What You'll Get
Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over and rice woven into a basket. Today's Groupon celebrates the marriage of flavor and form: for $19, you get $40 worth of Asian-fusion cuisine and drinks at Hayashi Sushi Bar and Grill in Cedar Park. Named Hill Country News' 2010 Best International Cuisine, Hayashi concocts innovative sushi and sashimi platters ($18.95–25.95), seafood entrees ($11–$38.95), and tempura ice creams using only fresh ingredients. Owner and executive chef Lin Cheng, the winner of Austin's 2009 Asia Food Fest Iron Chef –style competition, takes pride in crafting a variety of homemade sauces to complement signature appetizers such as the Su-viche ($9.50), a dish of striped bass and fresh vegetables in a jalapeño vinaigrette. Post-sushification, diners can relax at the full bar while taking in the latest episode of diabolical Japanese game shows such as Blindfold Mountain or Which Box Holds the Fire Ants? on one of the two projection-screen TVs.
Hill Country News named Hayashi Sushi Bar and Grill Best International Fare in 2010. Yelpers give the establishment an average of 3.5 stars, 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and 11 OpenTable reviewers give it an overall average rating of 3.5 stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for Happy Hour. Not valid 2/14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.