The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature uncooked flavor. Explore innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon to Miyako. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Japanese fare for dinner.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of Japanese fare for lunch.
Miyako's chefs slice and flame a menu of artistically presented sushi and other dishes that reflect Japan's culinary traditions. Midday diners sup upon the hibachi steak grilled with veggies in a simple hibachi sauce ($9.50) while watching lightly battered tempura shrimp compare DVD collections with new sushi-roll roommates in a bento box ($10.95). Stripes of eel help to camouflage the Tiger roll's defenseless core of shrimp tempura, cucumber, and avocado ($11.95), and deft chefs arrange the sushi dinner's 10 pieces of chef-selected nigiri to imitate a game of five-on-five basketball officiated by a California-roll referee ($17.95). Muffle grumbling stomachs before main courses with a load of salted edamame ($4.50) or pork gyoza served either steamed or fried ($5.95).
Red lanterns hang from the wooden-canopied sushi bar, creating a welcoming environment when both are lit and signaling that the British are coming by land when one is lit. Pairs of chopsticks keep warm inside red napkins at wooden tables beneath light fixtures that illuminate Japanese art on the walls.
Beneath red paper lanterns and a wooden canopy, Miyako’s sushi chefs roll and dice more than a dozen varieties of sushi. In addition to simple, classic combinations, chefs create complex rolls such as the Miyako, a blend of shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, and conch. Back in the kitchen, chefs plate classic Japanese dishes such as teriyaki, tempura, and hibachi. Patrons can observe sushi chefs as they dice behind the wraparound bar or dine at dark wooden tables amid Japanese art and shoji screens.