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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Now Closed: Huarachitos in Columbia City (Sad!), Oasis Cafe on Capitol Hill (Not Surprising)

Posted by on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Huarachitos Taqueria in Columbia City is closed due to a fire. No one was hurt, but the homemade pink sign there (as pictured on columbiacitizens.net) might break your heart: "Sorry there was a fire. We love you. We hope you understand.—Jose and Ana." They are reportedly determined to come back; meanwhile, locals are sad.

Oasis Cafe on Capitol Hill is also closed, the question being: How did it last so long? This place is less than a block from our offices, and very, very few people were ever seen inside (which bodes especially poorly for a sushi place). Way back in 2007, a Stranger reader-reviewer said:

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The Korean food at Oasis was ok. Their sashimi donburi (actually hwe dup bap) was actually pretty good. If they had concentrated on that instead of going all over the board - korean, japanese noodes, sushi, etc. they might have made it. The Hill could use a couple additional Korean restaurants.
Posted by kinaidos on June 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM · Report this
nedludd 2
I am so triste about Huarachitos. Ojala que vuelvan pronto!
Posted by nedludd on June 16, 2011 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Collin 3
The saddest thing about the Oasis, was that they had amazing sushi when they first opened several years ago when Super Dave Nakamura was working there. Once he left, though, it was all downhill.
Posted by Collin on June 16, 2011 at 4:39 PM · Report this
jackie treehorn 4
Jose and Ana had the best shrimp tacos in Seattle. Hope they re-open soon.
Posted by jackie treehorn on June 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5
There's great Korean food at the Palace in Federal Way.

The even have the unlimited Korean BBQ with the tables where they grill it right there.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/palace-korean-ba…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on June 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM · Report this
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I second a need for more quality Korean food on the hill.
Posted by Devin on June 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM · Report this
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@5 there's great Korean many places, most notably in Edmonds/Lynwood. I would like it HERE though. Also my definition of Korean gluttony would be to have a standard portioned entree and an endless parade of sides. It's all about the variety of extras. Serve me four kinds of dried squid on the side, and I don't really care how skimpy you are with your bulgogi.
Posted by kinaidos on June 16, 2011 at 7:30 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8
@Avogadro's Number and #7

Here? In a region awash with "transit" shouldn't it be possible to use these new (and expensive) technologies to mobile your way around...or was that not part of the deal.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on June 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM · Report this
Jubilation T. Cornball 9
@8, let me put it less politely: I don't care if light rail ran down every street of this godforsaken hellhole, I wouldn't go to Federal Way if my own mother's life depended on it. Ugh!
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on June 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM · Report this
Callie 10
Kimchi Bistro is pretty damn good Korean food on the hill. LIke, real good. And there's always the amazing Old Village on Aurora.
Posted by Callie http://www.facebook.com/Klosetnerd on June 17, 2011 at 4:08 PM · Report this

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