Two Chinese restaurant openings in Bellevue and Mercer Island have been getting a lot of buzz in recent weeks. But Woodinville is the Eastside dining scene to watch in 2022, with a dozen new tasting rooms and bistros opening by September including a Dough Zone soup dumpling house, a steakhouse by the team behind El Gaucho and an Ethan Stowell pizzeria. After that, this wine town expects another surge of restaurant openings before the Christmas rush. Stay tuned … Now on with our roll call.
Supreme Dumplings is the most talked about new restaurant in the Bellevue Asian American community. The wait for a table is long (psst, book online). Located in the Bellevue Marketplace, this dumpling house features six different xiao long bao from the popular crab-pork filling to black-truffle-and-chicken combo, but its best — at least on first try — is its Szechuan spicy pork version.