Leading up to feasts, ancient Hawaiian hunters searched for weeks to catch wild boars in the act of eating apples. Reap the benefits of others' patience with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a Hawaiian dinner for two at Alohana Hawaiian Grill in Clive (up to a $20.03 value). The dinner includes:
- Two entrees
- Two fountain drinks
Alohana Hawaiian Grill imports Pacific island flavors and cooking techniques to the mainland for its extensive menu. Transported by friendly wait staff, the twin beef patties of the Loco Moco ($5.99) whisper saucy secrets under a blanket of house-special brown gravy and a crowning fried egg, and tender strips of volcano chicken ($6.25) erupt with a spicy secret-recipe sauce and lost memories of the plot of Dante’s Peak. Alohana bowls ($4.99) greet empty stomachs with heaping servings of rice, mixed vegetables, and diners' choice of protein, including barbecue chicken or beef, fried shrimp, or smoky, slow-roasted kalua pork. In the kitchen, the sweet meat of the mahi-mahi ($5.99) is seared by flames from the grill and eye contact with smoldering kitchen supermodels.
Alohana's floor-to-ceiling windows light up warm yellow and orange walls adorned by leafy plants. Vibrant artwork starring sunsets and ocean views draws the attention of exploring eyes and reignites the timeless debate over which is the better maritime pet, a furry shark or a tiger that can doggy paddle.
Alohana Hawaiian Grill
The Alohana Hawaiian Grill revolves around the plate lunch, a staple of Hawaiian cuisine that consists of an entree, a scoop of macaroni salad, and a scoop of steamed rice. In the restaurant’s entrees, you can see the American and Asian influences that converge in Hawaiian cuisine: spam musubi, for instance, features a slice of grilled spam atop a block of rice and cinched with nori seaweed. In another dish, strips of deep-fried chicken come with bowls of katsu dipping sauce. Diners can also sample a variety of ramen-noodle bowls as well as piquant barbecued pork and beef dishes.
802 SE Oralabor Rd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50021