is their dry pot - it’s hard to find a place that serves this delicacy around here, so that's a bonus.
All in all, a rainy day spent at the Xiaolongbao House, enjoying their hearty soup, is my idea of a perfect day.
Yes, it’s a bit of a drive, but every bite makes the journey worthwhile!
Issaya Thai Cuisine
There's something about walking into a restaurant and feeling at home.
At Issaya Thai Cuisine, that's exactly how I feel whenever I visit.
Walking in, you first notice a sweet wedding photo of the owners.
It's a classic mom-and-pop operation, and their dedication to the business is genuinely admirable.
I recall a particularly busy Valentine's Day when the male owner single-handedly managed two restaurant floors while handling takeouts.
It was all hands on deck, and we ended up doing a bit of self-service, but that, in a way, added to the homely charm of the place.
I ordered my favorite Tom Yum Soup Noodle, and its nostalgic taste of home cooking instantly warmed my heart.
Of course, as a foodie, I also sampled the Roasted Duck Curry and the Pad Kee Mao.
Each dish was a delightful explosion of authentic Thai flavors.
To top it all off, we were served a small fried banana roll with strawberries - a sweet little surprise that won my heart.
But Issaya isn't just about the food – it's the whole experience.
The venue is perfect for socializing, with a second-floor balcony that I think would be a fantastic spot for friends to indulge in drinks and appetizers.
I must say the dumpling sauce is phenomenal, and their duck soup is delicious and tender.
Their Yakisoba, with its comforting flavors, has a way of making you feel right at home.
One of the things that I appreciate most about Issaya is their constant effort to keep things fresh.
Their new menu is packed with various options, and I'm always treated well whenever I visit.
Fresh ingredients, tasty recipes, and quality food – that's what Issaya is all about.
So, if you're ever in town craving a taste of mom’s cooking, give Issaya Thai Cuisine a try.
Spiro's Pizza & Pasta
Oh, the sheer delight of walking into Spiro's Pizza & Pasta on a lazy Sunday afternoon or a hectic workday evening and being warmly welcomed as if you're part of the family!
It feels like I am stepping into my grandmother's kitchen, where the air is filled with the enticing aroma of homemade Italian dishes..
One of my go-to items is their lunch-size pizza.
The blend of sausage, salami, and onion is just heavenly.
The sausage dons a rich and robust flavor, coupled with the perfect amount of cheese that melts in your mouth but isn't overwhelmingly heavy.
Their pizza is the perfect balance – not too saucy, yet never dry.
However, one of the gems from their menu is a pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
I often order it to go.
Visiting Spiro's is not just about feeding your stomach. It's about feeding your soul too.
Their family-friendly vibe makes you feel right at home.
I must mention that specific dietary restrictions usually limit my dining options.
But Spiro's is where I can make an exception without any qualms, especially on special occasions like my birthday.
I order the Brent's special with a sausage add-in, and let me tell you, it's worth every bite.
So if you're craving Italian cuisine that's authentic, filled with love, and served with a smile, then Spiro's Pizza & Pasta is the place to be!
Other Restaurants Nearby
Rise & Shine Bakery (Edmonds)
The first time I walked into Rise & Shine Bakery, located right off the 99, I was searching for authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
This bright yellow free-standing building instantly caught my eye.
Inside, it has a friendly and easygoing atmosphere, making it all the more inviting.
What I experienced was much more than I had initially hoped for.
The food and service were fantastic.
The highlight of my meal, though, was the bread.
You could tell it was made in-house - crusty on the outside, with a pillow soft and light interior.
It was, in short, the perfect bread.
I also ordered the unique combo banh mi with Vietnamese meatloaf slices.
The bread, meat, pickle daikon, carrots, and herbs ratio was just right.
Next time, I might try the grilled pork and fried egg banh mi, which also comes with the same extraordinary bread.
On a different day, I decided to try their specials.
The steamed bun with crunchy pork belly and the Bun Bo Hue, a spicy beef and pork noodle soup.
However, if you're in the mood for homemade banh mi and pastries and want to experience excellent service, take the risk and visit Rise & Shine Bakery.
The moment you walk into Bucatini, you instantly feel the warmth.
It's not just the comfortably low-lit dining room that invites you in but also the delightful aroma of Italian cuisine wafting from the kitchen.
From the first visit, this little Italian gem hooked me on its authenticity and charm.
The food at Bucatini is pure Italian delight.
Their in-house pasta is perfectly cooked, and each dish is artfully balanced, like the manicotti that boasts an ideal harmony of cheese and sauce.
If you're a seafood lover, let me tell you, the Pescatore Romano is a must-try.
It's loaded with tender, perfectly seasoned seafood that will leave you craving more.
