Category Archives: U District

Din Tai Fung

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THE GOOD: as good as dim sum gets in Seattle. THE BAD: nothing compares to the real deal. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: University Village, Seattle. Let me guess. You’ve had Dim Sum. The Cantonese-style brunch, though dating centuries back as small bites of uniquely-prepared Chinese food served with tea, deems popular amongst coffee-obsessed Seattlites of today. Adding to its notoriety, the city’s growing Asian influence, and hence Din Tai Fung’s success. Of course, excellence in products and service helped as well. Multiple disappointments

Portage Bay Cafe

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THE GOOD: two words: breakfast bar! THE BAD: long wait. S-U-P-E-R long. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: U District Seattle. “Dang, this place was still packed at 1:30pm on a weekday,” a recent review of Portage Bay Cafe on Yelp said. My thoughts exactly. My husband and I visited Portage Bay’s flagship restaurant, on Roosevelt Way in U District, on one of the hottest days in the summer, and waited outside for over 30 minutes, despite having reserved a table four hours prior. (You do