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If you’re heading up to Park City for summertime activities, there’s a new restaurant on the way into town that you should make a point of checking out. It’s called Hapa (spelled H-A-P-A) – Hapa Grill and it’s located in the new Redstone Center at Kimball Junction, just off the freeway.
Hapa Grill is the creation of the Latitude Group. That’s Gene Kwon and the folks who brought us Utah’s Mikado restaurants, Kampai, Harry’s Bar & Grill at the E Center, and recently took over Ichiban Sushi in Salt Lake. So they’re got quite a track record for serving terrific sushi and Asian cuisine in beautifully designed settings.
Well, Hapa Grill is no exception. It’s sort of an Asian bistro, with a very modern, contemporary vibe. And the food is a little less traditional than at the other Latitude restaurants, although Hapa Grill does serve classic sushi and sashimi just like at Mikado and Kampai. But there’s also a veritable United Nations of flavors at Hapa with dishes that range from Jamaican jerk chicken wraps and Korean crispy pizza, to an Okinawan taco and New Orleans style shrimp po’ boy sandwich. And then there’s an organic beef burger on the menu that some people are saying is the best burger in the state!
Now if you are really into sushi I strongly recommend ordering the Maui Wowi roll at Hapa Grill. It’s got something for everyone with baked crab and scallops, fried shrimp and drizzled with eel sauce. It’s sushi-rific!
So like I said if you’re on your way into or out of Park City – or maybe just looking for an interesting great new place to dine – Hapa Grill at Kimball Junction is what’s Hapa-ning.