5. Mandarin Chef
Located in a nondescript U-District strip that also houses a pho joint and a Korean restaurant, Mandarin Chef gets on this list on the strength of one dish: their insanely good hand-shaved noodles. Instead of coming pre-packaged, they're shaved from a block of dough into boiling water.
5022 University Way NE, University District (206-528-7596)