The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the centre of snow with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, drinks, and more at Hikari Japanese Restaurant on Victoria Avenue.
Hikari's sleek, quaint, and recently renovated restaurant rolls with sushi, Japanese cuisine, and a full bar. The eastern eatery's menu favours flavours with teppan yaki (grilled) dinners, pan-Asian cuisine, noodles, fusion rolls, and more. In keeping with Japanese dining tradition, take a comfy seat on the floor, a cup a warm sake ($5+), and share a Prairie Fire roll artistically assembled with spicy tuna, grilled veggies, and tempura crumbs ($7). Otherwise, make like a retired freight-hopper and plant your caboose at the sushi bar or a western-style, off-the-ground table to savour Old and New World wines complemented by kake udon or soba noodles served with miso soup or a salad ($6).
Restaurantica reviewers give Hikari a 4.5-star average:
Hikari Japanese Restaurant
Though Hikari Japanese Restaurant's traditional wooden tables rise only a foot or so off the floor, patrons don't have to kneel or sit cross-legged as they dine. Instead, under each table, a space recessed into the "floor"—which is actually a raised platform—lets feet dangle as legless chairs support backs. The ingenuity of this design, intended to make Japanese-style dining more comfortable for Westerners, is reflected in the creativity of Hikari's main menu, which features pan-Asian small plates such as tempura-fried squid and barbecue short ribs. Fresh ingredients such as fatty tuna and quail eggs make appearances in sushi specialty rolls sprinkled with extras such as house sauce and tempura flakes. Waiters also fill glasses from a full bar, a fine wine list, and a selection of hot or cold sake.
345 Victoria Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4M7Get Directions