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1400 Western Ave. (Union St.) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED A Thai menu with offerings like grilled beef with grapes or pine cone fish is a rare but delightful adventure here.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Typhoon! Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED When the owners, chef Bo Kline and her husband, Steve, chose this address for their downtown Seattle location, they had big shoes to fill---this tall, Asian-themed space is the former home of the much-lauded Wild Ginger. Clearly the karma is good, because we love dropping in for Kline's twist on Thai. Hers is a big menu, but we have yet to meet a dish we didn't like. We invariably start with Koh Samui calamari, deep fried, perfectly crisp and tender, with an addictive sweet-sour-spicy sauce. From there, we allow whim to take over. The chef's special dishes are---as promised---Fave Raves indeed: we fight over last bites of the grilled beef with grapes, and pine cone fish (battered, fried halibut with lime-chili sauce). Five-spice crispy duck is served with steamed buns and cinnamon plum sauce, a superior sibling to the wildly famous Wild Ginger version. Curries, like the panang, yellow and pineapple varieties, are heavenly. We've even been seduced into ordering such ubiquitous dishes as cashew chicken, because what you get here is so much more than the tired version found on virtually every Chinese menu. Tea connoisseurs should know that Kline's tea menu is one of the best we've encountered anywhere. Dozens upon dozens of varieties are available, many of them very rare. Informed servers happily guide you through the daunting decision-making process. Also located at 8936 161st Ave. NE, Redmond, 425-558-7666.


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