Before performing in society, knife throwers hone their skills on inanimate objects such as sides of beef and retired crash test dummies. Marvel the precision of professional blade-handlers with today's Groupon to Kegon in Northbrook. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine Friday–Saturday.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine Sunday–Thursday.
Kegon's exuberant chefs grill up meats, seafood, and vegetables with thrilling tableside teppanyaki performances, and roll fresh ingredients into eclectic sushi rolls at the sushi bar. Appetizers abound on the multifarious menu, including asparagus beef rolls in which verdant stalks are broiled, enrobed in thin slices of beef, and chaperoned by dipping sauce ($6). Iron griddles sizzle louder than a cobra during a giggle fit as teppanyaki entrees such as the filet mignon ($20.95), chicken teriyaki ($14.95), and salmon teriyaki ($17.95) are sautéed in front of onlooking diners.
Enroll in various schools of sushi from the raw bar, including the french kiss, a roll composed of tempura shrimp, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and crab, accessorized with cucumber, avocado, eel sauce, and a crunchy je ne sais quoi ($8). Welcoming families and children of all ages, Kegon offers a kids' menu with pint-sized versions of teppanyaki plates to train kids for a lifetime of watching someone else do the cooking for them.
Skillful displays of hibachi cookery, and tender, juicy steaks of filet mignon and swordfish bring added vibrancy to the bright space at Kegon. Electric blues and purples abound throughout the wide-open dining space, and chefs show off their well-honed skills in knife work, vegetable chopping, and fire safety at the hibachi-grill tables. Sushi chefs expertly roll rice around spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and crabmeat, and plump potstickers and salty edamame kick off meals with notes of umami flavor.