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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

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$50 and over
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Seafood
Known for its constantly changing seasonal menu and diverse selection of seafood, Chef John Howie's Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is a showcase of unique preparations representing various culinary styles and geographies. The restaurant offers signature dishes and small, shareable plates featuring items from the sea and land, and a diverse array of sushi, sashimi and fresh local oysters from the Raw Bar. Seastar’s wine program boasts more than 750 wines and the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.


A 20% service charge is included on each check. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3655 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChelseaK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

I had glass in my food that I then ate and have had sort of lodged in my throat since. The waitress and manager were very nice about it though, so that was great service. No complaints other than that!

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vipMomof2boys
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner.

The restaurant did a great job with social distancing and cleanliness.

The staff was very attentive.

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JayP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sooooo good to be back...food and service were perfect

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JeffE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another awesome dinner at SeaStar! Pretty quiet due to the 50% occupancy but the food was stellar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an absolutely great dinner at Seastar. The Pear Martini was the best drink I’ve had in a long while. Service was wonderful- attentive but not overbearing. A great way to celebrate being able to go out to dinner again. Thank you.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really friendly stuff, great service and delishios food! Like the experience, will come over again.

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JeffH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice to visit a restaurant again, and the staff at Seastar made us feel welcomed, safe, and satisfied!

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vipJoeS
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service. One of the best in Bellevue.

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vipMaggie
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful anniversary celebration. Thank you Seastar and John for making our night possible.

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vip1foodie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out with hubby to celebrate Father’s Day weekend!
Service, food , and recommendations were fantastic! We’ll be back and already ordered their curbside weekly dinner for July4th!

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vipjoyp
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

First time dining out since restaurants re-opened, went to celebrate graduation.
Hostess, waitstaff were all wonderful. It is harder to hear people speak or read facial expressions with their masks on. Definitely lacks the pre-covid ambiance but felt clean and safe.
We were looking forward to having some of our usual favorites, but the menu is very limited. They should really stress that on the website as it shows a full menu on Open Table. We had to settle for what was on the menu ordering new entrees, it was OK,
Again, service was good and not their fault communication is tough wearing a mask. Also, the stripped down tables and brighter lighting is probably the best they can do given the circumstances.
Just don’t set your expectations high upon returning as it’s very different.
I will say they have the take-out service nailed!

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MichaelK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We so looked forward to being able to come back to Seastar after it being closed for Covid. It did not disappoint us at all. The food was excellent and also the service too. We cannot wait to be able to come back again.

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the food at Seastar. I've been going for years. They are very consistent. The service is great. The atmosphere is wonderful. The items on the menu change seasonally so I never get bored.

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vipTonyW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had the privilege of being at Seastar on its "re-opening night." As always, the food was wonderful and the service was perfect. The whole team there worked very hard to make the evening comfortable and safe for them and us. We are big fans of both of John Howie's restaurants, and were really glad to be there for him and his team during the "take out only" time, and on their first nite back open. Wonderful meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

All was excellent, just a strange circumstance with social distancing, have to adapt to our new environment. Wonderful to go out again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pedro was our server and was OUTSTANDING! :-)

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The place was closed. First, they confirmed my reservation and when I came they were almost closed, they even didn't allow us to have a drink while we were waiting for a taxi. Maybe there are tasty( now I can only guess) but the service really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for an anniversary and was excited for some good seafood. Even though I knew what prices were going to be still a bit alarming to open the menu and see an 8 oz glass or basic wine for $18. The looking at the food and seeing nothing under $49 going all the way up to $165 for a NY strip steak. Just crazy no matter how it’s prepared. Ended up getting the salmon. Shrimp ceasar salad and clams. All was delicious but nothing to flip out over. I will say the waitress was super nice and knowledgeable. She recommended the bourbon butterscotch creme brûlée and boy was she right it was delicious. All said and done I think it’s a solid 4 but definitely over priced. Our tab came to $175

