If you have never tried California Pizza Kitchen, now is the time to check it out! California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is located in Tukwila, WA, right across the street from Westfield Southcenter Mall to the east. Of course CPK’s specialty is pizza, but it’s not your typical Pizza Hut or Domino’s pizzas. Their pizzas are extremely unique and gourmet, and actually, my favorite dish there isn’t even a pizza. It’s a pasta dish, and I don’t even like pasta!

It was 6:00 PM on a Friday night, and we needed a kid-friendly place with minimal wait time. We tried too eat at the Cheesecake Factory, but being a Friday night, the wait time was a bit too long for kids, so our next choice was CPK. And boy, am I glad we chose to go there! We were seated immediately, and our waitress, being a mom herself, tended to my kids and supplied them with extra activities as we got settled in.

The following photos of our drinks, appetizers, and entrees are worth a thousand words, so I’ll let them do all the explaining!

Drinks

Passion Fruit Mojito

Malibu Passion Fruit Rum, fresh mint, and lime. It was just the right flavor; not to sweet and overbearingly strong!

Starters/Small Plates

White Corn Guacamole & Chips

Diced avocado, sweet white corn, black beans, jicama, bell peppers, cilantro and Serrano peppers. Very fresh and the right size for an appetizer.

Petite Wedge

Topped with bleu cheese dressing, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg and tomatoes. More delightful flavors combined to make a tasty and beautiful dish.

Entrees

Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccine

Sauteed with lemon, garlic and white wine tossed with zucchini ribbons, fettuccine, parsley and Parmesan. This dish was not too heavy and I even had leftovers to take home!

Wild  Mushroom Pizza (served on thin crust)

Shaved Cremini, Shittake, Portobello and white mushrooms with silvered scallions, cracked black pepper, Pecorino Romano and Mozzarella. Finished with Parmesan. Savory and filling!

Pear & Gorgonzola Thin Crust Pizza

Bosc pears, sweet caramelized onion and hazelnuts, topped with chilled field greens in housemade Gorgonzola ranch. The kids even liked this one!

Crispy Chicken (kids menu)

Served with baby broccoli, herb ranch, and ketchup. The perfect amount of food for kids, they ate everything up and there was no complaining!

 

Are you hungry yet? Next time you want eat out for dinner, be sure to visit California Pizza Kitchen in Tukwila! You will be extremely satisfied! My all-time favorite is the Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccine. Try CPK, and let Seattle Southside and others know about your favorite dish!