Without blankets of sushi rice, fish lovers would have no way to smuggle salmon past the watchful eyes of hungry bears. Have your fish and eat it too with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese dinner fare at Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar.
In Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar’s modern, upscale dining room, experienced chefs tempt customers with a dinner menu of fresh Japanese sushi and hibachi-style meals prepared at table-attached grills. For the tuna or salmon tataki appetizer, chefs round up diners’ choice of fish before mincing it with the fang of a garden snake and mixing it with soy sauce and hot pepper ($8.50). Masago, lettuce, and avocado goad tempura shrimp and crab meat to show their colors in the pink panther roll, which remains true to theme with a pink soy wrapper ($10.65). At the long hibachi tables, meat and vegetables sizzle on griddle centerpieces as high-hatted chefs toss them with flavorful sauces. The teriyaki chicken hibachi dinner begins with a parade of clear soup, ginger salad, shrimp appetizer, and vegetables before tender strips of poultry take center stage with rice cheering from the sidelines ($16.95).
Dried reeds stretch toward towering ceilings along one wall of the spacious restaurant, where diners enjoy their meals at two- and four-top tables on tiled floors. At the sushi bar, customers enjoy the company of leafy bamboo or look to colorful murals for unbiased relationship advice.
Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar
At Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar, chefs are masters of every delicious part of Japanese cuisine, from fiery hibachi grill cookery, to delicate sushi creations, to beef noodle soup and chicken rice bowls. Sushismiths roll up seaweed, avocado, salmon, and softshell crab as hibachi chefs dazzle dinner guests with dizzying knifework, towering flames, and perfectly equitable portioning. Wall-sized murals of mountains and cherry blossoms ring the high-ceilinged space, where kimono-clad servers unveil appetizing plates of fried beef dumplings, breaded pork cutlets, and piping hot soba noodle soups.