Watercress Vietnamese Bistro - Columbia City

We are located in the Columbia City District in Seattle, WA with a specialty in traditional Vietnamese cuisines.

To provide well-prepared meals using only quality ingredients with traditional Vietnamese styles of cooking. To consistently provide our customers with the finest service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, and professionalism in our work. To maintain an elegant restaurant that values attentiveness to every detail of operation, hospitality and orderly sanitation. To have every customer who comes through our doors leave impressed and excited to come back again. To thank each customer for the opportunity to serve them.

Perfect day for Pho!!

Customers's Favorite - Grilled Prawn Vermicelli (Bun Tom Nuong)

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Vietnamese Braised Pork with Coconut Juice- Thit Heo Kho Nuoc Dua is simply but a pleasant dish. So earthy, so flavorful, so comforting. Most households in Vietnam used to make this fairly often.

The caramel sauce infuses the pork and with a slightly sweet, deeply rich flavor that can only be achieved by braising for a long time. Spooned over rice with plenty of sauce, of course, it's perfect comfort food for a rainy day. The caramel sauce is a must for this dish to provide color and flavor to the pork. The coconut juice will mostly cook off, leaving behind a slight sweetness to add depth to the pork.

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Who doesn't love BANH MI?

Bánh mì (/ˈbæn ˌmiː/; Vietnamese pronunciation: [ɓǎɲ mî]) is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. The word is derived from bánh (bread) and mì (wheat). Bread, or more specifically the baguette, was introduced by the French during its colonial period. The bánh mì is usually more airy with a thinner crust. It's stuffed with meats, butter, fresh cucumber slices, cilantro, picked carrot & daikon, jalapeño. Choices of Grilled Pork, Grilled Chicken, Beef or Tofu

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One of our signature dishes: BANH XEO = "sizzling cake", named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet is a Vietnamese savory fried pancake (it resembles a French crepe with a crispy edge) made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, coconut cream stuffed with shrimp, squid, diced green onion, mushroom, white onion and bean sprouts. Served with green leave, basil, mints and nuoc mam (sweet/sour fish sauce).

Vegetarian version is also available & it's Gluten-Free.

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It's Friday! It's about time to feed your hungry belly with healthy Vietnamese foods.

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What to have for lunch and dinner today? Let skip the cooking, relax and enjoy the delicious Vietnamese dishes at Watercress!

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Loan Hua




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5041 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm
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