Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Enjoy cornucopia-style eats from the sea with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sushi, drinks, and more at Aji Japanese Restaurant in Hopkins.
Aji's menu whets appetites with an ocean of sushi and other Japanese dishes. Diners can launch eating excursions with bites of vegetable tempura ($5.75) or fried oysters ($7.50) before diving fork-first into a seaweed salad ($4.50). Attack rolls such as the Samurai, with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and crabmeat, ($9.75) or asparagus ($3.50), with chopsticks or miniature plastic cocktail swords, or warm up near the flames of the hibachi grill for a helping of teriyaki steak, served alongside vegetables and steamed rice ($8.50). Meanwhile, a variety of American and Japanese beers ($3.74–$7.75), sake ($7–$10 a glass), and wine ($5–$8 a glass) replenish parched pouts. This Groupon is valid for the daily happy hour that takes place from 3 p.m.–5 p.m., the Friday and Saturday happier hour from 9 p.m.–12 a.m., and the weekend exotic nigiri and sashimi specials.
- Diners’ assessments of last night’s food was certainly promising. The guests queued up at the highly decorated sushi bar and grabbed savory meat skewers that wait staff passed around. – James Warden, Hopkins Patch
- The teriyaki chicken and steak were great successes and everyone loved the rice. – David Duff, Lakeshore Weekly News
Aji Japanese Restaurant
Aji Japanese Restaurant has garnered praise from the local Hopkins Patch and Lakeshore Weekly News for its menu of colorful sushi rolls and hibachi-seared meats. Artful presentation underscores each concoction—rolls proudly bearing ruby-colored crowns of tobiko or sweet drizzles of eel sauce and hefty steaks and pan-seared seafood sizzling beneath bouquets of leafy garnishes. Imported Japanese beer and sake unite sushi with the flavors for which it was meant, much in the way milk complements cookies or peanut butter complements its secret soulmate, actual butter.
Inside the dining room, white dinnerware contrasts against rich wooden tables. Overhead, carved crimson lanterns dangle from the tin ceiling and golden bulbs illuminate delectable morsels and the gold-plated chopsticks of diners looking to impress their dates. During the warmer months, an outdoor patio mixes meals with fresh breezes.
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