Cooking on a flat hot surface was pioneered by enterprising Icelanders who used to sizzle their meats atop the stingrays that live inside of volcanoes. Give your hunger a jolt with today's Groupon to Kami Japanese Steakhouse in Apple Valley. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of fare from the sushi bar. This option can also be applied toward the all-you-can-eat menu.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of hibachi and teppanyaki at the hibachi grill.
Behind Kami Japenese Steakhouse's painted geisha doors and traditional red archway, chefs cleave, grill, and sear a full spectrum of fine Japanese cuisine. Fresh ingredients huddle together in sushi rolls, such as the Roll X in which soft-shell crab, cucumber, and avocado canoodle with spicy tuna and tempura ($14). Put this option toward the all-you-can-eat menu, which encompasses sliced-fish sashimi, neatly wrapped nigiri, and artistic maki rolls, along with delicacies such as teriyaki steak and chicken, tempura shrimp and sweet potato, and thick udon noodles ($24.95 Sunday–Thursday, $26.95 Friday and Saturday). Unlike undignified buffets, where patrons must lure their dinner to the table with promises that they wont bathe it in condiments, this all-you-can-eat service delivers a cavalcade of fresh dishes straight to the table. Pair any of Kami's fare with Sapporo or Asahi Japanese beers ($5/12 oz.) or Wakatake-Onikoroshi sake ($12).
Alternatively, the open-air hibachi grill arrays hungry spectators around a black-aproned chef who wields dual kitchen utensils over the iron-teppan surface. The 75-minute teppanyaki extravaganza sizzles up sautéed shrimp and grilled veggies alongside entrees of choice, whether the full Fantasy sampler of filet mignon, lobster, shrimp and teriyaki chicken ($38) or single-platter options such as teriyaki scallops ($22) or vegetarian stir-fry ($16). "Kami," a multifaceted Japanese word, translates to "delicious taste," "protection," or "emperor," so protect your deliciousness against sticky-fingered emperors lurking among Kami Japanese Grill's russet lacquered chairs and sliding rice-paper panels.
Kami Japanese Grill charges 15% for uneaten food from the all-you-can-eat menu so make sure to order what you can eat.
Kami Japanese Steakhouse
Beneath a traditional red archway, two doors bearing coquettish, intricately painted geishas open to welcome guests into Kami Japanese Steakhouse’s contemporary dining room. Flames shoot off hibachis as talented chefs skillfully dice and flip steak, chicken, and veggies upon these communal tabletop grills, each set ablaze by a baby dragon. Sushi chefs continue the culinary show, performing for guests seated at a stately sushi bar as they carefully carve raw seafood. Thanks to all-you-can-eat sushi meals, their work is never done—their hands are a constant blur of smoked eel, albacore tuna, and surf clams rolled to order. In the kitchen, yet another team of chefs whips up udon-noodle soup, fried yakisoba noodles, and teriyakis. Bartenders pair each of Kami’s entrees with tangy sakes, Japanese beer, and global wines.
The Legacy Of Apple Valley
15322 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124