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Sentosa Asian Restaurant and Bakery - 20 Reviews - 107 Lake Street, Kirkland, WA 98033, Kirkland, WA - Asian Restaurants Reviews - Phone (425) 889-0689

Sentosa Asian Restaurant and Bakery

107 Lake Street, Kirkland, WA 98033
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-0689
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We tried it once and we got hooked. It?s one of the rare places that have good ambience and fine authentic Chinese food under one roof. My Wife is Chinese and we?ve been to almost...


I wasn't real impressed by this place at all. I ordered a shrimp dish, and some of the shrimp seemed rubbery, and I found one I thought was rotten. The dim sum is pretty good, a...

Sentosa by Allen B. at InsiderPages 12/1/2008

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I wasn't real impressed by this place at all. I ordered a shrimp dish, and some of the shrimp seemed rubbery, and I found one I thought was rotten. The dim sum is pretty good, and my daughter was very disapointed with the shave ice. The prices are up there, and the service could be a lot better more

Horrible Manager 7/8/2008

jarea_meh17 Provided by Partner
The manager, is actually the owner. Her name is Juliana and she is going out of business in a few days. Hmm, I wonder why??? Maybe it's because of her crappy attitude. She made assumptions about my family and then would not listen to what our preferences were. Instead she MADE us try other dishes. There is no doubt in my mind the owner/landlord of the building wanted her OUT! If you want good Chinese food without the attitude or hassle of the manager go to Sea Garden, Yea's Wok, or Top Gun (in Factoria). more

HORRIBLE SERVICE. I would have -ve star if the option existed! by Jack P. at InsiderPages 7/6/2008

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This restaurant does look nice and elegant. However, our plan to enjoy a dim-sum here was ruined by extremely slow service; terrible food, which is cold; and worst of all, the manager was very arrogant and rude, It is ok that the food is not that great, but I have NEVER seen a restaurant treated its customers in this HORRIBLE way! She even shouted at us, yelled histerically aross the hall, just because we first urged the food preparation, which is extremely low (more than 30 minutes after we ordered); and later we asked why the food was not hot enough??????... We will NEVER go back to this place EVER!!! the manager was very rude. One of our dishes even had rotten shrimp in it! Give me a break. Do yourself a favor, and STAY AWAY from this restaurant, don??????t even CONSIDER. You??????re in the Seattle area, there are tons of other dim-sum places. more

Great ambience and delicious food 2/15/2008

Babash Provided by Partner
We tried it once and we got hooked. It?s one of the rare places that have good ambience and fine authentic Chinese food under one roof. My Wife is Chinese and we?ve been to almost every Chinese place in town. Sentosa is our favorite. They use fine ingredient and NO MSG. You don?t get the heavy feeling that you get after eating greasy Chinese food in some other restaurants. I highly recommend this place. Like most other Chinese restaurant, the English menu is only a small selection of what they offer. If you want to try some real good stuff, you can ask for the Chinese menu. If you don?t know how to read Chinese, ask for recommendations. The staff is friendly and quite often we get complimentary desert. The free stuff started after a few visits. Pros: Food and Service more


Steph Provided by Partner
This restaurant is HORRIBLE. The service was crap and so was the food. The waitresses and waiters didn't even know what was on the menu and the man... more

Rude Restaurant Manager 11/30/2007

pengyou99 Provided by Partner
I was just humiliated by the manager of the restaurant and decided to give comment here. I am not surprised by seeing some bad comments already! The manager reminded me Chinese Culture Revolution? in late 60?s to 70?s. It is very hard to find a competitive attitude with her even in China now. She should be fired from the job! She was very pushy selling her dim sums on a Saturday lunch setting while it was 80% empty. My husband and I ordered a few dishes of dim sum, and since my husband was a little slow picking up the food by chopsticks, she reached out grabbed his chopsticks, picked up a slippery dumpling thing into his dish and then another one to me, without our request, which stunned my hubby. When I questioned the dim sum price reading my bill, instead of getting me a menu price list she scoffed at me ? ?if you don?t have money don?t come here to eat!? and after I paid she also yelled ?Get out of the door!? Even when I was living in China in my earlier years I never got treated like this. She definitely ruined our day. And I will never go back to the restaurant again, like some other reviewers have said. She is NOT professional AT ALL and she is not qualified for any kind of job, anywhere. Cons: Horrible Service more

