Just behind a batch of tall hedges and palm bushes sits Joe K's Deli—a white building with pink accents and art-deco architecture that smacks of Americana. The feeling carries over into a menu of deli classics, including homemade soups, charbroiled burgers, and specialty sandwich melts, as well as vegetarian dishes such as vegetable skewers and falafel plates. Joe K's Deli serves breakfast and lunch, and its menu is available for party or office catering so that employees don't misfire staplers because of an empty stomach.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.
The chefs at Honduras Kitchen, the self-proclaimed Home of the Conch Soup, cook up a menu of authentic Honduran specialties. Seafood soups simmer in coconut milk broths, while shrimp and conch ceviches cook not with heat, but with lemon juice or one direct glance from an angry superhero. Green or ripe plantains, called tajadas, accompany most entrees, and baleadas—made from tortillas folded in half and stuffed with savory fillings—present a shareable starter or hearty snack. The drink selection, meanwhile, includes fresh juices, smoothies, and Honduran beers.
MT8848 Bar & Grill's name gives a subtle hint as to its chefs' lofty ambitions. The number 8848 stands for the height of Mount Everest in kilometers, but this isn't necessarily a geographic indicator of the restaurant's focus. Although the highly eclectic menu does feature a sizable number of Indian and Nepalese cuisine, it also incorporates a variety of French, American, and East Asian flavors at the same time. This leads to eclectic dishes from their European trend Chef J. Thomas, such as traditional french onion soup, chicken tikka masala and beef rogan josh appearing alongside blackened Alaskan salmon with Cajun spices as well as crispy duck breast with a vibrant dash of ginger.
All of these meals are prepared within full view of the diners courtesy of the restaurant's open kitchen. This modern touch is echoed by the high-ceilinged dining room's collection of dark wooden tables and sleek metal chairs. Planks of wood line one entire wall, adding a hint of rusticity amid the space's contemporary use of glass and metal accents.