BIZNOTE: West Seattle Bowl’s Highstrike Grill to become Three 9 Lounge

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Thanks for the tips/pics! What had been the Highstrike Grill at West Seattle Bowl since 2010 is getting a new identity – a “tiki bar” called the Three 9 Lounge (it’s on the corner of 39th and Oregon). Last summer, a reader noticed the space was closed for remodeling, and management told us they were planning a “new concept” but not ready to go public with it. Now, the sign’s up, and the plan is for an October 28th opening.

Before its decade-plus as Highstrike Grill, the space held the Terrace West Chinese Restaurant.

23 Replies to "BIZNOTE: West Seattle Bowl's Highstrike Grill to become Three 9 Lounge"

  • Auntie October 16, 2021 (12:50 pm)

    I, for one, miss the Terrace West. There just isn’t anywhere in West Seattle anymore to get “Chinese” food. You know – American Chinese food – almond fried chicken, sweet and sour pork, deep fried egg rolls, pork fried rice, etc. The closest place now that’s any good is Yen Wor Village in Burien.

    • Uncle October 16, 2021 (1:43 pm)

      @Auntie you’re talking about King Wah right? Yen Wor is in North Admiral

      • Auntie October 16, 2021 (7:33 pm)

        Sorry, I meant Wah Kue on 1st Ave S, around 130th or so. Yen Wor, not so much…

      • Robo October 17, 2021 (1:50 am)

        If you’re going south of Roxbury try yum yum Cafe! New young couple running it and it’s fresh and modern take on classics. They also do an amazing authentic special menu!

    • Westside Al October 16, 2021 (1:46 pm)

      Isn’t Yen Wor Village in the Admiral district on California and SW College St.?

    • AMC October 16, 2021 (2:11 pm)

      This is why I miss the “Old” New Luck Toy (now Talaricos). 

    • James October 16, 2021 (3:15 pm)

      There’s a Yen Wor in West Seattle (Admiral).

    • RW October 16, 2021 (6:19 pm)

      Auntie, I agree.  Other than Lee’s, there’s no really good American-Chinese food in West Seattle. I miss the original New Lucky Toy in the Junction, and the Golden Sun that was on Alki. I’m aware of that “other” restaurant in WS, but I will not eat there. 

  • Graciano October 16, 2021 (1:39 pm)

    Haven’t been there forever but I believe Wah-Kue’s is still the Old School Chinese Food?

  • Just wondering October 16, 2021 (1:54 pm)

    I love the Chicken Katsu from Azuma and Honey Glazed Walnut Prawns from Lee’s Asian.  Just saying!

    • 22blades October 16, 2021 (11:31 pm)

      Ugh, katsu is Japanese…

      • Curtis Martin October 16, 2021 (11:52 pm)

        Lee’s is intentionally Pan Asian

  • Tiki Bar Fan October 16, 2021 (2:36 pm)

    How exciting! I can’t wait to have a Mai Tai here. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • West Seattle Coug October 16, 2021 (2:39 pm)

    Totally agree about missing Terrace West. There simply isn’t any place left in WS to get good Chinese food as we know and love. Sure would love to see someone bring something in. Good teriyaki abounds but a good Chinese restaurant would go like

  • Adam October 16, 2021 (3:07 pm)

    Seriously, I’ve traveled nearl 20k miles in the last year, and not one single place has EVER had a blue cheese wedge salad better than WSBowl. Paired with their hot wings and I’m in heaven. No, this isn’t a fake review from an employee, but if an employee sees this they’ll know exactly who wrote it. I go at least once a week for that meal, sometimes twice 

  • Confused October 16, 2021 (4:14 pm)

    For everyone saying they miss Chinese food, you know Lee’s Asian in the junction serves incredible Chinese food, right?

    • different ball parks October 16, 2021 (4:33 pm)

      They’re a little different, though. I’ve only ever been to the bowling alley Chinese place mildly drunk, whereas I’ve taken my parents to meals at Lee’s Asian. Both good, just… different.

  • WS October 16, 2021 (4:29 pm)

    Lee’s Asian and Roxy’s at the casino has excellent Chinese food. Welcome Three 9 to the West Side.

  • steve October 16, 2021 (10:25 pm)

    Terrace west was actual sub-Safeway chinese garbage tier  quality fare. It had a huge menu. I ate there a couple times when I first came here. If you think TW was “good chinese food” it must’ve been from a different time period, maybe the early 2000s or late 90s?

  • newnative October 16, 2021 (10:44 pm)

    We love Lee’s Asian and New Leaf Bistro. 

  • Rumbles October 17, 2021 (9:33 am)

    Tiki Bars are so fun!!  Can’t wait to try this one!!

  • trickycoolj October 17, 2021 (10:19 pm)

    No more bacon waffles? Bummer! On the other hand I’m a sucker for kitschy tiki drinks like Trader Sam’s at Disneyland! Pre-pandemic breakfast and bowling on the weekends was a staple for our group of friends, hope they still have a similar deal. That was a steal!

    • Coolio October 22, 2021 (9:19 am)

      Hey Trickycoolj,That deal is still happening and they have an awesome new food menu for the bowl, but the bacon waffle is still on the breakfast menu. The tiki bar is just now where the restaurant used to be, but you can still do breakfast and bowl on the weekends, as there are tables in that area across from the bar. 

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