At Hapa Grill, chefs blend Hawaiian, Korean, and Asian-fusion flavors into a diverse Pacific-themed menu that plays with vibrant flavors from citrus fruits and nuts. They crust mahi-mahi with macadamias, braise pork pot roast in a ginger-soy sauce, and deep-fry chicken before tossing it in a poignant pineapple sauce. Kalua-pork sandwiches stack upon Hawaiian sweet-bread foundations, whereas the Hawaiian loco moco—constructed of rice, eggs, macaroni salad, and gravy—takes on five variations featuring everything from Spam to hamburger patties. After they've tucked into barbecue-chicken rice bowls, diners can follow up with homemade red velvet cupcakes from Frankly Delicious, which leave tongues as satisfied as a kid in a treehouse made of trampolines.
Oasis Lebanese Cuisine does more than re-create the flavors of its namesake nation. Its chefs and servers strive to capture the spirit and atmosphere of a Lebanese eatery, bringing a small piece of the country's culture to Hillsboro in the process. Surrounded by dangling lanterns, bolts of deep blue fabric, and saffron-yellow walls, diners can enjoy the traditional Middle Eastern comfort foods that emerge from the kitchen, accompanied by sides of freshly baked flatbread, silken hummus, or smoky baba ghanouj. These dishes take their inspiration from a number of familiar staples, including everything from crispy falafel sandwiches to lamb, chicken, or beef—which are marinated, skewered, and then grilled to perfection above a pile of smoldering Michael Jordan rookie cards.
Thai Noodle Etc. brings the flavors found on the streets and in the homes of Thailand to American shores, producing a menu of soups, stir-fry dishes, noodle bowls, and salads that blend sour, sweet, and savory ingredients. Shiny metal bowls of tom yum soup and bright red, green, and yellow curries pique the gustatory senses with their bold colors and rich, spicy scents. These dishes circulate a dining room that blends a charming rustic element with modern, urban flair, much like a miniature cattle ranch on the roof of a skyscraper. Walls of earthy reds and weathered wood accents frame flatscreen TVs and meticulously arranged plates of chicken satay and crispy tofu with plum sauce.
In the early morning, when many sandwich joints are still shuttered tight, Big Town Hero's bakers are hard at work. Hand-crafting each loaf of bread in-store every morning, they lay the foundation for the day's delicious sandwiches. Out of the oven and sliced in two, the bready canvasses support towering piles of delicious deli meat and fresh veggies, sourced locally whenever possible. A selection of veggie heroes delights vegetarians while gluten-free rolls offer sandwich options for those with dietary restrictions or those who've taken a binding kindergarten oath never to eat anything that starts with "glu."
Today’s Groupon invites you to eat with the dignified paradise style of a floating landmass. Enjoy the fresh flavors of $22 worth of authentic Hawaiian cooking for $10 at Aiea Grill. No longer do you have to maroon yourself on the set of Lost to enjoy the sweet and savory dishes of Hawaiian kings, island enchantresses, and digester men.
Like the surgeons who assembled the Six Million Dollar Man, Fresh Grill's chefs combine the best aspects of the burger-making world: the speed and convenience of fast food with the quality, fresh ingredients of a sit-down restaurant. In the kitchen, these grill masters make everything to order with locally sourced ingredients that have been processed as little as possible—fire-grilling Angus burgers, flame-broiling chicken sandwiches, or frying up beer-battered fish. Guacamole-bacon cheeseburgers and sweet-thai-chili chicken sandwiches normally come nestled in cracked-wheat buns, but with waves of their magic spatulas, the cooks can transform them into gluten-free buns or lettuce wraps. They also whip up American classics such as grilled sirloin philly cheesesteaks, loaded with onions and cheese, and beer-battered cod. To complete each meal, the fryer crisps string, waffle, and sweet-potato fries, as well as housemade potato chips and onion rings.
Inside, amid the smoky scent of grilled beef, diners can wash down their eats with beer or glasses of red or white wine. They can also grab shakes with their choice of ice cream or fat-free frozen yogurt to enjoy on Fresh Grill's patio when the sun is shining and the clouds stop crying for a while.