Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in 2022 is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Sushi Kaunta tucked away in Kent. From fine dining to delis — find them all in Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in 2022 in Greater Seattle!
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Topping this year’s best places to eat in the Greater Seattle area is Chop’s, a Lynnwood business that specializes in Korean-Mexican fusion bites such as bulgogi fries and bulgorittos.
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1. Chops – (Lynnwood)
Cuisine: Korean, Asian Fusion
What they’re known for: Bulgogi fries and assorted burritos
Yelpers say: “I’m usually a bit skeptical about fusion food so I was really surprised by this spot! I got the huli-huli chicken burrito and the flavor is on point. It’s a massive burrito, enough for two servings for me. The tofusion is an amazing flavorful vegetarian option and works so well with the lime.” – Amanda H.
2. Thai Lime Leaf (Everett)
What they’re known for: Classic dishes such as pad thai and crispy garlic chicken
Yelpers say: “Best Thai restaurant in the area. We’ve had your typical Thai entrees (phad Thai, phad see ew, curries etc) but their spicy eggplant stood out to me. Of course their noodles and curries were good but I love ordering a different entree than the usual. Either way, we’ve been making our way trying everything in the menu and so far, they don’t disappoint!” – Dianne F.
3. Ltd Edition Sushi (Seattle)
Cuisine: Sushi bars
What they’re known for: Their Omakase menu
Yelpers say: “AMAZING!! Came here for a friends birthday dinner in August. Every piece of the Omakase was memorable. My personal favorite was the mackerel, snow crab, shrimp head miso soup, sweet shrimp, toro, and uni. The course served around 15 pieces at a good pace. The chefs were personable and fun-they did a great job hosting. Customer service overall was elite. The variety of sake was great too. Highly recommend the sake fight. I can’t wait to come back.” – Sean P.
4. Melrose Grill (Renton)
What they’re known for: Steak
Yelpers say: “Always fantastic for a steak dinner. The service is prompt and kind and the food is amazing every single time. I typically order the New York, but my last visit I chose the brochette and prawns. Best bites of prime rib I’ve had. A smaller thing, but I thoroughly enjoy are the side roasted vegetables, just so good.” – Joseph S.
5. Salty Blue (Renton)
What they’re known for: Fish and chips, fish tacos
Yelpers say: “The fish & chips here is simply delicious. Crispy, hot, not greasy- it is so hard to find a keen place serving fish & chips. Hands down the best for me and mum. We live in Lacey & travel here just for the fish.” – Julie K.
6. The Pink Door (Seattle)
7. Bongos (Seattle)
8. Sushi Kaunta (Kent)
9. Von’s 1000 Spirits (Seattle)
10. S/T Hooligan’s (Seattle)
11. Cuerno Bravo Prime Steakhouse (Tacoma)
12. Chung Chun Rice Hot Dog (Seattle)
13. Black Olive Mediterranean Cuisine (Everett)
14. Local Tide (Seattle)
15. Devoted Kiss Cafe (Gig Harbor)
16. Pike Place Chowder (Seattle)
17. Wild Ginger Teriyaki (Renton)
18. 2120 (Seattle)
19. Rise & Shine Bakery (Edmonds)
20. Un Bien (Seattle)
21. Wooden City (Tacoma)
22. ChuMinh Tofu & Vegan Deli (Seattle)
23. Sushi Blossom (Seattle)
24. Urban Chops (Auburn)
25. Now Make Me a Sandwich (Burien)
26. Uptown Grill (Olympia)
27. Iron Pot (Kent)
28. Mas Cafe (Seattle)
29. The Stilly Diner (Arlington)
30. Sansonina Ristorante Italiano (Renton)
31. Grappa (Seattle)
32. The Korea House (Marysville)
33. El Gaucho (Tacoma)
34. Lola (Seattle)
35. Lunar’s Pho (Tacoma)
36. Delish Ethiopian Cuisine (Seattle)
37. Niku Niku Japanese Barbecue (Seattle)
38. Happy Lamb Hot Pot (Seattle)
39. Chiho Bistro (Seattle)
40. Curries (Everett)
41. Bucatini (Edmonds)
42. Biang Biang Noodles (Seattle)
43. Matt’s in the Market (Seattle)
44. Shiro’s (Seattle)
45. West Hill Deli (Auburn)
46. Tibbitts@FernHill (Tacoma)
47. Lewis & Main Restaurant & Brewery (Monroe)
48. Azul Restaurant & Lounge (Mill Creek)
49. Pigfish Cafe (Burien)
50. Moto (Seattle)
Methodology: This is a list of the Top Restaurants to Eat in the Greater Seattle area in 2022 according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1st, 2022 – October 25th, 2022. This list looked at businesses in King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, and the Snohomish County area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of December 1, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of December 1, 2022.