Ok food worst sevice 10/19/2007

aditee_k Provided by Partner
we went there yesterday night. The food was ok... but the service was terrible. I first asked her about a specific tofu dish on her menu... instead of replying what it was the manager recommended I try another tofu dish. She also made us try another dish in their restaurant with tall claims that it was really good. The food took a really long time and the tofu dish she had recommended was horrible. when I complained about it, she just said that its my fault I dont like it as everyone else likes it and its her favourite dish on the menu...she even refused to take it off (charge less) for it. I had eaten just one bite from it as it tasted so pathetic. The rest of the dishes were strictly OK. So if you are in a mood to be treated badly visit sentosa.... else run far far from it. Its really a pity that they have such a prime location in kirkland with nice decors... but the attitude of the people spoils it all! more

Sentosa Asian Restaurant and Bakery 10/17/2007

beachcomber25 Provided by Partner
Don't pay attention to those RUDE LIE filled reviews. this place is incredible. Incredible food incredible service. Extremely nice owner great s... more

Terrible food, HORRIBLE service 10/15/2007

bede1000 Provided by Partner
This restaurant does look nice and elegant. However, our plan to enjoy a night here was ruined by extremely slow service; terrible food, which is c... more

The worst place ever! by fei Y. at InsiderPages 10/14/2007

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We had the worst experience here. The service was extremely slow, the manager was really rude and after the dish were brought to us, they were barely luke warm... We were asking that why the food was not that hot, and then the manager treated us extremely rude, pointed her finger at us and shouted at us... Even not for her attitude, I would NOT go back again. This place, has the worst food that I have ever had in a restaurant!!! Plus, the poor service, and the attitude they treated customers, esp, Asian customers! more

WORST Place EVER! 10/14/2007

bebe0202 Provided by Partner
This is the worst restaurant that I have ever been too! And I will NEVER go back again!!! We went there the other night, the environment looks good. However, after we sat down, and began to order food, the manager's attitude was NOT tolerable. Forget about the service, esp. you have Asian face. We felt we were treated as second class citizen. We tried to order a dish, however they were out of it, then of course we needed to rethink about it, then the manager responded very impatiently, which seemed to be our fault!!! After that, it took more than 30 minutes for the food to be served. The quality was horrible!!! They were barely luke warm! We tried to ask why they were not hot enough, the manager even yelled at us!!! I have never been treated like this! and I will DEFINITELY NEVER go back to this place again! NEVER!!! Pros: The environment is ok Cons: Food is horrible, service is slow, attitude is terrible!!! more

Good Dim Sum, Pleasent service. 8/1/2007

rhalverson Provided by Partner
Initially I was reluctant to try out this restaurant based on the previous reviews; however, I was desperate to find a good Dim Sum restaurant closer to my work then downtown Seattle. In the past few weeks I have ate lunch at Sentosa Asian Cuisine & Bakery twice and I was pleasantly surprised on both occasions. The staff and host were pleasant and responsive and the food was good. While the selections are limited compared to the larger Seattle restaurants most of the favorites are present along with a few surprises. I did miss the sticky fired rice, but they do offer an excellent lotus leaf sticky rice dish offered in a two portion bundles. The restaurant is clean and surprisingly large and spacious. I would recommend Sentosa Asian Cuisine & Bakery if you are looking for good Dim Sum in the Kirkland area. more

miserably awful shaved ice 7/2/2007

Vivian Provided by Partner
It was worse than miserable. For $6.50, I got the worst shaved ice ever. I feel so robbed. The restaurant is very fancy looking with the main re... more

Horrible service! Unimaginative food! 5/30/2007

a_mama Provided by Partner
We were a party of 9 (2 kids) ordered 7 dishes and when I expressed concerns about my sons allergies to nuts in the food, the hostess the nerve to scoff at me! She talked down to me and my son stating that they have no nuts in their food when it clearly stated on the menu that several dishes did indeed contain nuts. Later when I asked once again if she could insure the noodles I ordered for him were just boiled noodles, she looked at me in a very irritated manner and said the order had been placed and could not be changed but if I wanted to I could order something else! If I didn't have my kids with me I would have told her exactly what I thought of her, her service and her food! Lucky for me, I own a computer and can share my experience about this panda express with a table cloth! Pros: None Cons: Horrible service! Unimaginative food! more

