Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and hibachi fare at Fujiya House in Fredericksburg.
Fujiya House’s hibachi chefs flip knives and spatulas through hoops of fire as they grill steak and seafood entrees mere feet away from diners’ plates. The Japanese eatery’s menu changes every week to keep taste buds guessing and chopsticks clicking feverishly. Teppanyaki entrees such as the 7-ounce filet mignon ($21.95) and seasoned scallops ($23.95) sizzle on tableside grills before teaming up with a bowl of chicken soup, assorted veggies, and two pieces of shrimp. Donburi dishes tuck thick cuts of freshwater eel, salmon, or tuna into beds of sushi rice ($14.95), and teriyaki-vegetable bento plates ($12.95) unite veggies, chicken soup, and Fuyija salad with a california roll that bears the soy-sauce signature of a Hollywood starlet.
Fujiya House Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Fujiya House's chefs display their dedication to the art of Japanese cuisine by crafting most of their menu directly in front of diners. Hibachi grills fill most of the brightly lit dining room, where planters of bamboo add small splashes of color to the neutral-toned walls. As the chefs dexterously slide cuts of filet mignon, chicken, or lobster across the grill tops, shining metal range hoods vacuum up smoke and stray rainclouds hovering over diners' heads. Nearby sushi chefs also wrap california rolls and thinly sliced pieces of nigiri.