618 Broadway Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102
Just 5 blocks north of the Capitol Hill light rail station
Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday - Thursday
5pm - 6pm and 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lionhead is the name of Jerry Traunfeld’s newest restaurant, and it is dedicated to the flavors of Sichuan Province, China. Lionhead draws inspiration from the traditional dishes and techniques of Sichuan cooking and uses carefully-sourced, high-quality ingredients to create a unique take on Chinese cuisine here in America.
Lionhead’s logo features the Sichuan peppercorn, the ingredient used in many famous “hot and numbing” dishes. Jerry says, “I chose the Sichuan peppercorn because it is the spice that is most unique to the cuisine. I feel Sichuan cooking is poised to become more and more popular in this country in coming years because of the complexity of its flavors. Many people think of Sichuan only for its chili heat, but there are also deep flavors from fermented tofu and aged hot bean paste, sourness from pickles and black vinegar, notes from ginger, sweet spice, and toasted sesame paste, and the wonderful fragrance and strange numbing quality of the Sichuan peppercorn”.
Lionhead’s menu offers cold dishes, hot dishes, noodle dishes, rice dishes, vegetable dishes, snacks, and desserts (see menu). Lionhead is a 40+ seat establishment with full bar located directly next door to Poppy at 618 Broadway East. The Capitol Hill light rail station is a 10 minute walk. Parking is available (Diamond lot) in back (just walk through Poppy). It is open for dinner 7 nights a week.