A great alternative to going across the bridge for Excellent Asian food! 3/8/2007

katiecat18 Provided by Partner
We decided to try Sentosa after having passed by it many times on my way to work in Kirkland. We were very happy we did! We had an excellent, very fresh dinner= A delicious beef noodle dish with a lot of flavor, baby bok choy that was seasoned perfectly (not overly salty, as I have had in other restaurants), and an outstanding mango scallops dish that was on the specials menu for the evening. We left with full bellies, but not with that heavy, greasy feel that you often have after feasting on some Asian food. Waitstaff was attentive, but not at all intrusive. The owner was also very friendly. We will most definitely return to try their dim sum! Pros: Super fresh, delicious, and great service. Cons: None more

Overlooked Asian Jewel at Kirkland Waterfront 2/27/2007

eastsidefoodie Provided by Partner
My family, friends, and I just love Sentosa, and eat there frequently. I was surprised another reviewer thought it wasn't romantic. The restaurant is very large, but the colors are subdued, lighting soft, background music quiet and serene, tables topped with white linen, etc. We often ask for a window table and watch passersby as we dine. Favorite dishes include all the prawn dishes, Dry Fried Spring Beans (spicy green beans), and Singapore Chicken (tender slices of white meat chicken with fresh tropical fruits in a light sauce), which is my mother's favorite, and we have it EVERY time! Check with the owner for her recommendation on any specials, as they are often not on the menu, but typically delicious. If you have special requests, she can often come up with something wonderful just for you. Dishes all tend to be fresh and light, not greasy and heavy. I always leave feeling full, but not weighed-down. Parking is better weeknights, not weekends. We often eat on Monday or Tuesday nights, and about half the time park on the street in front of the door. Pros: Knowledgable owner, unusual options, fresh flavors, elegant relaxing ambience more

Very good dim sum and other dishes and attentive wait staff 2/9/2007

jkcddd Provided by Partner
We have been there for dim sum and weeknight suppers. Very good dim sum, and many dishes such as the honey-walnut prawns are always excellent, attentive but not intrusive wait staff. We had a different style bun-type pancake for Peking Duck and this dish was very flavorful with crispy skin and succulent meat. I would pass on the pastries, as they look nice but are tasteless. Go for the food, not the pastries. Pros: Dim sum, mostly any dish on the menu, wait staff and hostess Cons: Parking is always an issue in downtown Kirkland, tasteless pastries more

fancy dim sum restaurant 9/24/2006

Tina Provided by Partner
This is a relatively new dim sum restaurant in downtown kirkland. I actually find it a bit too nice and fancy because I think the crowds and the no... more

Good Food, Iffy Service by Rhoda B. at InsiderPages 8/13/2006

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I have eaten at this place twice. It is a very attractive, though somewhat bare and dark, large place in a wonderful location, with a small bakery attached to the dining room. The first time was dim sum at lunch time. The quality of the food was very good, but the service was mediocre. We sat down about one and food trolleys were few and far between. When we finally accumulated enough food to satisfy us, we had a hard time getting the attention of wait staff to obtain our check, though the room was not busy. My second visit was at dinnertime, with a group of about six of us. Service was confused, slow, there was a significant language barrier, but the prices were excellent, since we were early and there was a ten percent off early dinner special. Again, the food was decent, though nothing special. It was the service that was the problem: not that anyone was impolite, but any small request had to go through three levels to reach someone who understood basic English. I think this might truly have been nightmarish, had the evening been a busy one. I would return here for dim sum, though I think I would arrive earlier and hope for better service. There are far better choices nearby for dinner. PROS: Good dim sum CONS: Dinner food not outstanding; service pretty shaky more

Great new place for dim sum by Michelle Q. at InsiderPages 8/9/2006

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I have been to Sentosa a couple of times for dim sum. The atmosphere is better than a lot of dim sum restaurants in the area. The restaurant's fixtures are attractive and the tables are spaced a comfortable distance from each other. The first time I went, the dim sum was good but it was too cold. The second time, the food was still good and it was served warmer! No dish in particular stands out - everything is good. more
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