A huge congrats to these restaurants in the Yakima Valley. They were picked as the best places to eat by the editors of Seattle Met. But what is the Seattle Met? Well, it’s a magazine that covers everything from lifestyle, shopping, traveling, real estate, health, and eating and drinking, not only in Seattle but throughout Washington State. The Best Restaurants in Washington State had their editors spend a year traveling throughout our state in search of the best of the best in eats.

Their 3 Top Choices in the Yakima Valley

Crafted (22 N 1st St, Yakima)

The editors were impressed by how Dan Koommoo and his wife Mollie came to Yakima and built the restaurant, filling a hole that the Yakima restaurant scene had. Crafted knows its ingredients and how to create a memorable taste.

Crafted Restaurant, Yakima WA
Crafted via Google Maps
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Tokki-Ya (3508 Summitview Ave, Yakima)

Formerly Ramen-Ya, the restaurant changed names last year to reflect a more Korean heritage. The Seattle Met’s editor raves on Tokki-Ya’s Cucumber salad about how it is on an entrée level. Something I’ll definitely need to check out next time I’m there.

산 Tokki-Ya (formerly Ramen-Ya) Bar
산 Tokki-Ya (formerly Ramen-Ya) via Google Maps

Los Hernandez Tamales (3706 Main St, Union Gap)

This isn’t the first time Los Hernandez Tamales has been in the spotlight (2018’s James Beard America’s Classics). If you’ve been there, you know exactly why this place is the best of the best. If you haven’t been yet, what are you waiting for? Luckily for all of us, there’s now a 2nd location at 6411 W Nob Hill Blvd.

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If we’re talking about the Yakima Valley, we can’t forget Ellensburg. They also grabbed a spot in the Seattle Met.

Canyon River Grill (14706 Wa-821, Ellensburg)

Mix incredible scenery with top-notch steak and fish served in excellent portions, and add great drinks with a friendly staff and cooks that are on another level! Canyon river Grill will leave you with a smile and an experience you’ll tell your friends and family about. It’s no wonder it made the list.

Restaurant Patio, Canyon River Grill
Canyon River Grill via Google Maps

There you have it, the best of the best, and great ideas just in time for Valentine's Day! Tap the App and let us know if you agree or disagree with this list. Who you feel should have been added, and we just might make our own.


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