Grub Alert: Lá Lốt Restaurant + Bar

Experience and taste the cuisine of Vietnam via downtown Seattle.

With colorful acrylic fixtures dotting the booths, murals of moped riders whizzing by, and an interior decorated with vivid blue hues, soft orange tones and brown highlights, Lá Lốt Restaurant + Bar has transported the beautifully chaotic streets of Saigon to Seattle at their  9th and Stewart location.

The family run Vietnamese eatery came to fruition out of passion for food, and the love of culture and family. The restaurant and bar is named and inspired by a wild betel leaf that has a distinct fragrance and flavor. When cooked, the leaf has a subtle peppery smoky taste. Traditionally, the betel leaf is served wrapped around spiced beef then grilled.

Combining street foods and home cooking in an airy modern setting, this distinct Vietnamese fusion restaurant serves more than just noodle soups. Authentic specialties include the Lemongrass Pork Vermicelli (8.50/10), Betel Leaf Beef with anchovy fish sauce ($9/11.50) or a selection of Viet curry. Another favorite are their Wrapping Platters that allow you to create unique rolls with rice paper, and an arrangement of fresh greens, herbs, rice vermicelli, roasted peanuts, shallots and scallions, as well as savory sauces. Grab and go plates such as the sesame chicken or the sausage eggs and shrimp Saigon rolls are the perfect dish for lunch on the run.

For a unique happy hour experience, stop by Lá Lốt  for small plates of fish cakes with tangy aioli sauce or crispy fried wings. Or pick a new drink from the unique cocktail menu, like the La Loc specialty, a shaken mixture of Tequila and Midori.

This tasty Vietnamese eatery is open for lunch and dinner during the week, and open late Fridays and Saturdays.  They offer two happy hours from 3-6 pm, and 10pm to close daily.

Lá Lốt Restaurant + Bar |925 Stewart Street #102, Seattle |(206) 682-8812