What You'll Get
Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electrical sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, Japanese dinner fare, and drinks at Caviar Japanese Restaurant on Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
The chefs at Caviar Japanese Restaurant roll out a dinner menu of creative sushi selections anchored by classic Japanese cuisine. Salty roe binds together the signature caviar roll ($13.95), which sends two kinds of tuna escorted by smoked-salmon slivers and creamy avocado on a romantic double date down your throat. Tempura shrimp and mango mambo with kicky wasabi in the partially fried Heaven roll ($10.95), and thick noodles synchronize brothy ballets with sliced beef, fish cakes, or scallions in bowls of udon soup ($9.95−$13.95).
From the glass sushi bar, visitors can watch the nimble-fingered chefs pack tempura vegetables, bites of beef, fresh sashimi, and warm dumplings into bento boxes ($23.95), which can then be buried deep in the earth to delight epicurean dogs. Top-shelf spirits flow in the sleek, lounge-like eatery, where glowing pendant lamps highlight chic cocktails ($6.50–$8) as well as a sweeping selection of sake ($5.95–$30/bottle).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for dinner. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Caviar Japanese Restaurant
A ring of rice encircles the Caviar roll's morsels of yellowtail tuna, smoked salmon, avocado, and cream cheese. The roll's exterior is just as complex, with its delicate crust of masago, tempura flakes, and eel sauce. Sushi chefs assemble hearty sushi rolls such as this at the spacious wooden sushi bar, which curves and twists its way from the front to the back of the dining room. Sushi is the focal point of both the dining room and the menu itself—chefs slice 80 different rolls, ranging from traditional crab and avocado to exotic flourishes such as squid and kiwi. To enhance their sushi selections, diners can consult the sake menu, or fold it into a paper plane and drink whatever beverage it lands on.