Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

London Plane

Matt Dillon (the Seattle chef, not the Hollywood actor) moved less than a block from his established restaurant, Bar Sajor, to open London Plane, a hybrid cafe, flower shop, deli and breakfast spot that maintains th…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats

With a shopfront as wide as a smart car and a following as large as the Seattle Mariners, Salumi is a well-known vortex of queues. But it's worth the wait for the legendary Italian-quality salami and cured-meat sand…
Indian in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Nirmal's

At last…Seattle has filled a massive hole in its culinary résumé – good Indian food. Nirmal’s is a brave new restaurant that takes a stab at pretty much any flavor under the South Asian umbrella, be it Goan fish cur…
Italian in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Il Corvo Pasta

A unique hole-in-the-wall, pasta-only place with limited seating and a high turnover of office workers on their lunch breaks. Join the perennial queue, order one of three daily pastas with sauces and grab a seat (if…
Japanese in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Tsukushinbo

A nondescript Japanese sushi and ramen joint, Tsukushinbo is frequented by locals and tourists alike for its fresh and affordable seafood, which ranges from simple melt-in-your-mouth salmon to sweet amaebi (spot pra…
Vietnamese in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Tamarind Tree

Serving upscale food at entry-level prices in a massively popular dining room, this legendary place has a nuanced menu that includes everything from satays and salad rolls to pho and rice cakes (squid-, prawn- and p…
Sichuan in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Szechuan Noodle Bowl

A little more than a hole in the wall, this restaurant is popular with locals for its simple and traditional Chinese dishes ranging from green onion pancakes and spicy pickled cabbage to vegetable dumplings and spic…
Cuban in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Cafe con Leche

Cuban food is scant in Seattle but, if you want it, you'll have to trek out to SoDo to this colorful abode, a former food truck that has sprouted foundations. It will be worth it when you dig into the ropa vieja (sp…
Modern American in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Damn the Weather

Repeating a mantra that flows freely from the lips of many Seattleites, this new-ish venture is perhaps best described as a cocktail bar that also serves damn good food. The interior is typical Pioneer Square – all …
Soup in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Grand Central Baking Co

Grand Central (located in the eponymous building) is considered one of the best bakeries in Seattle. Its artisan breads can be bought whole or sliced up for sandwiches in its cafe and enjoyed in the redbrick confine…