But no meal at Bucatini is complete without their wonderfully baked bread and a glass of their nice merlot/cab.
Service at Bucatini is always prompt and friendly.
Whether you dine in their tranquil interior or outdoor seating, the ambiance never fails to impress with its intimacy and casualness.
The quality of the meat dishes and the bread appetizers remains consistent whether you dine in or take away.
And to top it all, the prices are very reasonable for the top-notch quality they offer.
So, if you're in the mood for some traditional Italian fare, Bucatini is the place to head to.
If there's one place in town that truly embodies the spirit of Aloha and the warmth of Filipino hospitality, it has to be Barkada Edmonds.
Stepping into this cozy establishment feels like visiting a friend's home for a dinner party.
Its laid-back atmosphere and the tantalizing aroma of Filipino and Hawaiian cuisine wafting through the air is an instant mood lifter.
As I settled into one of their comfy picnic tables on the paved patio, the firepit was lit, providing a cozy ambiance in the relaxed afternoon.
Although the restaurant is small, it never felt cramped.
There's also a downstairs seating area for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience.
At Barkada Edmonds, it's all about the food.
I decided to go for their two-item combo plate, a fantastic deal at just $22, and boy, was I in for a treat!
I indulged in various dishes - from the savory pork adobo and crispy lechon to the delectable lumpia and flavourful garlic shrimp.
Each bite was a delightful explosion of flavors, complemented perfectly by their unique dipping sauces and condiments.
And let's not forget about their cocktails.
The POG mule slushy and the ube horchata cocktail were delightfully strong and incredibly tasty - perfect for the delicious food.
Overall, Barkada Edmonds is more than just a restaurant. It's a home away from home - where you can enjoy great food, share laughter with friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Epulo Bistro (Edmonds)
The moment you step into Epulo Bistro, you're imbued with a sense of tranquility.
Perhaps the modern, candlelit setting sets the mood, or maybe it's the promise of a Mediterranean feast waiting to be savored.
This local favorite never ceases to impress me or my dinner companions.
My most recent visit to Epulo was a delightful encounter.
I started my culinary journey with their iceberg wedge salad, a dish as adorable as it is delicious.
The main event, however, was the boneless braised beef short ribs.
Soft, tender, and perfectly seasoned, it was a dish that comforted my senses and gave me a taste of the Mediterranean without ever leaving Edmonds.
The Rigatoni Formaggio with spicy pork sausage was another standout on the menu.
Each bite was a burst of flavor, making it a real crowd-pleaser and my favorite.
But the gastronomic adventure didn't stop there.
Epulo Bistro's cocktails are always worth a try.
They have a knack for mixing and matching flavors, resulting in more exciting concoctions than their main dishes.
The outdoor seating adds charm, making it an ideal spot for intimate dates and larger dinner parties.
If you're searching for an evening of great food, exceptional service, and a warm, welcoming ambiance, Epulo Bistro might be the place for you.
FIVE Restaurant (Edmonds)
I still remember my first trip to FIVE Restaurant.
Twirling my fork in the best pasta I'd tasted in a long time, I couldn't believe I'd lived in Edmonds all my life and had never discovered it until now.
Stepping inside FIVE is like walking into a cozy, warm cocoon.
The chandelier lighting creates a romantic ambiance only enhanced by their outdoor patio.
Now, let's talk about the food.
Their butterflied prawns appetizer didn't quite dance on my palate as expected, but the linguini, oh the linguini, it was a melody of flavors that made it worth the visit.
On my next visit, I decided to try their signature cocktails.
Potent yet a tad lacking in flavor, their mixologist could work on refining those.
However, the grilled shrimp and the pear pizza more than made up for it.
The shrimp, grilled to perfection, and the pear pizza, a surprisingly delightful mix of sweet and savory, was a culinary journey worth embarking on.
But the real showstopper at FIVE is their pizza, especially the Margherita and Pear/Gorgonzola ones.
The crust is just right, the toppings fresh and flavorful, and the cheese beautifully melted.
The baked Goat Cheese is another dish you must try. It's creamy and flavorsome and pairs well with their Cesar salad.
Don't forget to leave room for dessert.
The chocolate chip cookie is a sweet end to a delicious meal.
Every visit to FIVE is a gastronomic adventure.
With its charming ambiance, delightful menu, and excellent service, it's a place that makes you feel at home and offers you a culinary experience like no other in town.
I'm glad I discovered this gem in Edmonds, and I can't wait for my next visit.
The culinary scene in Shoreline, WA, is a melting pot of diverse cuisines, each delighting in its unique way.
This place is truly a foodie's paradise, offering various flavors catering to palates and preferences.
It's always a joy to explore its various culinary delights.