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Map & Directions 1605 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
  • Vegetarian
  • Wed-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Catering, Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Highly Recommended, Accepted
  • No Parking, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

As you might deduce from its name, Sutra is a vegetarian restaurant. A mostly vegan, mostly organic restaurant connected to a yoga studio, no less, with its own garden and worm composting bins and communal tables arranged in a circle (cue the Lion King theme song). Meals take the form of four-course prix-fixe dinners that change every couple of days, and sweet-natured chef Colin Patterson builds up his dishes by piling flavor on flavor, claiming the world's pantry as his own. His knack for texture is spotty—undercooked vegetables can be a little hard to chew—but salads (say, mixed greens with grilled peaches and slivered chiles) and whole-grain desserts like a blueberry tart with graham crust and vanilla glaze come through on the restaurant's promise of healthful, creative food in a serene setting.

Member Reviews

  • Debbie250 wrote a review for Sutra
    on 02/16/10

    A place that updates their menu weekly, depending upon what they get from the local farmers. Several courses are served, and the whole restaurant is served at the same time. It's kinda like a wedding without a bride and groom. Did I mention how unbelievably good it is?

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Tips from foursquare

  • The Seattle Times on 05/24/10

    A tiny vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Environmentally supportive and sustainable. Uses a cache of largely local, organic ingredients. Meals begin with Chef Colin Patterson striking a domed brass gong.

  • Seattle Met on 11/09/11

    How Seattle is this: a restaurant serving four-course, communal-table, vegetarian dinners, run by a yogi who rings a gong before service for a reverent moment of silence in gratitude to the earth?

  • Joe M. on 01/25/13

    5 stars! Do not miss dinner at this wonderful all natural vegetarian restaurant. With only 1 or 2 seatings per night and a set prixe fixe menu, Sutra is a culinary win.

  • Seattle Weekly on 04/08/11

    One of our favorite restaurants -- try the Tea flight with dinner!

  • Chris B. on 03/13/09

    Go to Sutra on a double date and have their vegan 4 course meal. WARNING: Only open Wed-Sat.

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