Sharing a meal out strengthens family bonds in a civilized way, unlike invading the neighbourhood block party and laying siege to the bounce castle. Subjugate your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Japanese fare at Aki Da Japanese Seafood House.
Aki Da's expert chefs slice and season a menu's worth of traditional Japanese sushi, seafood, and meat served in the dining room, private rooms, or heated to perfection on a flat grill directly at customers' tables. Food crews consult blueprints written in melted butter before grilling lobsters topped in a high rise of crabmeat, garlic and cheddar ($22.95). Chopsticks excavate seafood from fried rice ($14.95); shrimp, scallops, squid, and crabmeat plunge into the homemade broth of nabeyaki udon or soba ($12.95). Bento boxes beckon teeth to devour steak teriyaki ($17.95–$19.99) paired with sides such as miso soup, stir-fried vegetables, and seven pieces of assorted sushi. Toss away menus or roll them into megaphones to order up omakase (prices vary), which translates to "put your trust in the chef" and features a cast of custom-created dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and the eaters' specific tastes in mind.
Patrons watch at teppanyaki tables as ingredients dance with each other in a culinary ballet that ends in poses such as a flaming onion volcano. Teeth can also sink into Asian eats inside of private tatami rooms, where friends and families converse amid traditional Japanese decor and sew sushi into wreaths to hang on the wooden sliding door.
1911 Queen St. E
Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H7