Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese cuisine at Kanpai Japanese Restaurant in Arlington.
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant's menu brims with fresh sushi, teriyaki dishes, and crispy tempura comestibles. Chefs roll vegetables in a delicate batter and deep-fry them into tempura bites ($11.95) or douse chicken with a specially blended teriyaki sauce ($13.50), adding spice for those who lack it in their everyday lives. The outdoor seating and picnic area encourage alfresco dining—weather permitting—as patrons slurp nabeyaki udon noodle soup flavored with chicken, fish, spinach, shrimp tempura, and egg ($10.75). Sushi entrees offer bite-size morsels in a variety of flavors, such as a twosome of king-crab nigiri ($5.50) or the spicy-tuna tempura roll ($6.95). The chef's special Lolly pop roll ($12.75) must be licked to reach the center, which is filled with cucumber, tuna, flounder, crab, salmon, and roe.
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant encourages diners to raise their glasses over platefuls of fresh sushi and traditional Japanese entrees. Inside the restaurant—which takes its name from a word that means “cheers!” —patrons gather around the sushi bar and watch as chefs set pieces of yellowtail, white tuna, and smoked salmon over rice and slice up various specialty rolls. Meanwhile, the wait staff carries salmon and chicken teriyaki from the grill to dining room tables both indoors and out. Throughout meals, patrons can sip wine and sake, or kick back with a bottle of Japanese beer.
1401 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22209