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Arashi Ramen in Edmonds focuses on tonkotsu-style ramen.
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12 Essential Asian Restaurants in Edmonds

Where to try noodles, hot pot, dim sum, Korean fried chicken, and more

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Arashi Ramen in Edmonds focuses on tonkotsu-style ramen.
| Jay Friedman for Eater

Seattle sits pretty for amazing Asian food. Most notable is the Chinatown-International District, itself evolving as some classic mom-and-pops try to hang on while newer and perhaps more notable restaurants make their way in. But Seattleites are also fortunate to find clusters of quality Asian restaurants away from the CID. Eater has highlighted areas such as the Othello Station area, Tukwila’s Southcenter area, and where Bellevue meets Richmond in the past.

Now there are increasing Asian options to the north; with that, here are a dozen restaurant destinations for noodles, hot pot, dim sum, Korean fried chicken, and much more in Edmonds.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noodle Hut

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8418 Bowdoin Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 423-7718
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The “house noodle soup” at this tiny, delicious spot is actually boat noodles, rich from blood in the broth. Among the other dishes are hits like old-fashioned tom yum, pink-colored yen ta fo, and delicious pad kee mao. Prices may be relatively low, but spice levels are authentically Thai (i.e. very spicy).

2. Dong Ting Chun

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#400 22001, 8039, WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 616-5616

Hunan cuisine is the hot (and spicy) new entry to the area’s Chinese restaurant scene, with Dong Ting Chun proving to be a popular place in Edmonds. Fish dishes are featured on the extensive menu, including a namesake dish that’s a whole fish steamed with red chiles and onions. Pickled chiles, pumpkin pancakes, braised pork, and preserved egg (in one dish, included with mortar and pestle-pounded eggplant) are prominent on the menu.

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3. Boiling Point

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22001 WA-99 #100
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 673-7101
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This California-based chain is growing, with five locations in the Seattle area. Here, diners choose from individualized hot pots that have a variety of broths and ingredients. The “Taiwanese Spicy” is great for extreme heat-seekers; for those interested in something unique, “House Special” hot pot with stinky tofu. It certainly makes an entrance; whenever this dish is served somewhere in the restaurant, the nose knows.

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4. Wonton Noodle House

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22315 WA-99 E
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 775-8628
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Ever comforting are the steaming bowls of noodle soup with a dilemma of choosing wontons or dumplings — or both — along with optional meat toppings. While this might be the namesake dish, also delicious (and equally comforting) are the bowls of congee (fish, made with rock cod, is a favorite), made better with a side order of the Chinese donuts known as youtiao. Best of all: Wonton Noodle House is open daily until just after midnight.

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22315 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 776-7847
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It’s worth the drive to Edmonds for the oil-seared biang-biang noodles alone. These wide, hand-cut wide noodles are delightfully springy, and while meat toppings are available, the simplicity of hot chili oil shows them off best. Go with a group, and you can those same biang-biang noodles layered at the bottom of the big plate of chicken known as dapanji.

6. Kong Tofu House

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22511 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 670-6757
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This casual Korean mini-chain offers the area’s best value for soon doo boo chigae (soft tofu stew). There are other items on the menu, but the soft tofu soup is the main draw, the fiery bowls filled with a choice of beef, pork, seafood, intestines, dumplings, vegetables, and more. Each order comes with a stone pot of rice and a decent selection of banchan — including a whole fried fish.

7. Arashi Ramen

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22511 WA-99 #105
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 835-0068
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Arashi focuses on the tonkotsu-style ramen associated with Kyushu, though the restaurant’s chef is from Kyoto. The porky broth is available in shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso, and spicy miso varieties, with black garlic as a good twist on the tonkotsu miso option. It doesn’t say on the menu, but diners can and should customize their noodles’ firmness: Ordering firm (katamen) or extra firm (barikata) noodles avoids the overcooked default of slightly soft.

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8. Fashion Dim Sum

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22923 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 697-2886
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Minutes after Fashion Dim Sum’s 10 a.m. opening on the weekends, expect all the tables to be filled, and with good reason: Fashion serves some of the best dim sum in Seattle. No carts in this small dining room; diners order from the menu, with two of the best items being weekend-only specials not found on the regular menu: fresh bean curd rolls and Fashion stuffed dumplings made with pork, peanuts, pickled radish, and more.

