Fish, like complex emotions and YouTube videos of Eddie Murphy, are best served raw in bite-sized portions. Today's Groupon gets you a taste of such seaward delicacies: for $20, you get a special menu at Meiko Sushi (a $50 value). The Pleasanton eatery boasts an extensive menu of traditional and contemporary Japanese fare served up for lunch and dinner daily.
To make Groupon customers feel like they're big in Japan, Meiko Sushi is offering a special menu (a $50 value) just for them. After opening with two bowls of house salad and a plate of gyozas, friendly waiters will sing "The Circle of Life" while parading out a lion-king roll (a California roll baked with a fillet of salmon). Once your guard is down and your mouth is open, they'll light the fuse on a firecracker roll (a maki roll of spicy crab meat and cucumber buttered with avocado and Siracha hot sauce) and toss it in. Closing with a golden California roll (a crispy, deep-fried California roll garnished with flying fish roe, scallions, and the sweet house sauce) gives the crackling palate a smooth come-down, particularly when washed down with two shots of cold fruit sake (or if you're under 21, green-tea ice cream). Vegetarians can swap the selected rolls out with more herbivorous vegan rolls, broccoli rolls, and kappa rolls. Finicky fish eaters, meanwhile, can do the same with Philly rolls, spicy tuna rolls, and tempura rolls.
With friendly service and a clean, laid-back atmosphere enhanced by traditional screens and comfortable banquettes, Meiko provides a modern-Zen sanctuary for sipping a sweet house-created cocktail—such as the wild-blueberry martini ($7.50), served in a pie-crust-rimmed martini glass—while contemplating the pros and cons of training your corgi to vacuum.
This Groupon is for dine-in only and may not be combined with other offers or coupons.
- The sushi is good, always fresh and they have a varied menu of different rolls. The servers are really nice and since we go a lot, they greet us quite warmly when we arrive. – Al & Em, Yahoo! Local
- The kid meals are super and the service is friendly. We always walk away happy. – greenhager, Yahoo! Local