Phoenicia opened on California Ave in 1974, moved to Queen Anne from 1980 to 1992, then relocated to its present space back in West Seattle, across the road from Alki Beach. After the much loved founder, Hussein Khazaal, passed away in 2009, his wife and daughters remodeled and continue to run the place, with a menu revamped by Byron Hummel (who trained under Charles Walpole, now chef at Anchovies & Olives). The family are friendly and engaging, and I especially like stepping into their warm confines on a rainy Seattle evening.
Est. 1992 (1974 on California Ave) - Building constructed: 1968
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Khazaal's passing: seattletimes - westseattleblog