Watching one’s food being prepared increases the appetite and the likelihood that a vegetable will be used to reenact the ending scene of Anna Karenina with the chef’s fist playing the part of the train. Take in a flavorful spectacle with today’s Groupon to Kegon in Northbrook. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, Japanese steakhouse fare, and drinks Monday–Thursday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, Japanese steakhouse fare, and drinks Friday–Sunday.<p>
Kegon’s chefs wield spatulas as they sear seafood and Japanese steakhouse fare at each table’s individual hibachi grill, and servers whisk out sushi rolls and mai tais. Diners can roust appetites with appetizers such as kani-su—king crab and cucumber marinated in a vinegar sauce ($9)—while contemplating the ample offerings of the menu. Chefs indulge in crowd-pleasing antics while crafting teppanyaki entrees tableside, sparking roaring flames to accompany the lyrics to campfire songs and to sear thick, juicy hibachi sirloin steaks with sliced mushrooms ($17.95). Hibachi shrimp ($18.95) don a light and lemony coat of egg sauce, and fresh, golden lobster tail ($42.95) is garbed in an airy egg batter, pinned on a white-rice sculpture of a donkey, and served alongside a tender cut of filet mignon. Kegon Special sushi rolls ($17 for eight pieces) bundle together spicy salmon, tuna, and avocado before being doused with the house garlic sauce.
Inside Kegon’s colorful interior, gazes drift from bright pendant lamps to an aquarium housing a nudist fish colony as diners sip cocktails, hot and cold sake, and imported Japanese brews ($5 for small, $8 for a large).
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.
569 Waukegan Rd.
Northbrook, Illinois 60062Get Directions