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Reviewed December 12, 2011
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What You'll Get
When two unique cuisines come together, it bonds their homelands, resulting in Gaelic-speaking pandas and Gregorian-chanted renditions of The Star Spangled Banner. Savor the fruits of edible diplomacy with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese-French fusion cuisine at Japone or its casual upstairs counterpart, Café Japone.
Japone's master chef hails from Japan, but took a tasty trek to the French countryside for his culinary education, eventually fusing foreign fares to be served in the restaurant's elegant first-level eatery and casual second-story cafe. Racks of lamb dusted with goat cheese chase potatoes au gratin into a simmering meadow of fall veggies ($20). Garnish grins with swells of seafare surfing the sushi and sashimi combination platter, a dish as massive as a crustacean choir's vocal range; the aquatic platter touts two pieces of tuna, flounder, macrel, unagi, shrimp, surf clam, flying-fish roe, and a california or tuna roll ($18.50). The sultry sizzle of the New York strip steak slathered in cognac-cream peppercorn sauce serenades black-pepper embellishments ($19) and cozily wrapped shrimp tempura and carrots snuggle in the Arizona roll ($9.25).
Japone's vibrant ambience melts into the intimate oasis of Sango Sho, a luminous lounge bathed in the cerulean glow of dancing fiber-optic lights, oceanic accents, and a human-sized game of Simon Says. DJs regularly douse international eaters with their melodic stylings at the lustrous lagoon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Before guests to Japone—or its less-formal sister eatery, Café Japone, located upstairs—even take their first bites, they notice the restaurant’s unusually colorful environment: an attached lounge area dubbed Sango Sho surrounds patrons in oceanic hues and fiber-optic luminescence, and regular DJ performances keep toes moving so that they don’t get caught by a shark. Karaoke kicks off at 9:30 p.m. every night in both Japone and Café Japone, giving guests two places to show off their pipes on a continually updated list of the latest hit English, Japanese, and Spanish-language tracks.
To keep mouths happy, Japone's French-trained chef fuses Japanese and French flavors. Entrees include curried jumbo shrimp and scallops, plated with fresh veggies, japanese mushrooms, and a dollop of rice, while sushi specialties include the Arizona roll with shrimp tempura and carrot.