Spicy sushi strikes a balance between hot and cold, just as chopsticks strike a balance between bus-driver-tickling device and utensil. Experience opposing culinary forces with today’s Groupon to Hane-Hachi in Flushing. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese cuisine.
- For $25, you get $55 worth of Japanese cuisine for four.
In a long, window-lined space flanked by exposed-brick accents, Hane-Hachi’s chefs execute traditional Japanese recipes to prepare a dichotomous [menu](http://gr.pn/oZkeaY) featuring cool sushi and sizzling grilled selections. Asian excursions start adventurously with a dish of bakudan egg, in which chefs batter and fry an ovoid morsel in light breading before slicing it open to reveal its sunny yellow yolk and Cracker Jack decoder ring ($4). Complementary flavors keep taste buds on their toes in the savory sautéed pork and tart kimchee ($9) or the grilled hokke fish with sweet ground-daikon radish ($11). Traditional hot pots invite diners to cook their own impeccably fresh fare, such as seafood ($13) or sliced pork belly with tofu ($9), beneath a bubbling broth. Seasoned sushi rice hugs succulent cuts of seafood in a range of delicate rolls. The Valentine roll pairs newlywed morsels of maki within a heart-shaped ribbon of fish ($12), and the volcano roll erupts with sizzling sauce, sesame seeds, and ruby-red fish roe ($12). At sunset, the dining room swims in soft illumination from a row of hanging lamps captured in wooden cages, and long shelves of sake bottles sit in contrast to artful adornments of dried grasses.