North Star Diner

North Star Diner

The North Star Diner is open and happy to see you 24 hours a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, milkshakes, and more - the way they were meant to be.

Once there was an old Chinese restaurant and beloved neighborhood karaoke bar called Yen Wor Garden. The regulars loved their cozy hideaway and sung their hearts out nightly, but the restaurant struggled and went up for sale in 2013.

Meanwhile, Seattle was in the midst of an incredible growth spurt. Condos, small plates, and Crossfit were sprouting up on every corner, and old haunts were falling one by one. Sunset Bowl became luxury apartments and “mixed use retail.” Charlie’s made way for another ‘The Lodge Sports Grille.’ The Hurricane was euthanized at the feet of a new Amazon Tower.

Was it the end of Seattle as we know it? Seattle, where no one dresses up on a Friday night? Where you never need a reservation? Where “going to a show” means your friend’s band is playing at The Sunset? Where we hide from the rain in a dark bar, with deep booths, low ceilings and old carpet?

Not if we can help it.

The North Star Diner wants to be there for you, Seattle. We want to be there for you 24 hours a day, every day, forever. We see you. We are you.

Let’s be together. Come eat a chickenfried steak after that show. Or bring grandma in for a breakfast she can recognize. Have a burger and milkshake, you deserve it. Eat these pancakes we made you – on a huge plate to catch all the syrup – a plate we reused from the old Chinese place ’cause it was perfectly fine. Come drink beer and whisky and sing your heart out in the Shanghai Room – in a deep booth, under a low ceiling, in a very dark bar, and when you fall down, our carpet will be there to catch you.

We love you, Seattle. Never change.

These guys, though. Making our dreams come true everyday, 24 hours a day. So fun to celebrate you last night, you crazy kids! You mean the world - no the universe - to us, North Star team.
Kato, Tony & Travis

[09/05/17]   Thanks for an awesome week, Greenwood and friends! From free tattoos to wedding parties to tea-ki night to the first ever Greenwood Music Crawl! Remember we are CLOSED TODAY until 2pm tomorrow to celebrate our wonderful staff. See you Wednesday!

We've got shade on the patio and A/C inside! Happy hour all day! (baby not included)

We are OPEN TODAY!!! But closed tomorrow (Tues 6am - Wed 2pm) so our staff can have a well-deserved celebration and recovery from said celebration. Come on in today to fill your bellies and wish the staff well! 😉

Greenwood Music Crawl today! Come check out your local, affordable, neighborhood music fest - Shanghai Room is one of the venues, from noon on!


It's on! Come help us break in the patio this weekend! Open all day!

Free parking is soon to be the second coolest thing going on in our backyard... 😮

What do you think? It's not quite totality but these eggs have pretty good coverage of this pancake. Don't look directly at them or you'll do permanent damage to your plans not to eat pancakes for dinner!
P.S. We have Happy Hour all day today!

Pretty nice to wake up to (not that we ever went to sleep)... Best 24-Hour Eats AND Best Cocktail Lounge. Thank you so so much! Means the world to us, Seattle.
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8580 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA
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