Venture Beyond Seattle to These Eastside Eateries

A rich, flavorful seafood pasta dish at Andiamo Italian Ristorante. Photo source.

There are hundreds of foodie spots around the city, but if you venture outside the city limits, you’ll find some notable spots to taste and experience bites and beverages that make it worth the trip. Each of these restaurants offers an authentic taste from another nation, so your taste buds should be ready to travel further than your wheels/feet!

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Agave Cocina and Tequilas | 1048 NE Park Drive, Issaquah | 425-369-8900

Specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine using fresh, local ingredients, Agave Cocina & Tequilas incorporates a modern approach to traditional dishes to appeal to today’s diners. In addition to full lunch and dinner menus featuring tacos, enchiladas and specialty entrees, Agave Cocina also does a full brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Andiamo Italian Ristorante | 938 110th Ave NE Ste 1, Bellevue | 425-452-9602

With an award winning menu of authentic Italian cuisine, Andiamo is a go-to spot for rich and hearty dishes such as Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, or Wild Mushroom Risotto. Andiamo incorporates the rich seafood abundance that we enjoy here in the Seattle area, with dishes like Linguini with Clams or Capellini with Shrimp and Crab.

Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar | 500 Bellevue Way NE #210, Bellevue | 425-625-2165

Featuring both traditional Chinese dishes alongside innovative creations, Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square is a step above and offers high-end tastes. This establishment is far more than your average neighborhood Chinese restaurant; instead of ‘Broccoli Beef’, you’ll find Black Pepper Wagyu Sirloin. Treat yourself with an experience and enjoy the Baron’s Signature Peking Duck, which is prepped a whole day in advance and then roasted in the restaurant’s custom duck ovens.

India Gate Restaurant | 3080 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue | 425-747-1075

The recipes, preparation, and flavors you’ll find at India Gate Restaurant are direct from the Punjab province of northern India. Both the naan and meat are cooked in traditional clay ovens (tandoori), and the original spices are imported from India, so you know each bite is authentic.

Wilde Rover | 111 Central Way, Kirkland | 425-822-8940

Get a taste of Ireland when you dine at Wilde Rover in Kirkland. With traditional dishes such as Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers & Mash or Shepherd’s Pie, these dishes will hit the spot and warm you up from the inside, out. In addition to Irish favorites, Wilde Rover features fresh local ingredients with specialty dishes such as the Pan-seared Salmon or Winter Squash Dumplings.

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