Tukwila Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tukwila

April 14, 2018 Leida Jutras

Tukwila (/tʌkˈwɪlə/ tuk-WIL-ə) is a suburban city in King County, Washington, United States. The northern edge of Tukwila borders the city of Seattle. The population was 19,107 at the 2010 census. The population was 20,018 at the 2015 Estimate from Office of Financial Management. The City of Tukwila is a community of communities: residents of many diverse origins make Tukwila their home, a large commercial center draws workers and consumers to the city daily, and industry thrives with the confluence of rivers, freeways, railroads, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Things to do in Tukwila

1. Grazie Ristorante

16943 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188-3312 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 206-575-1606
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Grazie Ristorante

Reviewed By F1434LVsharonh - San Juan County WA, United States

We looked up Yelp to get ideas for dinner while staying over in Renton, WA. Grazie was easy to locate on Southcenter Parkway. This was one of our top three Italian meals anywhere...including Italy! Both entrees excellent. We have highly recommended Grazie to our other WA friends and hope to visit it again.

2. Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

18525 36th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98188-4967 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 206-214-4282
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 579 reviews

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar is a Northwest gathering spot serving seasonally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine. The entire team is committed to sustainable practices bringing the season's best to your table. Chef Mark Bodinet hand selects products from small local farms, fishermen, ranchers and artisans as well as products from his on-site chef's garden for many of his evening offerings. Arrive early and experience a seasonal cocktail or glass of Washington State Syrah in Copperleaf Bar where the lounge menu is available daily. Come see why Copperleaf Restaurant is a truly "Quintessentially Northwest" experience.

Reviewed By Vancouver_Roary - Vancouver, Canada

As we were staying in this hotel for the night, rather than drive out, we decided to dine here for dinner. It was nice.

We made reservations through OpenTable, and were seated immediately once we arrived. We sat near the fireplace close to the window. There's quite a majestic lodge feel, which made for a nice ambience.

We ordered:
- Sauteed Foie Gras - Surprisly good. I've had seared foie gras before and didn't like it because it was so overdone it tasted like regular liver. But the sear on this one was just right to keep creaminess of the foie gras. The puff quinoa marshmallow was a neat concept (like a rice krispie square), but a little too sweet. Potato and hazelnuts were good.
- Vension - OK. Meat was done to a medium rare, but still felt dry after biting into it. Accompaniements were also OK, but I really enjoyed the spiced nuts. Note that I only received two medallions of venison, so it's quite an expensive dish.
- Homemade Spaghetti Pasta with Warm Butter and Cheese - OK. Kids were happy with it.
There was also a complimentary amuse bouche and bread to start. They were pretty good. After the meal, there were complimentary drinks (an apple-ginger sparking juice) and mini cookies and fudge which were quite good.

Service was not so good. For a fine dining setting, our server seemed rather uncomfortable and not-all-together. Our entree dishes were supposed to come all at the same time, for some reason, our plates came about 15 minutes after our kids were served, so something went wrong with the timing.

I was told visitors just visiting the restaurant do not pay for parking, only hotel guests pay for parking.

Overall, well executed locally sourced dishes in standard fine-dining (small) portions. Service didn't quite meet the standard I would expect for fine-dining, so there is lots of room for improvement. I would try again and hope the service is better.

3. Peyrassol Cafe

1083 Lake Washington Blvd N Ste 30, Renton, WA 98056-6459 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 10 - SGD 38 +1 425-282-5472
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Peyrassol Cafe

Reviewed By Edmund1020 - Seattle, Washington

Buried amongst the construction and new buildings is this quiet,romantic French bistro like place. It offers French and Italian food. Well prepared food and friendly service is found here. Parking is difficult due to the construction.

4. Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 52 +1 425-254-0759
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Melrose Grill

Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in 2010 * Affordable high quality menu *Historic Landmark in Renton The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during Prohibition. Recently restored, Melrose Grill kept its historic roots with the original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was when it was built. The Food and Service at Melrose Grill will amaze and delight your senses. We work hard to provide our customers with the finest foods available, and prepare them in a way that will tame even most particular palate. Voted #1 Steakhouse in Western WA by King 5 & Evening Ma.

Reviewed By Decemberborn - Kent, Washington

Melrose Grill almost got a negative review even before we ate there due to their customer service. I didn't realize they were as popular as they are. I just happened to think about going here for our 37th wedding anniversary. I looked up the menu on line to see their offerings and then I saw a place for reservations, not knowing the popularity of this restaurant I looked on Friday for Saturday night reservations. My only options were 9:30 or 9:45 on Saturday night. I did not want to eat that late but it did give me an option for Sunday at 4:15pm. I hesitated as the website site said to call if you can't get a reservation for the time you want. I called and left a message and told them that I would like reservations on Saturday between 5-6 and it was ok to call back until 10pm. I waited for an hour or so and then I decided to go for the Sunday slot as it was still available to book on line so I did it. I then called them back and had to leave another message. I waited til 10pm and no call back. Hence the almost bad review as they said I needed to tell them when the latest was they could call back. At this point I gave up and decided that we were going to go on Sunday. We were out doing our errands on Saturday and got home to a message on our recorder about 230pm stating they had no spots available for Saturday night.

We arrived on Sunday at 4:13 and we were immediately taken to our table. We were greeted by our server who's name we never did find out. She greeted us and took our drink orders, came back and gave us the specials, came back again and answered our questions.

