Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Absorb foreign culture with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Chesapeake.
The deft hands of experienced chefs at Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar slice, toss, and twirl fresh fish and savory meats across flaming hibachi grills or a fully stocked sushi bar. On the hibachi menu, the sake-soaked sea bass appetizer ($6.99) broils to a golden brown and arrives at the table a little tipsy, wearing a lampshade hat, and a salmon teriyaki entree ($18.99) sizzles in a bubbling pool of teriyaki sauce on the tabletop grill. Meanwhile, chefs behind the blond-wood sushi bar slice and dice a full menu of à la carte rolls and sashimi, such as a spider roll ($8.99) loaded with deep-fried soft-shell crab, flying fish eggs, and the stray daydreams of easily distracted fishermen.
Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Though shoji screens, wall-mounted Japanese fans, and natural-wood tones lend a calming simplicity to the decor, Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar doesn't lack for spectacle. At hibachi stations, chefs entertain diners with witty banter and flashy knife skills as they sear orders of filet mignon, scallops, or lobster tail on the tables' hot-grill surfaces. Behind a wooden bar, sushi chefs adopt a more reserved stance, quietly accessorizing maki with premium ingredients, including shitake mushrooms, spicy sesame oil, and pickled radish.