It might be raining, but don’t let that discourage you! It’s March, and warm weather is right around the corner. If you’re really needing a pick me up after that winter, we suggest checking out one of these 5 Seattle restaurants that feel like summer all year long. Mai tai, please.


This relatively new addition to Capitol Hill has become quite the spot, because who doesn’t love tea? And to boost that, they focus on matcha tea. You can expect high-quality teas and a beautiful, summery environment at this Capitol Hill institution. Just look at those plants!

Where: 1715 12th Ave

Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max

As the name suggests, Sam Choy’s does it big or not at all. They are the kings of poke, and you can expect the best of Hawaiian cuisine and more here. Plus, they have a really cool location in Rainer Valley that will make you feel like you’re sitting at a beachside restaurant. Oh, and they also have a few food trucks. So summery!

Where: 5300 Rainier Ave S

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juicebox cafe

Seattle restaurants summer

This perfectly Instagrammable restaurant feels like an indoor greenhouse with its plethora of plants. To boot, the menu is packed with healthy and delicious snacks that make us think of the fruit trays our mom used to bring us by the pool. Ah, those were the days.

Where: 1517 12th Ave Suite 100

Agua Verde Cafe

Seattle restaurants summer

Talk about an institution! Agua Verde has been around since 1998. They serve up tasty Mexican food right on Lake Union in Portage Bay. The bright colored interior and greenery surrounding the restaurant are definitely reminiscent of a tropical paradise. Also, we highly recommend coming back in the summer because they rent paddleboards.

Where: 1303 NE Boat St

Hula Hula

Seattle restaurants summer

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a tiki bar. Sadly, Seattle doesn’t have many, but we do have Hula Hula. You can expect a tiki vibe complete with tropical drinks & bowls, karaoke, and tasty eats. It’s the closest you’re getting to a tropical vacation in the PNW!

Where: 1501 E Olive Way

Alright, with that, we hope our list of Seattle restaurants that feel like summer helps make the end of your winter that much better. If anything, it’ll at least be a little bit tastier. Hold on folks, that summer sun is almost here!