The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as snowman heart. Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese fare at Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Wauwatosa.
The chefs at Ginza Japanese Restaurant populate the eatery’s menu with more than 40 classic and innovative sushi rolls served alongside authentic Japanese noodles and bento boxes. Kick off a meal with a wasabi shumai appetizer ($5.50), steamed Japanese dumplings bursting with spicy wasabi that clear nasal passages and purse-stashed garden hoses. Sushi chefs roll out an arsenal of traditional sea spools, including spicy tuna ($5) and salmon skin rolls ($5), as well as unique variations, including the TNT roll stuffed with broiled salmon, avocado, and cucumber and crowned with black sesame and hot chili oil ($7). Noon noshers can indulge in a lunchtime bento box of stir-fry ginger pork ($8) or teriyaki salmon ($8) for a complete meal rounded off with house made soup, rice, and an edible copy of the USDA food pyramid.
Ginza Japanese Restaurant
The chefs at Ginza Japanese Restaurant line their sushi rolls and bento boxes with both traditional Japanese and Western-inspired ingredients. Classic flavors can be found in shrimp-filled shumai dumplings or lightly battered vegetable tempura. Futo maki rolls combine cucumber and avocado with egg custard, pickled radish, pickled squash, and burdock, and the Funky Monkey roll takes a more experimental approach by pairing eel with banana. Teriyaki beef or ginger pork sizzles in bento boxes, surrounded by sides of rice, salad, and dumplings as neatly portioned as a librarian's potato-chip collection.
2727A N Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53222