Dining out with your entire brood can be an exercise in extreme patience. Thank goodness for smartphones and tablets to keep tots with growling tummies busy. However, if you’re looking to up the dining out fun factor, these six Seattle-area establishments will provide good eats with a side of entertainment for the kiddies.


Diners of all ages will delight in the chefs at Benihana as they move their razor sharp knives at lightning speed, cooking your meal tableside. Enjoy the engaging, theatrical chefs as they show off their amazing cooking skills, peppered with corny comedy and crazy culinary antics. Benihana honors the ancient Japanese tradition of cooking Teppanyaki style or cooking on a hot, iron grill. The large tables encourage a fun, social environment fit for the whole family. Plus, everyone gets a front row seat and can participate in the action and there's lots of delicious menu items designed for adults and kids alike. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

1200 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98101
Online: benihana.com

photo: Laurel J. via Yelp

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