Japanese Tapas and Drinks for Two or Four at Chou Izakaya (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Cocktails, sake, and Japanese tapas such as stir-fried king oyster mushrooms in garlic butter and smelts grilled over white-oak charcoal

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 20th, 2013. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

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.

For those looking to get out of the house with the ladies