Seattle >Food & Dining > Harbor Cafe
1411 4th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.609469 -122.336133
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
hidden gem – This was nice find thanks to yelp. The place is tucked in the lobby of this office building. We were greeted promptly, directed to the menu and recommended the daily special which was lemongrass beef. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table that you select which is located across the hall. My buddy ordered the special and I had the crispy white fish. Both served on rice with a sauce and was very tasty. The meal was light in the sense you don't get too much and it doesn't sit like brick in your stomach. Good if you are on portion control. All their dishes were in the $6.95 ballpark. So all in all, their service was great (the greeted you on the way in and thanked you on the way out), the price is reasonable, the food tasted good but was a little lacking in quantity. I would come back again but only when I am not absolutely starving.
There's Love in the food here... – This is my favorite lunch place since cutting most gluten out of my diet. I eat one thing here because it is just so dang good...the noodle soup. It's got plenty of rice noodles, some green veggies and plenty of chicken. And then there is the broth...Chef Rut knows that simple foods can be incredibly delicious and it shows in his broth. Judy and Rut treat me like family every time I come in, which is usually once to twice a week. Plus, they're quick..."fast food" that tastes fresh and delicious. This is a hole in the wall place that thrives with the locals.
My Favorite Lunch Place EVER! – I have been to this restaurant nearly every single week for the last six months or so, and I always have the noodle soup. (Yes, I'm totally addicted.) The soup is hearty and nutritious (they use no-hormone/antibiotic chicken, rice noodles, and lots of veggies) and it lets me avoid all of my ridiculously varied food sensitivities (in fact I was originally told about the place by a patient with lots of food allergies).
The place is wonderfully clean (I'm picky), the food is incredible, and the service is amazing - the owner Judy, always remembers me and what I like (as she does with many of her other customers - probably because she has so many regulars).
This is my favorite little hole-in-the wall lunch place. Every friend I've brought here (many) loves it and always ends up bringing other friends. Yes, the soup is that good. Oh yeah, they have other food too, someday I might have to try it, but I'm just too hooked on the noodle soup!
Definitely a 5 Star Cafe! – Not sure why my previous rating shows as a three star! It should be a 5 star! The food is phenomenal, service is great, and it's fast. Perfect for lunch! Their noodle bowl is sooo good in the winter! But, I always have to have the Potroast Special. Tell your friends but don't tell too many - otherwise the line will get too long for us regulars!
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