The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon to Kobe Japan in Pleasant Hill. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of sushi, teppanyaki-style cuisine, and other Japanese fare on Sunday–Thursday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of sushi, teppanyaki-style cuisine, and other Japanese fare on Friday and Saturday.
Featured on Best of the Bay, Kobe Japan's menu of colorful sushi plates and entertaining hibachi draw in streams of steak- and seafood-lovers. After an appetizer of bacon-wrapped Tsunami shrimp ($7.50), patrons may peruse the six-page sushi menu, which showcases a creative collection of seaweed-and-rice roll-ups. The Titanic roll balances shrimp tempura, tuna, spicy crab meat, and salmon ($14.95), and the Hippo roll snuggles yellow tail, tuna, and salmon tighter than a scuba suit's bear hug ($8.95). Those feasting from the hibachi menu can pair sips of house sake ($7) with certified-Angus New York steak, served hot off an iron griddle to flame-kiss mouth-buds with juicy flavor ($22).
At Kobe's teppanyaki tables, beef does back-flips and shrimp does triple-sow-cows under the expert hands of skilled chefs. Guests grab a hot seat grillside amidst appropriately fire-hued walls, or retire to sleek wooden tables for more minimalist munching and sedate plate twirling. An additional lounge tastefully trimmed with flat-screen TVs provides ample filling for hungry eyeteeth.