Vegan Thai food restaurant. Offers a lunch combination special. Dinner is a la carte menu. Reported having a separate bakery that makes both vegan and non-vegan goods. Moved into this space 2013 from 1121 NE 45th St. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm, Sun 4:30pm-9:00pm.

111 Reviews

First Review by xbillyx


Points +45

01 Sep 2023

All time fave!

Delicious food, sits well. Loooove the curry!! Enough options to make this a place to come back to again and again and again and still find something new to try that’s so good! Cool atmosphere and good service.



Points +505

05 Aug 2023

A great vegan find

It was wonderful going to a completely vegan Thai restaurant and not having to ask about the use of fish sauce or animal broths. We started with the fresh rolls which had tofu, shredded vegetables and cilantro with a soy peanut dipping sauce. The Tom Yum soup was a bit spicy and very good. The pad Thai was very enjoyable.

Pros: Completely vegan, Validated parking

Cons: No private parking lot


Points +118

18 Jun 2023

Delicious Lunch Special

I loved all 6 items that came with my lunch special. It sounds like the featured curry or stir fry changes regularly. I left full, satisfied and with another meal in leftover containers. Service was quick and friendly.

Pros: Very flavourful , Mildly spicy , Big Lunch Special serving


Points +6

Non Veg
13 Jun 2023

First of many times we will visit Araya's place.

Our son and his wife were celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary. We wanted to
find a special venue that would accommodate 8 people. When we arrived for our reservation, we were warmly greeted. We immediately smelled the inviting aromas of a fantastic meal. The menu was extensive and the staff gave us ample time to choose our appetizers. We all chose different dishes and shared the ample dish that each of us ordered. Every dish was so delicious. We were not hurried through our meal. The entire party left feeling happy and satisfied with both the food and friendly staff. This is our new favorite place. Thank you, Araya's place for making our evening so special.

Pros: Clean and friendly atmosphere. very inviting, Friendly staff, Fantastically delicious food and drinks


Points +1056

31 Mar 2023

They changed

I am disappointed that the taste of the food has changed so much. Too much sugar in the pad sew ieh and plant based meat with peanut sauce. The Thai style rice soup was so bland without any flavor at all. We asked for medium spicy and the food had no spicyness. It feels like there is a different chef cooking. Also the service is not very friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-12


Points +308

17 Feb 2023

Everything is good

The basil fried rice, panang curry, pot stickers is our standard order. The rice soup is amazing for a cold winter day.


Points +386

08 Jan 2023

Cozy spot for a great meal

This restaurant has a really long menu with an amazing selection of dishes. Watch out for the specials and take advantage of the vegan Thai iced tea!!

Pros: Wide selection of vegan meals, Cozy ambience and friendly staff, Vegan jasmine creme brulee!!!!!!


Points +137

31 Dec 2022

So Good

I went with family and we all got the lunch special which came with salad (with peanut sauce) pad Thai, curry or stir fried vegetables, two “egg” rolls, rice, and a dessert.

Pros: All Vegan, Good Service, Lunch Special


Points +139

24 Dec 2022


Always had good experiences at Araya’s in both Seattle and Bellevue. Very delicious and friendly. We love the crunchy tofu cream cheese rolls with baby corn and pineapple. Seattle generally speaking doesn’t have as many vegan restaurants as one would expect but we’re so happy it has Araya’s. Consistently delicious.


Points +485

20 Dec 2022

Huge portions of yummy food

Everything we've had here has been delicious! Curries, noodles dishes, etc. The portions are so big we always have multiple meals. We've only done takeout, so I don't know what the dine-in experience is like.

Pros: Huge portions, Delicious food


Points +2121

15 Dec 2022

We like it spicy

#40 Pad Thai and #15 Tom Kah soup were delicious! My only wish, is that the lemon grass wasn’t sliced so small and was easier to remove from the soup. Large chunks of ginger, were easy to spot.
We ordered at level 4 spice, but found it a tad too spicy for the soup and fine for the Pad Thai.
I didn’t take any pictures.
We picked up to go and I sat inside to wait. The interior was cozy and busy for a Wednesday night.

Pros: It’s all vegan, Good food, Nice staff


Points +82

11 Dec 2022

Best Pad Thai

Sampled several dishes and everything was excellent!


Points +477

16 Oct 2022

Epic vegan Thai restaurant

Fine dining here.


Points +46

25 Sep 2022

Best Vegan Thai

Everything here is delicious and a lot more healthy than other Thai places (less oil, more veggies, but still tastes so good!) The peanut sauce is the best.


Points +5922

09 Sep 2022

Best Thai food ever & large portions!

