The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare at Miyagi's Sushi Bar Restaurant.
The chefs at Miyagi's dip into an ocean of gourmet rolls, nigiri, sashimi, and traditional Japanese dishes for patrons' seafaring stomachs. Start off dinner with a kitchen- or sushi-bar-sourced appetizer, such as the oyster shooter with sake soy sauce, fresh wasabi, dashi, and tongue-bedazzling gold flakes ($3). Next, dive utensils into giant scallops, spicy crab-meat-stuffed white shrimp, and garlic tomatoes submerged in a plum-teriyaki sauce ($14). The light-sake scented 8-ounce filet mignon arrives tableside with a potato purée, uni butter, and demi glaze ($24), providing a plate more aromatic than a freshly picked perfume bouquet. Diners wrap taste buds around gourmet sushi such as the shrimp tempura, eel, and cream-cheese filled Miyagi roll ($10) or delve into delicate sashimi ($5–$6) thinly sliced to slide into mouthy envelopes.
Guests sip, share, and spoon-spar amid Miyagi's sleek dining room, tastefully trimmed with tall vases and fish-flattering low light. Reinvent Arthurian feasting at a round table or snuggle up in an intimate booth to re-enact the famous edamame-sharing scene from Lady and the Tramp.
Miyagi's Japanese Restaurant
Fusing tradition with innovation, the cooks at Miyagi's Japanese Restaurant continuously look for ways to give classic Asian cuisine unique twists. In addition to prepping a standard array of sashimi and maki, sushi chefs coil up a selection of gourmet rolls using premium ingredients, such as tempura lobster, salmon tartare, and seaweed harvested from a mermaid’s pantry. Back in the kitchen, cooks grill and pan-sear the rest of the menu's entrees, including citrus-marinated chilean sea bass and crab-stuffed shrimp.
Divided by two stone half walls, the intimately lit dining room boasts an eclectic assortment of ceiling-mounted lamps and lanterns. Tall, flower-filled vases and tables with etched leaf designs further cultivate a natural and comfortable ambience.