Journey Into Asian Cuisine at the Tulalip Resort Casino

Tribal employee, Andrew Gobin enjoys a Spicy Tuna roll and a California roll at the new Tulalip Resort Casino restaurant, Journey’s East. Photo/Monica Brown
Tribal employee, Andrew Gobin enjoys a Spicy Tuna roll and a California roll at the new Tulalip Resort Casino restaurant, Journey’s East. Photo/Monica Brown


By Monica Brown, Tulalip News

The new Tulalip Resort Casino restaurant Journey’s East is just that, a journey into Asian cuisine. The small menu encompasses a wide array of flavors and textures and lists peculiar items such as century eggs and sweet potato noodles. Most items will be familiar though like dumplings, Pad Thai, Chow Mein, Tempura and Mongolian beef.

When you are seated at Journey’s East you are given a menu and a pot of tea to enjoy at your leisure. The menu may have some complicated items to understand if you have never heard of them, but they are all derived from the Asian culture and may be a variation of something you have already enjoyed before.  From the Sake (rice wine) to the noodles, many items on the menu contain some form of rice, which is a main staple in many Asian countries, the rest of the menu ingredients are simple variations of meats, vegetables and sauces.

One item on the menu that may have some intimidated is the sushi and should not be confused with sashimi, which is a type of sushi. Sushi is a generic term for vinegared rice that is combined with other toppings and fillings such as seaweed, vegetables and some sort of meat such as seafood or tofu and may be raw or cooked. There are many types of sushi, sashimi is a distinct type that has sliced fresh fish placed atop vinegared rice and is enjoyed raw.

If you have any questions about menu items, the wait staff is very knowledgeable and can explain everything about the food that you’d like to know more about, or you can always use Google. As for the sushi, some rolls do have raw fish, if that is not something you desire, check with your waiter about which rolls are raw and which are not.

The restaurant furnishing is minimalist, the décor geometric. Seating can be limited; if you have a party of 5 or more, making a reservation would be beneficial. To make a reservation visit the Tulalip Casino Journey’s East website and click the Reservations button or by calling during restaurant hours. Journey’s East has a to go option and the menu is available on the website at,

Restaurant hours are 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays). For questions or reservations, call 360-716-1880. For cuisine to go call 360-716-1766.



Journeys East – A far east immersion course served up at Tulalip Resort

The Best Culinary Traditions from Asia Showcased in One Modern, Zen-inspired Space

Tulalip, Washington — Tulalip Resort Casino’s newest dining concept, Journeys East, artfully combines the best culinary traditions of Japan, Thailand, China, Korea and Vietnam in one modern, Zen-inspired space.  From the sleek contemporary Asian décor to a central view of the display kitchen, diners will experience the equivalent of a passport stamp for a seasoned traveler.

This is a Far East immersion course; an explosive celebration of Asian culture. Featuring shareable dishes such as fresh noodles, rice, wok-fired items, hand-made dim sum, sushi, Pho and tempuras, the menu’s bold flavors and rich textures meld together. Guests can dine in or on the go, with a convenient take-out kiosk. The restaurant is open Wednesday – Sunday 6:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Design elements incorporate the use of wood, metal and glass, creating a harmonious blend of Tulalip and Asian décor.  The menu is a blueprint for individual or group dining.  In addition, the bar features handcrafted cocktails, a broad sake selection, and wine offerings from the Resort’s award-winning list.

For more information, visit   To make restaurant reservations call 360-716-1880, or for takeout call Quick Trips Cuisine To Go at 360-716-6334.


About Tulalip Resort Casino
Award winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington State.  The AAA Four Diamond resort’s world class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists, as well as Preferred Hotel & Resorts membership.  The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and 7 dining venues, including the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant.  It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s; and Seattle Premium Outlets, featuring more than 110 name brand retail discount shops. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at Exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes.  For reservations please call (866) 716-7162.