7 of the most comforting Eastern European restaurants you'll find in Seattle

Nov 27 2019, 10:27 pm

Eastern European foods are greatly under-appreciated cuisine. Hearty dishes of steaming soup and dumplings, sauerkraut and sausages take the main stage at these seven Eastern European hot spots.

Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar


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Simple and delicious is what Dumpling Tzar serves up. The Russian-Siberian restaurant serves up hot and fresh Russian dumplings with an array of toppings. Aside from traditional beef or potato dumplings, enjoy specialty dumplings such as The Greek: dumplings with lemon butter chicken, feta, red onion, greek olives, bell peppers, cucumber, tzatziki, and pita. Our tip: Skip the plain, go for the specialty dumplings.

Hours: 11 am to 2:30 am
Location: 3516 Fremont Place, Seattle
Phone: 206-588-2570

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Sebi’s Bistro


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Tradition is key at Sebi’s Bistro. Their homemade Polish cabbage rolls and German dishes are steeped in tradition, with recipes being passes down from generation to generation. Enjoy everything from Polish meat plates to schnitzel caesar salad at this spot. Our tip: order one of their specialty beers on tap.

Hours: 4 to 10 pm Monday to Thursday; 4 to 11 pm Friday and Saturday
Location: 3242 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle
Phone: 206-420-2199

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Piroshky Piroshky


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Since 1992, Piroshky Piroshky has been delighting fans in Pike Place Market with their Russian-American treats. Although pirozhki is traditionally a savory pastry, the shop experiments with both sweet and savory pastries. Our tip: stick with the savory and try out their fish-shaped smoked salmon pirozhki.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm; weekends, 8 am to 7:30 pm
Location: 1908 Pike Place, Seattle
Phone: 206-441-6068

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Dacha Diner


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Get your Eastern European and Jewish cuisine fix in one place: Dacha Diner. Enjoy a breakfast of eggs and latkes, cold dishes, soup and house bread, as well as dumplings and regional specialties such as brisket and golumpkis. Our tip: come early, all items are available until sold out.

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 5 to 9 pm; Friday to Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm
Location: 1416 East Olive Way, Seattle
Phone: 206-708-6855

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PB Kitchen


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You know something’s wrong if the Polish Home Association doesn’t make the list. Enjoy being transported to Poland with these home-cooked dishes. Our tip: don’t be afraid to ask how the menu works, as it’s a bit confusing being listed in both Polish and English.

Hours: Friday, 6 to 11 pm; Sunday, 1 to 4 pm
Location: 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-3020


Alaskan Dumplings


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Dumplings, dumplings and more dumplings are what Alaskan Dumplings are known to serve up. Enjoy chicken, pork or potato and mushroom fillings along with baked goods such as pierogies and spinach pastries at this fast and friendly truck.

Hours: Monthly schedules are posted on Instagram and Facebook
Location: Monthly schedules are posted on Instagram and Facebook
Phone: 206-245-6447

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Piroshki Restaurant


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The only thing better than the piroshki’s at Piroshki Restaurant is their desserts. The lunch menu features classic home-made style Eastern European dishes and soups such as pirogies and pelmeni. Our tip: come by on Monday when their stuffed cabbage is on the menu.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm
Location: 1219 Madison Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-624-1295

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