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Responded on 9 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, and the positive review. We always appreciate feedback from our guests, it is one of the ways we make decisions on what needs to improve at our restaurants. I'm sorry that you felt the restaurant was over priced. We try to do our best to offer a range of pricing that will fit all guests needs, one that provides value. That is why we offer a 4 fl. oz pour or an 8 fl. oz pour for wines by the glass this allows us to provide range and allows guests to try many different wines. The usual wine pour at a restaurant is 5 fl. oz's, years ago we moved to the 4 fl. oz or 8 fl. oz option as it is easy for guests to equate those pours to 1/2 cup or 1 full cup. We currently have 4 fl. oz options from $5-$11.50, and 8 fl. oz pours from $12 - $24. Just as an FYI, an 8 fl. oz pour is the equivalent of 31% of a bottle approximately 1/3rd of the bottle. Two and one-half years ago, right after our remodel we chose to add the "Tastes" section, to offer more range with some small plates. This section offers sixteen different items priced from $10-$16 for soup to salad to $15-$37, the $37 being the brown butter lobster roll. A full page of menu offerings from our Raw Bar range from $7-$25 (32 offerings at this time), with an Omakase Platter for $63. The entree section has offerings from $28-$58 (11 of which are at $49 or less) then we offer a 14 oz wt. New York Striploin Steak for $68, a Filet Mignon and Lobster for $87, King Crab Merus for $90, and then The Japanese "A5" Full Blood Wagyu New York Striploin Steak for $135, I believe this last choice may have been mistaken for a regular New York Striploin Steak, the $135 for the 6oz A5 Wagyu Steak is actually a very fair price. I believe that you may have misread the price on this steak as it is $135 and the closest price on the menu to the $165 New York Striploin Steak that you mention in the review. We are always working to be better and its guests like your self that help us discover where we can be better. Thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Chef John Howie

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good, and the service was outstanding. We were a large party, and the staff did an excellent job taking care of us. We will definitely return to Seastar.

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vipSibarita
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, always very fresh fish and excellent flavor.

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JackieK
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Seastar is fantastic. This was the first time I had ever had swordfish where it just melts in your mouth. Not a disappointing dinner with my husband. Service as always was great.

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KevinA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cool spot in Bellevue, but you certainly pay for it. Food prices are really high and alcohol prices even higher.
The food and service are great, the only thing holding this restaurant back from being 5 stars in the pricing.....oh and also the noise. It is a very loud restaurant.

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CindyB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seastar is a fantastic place for dinner. Although I am not a seafood person, everyone in our party of ten loved the seafood towers - we had a few of the different ones offered. The meals were all delicious, no complaints from any of our party. And as the person always trying to find the non-seafood option, Seastar had a nice variety of options for me. The steak I had was amazing, cooked beautifully, and did not disappoint. Great venue and we were very well cared for by the team.

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JohnS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seastar is where we go to celebrate important occasions and we've never been disappointed.

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AnasGray
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food is amazing. Will come back again.

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Diane
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good as usual, but very put off by the 20% service charge that is added to the bill, but not given to the service staff. We were a group of eight. Service was good, but not excellent as it has been in the past. I think we will look elsewhere to hold department events in the future.

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vipGigi
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to dine when you want really great food!

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HungH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Japanese-inspired food, good cocktails. However, a little bit expensive.

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spsa
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner and great service great restaurant enjoyed our evening

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vipmommio
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always have a good meal at your restaurant.

I always order a martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and have never been charged extra for them. Now you are charging an extra amount per olive- I think that this is ridiculous especially when we are already paying a very nice amount to eat at your restaurant!

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Mizman
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Ahi Tuna entree was not only delicious, but spectacular in presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Start with their Hot & Sour soup. I would live in their kitchen to have that daily. Mahi- Mahi we ate twice that week. As we (party of 8) all agreed to go back a second night.

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LarryB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing. The setting was perfect and the food was better than I could of imagined. Even shared coconut cream pie. Will be back soon

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JenniferFindlay
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Seastar. I’m never disappointed here. Food, ambiance and service are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We went to celebrate my sister’s Birthday. Several years earlier we threw my mother’s 70th birthday party there and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The food this time was just average — very disappointing.

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vipmaurof
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have visited your restaurant for many years and I believe it is great.

What I don’t lie or appreciate is the fact that “ gratuity” is added to the total of the bill, even for a table of three. You can’t call it gratuity is you add it to the total, that is a Sevices charge! I personally took it as a message that “I am not trusted as a costumer to leave what you have decided, not me, what is the right amount for a tip.
The service was great, my complaint is about your policy.

Mauro Felizia

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TimF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic birthday meal. We were quickly seated and offered drinks. Menu choices were outstanding and food was delicious. Great service and a free birthday dessert!

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vipRocky
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, discovered a new wine, great staff and really exceptional meal. Thank you

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luv2eat
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place making this my go to for a good night out

FAQs

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 456-0010.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3655 OpenTable diners.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://seastarrestaurant.com/giftcards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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