Your Seattle Restaurant Questions Answered: West Seattle Spots, Sushi and Vegan Mexican Food – Seattlemag

All anyone wants when it comes to deciding where to eat is an angel to sit on their shoulder and tell them where to go. We’re still working on shoulder-angel technology, but we do have our resident expert, Chelsea Lin, to help readers make those tough choices in crucial times. Need a birthday restaurant recommendation, vegan Mexican food or a new wine bar to try? We’ve got you covered in our weekly Instagram Q&A sessions, rounded up here. 

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Best restaurant for meat eaters and vegetarians? 
It depends on your ratio here, and how willing the omnivores are to eat vegetarian food. Plum Bistro, for example, is entirely vegan, but it’s so satisfying in a comfort-food kind of way, that even my carnivore husband likes it. Lots of Asian food is great for mixed company like this—I know Ba Bar, for example, has some excellent vegetarian Vietnamese dishes. 

Best spot in West Seattle?
If you’ve been following along, you know I love Ma’Ono, but there are so many great spots there. I love the pastas at Raccolto, Mashiko has excellent sushi, Buddha Ruksa does great Thai take-out. And Il Nido! I still haven’t been, but I’ve heard rave reviews. 

Best birthday date spot? 
Oooh, I love a birthday! In my mind, birthday equals cake, so I’d go to Deep Sea Sugar & Salt and have a coffee and a slice of cake, and buy myself some flowers, and really do it right. But if you want a dinner date type of place, I’d go for a nice tasting menu, some place extra special like Art of the Table or Altura

Sushi on the Eastside? 
I know this may be surprising, but newish steakhouse Ascend has some pretty great sushi, particularly if you’re interested in creative interpretations of sushi. I also really like I Love Sushi right on Lake Bellevue.

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