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1010 First Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.604864 -122.336270
Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 11:00 Saturday-Sunday: 8:00- 2:30
Monday - Friday: 11:00- 2:30
Monday-Sunday: 2:30- close
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown...especially during the holidays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in this contemporary lounge. For the thirsty among you, check out the house infusions and the barreled aged liquor at the bar.
A wide variety of small plates, beer, wine & specialty cocktails ring in at just $4 - $9 daily 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. - close. Weekends bring $5 Blood Mary's.
They also offer special dinners and classes.
BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services include breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, late night, weekend brunch and seasonal patio dining.
Good food, but maybe overrated – I've only eaten at the bar for Happy Hour, and all I heard about for 3 months before I went here was how amazing this place was. Like how the happy hour burger was going to change my life. So when I actually ate there and had a burger at happy hour, it was good, and its definitely a nice place, but I have to say, when a place is too over rated, it ruins the experience. Good food, I got good service, although I have heard that since the opening, the service has become hit or miss, I would go again if we were headed to happy hour in that part of town and it wasn't crowded.
Love the happy hour! – I came here for happy hour and, though the prices are a bit higher than I'm used to for happy hour, the food and drinks were amazing! My friend and I ordered some cocktails (delicious!) and several of the small plates to share. The food was so good! I'll definitely be back again to try some of the other food and drinks.
Not so great – Went back the other night and the place was too pretentious
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We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at BOKA with your friends. I have also noted your comment about the items not corrdinating with the decor, and how you liked that, i think its great!!! I will share with the team. We recelty updated our Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menus, please go to www.BOKAseattle.com to check out our new items. :)
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Had a horrible experience – My wife and I had brunch there late in the morning on Sunday, May 31. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and it took longer than it should have before a waiter came to our table. To make things worse, it was about 20 minutes after we placed our order before we got the food! I had the corned beef and sweet potato hash. Although it was tasty, it was light on the corned beef.
Good food, but inconsistent service – I love BOKA. The food on happy hour is unbeatable, and even at regular price its still not out there compared to other similar restaurants. The burger is delicious, and the atmosphere is as close to perfect as you can get in that area. You don't even feel like you are at a hotel bar at all.
What I don't like is the service sometimes. Usually I am greeted with smiles as I make my way to the bar. The bartenders and cocktailers are friendly, professional, but not overbearing. They are always willing to go out of there way to make sure the experience is perfect. I've even seen a bartender go into the kitchen to find ingredients to make drinks for guests that aren't even on the menu. So imagine my disappointment when I was in on a quiet Sunday, and was waited on my a bartender who made me feel as though my very presence inconvenienced her. There was no above and beyond, and not even a concern for my empty glass. I guess I've just learned not to go in on a Sunday.
Good Food, Attentive Service - nothing special though – My wife and I had dinner at BOKA yesterday to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted very friendly and seated promptly - the staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice, although I was initially seated next to the computer used to enter orders and the fan was very noisy.
I had expected a more "eclectic" menu given the location within Hotel 1000 and the New American Urban Food focus. Steak, Chicken, the same old (the salt & pepper tofu was the exception). I had the flat iron steak, which was tasty but nothing special. My wife went with the tofu which was garnished with a black bean spread that was too sour. Overall, the food was decent but nothing special really and given the fairly high prices, I would eat at some other restaurant next time: one that is either less expensive or one that offers truly outstanding, different food at the same price.
Went on Xmas day (for dinner). The waiter didn't see us right away so I had to ask the hostess (after about an 8 minute wait) for help. Then he saw us and did a fab job. All in all, quite good, I'd go back when in Seattle again.
Very good. Wine was excellent. My spouse ordered the same thing as me (salmon) and got an obviously smaller portion which was kind of odd.
Great would recommend to anyone, one of my faves. I would go any day of the week sometimess twice a week or more. go girl!!!
Wonderful date night destination! – So I'd been slacking on my date night planning when my wife asked me "Hey sweetheart, It's been a while since you've taken me out on a proper date...um ...can we make that happen again?"
Inspired to do a little planning, I jumped on Citysearch, found Boka, read some reiviews and put it together. Having just gotten home from one of our funnest dates in a while, I'm happy to report, Boka helped me knock it out of the park on this one.
The valet parking right in front was very convienent and under 10 bucks. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated withing 2 minutes of our arrival. The cozy subdued atmosphere was classy without feeling too shi-shi and fun without being too loud. Our waitress was fast and perceptive, stopping by just enough to make us feel taken care of.
A great deal of attention has obviously been paid to every aspect of the dinning experience at Boka. From the place settings to the gourmet bread spreads to the 4 peice coffe service, every thing just says "unique" and "special" which is what you want on a date night. Amy got the halibut and I enjoyed the baked chicken. Both were deliciously unique and sprinkled with destinctive and fun flavor combinations. The dessert (a chocolate lava cake with cherries and cream) was a spot on delight! The whole thing was around 80 bucks without drinks. Not too bad for a high end eatery. BIG THUMBS UP!!
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