Bar Dojo "the place of the way"
Bar Dojo, literally meaning "place of the way" represents a Modern Asian Restaurant featuring a melting pot of Asian comfort foods with Northwest ingredients. As the first and only of its kind in Edmonds, Bar Dojo strives to be the neighborhood gem that the community has been longing for. Hand crafted cocktails utilizing Asian inspired fruits and spices bring a new dimension to liquid dining. A newly designed dining room and full bar offers a comfortable and warm environment to complete your dining experience. Come visit Bar Dojo at Five Corners in Edmonds, Washington where the parking is plentiful, the drinks are unique and the food is comforting!
Meet the Crew
General Manager + Proprietor Andrew Leckie
Andrew Leckie was born and raised in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating from Edmonds/Woodway High School, he parlayed a basketball scholarship to Carroll College in Helena, Montana into a degree in business. His interest in the hospitality industry began in college working in a restaurant to earn some extra money. Taking an extended post-graduation trip to Europe, he explored many countries and their culinary offerings. Upon his return home, Andrew began what was to become the journey to Bar Dojo. He worked in the mortgage industry during the lean years of the housing collapse and supplemented his income taking shifts behind the bar and serving at Duke’s. During this time, Andrew met his wife, Ciara. After a year of married life, they moved to Vienna, Austria where Ciara was a teacher at the International School. Taking advantage of this time to travel and explore, the idea of opening a restaurant began to solidify. For lack of a better word, Andrew and Shubert are family and have known each other since they were teenagers. After returning from Vienna, their two families would meet socially and the talk would inevitably turn to their future, their goals and ambitions. Opening a restaurant together seemed to them to be a natural fit. Andrew’s outgoing personality, his business degree and his front-end serving and bartending experience coupled with Shubert’s exceptional culinary skills prompted them to follow their vision. Their vision has become Bar Dojo.
Executive Chef + Proprietor Shubert Ho
Shubert Ho attended culinary school in Santa Clara, California where he graduated with honors. Following his passion and further honing his skills, he worked with James Reid, a San Francisco caterer. Shubert moved to Seattle to be with his soon-to-be wife, Mira and was hired by Piatti Restaurant at University Village. While at Piatti, he gained valuable experience working most every job in the restaurant, ultimately becoming the Sous Chef and Assistant Manager for the front of the house. During his stay at Piatti, Shubert founded Shooby Doo Catering. Gaining a reputation for excellence and becoming recognized for his culinary skills, Shubert was hired at Epulo in Edmonds to open up the new restaurant as its General Manager and Executive Chef. After successfully getting Epulo up and running, Shubert decided to take the leap and branch out on his own, focusing his attention full time on Shooby Doo Catering. The business continues to grow and receive excellent reviews. For Shubert, Bar Dojo is the realization of a life long goal - to own and successfully operate his own restaurant
Chef de Cuisine Zal Smith
Originally from Singapore coined “the food mecca of the world", chef Zal reaches from her cultural inspiration for gourmet and innovative cuisine. Previously an Executive Pastry Chef of the Four Seasons Hotels and owner of her own catering company, Zal’s broad experience brings top notch food and service to Bar Dojo.
Sous Chef Luis Brambila
Chef Luis, a staple of the Edmonds culinary community, has been in the restaurant industry for more than half his life. His fast paced work ethic and love for food is essential in the survival of any restaurant. Luis brings to Bar Dojo what every kitchen dreams of; innovation, precision, speed and deliciousness!
Tuesdays: Half Price Wine Night offering half off bottles of wine under $50
Wednesdays: Complimentary Live Music with Recording Artist Enrique Henao from 6-9pm!
Fridays & Saturdays: Late night happy hour in the whole restaurant from 10pm-Close
Sundays: Bartender Specials!
New Years Eve 2013 Special Menu: Pre Fixe Menu $55 with optional wine flight
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day
Please call for reservations of (5) or more guests.
automatic 18% service charge on parties of eight or more
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
- Wednesday 4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
- Thursday 4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
- Friday 4:00 PM — 12:00 PM
- Saturday 4:00 PM — 12:00 PM
- Sunday 4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
- Tu,We,Th & Su 4-6 PM & 9 PM-Close
- Fri & Sat 4-6pm & 10PM-12AM
Shooby Doo Catering, "where fine foods meet fine people"
Our sister company Shooby Doo Catering has been named Best of Western Washington's "Best Catering Company" and has consistently been on Yelp's "best of" list in the Greater Seattle area. Shooby Doo specializes in all type of events including wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties and much more! Services also include rentals, bartending, event coordinating and event staffing. For more information on how to get a quote and to see what delicious offerings are available for your next special event, please visit www.ShoobyDooCatering.com.
Reserve the Restaurant
Private Events at Bar Dojo
Have the whole restaurant to yourself! Whether it's a birthday party, rehersal dinner or corporate luncheon, Bar Dojo in conjunction with Shooby Doo Catering can offer you custom menus tailored to your event! Event food and beverage minimums are as follows:
- Monday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $1000
- Tuesday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $2500
- Wednesday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $2500
- Thursday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $3000
- Friday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $5000
- Saturday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $5000
- Sunday 11am-3pm $500 | 4pm-10pm $3000
Please call us at (425) 361-1725 for availability and more information.