The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon. For $15 you get $30 worth of sushi and upscale Japanese cuisine at Edokko in Lenexa. The deep lunch and dinner menus at Edokko swim with a sushi selection fit for both sophisticated sashimi savants or the maki-curious; meanwhile, a varied spread of fully cooked Japanese specialties, like teriyaki and tempura, appease alternative appetites. Feel free to stake your claim on one of the 18 seats that line the stone-accented granite sushi bar, or carefully report the day's rush-hour koi traffic as you gaze at the entrance's soothing pond.
- Great experience! The atmosphere is great and the food is wonderful with a huge variety to pick from. The staff was extremely helpful and helped us select great rolls for us to try. Overall one of the best sushi restaraunts [sic] we have eaten at. – Sean Fullerton, Urbanspoon
- Calming qualities abound in the space designed for Edokko — comfortable booths, vibrant and warm colors, and soft music playing. – Charles Ferruzza, Pitch
At Edokko, the fanfare of teppanyaki shows has been exchanged for the peace of a secluded bamboo forest—an ambiance bolstered by the stalks that grow near the entrance. As guests pass between the greenery and the clear surface of a koi pond, they enter into a gold-and-red dining room, where polished stones form mosaics of grappling sumo wrestlers on the walls. At the sushi bar, 18 seats line a granite countertop, allowing diners prime views of chefs as the chefs prepare maki rolls, nigiri, and sashimi.
It seems that a tabletop performance would only serve to disrupt the serenity of the restaurant, says a review in the Pitch, because "the food puts on its own show." Guests receive overtures in the form of detailed picture menus that stoke appetites more safely than jumper cables connected to bellybuttons. The traditional Japanese dishes range from teriyaki meats to noodle soups, and visitors can still order hibachi plates, but without the flashy routine. Specialty rolls such as the crab-and-mango roll or the rainbow-caviar roll collect fresh seafood in expertly wrapped rice and seaweed, and tempura desserts encase cheesecake, bananas, and ice cream in a crispy shell.
8615 Hauser St.
Lenexa, Kansas 66215Get Directions