Creating the perfect piece of sushi requires fresh seafood, a steady knife, and a toaster oven that can be set to “raw.” Indulge in gustatory perfection with today’s Groupon to Hana Tokyo in Alexandria. Choose between the following options:
For $8, you get $15 worth of authentic Japanese cuisine for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday or from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Japanese cuisine for dinner after 4:30 p.m.
The nimble-fingered foodsmiths at Hana Tokyo forge grilled teppanyaki entrees and artfully layered sushi. Dinner patrons can seat themselves at one of the hibachi stations, where they’ll watch chefs craft such grill-kissed creations as hibachi scallops ($18.95). Freshly broiled tofu sports a glaze of teriyaki sauce ($10.95), and the chef specialty TNT roll ($6.95) disguises spicy salmon in black sesame seeds shaped like Ted Turner’s mustache. On the lunch menu, the beef negimaki pan-fries ribbons of steak before tossing them with scallions ($9.95), and a choice of two sushi rolls ($6.95) grants diners the chance to sample cylinders of tuna and Phish albums. Light-colored wood lines the restaurant’s hibachi grill stations and sushi bar, and hanging lanterns mood-light wooden tables.