This restaurant has always been a mediocre Indian restaurant; however, about two years ago they moved to a new, bigger location and raised their prices accordingly. I have had the tandoori chicken as well as the naan and also the butter chicken. They pretty much have all the typical dishes, nothing more -- nothing less.
I think for the money there are better Indian restaurants in the University District.
This restaurant serves traditional american cuisine, but in large portions and with an equally large price tag. The first time I went there I get the chicken fried steak. While it was nice and large, it tasted like a basic chicken fried steak and was around $15.
The second time I went we got the Gorgonzola cheese fries as an appetizer and they were rich! I was full after eating just a handful of these. For the main entree I had a stuffed pork loin. The stuffing had polish sausage which was a tasty twist, but again it was very rich.
I probably won't go back for a while.
Tango is a tapas bar that offers a wide variety of assorted tapas. The mushrooms are very tasty as are the sardines...however I was disappointed with the chillis stuffed with tuna, since it tasted like canned tuna fish.
If you are hungry go for the paella. We tried the one with all the meats and it was delicious. There was a lot of meat on it and all the flavors had soaked into the rice below it.
While a little pricey, if you are looking to have a fun evening with a group then this would be a great place to start it.
I have no idea why this place is called a "Tapas" cafe because it's actually just a Chinese restaurant. Fortunately, it is a tasty Chinese restaurant. They have a wide assortment of authentic dishes. They have really good shallot pancakes and I also like the salt and pepper duck.
I will definitely go back again.
The Purple Dot cafe offers a tasty selection of Dim Sum on weekends that can't be beat. They have all the usual selection of steamed buns and lots of dishes with shrimp. The best deal are the pork buns (baked or steamed) because they are counted as a small dish and thus are only around $3 for 3!
I will definitely be coming back here.
This Chinese BBQ place is a delicious place to get good BBQ pork. We tried the pork sampler, with three different types of pork. It had the typical reddish BBQ pork, there were small pork short ribs and roast pig (sliced pork belly with crisp skin). All of them were delicious. We accompanied this with some simple mustard greens and had a great meal.
I was less than impressed with this restaurant when I went there around 4 years ago. The decor and wait staff made me hope that this was a hidden gem with authentic tasty brazillian food, but I was not impressed. The beef stew had a giant tail-bone in it. This was fine, but the bone had no food on it and after it was removed from the stew bowl there was nothing left to eat. I have not been back.
This is the first and only tapas restaurant in the University District. The service here is great with the servers willing to explain and help with anything needed. When I went here with a group we tried the Sangria (good, but pricey...which is normal for most tapas places) and had a selection of tapas. All were big enough for everyone in our group of 8 to have a taste.
This restaurant successfully provides the strong flavors, fresh ingredients, and spice I expect from a tapas place...I only wish it wasn't so expensive.
This restaurant is no longer in business. This restaurant was started by the owner of Shalimar after it moved down the street, but didn't last long. It has been replaced by an Southern Indian restaurant called Malabar Restaurant (also by the same owner).
People only seem to like this place for the Terriyaki "Terri-" Burger. It's okay, but I have tasted better. The prices are cheap, but you can find cheaper burgers in the University District. The fries are also just mediocre.
You will probably smell the smoke coming from the grill and be tempted to go in, but don't be fooled.