I told her I had read the reviews and most people were talking about about the rib eye but what was her favorite. She gave us her opinion and we both decided to go with the petite size filet mignon because it was less steak than all the others. We also chose garlic mashed potatoes which looking at everyone else's meal they did too. Meal came with mixed vegetables and I asked her if I could get just broccoli and she said yes but that will be an extra $1 charge. I appreciated that. I got the mixed veggies and ate what I wanted then gave the rest to my husband. Also started out with a salad and rolls that were included in the meal. Steaks were cooked perfectly and were so tender. We were glad we chose the smaller cuts of meat 9 oz compared to 16 oz.. We also split a skewer of shrimp which was only 4 of them for an extra $14.

Half and hour or so after we arrived we heard a train blaring and lo and behold there was a BNSF train just feet from the door carrying fuselages to the Boeing plant.

Service was excellent, plates and glasses were removed right after being emptied. Water was frequently filled up. I think each server only had 4 tables to attend to so they were more attentive to you. She didn't force dessert on us either instead said is there anything else I can get you. She read off the dessert items off the top of her head and even brought a candle out on our chocolate torte when she found out it was our 37th anniversary. As more and more people came in it did get loud.

Free parking across street. Will probably be back for another special occasion but will plan ahead and make reservations a few days ahead.

My only negative about this place is that there is only 1 toilet for the men and women. I had to wait in line to use the women's as a girl was in there for several minutes. I was almost tempted to use the men's toilet but didn't.

5. Sharps Roasthouse

18427 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188-4209 Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 206-241-5744
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Sharps Roasthouse

Reviewed By genglertNorfolk_VA - Norfolk, VA

Our server, Haylee, was terrific. She kept our glasses full, and was very attentive. I ordered the lamb shank. It was served with fresh green beans , mashed potatoes and a delicious gravy. The lamb itself was very tender. In fact, it almost seemed as though it had been slow cooked rather than roasted.

My husband ordered a combo platter and couldn’t finish it... huge portions of ribs, brisket and chicken. I tried a few bites, but all three were very heavenly seasoned and didn’t appeal to me.

The cornbread, with maple butter drizzle, was a very nice treat.

6. Duke's Chowder House

757 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188-2818 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 206-243-5200
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Duke's Chowder House

Reviewed By DEEvaluator - Canada

Waited 35 minutes to get in on a Saturday evening. Parking was a challenge to find

Inside once seated, our order was taken, sour dough bread brought followed by fabulous chowder, salads and main courses
One family member had one piece of halibut and chips including chowder for about $26. The second member had two rock fish tacos for about $26. Rock fish is a flaky sweet tasting fish. One taco was large enough to satisfy ones appetite. I hade a three course combo for $29 include a large spinach salad, crab cake with potatoes a vegetables plus chowder. They offer 4 different chowder dishes

We don’t normally spend this much on a meal but it was a nice treat to complete our two week vacation.

Great tasting food and excellent service

7. Bahama Breeze

15700 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188-2827 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 206-241-4448
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 316 reviews

Bahama Breeze

Reviewed By Kathryn H - Alberton, Montana

This is my first time at the Bahama Breeze In Tukwila, although I have eaten at the one in Jacksonville, Florida and have always enjoyed the food, so was excited to go while I was visiting my sister. The food and drinks are always yummy, but I was disappointed that it was my mom's birthday, and you have to buy the dessert in order for them to put a candle on the cake! I thought that was pretty cheap on their part, especially when we spent almost $100 for lunch! Our server, Jet, was great and very polite. My mom had the lobster and shrimp liguine, I had the coconut shrimp and my sister had the fish tacos. Everything was served hot and tasted great

8. Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe

410 Burnett Ave S, Renton, WA 98057-7501 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Drinks SGD 26 - SGD 41 +1 425-226-2666
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe

We at The Red House are anxious to share with you our special experience!Whether you"ve come to dine, shop, share a drink, relax, party, learn, or explore, it is our pleasure to serve you and have you as our guest.Ensuring quality and value in all our products and services is the mission of The Red House. We offer over 700 different labels of wine from around the world, as well as over 500 labels of beer. We offer 20 outstanding wines by the glass, and seven fine beers on tap.The Red House is the only place in town serving a tapas-style menu, as well as a full and wonderfully varied entrée menu. All our recipes are our own, and we cook everything from scratch as your palate deserves nothing less.Please feel free to browse our shelves while your meal is being prepared, and don't forget to take a bottle or two home!Experience The Red House and all we have to offer!– Gene & Huong Sens and Staff

Reviewed By WA-Cougarrr - Washington State

Our second visit was very pleasant. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The menu is a bit limited with some out of the ordinary items. Be adventurous and give it a try! Huge wine selection and decent beer choices. We will be back.

9. Mango Thai Cusine & Bar

18613 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188-4233 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 206-243-1888
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 420 reviews

Mango Thai Cusine & Bar

Reviewed By Robert C - Gulf Shores, Alabama

This restaurant was recommended to me by the front desk at La Quinta. I chose this over the nearest steakhouse and wasn't disappointed. I had the spring roll app and pad sei ew entree. It was a lot of food and tasted very good. I had lots of veggies with the pad sei ew and it was one of the best I've eaten. The spring rolls were good too but I was very happy with the entree. I would definitely eat here again.

10. Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse

225 SW 7th St, Renton, WA 98057-2310 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 425-227-6881
Excellent
41%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 259 reviews

Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse

Reviewed By 425glenh

Have lunch here several times a year, staff is always very friendly, generally no waiting and food gets served quick. Food is good, on par with other restaurants of this type but the rolls they serve are just fantastic - never had anything like them anywhere else. And of course while you're waiting to be seated or waiting for your meal, an endless supply of peanuts and of course, the shells get thrown on the floor. Given a choice of the other eateries in this area, I choose Jimmy Mac's just to get those rolls.

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