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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
4.0
$15
Greasy, finger-lickin’ Hong Kong comfort food in a place that feels full-on Chinese

Café Ori serves some of the best quick-and-cheap Hong Kong-style Chinese food on the Eastside. The menu is so extensive that you could use it as a lesson plan if you’re trying to learn Cantonese. Though not necessarily side-trip-worthy, Café Ori is a favorite among Eastsiders for lunch and takeout.

The portions are huge, and the food is cheap and savory. Hainanese chicken rice, the beef brisket curry, and the Taiwanese pork chop rice are standouts. Bubble teas are very… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$15
Beautiful falafels cooked and served by beautiful men

The local stroller brigade is obsessed with the young, strapping dark-haired men who run Mr. Gyros—and for good reason. The guys at this little Greenwood-area falafel joint are always ready with a charming smile and a quick quip with their regulars—and they cook up some delicious, inexpensive grub, too.

Seating is very limited—only a couple counter spots, and two sidewalk tables—and it’s pretty dark and dim inside: the orangey-red walls (complete with Mr. Gyro T-shirts displayed for sale) contrast with the yellow… [More]