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Chefs' Favorite U.S. Restaurants

From pho to soul food, chefs from all over the country share their favorite restaurants with T+L.

Washington

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Maneki (304 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; 206/622-2631; dinner for two $30) is a century-old Japanese place—and the longest-running restaurant in Seattle—with authentic food and loving service. Besides excellent sushi and fried chicken with lots of lemon, they have dishes you don’t normally see, including my favorite, an Osaka-style street snack called takoyaki. Made with crêpe batter, they’re like little donut holes filled with diced baby octopus, plus a bottom layer of barbecue sauce and a top layer of bonito flakes—crisp and gooey all at once.” —Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce

Chefs' Favorite U.S. Restaurants

Washington

Maneki (304 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; 206/622-2631; dinner for two $30) is a century-old Japanese place—and the longest-running restaurant in Seattle—with authentic food and loving service. Besides excellent sushi and fried chicken with lots of lemon, they have dishes you don’t normally see, including my favorite, an Osaka-style street snack called takoyaki. Made with crêpe batter, they’re like little donut holes filled with diced baby octopus, plus a bottom layer of barbecue sauce and a top layer of bonito flakes—crisp and gooey all at once.” —Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce

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