West Seattle restaurants: Spring Hill brings back fried chicken

Seldom have we seen such a stir over restaurant news as the Spring Hill Restaurant and Bar fried-chicken saga. You might recall their popular Monday night fried-chicken dinners – and the frenzy that erupted when they announced they were deep-sixing the deep-fried concept last summer. But now … it’s back, with a Hawaiian twist, as of December 5th. Click ahead to see the news release we just received:

Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar has received such a flattering amount of requests to bring back Monday Night Fried Chicken Dinners, we are re-introducing our fried chicken. In hopes of keeping the dinner interesting, we will be serving our Fried Chicken Dinner Hawaiian-style. And we named it.

ma’ono Monday night pop-up will serve Spring Hill’s fried chicken with the choice of 4 different preparations; original, Korean, Japanese or Chinese. Included in the dinner, SPAM musubi, won bok kimchi, cucumber namasu (lightly pickled cucumber with ogo seaweed), macaroni salad and steamed white rice. The cost of the dinner will be $98.00 for 4 people and $49.00 for 2 people (tax and gratuity not included). There will also be an a’ la carte section on the menu that will offer wood grilled items that include kalbi short ribs and Portuguese sausage, as well as fried rice, stir-fried komatsuna and mochi ice cream. Reservations are required and will be available by contacting Spring Hill at 206.935.1075 or online at our website http://springhillnorthwest.com (click on reservations).


choose one or two:

·original recipe (spring hill)
·kimchi (korean gochijang sauce & hot chilies)
·tonkatsu (japanese barbecue sauce & furikake)
·honey-hot mustard (chinese mustard & toasted sesame)


won bok kimchi (spicy un-fermented Napa cabbage)
macaroni salad
SPAM musubi (teriyaki SPAM with rice rolled in sesame toasted seaweed)
steamed rice
cucumber namasu (lightly marinated cucumbers with ogo seaweed)


wood grilled kalbi beef short ribs hot chilies, scallion 12.
wood grilled portuguese sausage 8.
curry fried rice with bacon 7.
komatsuna lemon, aged shoyu, bonito 4.
mochi ice cream 4.

20 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Spring Hill brings back fried chicken"

  • wsmom2three November 14, 2011 (9:41 am)

    I love that fried chicken is coming back – but why the weird twists? stick with the original, including traditional sides please!

  • homesick November 14, 2011 (9:45 am)

    We sincerely don’t know what all the fuss is about this restaurant.
    When we went, the service was terrible, the food even worse and the management snotty when we brought the issues to their attention.

    In these volitile economic times, we can’t believe their doors are still open with such a poor view on customer service.

    If you have not been, your money would be better spent somewhere else!!!

  • A November 14, 2011 (11:59 am)

    I agree. I haven’t had it but was excited to it coming back until I saw the twists. Looks like I won’t be trying it afterall. Too bad.

  • Fabulousem November 14, 2011 (2:50 pm)

    I agree. I’m not into the sides at all.

  • Keith November 14, 2011 (3:08 pm)

    Love the Hawaii-style sides – SPAM musubi and mac salad FTW!

  • JW November 14, 2011 (3:15 pm)

    Thank you, Spring Hill, for trying something new alongside the familiar.

  • Seattlenative November 14, 2011 (3:21 pm)

    Love the new twists and sides! Thumbs up for creativity and adding spice to the world.

  • mmmmm November 14, 2011 (3:29 pm)

    Sounds perfect, I like the menu!
    Thanks WSB & Spring Hill!

  • JennyB November 14, 2011 (3:53 pm)

    Ono ka mea ai! Can’t wait to try it all!

  • Local Style November 14, 2011 (5:11 pm)

    This is a lot of money for what is basically a plate lunch. For the same thing but at much lower prices, head to your closest L&L, or plate lunch place of your choice.

  • momof2 November 14, 2011 (6:02 pm)

    West Seattleites need to venture out and try something different! Hawaiian local food is fun like the Hawaiian people. Kudos to spring hill for trying something new. (Afterall, Hawaii is part of the U.S.A., btw.) ;-) Obama Ohana!

    • WSB November 14, 2011 (6:07 pm)

      Perhaps the sequel will be huli-huli chicken :) You know, we don’t even have a Hawaiian plate-lunch joint in WS, do we? There was Waikiki something or another years ago, north of Morgan Junction, in or next to the Little Prague Bakery space, but that’s it. – TR (former Honolulu resident)

  • canele November 14, 2011 (6:04 pm)

    I’m looking forward to it. Especially want to try Korean-style fried chicken and all the great side dishes. Thank you, Spring Hill!!

  • MargL November 14, 2011 (7:15 pm)

    Not in WS – but close, Georgetown.
    I’ve eaten here a couple times, not bad…

  • Frank November 14, 2011 (7:31 pm)

    Gonna miss the cornbreaad from the old dinner…

  • Amrakx November 14, 2011 (9:38 pm)

    Looking forward to the ono side dishes, I hope they measure up to my Hawaiian standards. Originally from Hawaii, we grew up with all of the sides, standard fare quite frankly. It will be challenging to pick one or two, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, venture forth. I’d be very surprised if anyone would be disappointed considering the track record of Spring Hill…

  • TLS November 15, 2011 (6:18 am)

    The sides do not interest me. I will not be attending.

  • sun*e November 15, 2011 (9:25 am)

    Spring Hill Restaurant: Overpriced and pretentious.

  • W Sea Neigbor November 15, 2011 (7:47 pm)

    Can’t wait for this–love the Hawaiian twist. Too bad to hear that those who haven’t tried this style refuse to even give it a shot. I’ll be happy to take their spot at the table…

  • Deb Breuler November 16, 2011 (10:02 am)

    Looks amazing, can’t wait to try it. So glad it’s back.

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