If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of sushi, teriyaki chicken and beef, bubble tea, and more at Happy Teriyaki #4 in Lacey and Tacoma, or at Sunny Teriyaki, in Puyallup.
All three locations entice appetite-wielding hankerers with a menu brimming with tempting combination plates and, at the Lacey and Tacoma locations, creative sushi platters. Sushi not available at the Puyallup location. Stomachs can pregame with appetizers such as the crab rangoon ($5.95) or the deep-fried Happy shrimp ($5.95). Strawberry-peach bubble tea chases entrees such as the teriyaki beef, marinated in the special house sauce ($7.95), or the char-broiled teriyaki chicken ($6.95), pork ($7.95), or salmon ($9.95).
At the Happy Teriyaki #4 locations in Tacoma and Lacey, all-you-can-eat sushi ($14.95 Monday–Saturday; the price reduces to $12.95 Monday–Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Lacey location) dares seafeeders to down piece after piece of inventive concoctions. The rainbow roll tops a california roll with avocado and four different fish, while the Yummy Yummy roll blends crab meat, avocado, shrimp tempura, and cream cheese. Each restaurant welcomes hungry travelers with a casual vibe that encourages diners to cast off suits and ties in favor of more comfortable bell-bottoms and Happy Days sweatpants.
- What stands out is the friendly attitude of the staff. On each visit, service has not only been efficient and swift but pleasantly provided. – Jennifer Johnson, Weekly Volcano
- It was a great value in every way: large portions, great quality, and reasonable price. – Cody E., Yelp, 9/22/10, Tacoma location
Happy Teriyaki #4
Beneath the softly glowing paper lanterns above the sushi bar, chefs at Happy Teriyaki #4 are hand rolling maki destined for individual plates. But it's the signature sauce, fresh vegetables, and charcoal-broiled meats in their teriyaki dishes that are their claim to fame: the restaurant earned the title of Best Teriyaki in Evening Magazine and KING 5's Best of Western Washington awards from 2011 to 2015.
The owners' pride in their work is not only evidenced by their artful and flavorful culinary creations but also by the restaurant's inviting ambiance. Colorful Japanese screens add a touch of authentic flair to the dining room, where high-backed, private booths prevent fellow guests from copying homework. Beyond praising the "fast, tasty and affordable" food, Jennifer Johnson of the Weekly Volcano commended the staff for "service [that] has not only been efficient and swift but pleasantly provided."