Surf-and-turf platters satisfyingly combine the flavors of land and sea, just as air-and-scare meals combine the flavors of poultry and rubber snakes. Sink teeth into a meal that spans the animal kingdom with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of teppanyaki-style steaks and seafood at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.
At Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, patrons can enjoy the entertainment and elegant flavors of teppanyaki-style dining in front of limber hibachi artists. The teppanyaki experience invites bold guests to take seats around a grill and watch Kobe's master chefs juggle flames, knives, vegetables, seafood, meats, and appetites as they whip up meals before diners' growling stomachs and flickering eyes. The menu tantalizes tongues with esculent combos of coldwater lobster tail and steak ($44.95), or teriyaki chicken and shrimp ($28.95). Sushi selections, including an appetizer of Hawaiian maguro sashimi ($12), bait big appetites or regular-size manatees, and rice, tea, and a roiling pot of shabu-shabu soup accent each teppanyaki-style meal.
Antique Japanese artifacts attempt to upstage Kobe's 35-year history, counting among their venerable ranks a 300-year-old fisherman's kimono, emperor dolls, and a tank containing the last living ninja.
Kobe Steak House
For more than 35 years, Kobe Steak House's skilled master chefs have fired seafood, meat, and vegetarian fare on tableside griddles—or teppans—right in front of captivated patrons. Pulling from a pantry stocked with tender aged beef, Nova Scotia scallops, cold water lobsters, and garden-fresh vegetables, these teppanyaki artists dazzlingly toss their ingredients and cookery tools into the air as they sear dishes such as teriyaki chicken or Emperor steak. Diners can also dig their chopsticks into sushi selections, including fresh cuts of daily-caught Hawaiian maguro sashimi.
When they're not watching the chefs helm a thrilling knife show, guests can cast their gaze upon the antique décor of a 300-year-old fisherman kimono, emperor dolls, fine porcelain hibachis, and steak-sauce bottles from the Edo period.