"So many terrific restaurants"
I can't recommend just one restaurant on S. Weller St. in the International District since they are all so incredibly wonderful and eclectic in their own way. I would, however, recommend, coming back night after night to sample the Asian cuisine they serve until you've tried them all, then pick your favorite. In the heart of the International District, S. Weller Street is so colorful and charming with so much to offer in the way of (of course) absolutely fabulous dining, and some great cultural shopping at Uwajimaya. The street is very pedestrian-friendly, which is good since parking is at a premium most days. The Metro bus tunnel does have a stop at the west end, near Uwajimaya, which is free in the downtown area. Strangers you encounter on the street almost always have a smile. Definitely a must-visit for locals and tourists.