Firefighters were dispatched to the restaurant in the 1400 block of 23rd Avenue at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street around 2:14 a.m. Monday. Firefighters found flames billowing from an exterior fire on the backside of the restaurant near a storage area. Smoke and flames were intense, but officials managed to put out the blaze within 8 minutes of arriving.
No one was inside the building and there were no reported injuries.
The Seattle Police Department Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the fire that cost about $90,000 in damage.