MINOT, N.D. - If you live in Minot, but want a taste of Hawaii, you don't have to buy a plane ticket.
Hula Grill just opened up on North Broadway. This Hawaiian cuisine moved in to the building across from Minot State University once occupied by Taco John's.
Owner Jerry Wong said the eatery brings a worldly experience to dining in the Magic City.
“We brought to Minot, and what we brought to North Dakota, is an eclectic combination of everything. So all of our ingredients are different,” Wong said.
For Wong, it's his second North Dakota location, after debuting in Williston just over a year ago.
This restaurateur has served up delicacies across the Western Hemisphere, from Hawaii to South America, and now the northern plains.
“We use Chinese, we use Hawaiian, we use American, we use Japanese, we use Filipino, all different kind of ingredients,” Wong said.
Whether it's their famous ribs, their burgers, their seafood or fried rice, Wong said he wanted to bring something different to the Peace Garden State.
“That's one of the reasons why we're here. We think that we offer North Dakota something very, very special, very unique, that they're not gonna get anywhere else out of Hawaii,” Wong said.
...and word is spreading quickly.
“We had the 'wicket wahini combo.' And it was a little bit of everything, it was pretty good. I would come back again, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends,” said Nicole Vannett, a customer at Hula Grill.
Hula Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
You can find out more about Hula Grill’s menu by logging on to www.hula-grill.com
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