Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electrical sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Get the right tools for authentic eats with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese cuisine at Mitsuba Hibachi Steakhouse & Asian Bistro in New Hartford.
Mitsuba's culinary crew rolls rice and sizzles hibachi-grilled entrees against a backdrop of exposed-brick walls and modern décor. The menu fuses hibachi dishes such as grilled scallops ($21.95) with hand-rolled delicacies that include the sweet-potato roll ($4) and the Green Dragon—a mix of eel, cucumber, and avocado ($9.50). Entrees such as the New Hartford Meets Japan, an unlikely marriage of broiled gulf shrimp, vegetables, and black rice ($21.95), satisfy appetites while inspiring television producers with new romantic-comedy premises.
Noontime noshers can nibble on Mitsuba’s lunch options, including seafood- or meat-packed bento boxes ($8.50–$9) or the harmonious lunch-roll combo, which features two sushi rolls paired with soup and salad ($8.50). Communal diners can watch the gourmet action happen from the eatery's wooden sushi bar or from ogling distance of the open hibachi stove, at which seasoned chefs, like boundary-pushing clowns at a child's birthday party, entertain guests with fire and knives.
Mitsuba Hibachi Steakhouse & Asian Bistro
The chefs at Red Samurai Japanese Steakhouse dazzle the senses with fresh sushi and sashimi, inventive Asian-fusion cuisine, and the fiery theatrics of tableside hibachi cooking. Noodle dishes of yaki soba, udon, and pad thai deliver the celebrated and complex flavors of Japan and Southeast Asia. A classy, cosmopolitan interior of slate bricks, paper-lantern light fixtures, and glossy varnished wood sets the stage for a visual feast served by the restaurant’s hibachi chefs, who illicit awe as they chop at lightning-fast speeds and perform gasp-inducing fire tricks without singeing away their eyebrows.
8562 Seneca Turnpike
New Hartford, NY 13413