Like a coffee mug that dispenses Post-it notes, mankind's simplest achievements can always be combined into game-changing innovations. Today's Groupon mashes up American culinary staples and Asian embellishments with $30 worth of food and drinks for $15 at Huiyona in Capitol Hill.
Voted as a Best of Citysearch for 2009, Huiyona guides diners through a tunnel-like entrance before welcoming them to a lounge and black granite bar accompanied by three quaint dining rooms decorated by local artist Maery Lanahan. Executive Chef Michael Lopata's dinner menu provides the final accent by unrolling a scroll of sumptuous small plates and big-plated entrees. The corndog has been reinvented with skewered shrimps bathed in house-made corn batter and dipped in the deep fryer ($7). Vegetarian-friendly shiitake and button mushrooms find a new home in light mushroom dumplings presented in a flavorful mushroom broth ($8). Sea-hungry small-platers can turn to Penn Cove black mussels and calamari rings sautéed with aged miso and Napa cabbage ($12), while hearty feasters can savor pork chops and applesauce accompanied by potatoes dauphinois and a Fuji-apple, Asian-pear chutney ($20).
Huiyona's menu is stocked with wines red, white, and sparkling as well as specialty cocktails like the Lychee Martini with muddled lychees, Absolut raspberry, Triple Sec and lychee syrup ($8). Pair the libations with a feast and you'll unveil a world of endless culinary possibilities.
- This best-kept secret on Capitol Hill spins Asian takes on comfort favorites, creating moderately priced combinations that sound unusual but taste like they’ve always belonged together (think sweet-corn potstickers or steak and eggs, Korean-style); the cavelike room under Tidbit Bistro feels modern and hidden. – Zagat
- Huiyona is a felicitous union of Asian, American traditions – Providence Cicero, Seattle Times
- It is quite simply, New American. Some of their delicious small plates include: sweet corn potstickers, lumpia, shrimp corndogs, and soy braised pork belly. Excellent service compliments the exciting menu beginning each guest's experience with a fresh hot towel and later followed by a tasty gift from the kitchen. – Seattle.com
2355-1/2 10th Ave. E
Seattle, Washington 98102Get Directions