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Little Uncle

1523 E. Madison St., #101 (16th Ave.) Send to Phone
Thai shophouse cooking on a Seattle street corner.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Little Uncle, Seattle, WA

Little Uncle Restaurant Review

: After bouncing around from a pop-up to a take-out window, then landing in an oversize, underground spot, owners PK Kounpungchart and Wiley Frank eventually found this Goldilocks-perfect space with a handful of tables and some bar seating. The open kitchen leaks the aroma of pepper pastes and sizzling stir-fries into the dark-wood decorated dining room, where a line snakes out the door for the tastes of Thailand. The kitchen switches out dishes often, though you’ll always find Kounpungchart’s curry pastes (also for sale at the counter) and noodle dishes like khao soi --- coconut milk soup with noodles. Specials, such as massaman curry with buffalo ribs, roam on and off the menu. At any given time there are just one or two desserts from which to choose, but Thai-iced-tea-flavored ice cream is consistently worth ordering. While only two beers and two wines are on offer, also available are shots of tequila, Scotch and vodka to add to the house-made Thai teas and soda (varieties include hibiscus-lime and the like).


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