Salima Specialties is the long awaited return of chef Salima's brick and mortar presence in Seattle's South End. Previously known as Salima's Restaurant on MLK Way in 2005, today we are honored to serve our local Skyway community!
The concept of Pan-Asian street food pays homage to the cultural influences in Cham cuisine. You will find dishes that travel through Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, India and more. From bánh mì to meatballs to samosas, our menu is meant to be accessible to all whether you want to find a familiar taste or venture out into something new. Our meat is 100% Zabihah Halal locally hand-slaughtered.
Our mission is rooted in serving you authenticity through quality ingredients, distinct flavors, and love for our culture and community. Salima Specialties is committed to providing diverse Halal options with regards to sustainability, equity, and solidarity within our region.
Salima Specialties brings the flavors of India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand to its new Skyway location. Serving an impressive halal menu of Southeast Asian cuisine — including satay chicken skewers, banh mi, samosas, soups, and curries — Salima Specialties is one of the few Cham restaurants in the area. Cham people are an ethnic group in Cambodia and Vietnam, tracing their ancestry back to the historic Kingdom of Champa. Fleeing Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge and the Vietnam War, Muslim Cham refugees began to arrive in Seattle in 1978 and have developed a tight-knit community in South Seattle.
by Ronnie Estoque
Salima Specialties is an important gathering place for King County’s Cham population, a mostly Muslim Indigenous group from Southeast Asia...
by Naomi Tomky