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9. Traditional Korean Beef Soup

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22929 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 977-2929
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Who says broth has to be boring? This restaurant’s namesake dish (called seolleongtang in Korean) features a broth made from ox-bones, brisket, and other beefy body parts, cooked for more than 24 hours. It comes to the table milky white, and the server, pointing to a jar of sea salt, will advise diners that it’s completely unseasoned. The liquid can take a lot of that salt, along with other condiments if desired. The “Mixed” version is a treat with brisket, tongue, and shank.

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10. Stars In the Sky

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23830 WA-99 #121
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 582-8802
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This Korean pub in Edmonds draws large groups of twenty-somethings for its karaoke, but what really sings here is the chicken, especially the SIS Famous Half and Half, which comes with both fried and sweet-spicy pieces. (Other choices include Asian garlic sweet, charbroiled BBQ, and seasoned fried chicken.) Diners should also try the rabokki (spicy tteokbokki rice cakes with ramen noodles), the corn cheese (or pizza version), and perhaps the sliced canned peaches.

11. Milkie Milkie Dessert Cafe

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23830 WA-99 #119A
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 361-7696
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To cool off after a spicy, garlicky Korean meal, nothing beats bingsoo — a shaved ice concoction that comes with a variety of toppings. The bingsoo at the appropriately named Milkie Milkie is lusciously snowy and comes in a variety of flavors including taro, green tea, and black sesame. Diners can also get them topped with fresh mango or strawberries. Moreover, there’s a selection of toast made with injeolmi: homemade soft rice cake. Also note that Milkie Milkie will soon make its way to the International District.

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12. Dumpling Generation

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23830 WA-99 #115
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 678-0806
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Dumpling Generation serves up northeastern Chinese cuisine. Most prominent on the menu, and on diners’ tables, are baskets of steamed dumplings and bowls of mixed noodles. In addition to the jiaozi (dumplings), discerning diners seek out the baozi (steamed buns) stuffed with pork and glass noodles. They even have a menu item that translates to “chaos stew;” the luan dun comes with braised pork belly, potatoes, eggplant, green beans, and more.

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1. Noodle Hut

8418 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA 98026

The “house noodle soup” at this tiny, delicious spot is actually boat noodles, rich from blood in the broth. Among the other dishes are hits like old-fashioned tom yum, pink-colored yen ta fo, and delicious pad kee mao. Prices may be relatively low, but spice levels are authentically Thai (i.e. very spicy).

8418 Bowdoin Way
Edmonds, WA 98026

2. Dong Ting Chun

#400 22001, 8039, WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

Hunan cuisine is the hot (and spicy) new entry to the area’s Chinese restaurant scene, with Dong Ting Chun proving to be a popular place in Edmonds. Fish dishes are featured on the extensive menu, including a namesake dish that’s a whole fish steamed with red chiles and onions. Pickled chiles, pumpkin pancakes, braised pork, and preserved egg (in one dish, included with mortar and pestle-pounded eggplant) are prominent on the menu.

#400 22001, 8039, WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026

3. Boiling Point

22001 WA-99 #100, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

This California-based chain is growing, with five locations in the Seattle area. Here, diners choose from individualized hot pots that have a variety of broths and ingredients. The “Taiwanese Spicy” is great for extreme heat-seekers; for those interested in something unique, “House Special” hot pot with stinky tofu. It certainly makes an entrance; whenever this dish is served somewhere in the restaurant, the nose knows.

22001 WA-99 #100
Edmonds, WA 98026

4. Wonton Noodle House

22315 WA-99 E, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

Ever comforting are the steaming bowls of noodle soup with a dilemma of choosing wontons or dumplings — or both — along with optional meat toppings. While this might be the namesake dish, also delicious (and equally comforting) are the bowls of congee (fish, made with rock cod, is a favorite), made better with a side order of the Chinese donuts known as youtiao. Best of all: Wonton Noodle House is open daily until just after midnight.

