The neighborhood has everything from sustainable sushi to smoked meats to Hawaiian-Korean dishes
West Seattle is renowned for its laid-back vibe, beautiful views, and, of course, the closest thing this area has to a Southern California boardwalk beach in Alki. But it’s also been hit especially hard over the past year, not just by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the closure of the West Seattle bridge, which has been closed for over a year after the city discovered growing cracks and deemed it unsafe for passage. Still, those in the neighborhood know there is plenty to offer in the culinary realm, even at a more scaled back capacity. Here’s an overview of the best restaurants in the neighborhood, listed from north to south.
All places listed offer takeout, but a number of Seattle restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining as well. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the King County’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.