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 other Asian fare at Ginza Sushi Bar, located just across from Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.
Ginza Sushi Bar has an enticing menu of traditional and modern sushi and sashimi, soups, salads, bento boxes, and noodle dishes. Repopulate your internal fish tank at the sushi bar, which serves with standard favorites like the cream cheese crammed Philadelphia roll ($5) and the pepper tuna avocado roll ($5), as well as specialty rolls such as the TNT, made with broiled salmon, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, topped with black sesame and a hot chili oil ($7). For a quick bite, there's lunches of teriyaki chicken ($8), soft shell crab ($6.25), ginger glazed pork ($8), and tempura fried rock shrimp ($6), and for dinner, there's beef negimaki with teriyaki sauce and grilled scallion ($16) and nebeyaki udon made of Japanese noodles served in broth with shrimps and vegetables tempura ($15).
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.