Best Restaurants in Seattle’s University District

A fry bread taco, sweet potato salad, wild rice bowl, and chili from Off the Rez cafe. | Jade Yamazaki Stewart/Eater Seattle

With more than 40,000 students and 20,000 faculty and staff, University of Washington is one of the biggest urban universities in the country. The University District, known as the U District, functions like a big college town tucked inside a city, and The Ave (aka University Way) is its main street, where Huskies gravitate when they’re craving an off-campus meal. Most of the restaurants in the area are affordable, casual spots, and the options are eclectic with lots of good Asian food; There are regional Chinese restaurants, gyro windows, pho shops, dive bars, a brewery, and over 20 boba tea shops. Here are some favourites.

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Grade: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.