Cafe Juanita

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9702 NE 120th Pl (at 97th Ave NE)
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 823-1505
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Located in a mid-century house near the Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, chef-owner and 2008 Best Chef Northwest James Beard award-winner Holly Smith’s neighborhood spot Cafe Juanita focuses on Northern Italian cuisine. The menu changes frequently, “but always includes an eclectic mix of meats and seafood, illustrating the commitment to fresh, bold dishes that most often utilize organic products.” Goat cheese gnocchi with ramps, lamb tongue with walnut aigrelette, local pheasant egg with white sturgeon caviar, rabbit served with house-made pancetta, these are just some of the delicious items you’ll find on menu at this 30-seat restaurant that from the outside at least, more resembles someone’s home.



  • Memoriable birthday dinner. Movia Pinot Nero and roasted rabbit
  • Kristen is positively delightful, and made the experience that much better.
  • Try the Crab Avocado
  • Holly is always impressing me with seasonal variety of the freshest ingredients!!! The truffle cheese pasta will be amazing
  • Everything is good. I have tried dishes here that scared me a little (sweetbreads, octopus) and found them indescribably flavorful and texturally intriguing.
  • Butter tajarin is phenomenal.
  • The foie gras dish with cacao nibs and cherries is incredible.
  • Everything is wonderful here!
  • Rabbit is one of my favorite dishes I've ever had.
  • Check out Cafe Juanita as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • The vegetarian menu is separate and the dishes are awesome! Try the cauliflower dish and the roasted beets for a hearty dinner!
  • I'm floored by how good this place always is. Feels like home when we're in their company.
  • Found Fish ravioli as Yuck. Try it and dish on it at
  • The rabbit is one of my all time favorites here. The black cod is also noteworthy. Thanks for the great service!
  • Caf Juanita are serious locavores...
  • Food is great. They have a great private room for small parties.
  • The menu, along with the admirable wine list, springs to life in the care of Smiths fleet of career waiters, who intelligently flesh out descriptions and hold diners special occasions in trusty hand
  • Go here for the amazing food, fantastic playlist and friendly people. Not to mention the calming view - best in the blue hour.
  • Everything is seasonal, so go with the special or anything with the homemade bacon!

Nearby places

9703 NE Juanita Dr (btw 93rd & 97th)