Raw fish, like snowballs, must be rolled with care before being thrown at a school superintendent for refusing to call a snow day. Enjoy well-crafted, conveniently projectile edibles with today’s Groupon to Hokkaido Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar in Madison. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of hibachi and sushi fare for lunch.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of hibachi and sushi fare for dinner.
Hokkaido’s veteran kitchen staff rolls, chops, and flips fresh fish and other flavorful ingredients onto diners’ plates while interacting with onlookers sitting at the restaurant’s hibachi. On the salmon sushi platter ($11), the rich colors and aromas of salad and miso soup distract nearby grizzlies from five pieces of sushi and a full roll stuffed with the platter’s namesake fish. Chefs also wrap snow crab ($4.50) and crayfish ($4.95) into rice blankets by hand, and tuck eel and cucumber into an avocado-topped dragon roll ($9.95). Hibachi chefs interact with both lunch and dinner crowds by flipping food morsels through the air onto diners’ plates, or amuse onlookers by building flame-spouting volcanos and realistic facsimiles of the J. Edgar Hoover building from sizzling fare. After the performance, patrons partake of the resulting chicken ($8.95 lunch; $14.95 dinner), vegetable ($6.95 lunch; $9.25 dinner), and steak ($10.95 lunch; $18.95 dinner) meals.
Hokkaido’s polished black surfaces and backlit bar lend a modern feel to its dining room and grill area. Soft splashes of violet and red lighting bounce off sleek stone and metal walls, warming the restaurant and protecting patrons from light-sensitive Lex Luthors.