A choice of restaurant says much about the person choosing it, whether it's the implicit "I carbo-load for marathons" of Italian, or the way seafood gives away which limbs are wooden pegs. Communicate your hunger for new ideas with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Asian fare and drinks at Cha Time in Norman.
In an open dining area bathed in magenta light, Cha Time fuses Eastern and Western spices into an expansive contemporary menu. Begin a stroll through the flavor-forest with its namesake ChaTime roll ($6.95), which arranges an illicit rendezvous between steamed shrimp, tofu, and rice vermicelli noodles in a garden of vegetables inside a rice paper wrap. DIY diners can create their own customized lunch special ($8.95) from four options daily, such as spicy basil spaghetti, pineapple curry tofu, and fresh spring rolls. For dinner, start light with a green papaya salad ($7.50), featuring fresh green papaya, green beans, tomatoes, Thai chili, and ground peanuts in lime juice. A hearty half rack of lamb chops ($18.95) will keep you sustained through long brainstorming sessions on how to harness turtles for transportation. Nervous first-dates, meanwhile, can prevent painful tongue cramps with a signature cocktail such as the black iced tea ($8), a rum based black tea and chocolate, or the green wine ($6), a vodka-based green tea with a red wine flavor.
Eighty-two percent of Urbanspooners like Cha Time.