Hapa Hawaiian Grill, a fast-casual restaurant serving saimin noodles, poke bowls and mixed plate specials is now open downtown.
Located at 1334 Fifth Avenue, close to PPG Paints Arena, the restaurant has a full menu of Hawaiian-inspired dishes, available for lunch and dinner.
I’ve never looked at a can of SPAM and thought, “Wow. That looks appetizing.” There’s something about the phrase “canned meat” that brings the same feeling of disgust as Jell-O salads; they’re two words that shouldn’t — and can’t — be made into something I want to eat.
But Hapa Hawaiian Grill, a pandemic-opened Hawaiian eatery located near PPG Paints Arena, easily proved me wrong.
Hapa Hawaiian Grill is a Hawaiian spot, offering burgers and sandwiches, that recently opened at 1334 Fifth Ave. in Bluff.
This spot is Pittsburgh's first fast-casual Hawaiian restaurant, according to its website. On the menu, look for dishes like salmon poke bowls or coconut chicken in sweet chili sauce.
Watch this video with Mark Imperial of Business Innovators Radio interviewing owners Jon Perry and Jay Cruz for his radio show. Mahalo Mark for the feature.