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Chef Liao

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6012 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5512
+1 206-789-6441
11:30 - 21:30
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Camano Island, Washington
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We walked here from my fiends...which is great because street parking is slim. First let me say that I have traveled in China so my bar is QUITE HIGH. There is no Chinese place I have eaten that compares to food in China...but we have to take what we can...& this ain't bad! We started with BBQ pork...tender thick slices... More 

Thank islandgryl
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were in Seattle vacationing and decided to try this small restaurant for dinner. The soups and spring rolls were so amazing that night we went for a second visit a few nights later. We ordered different entries, I had a spicy rice noodle/beef dish, my husband had a rice/beef dish. Both had wonderful flavors without being heavy, and some... More 

Thank 835debra
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Mu shu pork plentiful but with little flavor; veggies carelessly cut, large chunks. Accompanying pancakes were cold, brittle. Singapore noodles also little flavor, with tough pork slices, little egg, little flavor; spicing wildly uneven. Service was friendly. With dozens of other similar restaurants around, I'd hesitate before going back to this one.

Thank SeattleRoger
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I don't know what else to say. Not your regular ameri-chinese. Everything was delicious, no greasy tummy ache. Very nice staff.

Thank Jamie U
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I hesitate to review Chef Liao because they are so good that I don't want it to get overly popular! We stumbled across this one day when we were looking for some good Hot & Sour Soup. They have the friendliest staff (family owned), large portions, and some of the most authentic and delicious Chinese food that you're going to... More 

Thank clow_sea
seattle, wa
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

It's in my neighborhood and a substantial number of us eat here. The food is good, the family that runs it are very nice people. So, at our house when no one feels like cooking we walk up the street and eat here since we can all agree on the place. Interesting no matter how many people are in the... More 

1 Thank fredSeattle_Wa
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I have been going here for years and it's still as great as day one. The food is always fresh, not greasy, served hot and fast. The dishes I've had have always been good, mostly amazing. Favorites include the Mongolian chicken/beef which is not the standard style but rather a tender meat I sauce served with red chili pods and... More 

Thank EmmaSeattle
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a light meal. We tried the potstickers, hot and sour soup and Pho chicken. Was fresh and good. Also complimentary hot tea.

Thank Terri W
Republic, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We had a party of 8, which was well accommodated. The food was excellent, and quite of variety. The service was friendly and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I recommend the Mongolian Beef, stir -fry green beans, and mo shu pork, however, everything was tasty, and not a drop of food was left at the end of the... More 

1 Thank Patty S
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

A group of three of us arrived at 7:00 p.m. on a bustling Saturday night and waited 10-15 minutes for somebody to clear and clean one of the empty tables one so we could sit. They do a brisk take-out business and the path from the door to the counter is very busy (they also deliver). Once we were seated,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6012 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5512
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-6441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?