Araya's consistently has the best Thai food, it's much better than anywhere else I've ever tried. Everything tastes so flavorful and perfected! I've been eating here consistently for almost 10 years and I'm sad to go back to the San Francisco Bay because no Thai food comes close out there. I got delivery from this location and it's just as good as dining in. My favorite dish is the Araya's Portobello with some rice, fried spring rolls, and the tofu satay with peanut sauce. The portions are really big too, even when I'm very hungry I always end up having a lot of leftovers.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-09

Pros: All vegan, Best Thai food ever, High quality even when delivered


Points +24

01 Sep 2022

Good food, good value

Tempera, curry, drunken mushroom and eggplant were all delicious


Points +13

31 Jul 2022

Amazing menu, tasty food, friendly service

We arrived about 20 mins before closing as we’d just got to town and Araya’s was right by our accommodation. They could only serve us takeout at that time but were so friendly and patient and we didn’t feel rushed to choose our order. The lady even threw in a couple of extra cold drinks which was appreciated.

We got a bunch of appetizers- satay tofu was my favourite, the fresh rolls were also delicious, and the pot stickers - and for my main I got pineapple fried rice which was so good. Others had spicy noodles, pad Thai and Tom yum soup which seemed to hit the spot too.

I’m not usually a big fan of tofu but whatever they do to it here, it was so tasty. Great texture with the right amount of bite to it, and holds flavour really well. Still dreaming about that satay tofu!

The menu is really extensive and it was great to know everything was totally vegan, as it meant we could freely consider things like Pad Thai and soups which usually have eggs or fish sauce in them.

The portions were generous so we had some leftovers for the next day as a quick snack before heading out to explore the city.

I would probably eat here all the time if I lived here. Highly recommend!

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Lots of choice (soups, stir fries, noodles), Friendly, quick service (takeout)


Points +1981

18 Jun 2022

Huge menu, great curries

I’ve been here a few times and have tried a few of their options. I wanted to try something new so I got the Massaman curry. I didn’t think I would like the banana in since I don’t even like bananas but I figured worst case I would bring it home to my partner to eat. It was actually really good! They were chunks of banana, not puréed. It reminded me of a sweet potato. Definitely recommend if you like Massaman curry. I got 5 stars but it wasn’t all that spicy.

Pros: Everything is vegan, So many curries to try


Points +33

07 Jun 2022

Terrific Thai, friendly staff!

There is an extensive menu - lots of apps, soups, curries and noodles. The restaurant is good for groups and not at all noisy. Highly recommended!


Points +18

21 May 2022

Lots of amazing options

The Phad Sei Lew was great! Fried banana with coconut ice cream was okay (bananas weren’t very sweet)


Points +45

10 May 2022

I love you arayas place

favorite restaurant ever, they have everything you need and their portions are huge


Points +131

09 May 2022

Wonderful Thai

We’ve eaten here three times, twice for take out and most recently dine in. The food has been excellent every time. Flavors wonderful, vegetables cooked perfectly and generous portions. I am the only vegan in our family and everyone loves what they have tried. The service tonight was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

Pros: Generous portions, Lots of vegetables , Great taste


Points +67

02 May 2022

Delicious but Too Spicy

I was actually looking forward to trying this place from all reviews, and the food was certainly good, but I have to put a little asterisk on the orders. I ordered my pad Thai 3/5 spicy and I could barely eat it, and I like to think I’m pretty okay with spicy food. The flavor was very good but if spicy isn’t your thing definitely go lower when they ask. In the other hand, the Thai iced tea (both the coconut cream version and the lime version) were way too sweet for me. The spring rolls were delicious though. Overall, I’d say it’s a very good place but you should underestimate your spice tolerance rather than overestimate it.

Pros: All vegan!


Points +47

01 May 2022

Lunch combo is delicious, but the portion size is a bit ridiculous

I got the lunch combo with a friend the other day and we both got stuffed.
Ordering a la carte is more expensive, but it might be worth it to prevent feeling a bit silly after, unless you're prepared to take home extra.
Getting some coffee afterwards helped.

Pros: The food tastes great

Cons: Price for a la carte seems a bit high, Portion size for lunch combo is too large


Points +224

07 Mar 2022

Just perfection

Satisfied every time I go here. However I order 5 spice every time, and for the curries, it’s perfect, but for the pad Thai, it was too spicy. I could not handle it.

Pros: All vegan!!, Quality food and super friendly staff, Tasty desserts


Points +28

26 Feb 2022

Great Thai food.

The food is good, I will definitely go back.

Pros: All vegan, Tons of options

Cons: A bit expensive


Points +1023

22 Feb 2022

Good soup on a cold day

Got some soup! It was good but a bit on the salty side :(

I’m sure everything else is great too!

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-22

Cons: Soup Was missing vegetables listed on the menu

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