22315 WA-99 E
Edmonds, WA 98026

5. Qin

22315 WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026

It’s worth the drive to Edmonds for the oil-seared biang-biang noodles alone. These wide, hand-cut wide noodles are delightfully springy, and while meat toppings are available, the simplicity of hot chili oil shows them off best. Go with a group, and you can those same biang-biang noodles layered at the bottom of the big plate of chicken known as dapanji.

22315 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026

6. Kong Tofu House

22511 WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026

This casual Korean mini-chain offers the area’s best value for soon doo boo chigae (soft tofu stew). There are other items on the menu, but the soft tofu soup is the main draw, the fiery bowls filled with a choice of beef, pork, seafood, intestines, dumplings, vegetables, and more. Each order comes with a stone pot of rice and a decent selection of banchan — including a whole fried fish.

22511 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026

7. Arashi Ramen

22511 WA-99 #105, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

Arashi focuses on the tonkotsu-style ramen associated with Kyushu, though the restaurant’s chef is from Kyoto. The porky broth is available in shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso, and spicy miso varieties, with black garlic as a good twist on the tonkotsu miso option. It doesn’t say on the menu, but diners can and should customize their noodles’ firmness: Ordering firm (katamen) or extra firm (barikata) noodles avoids the overcooked default of slightly soft.

22511 WA-99 #105
Edmonds, WA 98026

8. Fashion Dim Sum

22923 WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

Minutes after Fashion Dim Sum’s 10 a.m. opening on the weekends, expect all the tables to be filled, and with good reason: Fashion serves some of the best dim sum in Seattle. No carts in this small dining room; diners order from the menu, with two of the best items being weekend-only specials not found on the regular menu: fresh bean curd rolls and Fashion stuffed dumplings made with pork, peanuts, pickled radish, and more.

22923 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026

9. Traditional Korean Beef Soup

22929 WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026
Traditional Korean Beef Soup jay friedman Jay Friedman for Eater

Who says broth has to be boring? This restaurant’s namesake dish (called seolleongtang in Korean) features a broth made from ox-bones, brisket, and other beefy body parts, cooked for more than 24 hours. It comes to the table milky white, and the server, pointing to a jar of sea salt, will advise diners that it’s completely unseasoned. The liquid can take a lot of that salt, along with other condiments if desired. The “Mixed” version is a treat with brisket, tongue, and shank.

22929 WA-99
Edmonds, WA 98026

10. Stars In the Sky

23830 WA-99 #121, Edmonds, WA 98026

This Korean pub in Edmonds draws large groups of twenty-somethings for its karaoke, but what really sings here is the chicken, especially the SIS Famous Half and Half, which comes with both fried and sweet-spicy pieces. (Other choices include Asian garlic sweet, charbroiled BBQ, and seasoned fried chicken.) Diners should also try the rabokki (spicy tteokbokki rice cakes with ramen noodles), the corn cheese (or pizza version), and perhaps the sliced canned peaches.

23830 WA-99 #121
Edmonds, WA 98026

11. Milkie Milkie Dessert Cafe

23830 WA-99 #119A, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

To cool off after a spicy, garlicky Korean meal, nothing beats bingsoo — a shaved ice concoction that comes with a variety of toppings. The bingsoo at the appropriately named Milkie Milkie is lusciously snowy and comes in a variety of flavors including taro, green tea, and black sesame. Diners can also get them topped with fresh mango or strawberries. Moreover, there’s a selection of toast made with injeolmi: homemade soft rice cake. Also note that Milkie Milkie will soon make its way to the International District.

23830 WA-99 #119A
Edmonds, WA 98026

12. Dumpling Generation

23830 WA-99 #115, Edmonds, WA 98026
Jay Friedman for Eater

Dumpling Generation serves up northeastern Chinese cuisine. Most prominent on the menu, and on diners’ tables, are baskets of steamed dumplings and bowls of mixed noodles. In addition to the jiaozi (dumplings), discerning diners seek out the baozi (steamed buns) stuffed with pork and glass noodles. They even have a menu item that translates to “chaos stew;” the luan dun comes with braised pork belly, potatoes, eggplant, green beans, and more.

23830 WA-99 #115
Edmonds, WA 98026

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