While Eater typically focuses on restaurants near Seattle’s city center and surrounding neighborhoods, those sheltering at home farther out during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely seeking more convenient options for food. Here, we venture north to the upper edge of King County (and lower edge of Snohomish County) into the Lynnwood, Shoreline, and Edmonds area, where there are many wonderful Asian restaurants open for takeout and delivery. These are just some of the highlights. Since services shift often now, call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open — and if you see any changes, or if there’s a spot you’d like to see on the list, send us a tip.Read More
Great Restaurants in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Shoreline Open for Takeout and Delivery
From dumplings to sushi to Korean fried chicken, and more
This Lynnwood spot is known for its ttukbaegi bulgogi, which comes with sliced rice cake, vegetables, and glass noodles cooked in beef rib broth. This and a generous serving of banchan make for a massive meal already; an additional order of mandu (Korean dumplings, steamed, grilled, or fried) makes for a satisfying feast. Takeout is available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Lynnwood outpost of Seattle’s Hawaiian mainstay serves all-day comfort food breakfast dishes, currently for takeout. It’s continuing service a few weeks after mourning the loss of owner Liz Mar and her husband Robert, who both died from COVID-19 last month. Mar’s legacy of warmth lives on, as longtime customers have rallied around the restaurant in support.
This low-key Lynnwood favorite serves a crispy banh mi filled with slaw of daikon and carrots to balance out the savory grilled meat tenders. For some extra oomph, the barbecue pork option adds tender pork cuts to the classic banh mi fixings. Currently available for takeout.
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Talay Thai Restaurant
Lynnwood’s popular thai restaurant serves standard fried noodle dishes, such as pad thai, pad kee mow, and pad see ew, but there are further options on the regular menu and even more on the “secret” Thai menu, including the much sought-after boat noodles. Available for takeout daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Star sushi chef Ryuichi Nakano — well-known in the Seattle area for Tangletown’s Kisaku — opened up this Edmonds spot downtown last fall. It’s now offering rolls, nigiri, and sashimi for pickup through online preorders. There’s to-go beer, sake, and wine available as well.
This drinks destination in Edmonds has a few cocktail kits for takeout, including cold brew martinis and Mediterranean margaritas. Kelnero also has a selection of grocery items available, such as dry pasta, eggs, tomato jam preserves, and Lopez Island ice cream.
Downtown Edmonds’s acclaimed restaurant and fishmonger serves pan-seared shrimp katsu, lobster rolls, chowder poutine, and other hearty seafood items. There are also ways for diners to support crowdfunded causes during the COVID-19 crisis, including sibling restaurant Salt & Iron, which has converted into a community kitchen.
The laid-back Edmonds restaurant has an all-day menu of classic Filipino dishes, such as kilawin pusit (spicy squid salad with locally-caught seafood), bowls filled with adobo and kalua pig, and pork belly sisig. There are also a selection of tropical cocktails to-go, from li hing mui margaritas to Moscow mules.
Stars In the Sky
This Korean pub in Edmonds has built a reputation for slinging some serious Korean fried chicken (KFC), which diners can order “naked” or seasoned in choices of Asian garlic, sweet & spicy, extra spicy, and honey butter garlic. Available for takeout and delivery via GrubHub and Uber Eats.
Steamed dumplings and bowls of mixed noodles are the specialties at this well-regarded Chinese restaurant in Edmonds. Discerning diners also seek out the steamed buns stuffed with pork and glass noodles. Made-to-order items and frozen dumplings are both available for takeout.
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Rise and Shine Bakery
This unassuming Shoreline bakery has treats like cakes and fresh taro buns. The banh mi features house-made bread and perhaps the most tender grilled pork in the area, which makes for a good takeout dish. Hours may vary, so it’s best to call ahead.
Pho 99 Authentic Vietnamese
A hidden oasis in Shoreline, this small pho joint lives up to its name. The quality of the pho is evident in the intense aroma and tender meats that Vietnamese patrons swear by. Available for takeout daily, but best to call ahead for hours.
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Hae-Nam Kalbi and Calamari
Just north of the Seattle border in Shoreline, Haenam has a widespread menu of Korean classics, with large portions at reasonable prices. This is a good place to try bibim naengmyun, a spicy mass of buckwheat noodles with daikon kimchi, cucumber, beef slices, and Asian pear. Available for takeout.