I’ve read the other reviews, and it’s true what they say: this vegetarian restaurant—one of Seattle’s oldest—is run by the Seattle Sri Chinmoy Centre; in fact, their name was "given" to them by Chinmoy himself. Silence-Heart-Nest, by serving healthful and tasty meals, strives to provide its customers "delicious food that satisfies both inwardly and outwardly, combined with a peaceful atmosphere." The female servers wear saris, and Indian music plays on the stereo. Most of the food is Indian but there are also American and international dishes, all vegetarian, with vegan dishes marked by a "v" on the menu, and wheat-free options. Desserts are sweetened with alternatives to white sugar.
No, the five stars are not to protect my soul from rebirth as an Untouchable; despite my teasing, I like the food, and I find the staff warm-loving-kind.