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Toy's Cafe

10705 Main St.
Bellevue, WA
(425) 454-8815

Note: My visit to Toy's Cafe was at the old address (10311 Main St.)

Toy's Cafe is located in the heart of downtown Bellevue. The building is a little disfunctional-- it has obviously been around for a long time and seems to have been remodeled to the point that it is almost hard to navigate through the maze of walls and openings. Perhaps this is the perfect setting, though, for a seemingly authentic Chinese restaurant with relatively inexpensive prices.

I have heard that Toy's is good for its noodle dishes, and also the Szechuan dishes such as shredded pork. There are quite a variety of Chow Fun and othe dishes on the menu-- I think they would be worth trying.

I wanted a tofu dish, and when I saw that Home Style Bean Curd was available with their "famous Szechwan chili sauce," this was something I had to order. The plate looked somewhat unappealing, with the large tofu chunks almost floating in the dark sauce that almost overflowed the plate. The quality, though, was very good. The sauce was not all that spicy, but was more flavorful than most brown sauces. I thought it was a great tofu dish with the twist of being Sichuanese.

Toy's seems to stay true to its claim of serving "Mandarin & Szechuan Cuisine," with both the menu selection and the cooking style seeming very authentic Chinese to me. Toy's uses no MSG, and seemed to me to be one of the better Chinese restaurants in the Seattle area.

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Cuisine: Chinese Mandarin & Sichuan
Cost: $$
Hours: Open Daily
Tea: Oolong (brewed) house
Smoking: No Smoking
Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Most Recent Visit
May 29, 2006

Number of Visits: 1

Best Item
Home Style Bean Curd

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