A band of intrepid Chinese kitchen explorers ended centuries of culinary isolation when they crossed the sauce-filled straits that separated Kung Pao from Pad Thai. Taste the fruits of international exploration with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pan-Asian cuisine and bubble tea at Balance Pan-Asian Grille in Maumee.
Balance Pan-Asian Grille dishes out casual, contemporary Asian cuisine in a convivial atmosphere. Its menu of cross-cultural edibles includes stir-fry specialties such as the signature bangin' noodles, with zucchini, green peppers, white onions, peanuts, and more ($10). Diners can also choose a meat, tofu, or seafood to smother in sauce when they order scallion-sprinkled Nuts4Pao ($5–$7) or another Chinese classic on the menu. Balance's sleek, modern furniture, burnt-orange walls, and decorative grass planters near the front window give the restaurant a fresh, eye-catching flair. Chew over life choices with help from a delicious fruit or milk bubble tea ($3–$5) while wondering whether you really should have released all those rabid butterflies back into the wild. Balance Pan-Asian Grille is open 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Friday, and 12 p.m.–8 p.m. on Saturdays.
- If you yearn for eclectic cuisine at shockingly cheap prices, healthy "fast-food" with an Asian kick, or just to sip tea infusions while dreaming of Soho, Soma, or Tribeca, then this is your place. – Toledo Blade
- One of my favorite Asian restaurants in the Toledo area. Excellent menu combos… – Ray L.
Balance Pan-Asian Grille
Balance Pan-Asian Grille is a grassroots Asian-American restaurant. Their staff believes that every restaurant should be like theirs—one that serves from-scratch, healthy food made from fresh ingredients, noting that if customers wanted a microwaved meal, they wouldn’t go out to eat. The name Balance is a reference to restaurant's flavorful bowls, which contain a balance of proteins, carbs, and vegetables.
In the kitchen, Head Chef Jang, who worked for years at his parents' traditional Chinese restaurant, heats up the wok to create fusion recipes such as sweet butternut squash soup and vegan potstickers. He also cooks vegetarian and vegan dishes built on brown rice, salad greens, and tofu. Jang and his staffers often design their seasonal menus using fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, and they eschew any produce or proteins that are classified as genetically modified organisms or that have been handled by robots at any point during the harvesting process.
514 The Blvd.
Maumee, Ohio 43537Get Directions