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Cafe Ori

14339 N.E. 20th St.
Bellevue, WA
(425) 747-8822

Cafe Ori serves the type of Cantonese cuisine that can be found throughout the International District and many parts of the Seattle region, but it seems to do it better than most. I was alerted to Cafe Ori when I heard that some friends had seen many Chinese people going there, so this seemed like a good sign. When I went in I found an extensive Chinese menu, but unlike many other restaurants, this is not a "secret" menu, but all items are listed in English as well.

I was told by the people working there that one of their most popular items is the Beef Chow Fun. In fact, just about every variety of Chow Fun imaginable is served, along with several types of noodle soup.

I wanted to try Cafe Ori's version of Tofu Hot Pot, but I had to ask for a special version since the one I wanted was not on the menu. The one served was quite good, and the sauce was outstanding.

I had heard that Cafe Ori served Taiwanese cuisine, and the restaurant advertises that it is both Cantonese and Taiwanese. The servers told me that the menu was primarily Cantonese, but there was a large variety of Taiwanese drinks. I was not able to spend a lot of time looking at the menu to find Taiwanese dishes, but they would certainly be worth checking out.

This was one of my favorite restaurants in the entire Seattle area for home cooked style meals that are not too expensive and did not come in such large portions that I would have to bring a group of friends to enjoy it. In my opinion, the prospect of serving both Cantonese and Taiwanese food makes it just that much more worthwhile exploring the menu.



Cuisine: Chinese Cantonese
Cost: $$
Hours: Open Daily
Accessible: Yes
Tea: Jasmine (brewed) house
MSG: Yes
Smoking: No Smoking
Buffet: No

Most Recent Visit
Jun. 6, 2006

Number of Visits: 1

Best Item
Bean Curd and Vegetable Hot Pot

Special Ratings
Bean Curd and Vegetable Hot Pot:

Restaurant Web Site
Cafe Ori

Health Dept. Report
King County