If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of delicious American-Asian fusion fare at Ling and Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill. This Groupon is only good at its downtown location on 16th Street, and only during dinner.
Ling and Louie’s menu is a happy mash of American staples (salads, sliders, steak) and Asian delights (pad Thai, honey-walnut chicken, miso soup). Even if you’re not gastronomically adventurous, you’ll find a dish to please your palate on the menu. Start with the ahi lettuce wraps: crispy cups filled with cilantro, garlic, ginger, tropical salsa, red onions, water chestnuts, and a sweet Asian dipping sauce ($8.99). The Evil Jungle Princess shrimp—spicy shrimp that's wok’d with green beans, fresh veggies, Thai basil, and mint and served with a signature peanut-red-curry glaze ($14.29)—will tempt seafood lovers. Vegetarians and omnivores alike can gorge on Louie's lo mein, a heap of yakisoba noodles stir-fried with your choice of vegetable, pork, or chicken ($9.99). You’ll also find both gluten-free and kids menus, as well as a kids-free gluten menu that contains all wheat and no children.
Ling and Louie's downtown domain keeps late hours on weekends (open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends) and is open every day. Get this Groupon to whet your appetite for ethnic eats. Dining here is like dipping a big toe into the kiddie pool before you plunge into the great, dark sea of Eastern tastes.
Dine-in only. Not valid toward happy hour. Parking validated after 5 p.m.; 1 car validated per four-person table.
CityVoters chose Ling and Louie's as the Best Asian Fusion consecutively from 2007 to 2009. Polarized Yelpers give the downtown location on 16th Street three stars on average, and Metromix called it a "unique experience":
- The menu is sure to please with a full spread of options for even the toughest critics. – Kimberly Kelly, Metromix