New Restaurants in Downtown Bellevue!

November 20, 2017 - by Emma Sullivan


Category: What's Happening

New Restaurants in Bellevue! 


We love all the newcomers that have opened their doors in Downtown Bellevue since late spring.

Overwhelmed by all the options? Learn more so you can decide on your next food excursion!  

  • 3rd Culture Coffee - Located in Old Bellevue, 3rd Culture brings a perspective that celebrates a global coffee culture and ethical sourcing. It's the perfect spot to try something new and you'll be hard-pressed to find a more aesthetic coffee shop. 

  • Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar - Finding its home in the Lincoln Square Expansion, Baron's is a truly modern Chinese Restaurant which represents the finest of China's cuisines. This stylish restaurant is the perfect place to treat yourself to something new! 

  • Central [Bar + Restaurant] - Brought to you by Joseph and Randi Brazen, owners of 520 Bar & Grill, Central features classic European beauty in the space nestled next to Bellevue Arts Museum. Old world charm perfectly collides with open air upscale urban dining. 

  • Cinemark Reserve Lincoln Square - This 21+ state of the art movie theater features six stadium seating auditoriums with lounger seats, electric powered, oversize, plush comfortable recliners with foot rests. It also features a full kitchen with seat side service plus a bar with lounge and table seating and exterior terrace. 

  • Civility & Unrest - This speakeasy inspired bar showcases the finest in world renowned vintage spirits, local craft distillers, flowing Champagne and sparkling selections, local micro brews, and small bites from James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Find the secret entrance at the bottom of the steps by the W Hotel's mural. 

  • CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice - Is there ever enough bubble tea in a given location? Absolutely not! CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, a popular international chain with over 2000 stores open worldwide, just opened its doors by NE 8th Street and 110th Ave NE. 

  • Coco Ramen & Curry Bar Izakaya - Open in the Bellevue Connection, Coco serves up the best of Asian comfort food - ramen, curries, katsus, soup and more! Open until midnight even on weeknights so check it out after a late-night excursion. 

  • Dote Coffee Bar - Dote celebrates coffee as the ultimate daily comfort - your morning up-lift, afternoon treat, and wind-down at the end of the day. They focus on direct-trade coffee, small batches, and serve it up on their beautiful bar alongside hand made chocolate, ice cream and booze. 

  • Duke’s Seafood & Chowder - Duke's, which also opened in the Lincoln Square Expansion, features only sustainable seafood, always wild (not farm raised) salmon, all natural products, and traceable food (you know where everything comes from). This award-winning seafood and chowder house is known throughout the region for its incredible flavours, fresh seafood and fantastic service. 

  • Fogo de Chão - the internationally renowned Southern Brazilian steakhouse, features an open kitchen showcasing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian technique 'churrasco,' the art of roasting meets over an open fire, and 'espeto corrido,' or continuous service. 

  • Henry’s Tavern - Also open in the Lincoln Square Expansion, Henry's has over 100 beers on tap and is very popular for its pub-style comfort food. 

  • Inchin’s Bamboo Garden - Inchin's which is open in the Key Bank building, pulls influences from Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Thai cuisine. 

  • Japonessa - Japonessa, another addition ot the Lincoln Square Expansion, features a Japanese core concept menu with hints of Latino flair. It's especially popular for its extensive happy hour menu. 

  • Just Poke - Just Poke opened in SOMA Towers and features sustainable poke (sort of a build-your-own fresh fish/veggie/rice bowl). Not even a ten minute walk from the heart of downtown Bellevue! 

  • Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - open in Bellevue Square, Kizuki Ramen’s philosophy is to serve the most traditional, authentic and delicious Japanese ramen that you can possibly have without actually flying to Japan. Devoted to replicating the incredible flavor of traditional Japanese ramen, if equal substitutes for ingredients are not found within the country, Kizuki Ramen imports the ingredients directly from Japan.

  • The Lakehouse - James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson’s interpretation of a Northwest farmhouse concept offering vibrant, farm-inspired craft-cooking. Cooking to a sense of place and inspired by Bellevue’s history and evolution, the menu spotlights produce sourced from ever-evolving grower and farmer relationships. Open in the Lincoln Square expansion. 

  • Minamoto Japanese Cuisine - Minamoto, in the Alley 11 building across from the Bravern, serves its customers a unique and enriching experience of various traditional Japanese cuisines. From the beautifully arranged “Teishoku” (Japanese Meal Sets) to the featured “Omakase” (Chef’s Choice Meal), each menu item has been carefully crafted to entice your senses. Premium quality ingredients are flown in fresh from Japan each week.

  • Pokeworks - Inspired by sustainable, seasonal, and natural ingredients, Pokéworks is committed to bringing you superior seafood. After many trips to Hawaii filled with lots of poke, the founders decided to bring this island favorite to the Mainland for all to enjoy. Open now along Bellevue Way. 

  • Starbucks, Centre 425 - Starbucks is now open in the new Centre 425 building, which hosts Bank of America and Amazon's newest office in Bellevue. 

  • Starbucks, the Lodge (remodel) - The Lodge Starbucks was fully remodeled and new includes more seating, 5 cold brews, and a more eye-catching indoor/outdoor design. 

  • Sugar Factory - a celebrity favourite (the opening was visited by Mariah Carey herself), Sugar Factory features unbelievable sweet concoctions that are truly instagram-worthy. 

  • Swiftwater Cellars - Swiftwater Cellars on Main Street has combined the rustic roots of Cle Elum with a modern twist of the city. The new menu features Northwest ingredients and a comfort food flair.  

  • Wild Ginger - While Wild Ginger has been open in Bellevue for years, it recently changed locations from the Bravern .The restaurant, a favourite for its authentic, freshly prepared cuisine that spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, is now situated in a cozy new location along Bellevue Way. 

  • Woods Coffee - Woods Coffee just recently opened the doors to its second location in Lincoln Square. The Washington-based coffee chain sources the freshest ingredients from local farms and provides all its stores fresh new food daily. 

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