What You'll Get
Sampling international cuisine is a powerful way of experiencing the fundamental aspects of a different culture, much like visiting a capitol city and then getting diplomatically noogied by its well-respected ambassador. Treat yourself to safer explorations with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of sake and home-style Tokyo small plates at Kappa Sake House, located on 5th Avenue in Park Slope. This Groupon is good for dine-in only, and it is not valid during omakase sushi events.
When Kappa Sake House guests crack open the home-cooking menu, their eyes often widen like saucers over the simple, yet eclectic selection of small-saucered savories. Unacquainted diners can dip into fine flavors with plates such as tsukune, homemade chicken-meatballs in original teriyaki sauce ($8); miso tofu, organic warm tofu paired with a red miso-sauce ($6); and steamed soy-beans and sea-salt, or as online translators refer to it, edamame ($4). Because the plates are smaller in portion-size, guests can make a meal out of many or upgrade to main dishes, including saba shio, broiled mackerel with Japanese sea-salt ($10), or hako sushi, a refreshing roll of fresh salmon, grilled eel, avocado, and masago caviar ($12).
As tasters take flight across many discs of flavor, Kappa's liquid sustenance menu plays the part of a proper pairing co-pilot, with sippable selections ranging from Hanahato Kijyoshu Gorgeous Bird sake from Hiroshima ($11/glass) to Itami Onigoroshi Demon Killer from Hygo ($6/glass), the historical birthplace of sake. Diners who drop in before Halloween can imbibe their eats and drinks in the comforts of the open-air patio; those who arrive after the eve of hallows can still dine inside, seeking solace at the bottom of a delicate cup of warm, warm sake.
- This place is a local hangout for my fiance. She absolutely loves it, and I can see why now. The place offers a small bar/lounge for those seeking japanese sake, wines, and beer (yes, Sapporo is on tap!). – David L., Yelp
- Great low-key place with a nice selection of sake and good homestyle Japanese dishes. On a nice summer night the backyard is a great place to have a drink and nibble on something yummy. – Reggie S., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid for Omakase sushi events. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.