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Open & Shut: This Week in Restaurant Openings and Closings

Any time there are more openings than closings, consider us happy campers. Go forth and eat somewhere new this weekend!


Cook Weaver
Last month the new “inauthentic Eurasian food” joint opened up in the former Restaurant Marron space. Cook Weaver has a Eurasian flare but cooked with all Northwest ingredients. According to Seattle Eater the menu “includes a fascinating array of dishes: broccoli casserole with stinky cheese, Cheetos, and house crusty bread…” sounds good to us!

Duke’s Chowder House
According to Puget Sound Business Journal, Duke’s Chowder House is opening a location in Bellevue! The local fav will be opening in the new Lincoln Square expansion. Expected to open in April 2017.

This new restaurant from Heavy Restaurant Group opened its doors last month in the Wallingford neighborhood. The restaurant has a bohemian vibe and serves seasonally inspired far from Chef Jon Langley, according to Seattle Eater.

Katsu Burger
Check out Katsu Burger’s third location that just opened up on Capitol Hill. It’s on 12th Ave just off of E Pike St.

Sugar Hill
According to Capitol Hill Seattle, this new restaurant opening up in Capitol Hill is located on E Pine and is a “concept bar-focused eater featuring Thai street-style food.”

The latest and greatest in poke restaurants opened in the international district according to Eater Seattle. Gopoke is bringing the Hawaiian staple to the northwest and adding to the Poke craze!

This fried chicken chain is opening another location in Kirkland coming in Summer 2017, according to the Kirkland Reporter.

Mean Sandwich
This new sandwich shop opened last month in Ballard and was so successful on its opening day that all the food was gone by dinner time!

Originally set to open in November, this pizza joint is now set to open sometime this month. This place will serve up Neapolitan-style pies. According to Eater, Bruciato will have a combo of modern and traditional pizza toppings cooked in a wood-fired over.

Shawn O'Donnell's
This "American Gril & Irish Pub" is opening their third location in Fremont! They have two other locations located in Everett and in the Smith Tower.


Rock Bottom Brewery
This brewery has hit rock bottom. Kidding! I just really wanted to use that pun. No but seriously, the brewery closed its doors on the first of the year due to the property owners’ plans to redevelop Rainier square.

China Road
The restaurant in Bellevue announced on their Facebook page that they closed their doors after 25 years in business.

The Wurst Place
This SLU favorite is another restaurant falling victim to growth. Due to close in February, the owner of the Belgian style spot is looking for a new location according to Seattle Pi.