Tacoma has a bunch of great new restaurants in the works. We hit up Tacoma Untapped, one of our favorite FB pages for breaking restaurant news for this list of who is coming and when. Obviously, restaurant openings are often delayed, so take these dates with a grain of salt. That said, if you love eating out there are tons of great new options coming to Tacoma soon!

1. Fish Fish Fish

Fish Fish Fish Tacoma

Location: 3018 6th Ave Tacoma, WA

Neighborhood: 6th Ave Neighborhood

When: Late 2017

Status: Under Construction

Click Here to Learn More!




2. Moshi Moshi Bar + Ramen

Moshi Moshi bar and Raman tacoma

Neighborhood: Stadium District

Location: 110 Tacoma Tacoma Ave. N #B Tacoma, WA (Next to Indo Asian Street Eatery)

When: December 2017 or early 2018

Confirmed: Owner told us

The amazing peeps being the consistently delicious Indo Asian Street Eatery are going to be opening a Japanese food/Ramen restaurant right next door! We are super excited for this one!

3. Pizza Press

pizza press tacoma

Location: 2805 6th Ave Tacoma, WA

Neighborhood: 6th Ave Neighborhood

When: ????

Confirmed: It is now on their website as coming soon.

Status: Under Construction

More Pizza coming to 6th Ave? California-based The Pizza Press looks to be opening a franchise location on 6th Ave Tacoma at the former Liquor Store building next to Jazzbones. Permits are in the work to update the building into 2 retail spaces, 1 being The Pizza Press.

Learn more at what The Pizza Press offers on their website: http://www.thepizzapress.com/

4. Starbucks Lincoln District

Starbucks tacoma Lincoln district

Location: 3737 S G Street Tacoma, WA 98418

Neighborhood: Lincoln District

When: ????

Confirmed: Architect

Status: Permitting

The Lincoln International District may see a new Starbucks soon. The cafe would be located on the vacant lot (3737 S G St) where the Taqueria La Fondita truck use to reside. The plan is for a Starbucks coffee shop with indoor seating, drive-thru & outside patio. The architect is currently asking the city for a setback variance along G Street due to the slope on the property. They are proposing a raised patio in place of the increased building setback.

5. Red Star Taco Bar

Red Star Taco Bar Tacoma

Location: 454 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA

Neighborhood: St Helens

When: ????

Confirmed: 1 permit issued, space off market

Status: Red Star currently has one location in Fremont in Seattle. The new location in Tacoma is rumored to be the Walker Building where Maxwell’s was formerly located. Those of us who live in St Helens have been longing for that space to be active again!

6. CHOW Foods

Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 4.08.48 PM

Location: 21st & C Street Tacoma, WA 

Neighborhood: Downtown Tacoma Brewery Blocks

When: March 2019

Confirmed: Permitting website – PRE Application

Status: Pre-Permitting

Here are some deets:

– Full service restaurant and green market grocer fronting on Commerce St (3 story building pictured)

– New 6800 sqft three story building housing two quick service restaurants (one on the ground floor fronting on Commerce St and one on the second floor fronting C Street). 3rdfloor would house private dining/meeting facility. (site of the small building on 21st & C Street, only a portion of it will be demolished)

The initial plan is to break ground in March 2018. Chow Foods own Cook’s Tavern & Brewers Row in Tacoma along with many restaurants in Seattle.

7. Asadero

Location: Ruston (Pearl) or Stadium

When: ???

Confirmed: Owner

Status: Location scouting / Negotiating

Asadero is currently looking at locations in Ruston (Pearl Street Area) and the Stadium District area for their 3rd location. The Mexican Prime & Wagyu Steakhouse bills itself as the only true Mexican grill in the PNW. Hmmmm…

Their first location is in Kent and has a casual taqueria feel. They then opened their Ballard neighborhood location with a more upscale, sophisticated feel (think Matador). The Tacoma location would follow in the direction of the Ballard restaurant.

8. Bitterroot BBQ 

Location: Tacoma

When: ????

Confirmed: LLC Filing, Owner Email

Status: Too soon to comment


9. Texas de Brazil

Location: Undisclosed

When: 2018

Confirmed: Corporate email

Status: unknown



Want to keep up on all the Tacoma happenings? Sign up for our newsletter!