The Thai word for ‘papaya,’ Malakor attracts guests with its aromatic Thai cuisine every day for lunch and dinner. Also presenting diners with outstanding service, the café’s beautiful, inviting interior is also an enticement for those seeking a relaxing space in which to feast upon a variety of dishes that will suit any taste. Share a plate of crispy tofu with roasted peanuts and plum dipping sauce before trying the cashew nut plate with choice of protein along with garlic, roasted cashews, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, and chile sauce or the mama phad with a protein, egg noodles, carrots, baby corn, broccoli, snow peas, and bell peppers. Fried rice dishes plus salads are also found on the menu.
Malakor, 101 SW 41st St., Renton, WA, USA, +1 425 251 1968
Smoking Monkey Pizza specializes in artisanal pizza, and its pies were voted the best pizza in Renton. Using the best ingredients available from local sources, along with quality imports and house-made mozzarella and ricotta, the pizza team makes a tasty selection of hand-tossed pizzas in traditional and creative varieties, all cooked in a brick oven. Try the eponymous Smoking Monkey topped with marinara, coppa, sautéed greens, cherry tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, plus provolone and the Goatsmary with chili-infused olive oil, cashews, rosemary, provolone, and goat cheese.
Smoking Monkey Pizza, 613 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA, USA, +1 425 291 7560