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Food: Sweet Home Asia

Lianne Ho

Blue C Sushi
University Village
4601 26th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The concept of "conveyor belt sushi" restaurants is no longer novel.  Blue C Sushi aims to separate itself from other similar restaurants by having higher quality sushi and better ambience at reasonable prices.  Well, two out of three isn't bad, I suppose.  I found the ambience to be fine, and the prices pretty reasonable, but the sushi certainly wasn't any higher quality than I've found at other conveyor belt restaurants.  And since Blue C's prices are higher than those other restaurants, I'd have to say its sushi isn't a particularly good value.  I found them to be decidedly mediocre. 


Kona Kitchen
8501 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Moving to Seattle from Hawaii, I found that one of the things I missed most was the food.  Luckily for people like me (or anyone who's interested in eating a dish called "loco moco"), there's Kona Kitchen.  Located in Maple Leaf, Kona Kitchen is a family-run restaurant that serves up many local-to-Hawaii favorites: kalua pork, chicken katsu, mochiko chicken, Hawaiian sweet bread french toast, and more.  Everything I've eaten there so far has been good.  It's a little pricier than a plate lunch back in Hawaii, but totally worth it.  And they make a great mac salad too.  Anyone willing to join me for some spam musubi?


Thanh Vi
4226 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Cheap and delicious Vietnamese sandwiches and the friendliest staff I've ever encountered in a restaurant.  I go here for the sandwiches, but they do have a pretty extensive menu for such a tiny place: spring rolls, pho and other noodle soups, fried rice, and so on.


Krua Thai
2515 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105

I know there are about a million Thai places near the UW campus, but this one is a recent favorite.  They do a good job with all of my go-to dishes: green papaya salad, pad thai, and curry (I rotate between yellow, red, and panang).  They also have a number of specialty dishes, including crab fried rice, autumn curry (with kabocha pumpkin and red and green bell peppers), and royal duck curry.  Entrees cost about $9 each, and you'll probably have leftovers.  Bonus: they have a pretty large delivery area, and it's free if you order $25 of food!  So get a couple of friends together and give Krua Thai a call.

April 15, 2009
Vol. XIII Issue 2

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