Best of Federal Way 2023 results: Food categories

Best lunch, steakhouse, bubble tea and more.

The community has tasted and the results are in. Here are the Best of Federal Way winners and finalists in the food categories.

Thank you to all who voted in this year’s contest!

Categories for Best…


1st — Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

2nd — KC Deez

3rd — Pac Island Grill & BBQ


1st — Black Bear Diner

2nd — Biscuits Cafe

3rd — Village Inn

Bubble Tea

1st — BobaLust

2nd — Share Tea

3rd — Melody Boba House


1st — Burger Express

2nd — Red Robin

3rd — JP’s Tavern


1st — New Peking Wok

2nd — Panda Express

3rd — Grand Peking

Coffee Shop

1st — Dutch Bros Coffee, Starbucks / Twin Lakes (tie)

2nd — Gravity Coffee

3rd — Jump Start Espresso Drive-thru

Family Dining

1st — Azteca Mexican Restaurant

2nd — Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

3rd — Pac Island Grill

Fine Dining

1st — Mama Stortini’s Italian Restaurant

2nd — Tokyo Japanese Steak House

3rd — East India Grill

Ice Cream

1st — Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

2nd — Cold Stone Creamery

3rd — Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt


1st — East India Grill

2nd — Maharaj Cuisine of India

3rd — Can Am Pizza


1st — Mama Stortini’s Italian Restaurant

2nd — Vince’s Italian Restaurant

3rd — Verrazanos Italian Restaurant

Japanese & Teriyaki

1st — Tokyo Japanese Steak House

2nd — Pac Island Grill

3rd — Hana Teriyaki Restaurant


1st — Seoul Hotdog

2nd — UnderGround Kitchen, Traditional Korean Beef Soup (tie)

3rd — Jin Kook Korean Restaurant


1st — Panera Bread

2nd — Burger Express

3rd — JP’s Tavern, Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse (tie)


1st — Azteca Mexican Restaurant

2nd — Puerto Vallarta

3rd — Senor Taco


1st — Pho Tai

2nd — Pho Fusion & Grill

3rd — Crazy Pho Cajun, Pho 7 Simmering Soup (tie)


1st — Mod Pizza

2nd — The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen

3rd — Round Table Pizza


1st — Chopped Leaf

2nd — Panera Bread

3rd — Marlene’s Market & Deli


1st — Panera Bread

2nd — Marlene’s Market & Deli

3rd — Joe’s Deli


1st — Black Angus

2nd — Tokyo Japanese Steak House

3rd — Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse


1st — Trappers Sushi

2nd — Nami Sushi

3rd — Koharu Restaurant


1st — Thai Bistro

2nd — Ban Som Tum

3rd — Kwan Tip Thai