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Address: University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

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Wide variety of places to eat

The U-District is a great place to go if you're hungry. There are some very good Indian restaurants, as well as good places for vegetarian food. Multiple places to find good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The U-District is a great place to go if you're hungry. There are some very good Indian restaurants, as well as good places for vegetarian food. Multiple places to find good coffee. And the people watching is always fun.

Thank Alec D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Good for college students, lots of food places in the Ave. Pho, Thai, Teriyaki, Gyros, Subway, etc. Would recommend Teriyaki 1st, and Thai 65, as well as Thaiger Room

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I spent a week in the U-District at one of the nicer hotels. The best thing about the area is the tremendous variety of food available. I focused on the Indian, Middle Eastern, and Cajun restaurants. There are also many Asian, American, Greek, and fast food places. Many of the buildings are old and haven't been remodeled recently, so some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The University District is, not surprisingly, adjacent to the University of Washington's main campus. It's collection of shops and restaurants has the classic college town feel.

Thank Mark P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

34 years ago when I went to the UW the U District and the Ave were a dump and not much has changed. China First, Finn MacCools, Bulldog News, Post Office, Magus Books, UW Bookstore, the oriental gift shop, Bartell Drugs, and the Neptune are all still there. I think it looks about the same...

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Seattle university district is a standard U district with a big variety of stores, restaurants, clubs, cinema, etc. The University Bookstore is on the main street, University Way, and there are galleries and museums in the adjacent university campus.

Thank Robert S
Englewood, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We found the area to be littered and dirty. Traffic was outrageous! Parking was difficult to find! Street people were everywhere! This neighborhood needs cleaning!

Thank Winnie42015
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

HIGH POINTS Friendly area with lots of activities, easy to get around. Good selection of eating places with inexpensive price points. Found staff in all the restaurants, hotels, area shops to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. LOW POINTS Predictable limited parking available

Thank Soonkeum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

If you are ever bored this is a good place to go. Just wondering the streets, people watching, is surprisingly fun here. The place has an upbeat vibe that makes every visit different and fun. Once you get here there will be plenty to see and do. It's just a fun place to hang out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We happened upon a huge street festival in the area. Wandered around, it was interesting because of the fesitval but otherwise I would not visit.

Thank Chr15t1n3

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