What You'll Get
Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with trans-Atlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get $26 worth of Japanese cuisine at Meiji-En Japanese Restaurant.
Meiji-En's talented chef calls upon 15 years of palate-pleasing experience to assemble an authentic Japanese menu scripted in fresh seafood, rice, and noodles. Diners settle into booths under a wooden pergola traced with plant tendrils before firing the gustatory start pistol with spicy, deep-fried calamari ($4.95). Patrons can take trips to the sushi bar to survey the day's selection of specialty rolls, or match their appetites against a menu mainstay such as the Volcano roll ($8.95), which percolates with baked scallop, crab, and cucumber flavors. Guests can also convert the protein-packed, 10-piece sashimi platter ($13.95) into the raw energy necessary to defeat the Lincoln Memorial in an arm-wrestling match. Forks swan dive into a bowl of yakisoba's pan-fried yellow noodles ($6.95) to retrieve bites of sautéed veggies and tofu.
The restaurant's drink list supplants thirst with nine sake varieties and four sake concoctions, including the Meiji-En Sunset ($6.50) that twists pearl and plum wine for a sweet-and-refreshing libation. Meiji-En's inviting, earthy setting hosts bountiful feasts amid wooden chairs and tabletops, blue carpets, and high ceilings to accommodate jolly green giants.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Reservations recommended. Must purchase a food item. Dine-in only. Not valid on Valentine's Day. Not valid for lunch or happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.