Modern fusion cuisine spotlights the mingling flavors of multiple cultures, a triumph since chefs' early attempts, which included bento boxes served on skateboards and duck comfit atomically bonded with turkey. Feast on the best of all worlds with today's Groupon to Japoix Restaurant & Lounge. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a tasting menu for two from Chef Rob Michels (a $70 value) that includes the following:
- Two sharing plates of duck wontons, frog legs, or rock shrimp
- Two house or beet salads
- Two steak yakiudon, chicken yakisoba, duck ramen, or lobster udon noodle dishes
- Two szechuan lamb, samurai sea bass, or adobo chicken entrees
- Choice of one english-toffee cake, sticky-rice-ice-cream trio, or crème brûlée dessert
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Asian lunch or dinner cuisine. Entrees range from $11–$26.
Praised by the Denver Post and Denver 2night for its artful marriage of American and Asian flavors, Japoix redefines new American cuisine with a contemporary twist on a traditional pan-Asian menu. Duos dive into epicurean eats with a choice of duck wontons, rock shrimp, or frog legs hotter than cross buns in an infrared sauna. Temper meaty appetizers with crisp house or beet salads before winding wok-tossed steak yakiudon, chicken yakisoba, duck ramen, or lobster udon around steam-powered forks. Entrées include szechuan lamb sidled up to a heap of yukon potatoes and watercress salad or samurai sea bass steeped in miso marinade. Sweet bites such as english toffee cake or crème brûlée put the finishing gustatory touches on brimming bellies and empty fanny packs.
Hardwood floors skirt columns stacked high with weathered rocks and dividers filter muted light through wooden slats. Bamboo pillars tower over heated debates over the correct pronunciation of "quinoa" in the dining room, and patrons sip creative cocktails, including the passion-fruit Kamikazi ($9), in a bar area awash in a dim, multicolored glow.