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Celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month in Downtown Bellevue

May 14, 2024 - by Mackenzie Ault

Celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month in Downtown Bellevue

May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Explore the diverse mix of businesses that downtown Bellevue has to offer and celebrate their vibrant contributions to the community. Show your support by visiting these wonderful establishments during this special month and beyond.


Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery

Holly Zhang is the visionary designer and owner behind Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery, a family business fueled by her lifelong passion for pearls that began during her career in China. Together with her husband and daughter, Holly's journey began with hosting trunk shows for various hospitals, evolving into the establishment of a brick-and-mortar store at The Bravern. This gallery is a testament to Holly's dedication and craftsmanship and continues to offer a curated selection of exquisite pearls showcased in a luxurious setting.

Proto 101

Proto101 is more than just a fashion boutique, it's a commitment to purposeful clothing. With a mission to combat fast fashion, they specialize in crafting high-quality garments that prioritize sustainability and durability. Co-founder and Designer Rafael leads the charge in amplifying minority voices and supporting ethical supply chains, ensuring that every piece is not only comfortable but also designed to perform seamlessly in your everyday life.

The Pursuit

Unveil the dynamic fusion of Lagree Fitness Method and Pilates principles at The Pursuit in Bellevue, under the guidance of Owner Rachael Chen. Engage in invigorating classes spotlighting the Megaformer, where controlled movements and seamless transitions propel participants to new heights. Elevate your fitness journey at The Pursuit, where encouragement and camaraderie intersect to create an unmatched experience.

Vanity Pham Salon 

Van Pham Choe is an esteemed stylist with a wealth of experience in bridal and pageant makeup. What originated as a concierge bridal service two decades ago in San Francisco has turned into a real walk-in salon now located in Old Bellevue. Vanity Pham Salon specializes in lash extensions, permanent makeup, and more. Van and her skilled team go beyond technical expertise, fostering meaningful relationships with clients and creating a welcoming space steeped in warmth. 

Yuan Spa

Yuan Spa, founded by Zhigin "Z" Zhang, embodies a harmonious fusion of medicine and Eastern wellness principles. Guests indulge in a serene hydrotherapy oasis, complete with soaking pools, a dry sauna, and an invigorating Eucalyptus steam room, while skilled therapists offer globally sourced massage therapy, skincare, and herbal body treatments, enriching the spa experience with cultural diversity and holistic care.


Bellden Cafe

Bellden Cafe goes beyond the ordinary neighborhood coffee shop experience. Drawing inspiration from owner Claire Sumadiwirya's personal journey, her generosity she experienced during her son's hospitalization in China motivated her to recreate that same spirit of kindness. When she returned to Seattle, Claire established Bellden Cafe in 2017, committed to uplifting the community through rotating charity items on the menu, staff volunteerism, and the promotion of locally crafted goods.

Café Aloe

While assisting at their family's Dim Sum eatery in Seattle, Cafe Aloe's owners Julie and John Wu identified a scarcity of quality Asian pastries beyond the city limits. Determined to bridge this gap, they ventured to introduce Asian pastries and beverages to the Eastside. They are dedicated to serving top-notch drinks alongside freshly baked pastries crafted in-house daily. The deliciousness doesn't stop at their pastries, they also offer a tasty selection of dumplings and sandwiches.

Coffeeholic House

Indulge in the extraordinary world of Vietnamese coffee at Coffeeholic House, where husband-wife duo Chen Dien and Trang Cao redefine traditional Vietnamese beverages. Coffeeholic House brews each coffee drink with imported Vietnamese Robusta beans using the classic phin-dripped method. With creations like Coffeeholic Dream and Coconut Coffee, they strive to deliver creamy, balanced, and bold flavors, aiming to revolutionize Seattle's coffee scene with their passion for quality and innovation.


Since 2002, Ginza Japanese Restaurant has been a staple in Old Bellevue, offering authentic Japanese classics crafted by Owners Yu Mok and Yau Mok-Cheng. From sushi and ramen to udon and chicken katsu, their menu caters to all tastes. Explore their otsumami menu for a variety of unique small plates, including broiled beef short ribs and sole fish, unavailable elsewhere. For a taste of local favorites, don't miss the pumpkin fried rice, known for its generous portions and flavorful taste. Head over to Ginza Japanese Restaurant for a culinary journey through Japan right here in Bellevue, where quality, freshness, and family-friendly ambiance await you.

Seoul Bowl

Seoul Bowl is the embodiment of a dream to infuse Seattle with the vibrant flavors of Korean street food. Founded in 2018 by James Chang and his wife, Subin after James lived in Korea for five years, Seoul Bowl offers customizable Korean BBQ bowls bursting with freshness and flavor. Ethically sourced ingredients come together to create healthy, colorful, and delicious meals that reflect James's culinary adventures in Korea. Don't miss out on their Bulgogi Kimchi Cheese Fries for a mouthwatering taste of Korean fusion cuisine.