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Max's World Cafe

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212 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027-3232
+1 425-391-8002
Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This restaurants is now closed so the owner can focus on her hot sauce. It was a wonderful place and will be sorely missed in the Issaquah area. Her food was unique and very enjoyable but guess she was ready for a change.

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Thank ahbudc
Bellevue, Washington
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592 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I had a work colleague visiting from out of town who wanted a unique dining experience. I immediately thought of Max's. We were the only ones there midweek at 6:00 although the tiny space filled up later. There were several items from the menu that were not available, which I though was odd. What we did choose was all top... More 

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Thank Steve F
Issaquah, Washington
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Tonight was our first visit to Max's World Cafe. The space is very tiny, with room for only 16 guests plus a table for 4 in the kitchen. I ordered the fish tacos and my husband tried the fish & chips. The cod for both of our meals was very fresh with a tantalizing taste of a blend of herbs... More 

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Thank wendy g
Issaquah, WA
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is an experience. My husband went to order takeout and although he didn't order ahead he was treated with a tour of the place and how to do order next time all while she prepared his to-go meal for him. It took a bit longer than expected but she uses all fresh ingredients and creates the meals as you... More 

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Seattle
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Quaint restaurant on front street. Diverse food options. Unique food options that have a range in outcomes. Some good and others average. Best for informed dinners

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Thank Bobjlandwa
Bellevue, Washington
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Those who have reviewed Max's and complained about the high prices have a point. But you absolutely get what you pay for, and the owner/chef recreates some mighty fine dishes from her native Goa. Our party of four was shoe-horned into the back of the little storefront and waited on by the owner's sister, a most charming woman who used... More 

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Thank John W
Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We stopped in for lunch on our way to our Hotel. I love the flavors of the food. Too bad I couldn't come back and try the other items for dinner. This place is small. I thought it was funny there were people actually sitting in the Kitchen. It makes you feel like you're in someone's home.

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Thank Louise2020
Spokane Valley, Washington
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Don't let the lack of seating put you off. Sidle on in and sit. Edna, the owner, is a tour de force who just happens to hand make some of the best pepper sauces around. Fish and Chips are my benchmark dish for comfort food and Edna's is simply the best I've ever had. The chips are right there too.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a quirky, tiny spot right on Front Street. The owner usually serves you and recommends the best dishes each day. I'd describe it as eclectic cuisine with an Indian flare. But, it's not all Indian. One of her best dishes is mac n cheese! Give it a try. It's really great.

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Thank bhall4
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I had often passed this restaurant and was intrigued by the name. I read reviews and went for dinner on Friday night. With 5 in the party we had 5 different entrees and were delighted with each. Our fish & chips diner pronounced it the best he'd ever eaten. The rest of us argued about which was the best dish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027-3232
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: +1 425-391-8002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?