Though the Great Wall of China may win the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Japan, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Japanese creations with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese eats during dinner, or $7 gets you $14 toward lunch at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki. This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
Hon Machi serves up fresh sushi and traditional teppanyaki prepared at the table by skilled chefs. Seated around an impressive teppanyaki grill, diners can delight in the dexterity and courage of the chef as he or she coaxes flames into games of double Dutch. The sharp steel spatula will sing against the flat top as the chef fries rice; grills beef, chicken, and shrimp; and performs delightful tricks, such as fashioning a functioning steam locomotive from grilled onion rings. After perusing the menu, choose a double-protein combo such as chicken and shrimp ($12.95) or steak and scallop ($14.95). For dinner, try more sophisticated pairings such as New York strip steak and mahi-mahi ($25.95), chicken and lobster ($29.95), or golden eggs and diamond-crusted caviar. All dinner combinations come with soup, salad, fried or steamed rice, vegetables, and two pieces of shrimp.
For those believing mealtime is serious business, spare wood tables and a sleek sushi stage provide a more solemn setting in which diners can feast upon sushi and noodles. Stick with familiar favorites such as the spicy tuna ($6) or California roll ($4.50), or try imaginative maki such as the loco roll, a blend of tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, and cucumber, topped with tuna, salmon, eel sauce, spicy mayo, and red tobiko ($14.50). Tucked inside an unassuming shopping center, Hon Machi features an interior with a vibrant mix of red walls, suits of samurai armor, and sliding paper doors that are superb for impromptu games of guess who's standing behind the sliding paper door.
Although reviews are still growing for Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki, Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars:
Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki
At Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki, the chefs take center stage to entertain every sense as they fashion culinary works of art. Whether they're on the sidelines putting together specialty hand rolls at the sushi bar or searing combinations of steak, lobster, and chicken at tableside grills, half of the experience is watching chefs create the tasty meals. Deep-red walls surround the eight-seat teppanyaki stations that encourage guests to chat with fellow diners and let them know if they have rice in their beards.