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 center of snow with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sushi, steak, and hibachi-style Japanese cuisine at Hirosaki Prime.
Hirosaki Prime, a Japanese steak house and sushi bar, dazzles diners with theatrical food preparation and a hibachi or lounge menu bursting with fresh ingredients. The hibachi dining room's menu draws in audiences as masterful chefs chop, flip, and flambé traditional and custom Japanese fare. Wrap jaws around slices of octopus ($2.25/piece), sea urchin ($5.95/two pieces), and scallops ($5.50/two pieces), or the tiger roll ($12.99), a prowling amalgamation of salmon, cream cheese, and asparagus, all deep fried and covered in Hirosaki's house sauce. For landcentric cravings, sheathe tongues in bites of the seasoned bay's 14-ounce prime sirloin ($31.99), accompanied by a soup or salad.
Hirosaki Prime's intimate, candle-lit lounge seduces diners with a menu of sushi, maki, and entrees. A plating of sweet and sour chicken amazu ($17.50) lounges on a bed of sweet onions and cabbage, and the Grafton hill roll ($10.99) swaddles slices of unagi, kani, avocado, and cheesy mayo sauce in a sushi-sized onesie.
Though Hirosaki Prime sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Swirls of sauce and fresh orchid blossoms adorn entrees at Hirosaki Prime, where chefs craft traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes. At tabletop grills throughout the 54-seat hibachi room, they blend cooking and performance in a showy display as they sauté vegetables and seasoned meats. In the smaller lounge, alit with votive candles, otherworldly artwork, and walls inlaid with a soft red glow, guests can sample other Japanese dishes such as chicken teriyaki, as well as specialty sushi rolls such as the Ninja roll, whose shrimp tempura, cucumber, and spicy tuna hide in plain sight.
1121 Grafton St.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01604