Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as Can you finish this jug of wine for me? or Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain? Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Japanese tapas and drinks for two or more
- $40 for $80 worth of Japanese tapas and drinks for four or more
The menu includes marinated Japanese whelk with pickled vegetables ($3.50), king oyster mushrooms stir-fried in garlic butter ($5.50), pork belly with kimchi and cheese ($6.50), and avocado tempura with citrus sauce ($5.50).
Chou Izakaya takes its name from Izakaya, the traditional bars frequented by members of Japan's workforce who enjoy shared snacks and drinks after work. In the kitchen of a subdued, stylish lounge with canary-yellow walls and finely finished wooden picnic-style tables, chefs carry on the tradition by preparing between 40 and 50 small plates each day. Among their specialties are tempura-fried avocado with citrus sauce, smelts grilled over embers of Japanese white-oak charcoal, and fresh sushi that they slice and roll themselves rather than searching for already-assembled rolls in the ocean. Bartenders complement the food by pouring sake and mixing cocktails with ingredients such as aloe and yuzu juice.