Though the Great Wall of China has won the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Japan, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Japanese creations with today's Groupon to Nara. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Nara serves tasty, unique neo-Japanese cuisine cooked on a robata (open-flame) grill. Whet appetites with a small plate, such as the protein-rich edamame ($5) or mixed greens with ginger-soy dressing ($5). Domesticate growling loins with robata selections such as the yakitori, a serving of grilled chicken flavored with orange and ginger ($8). The Peppadew Poppers blend tempura with kani-kama and cream cheese, bringing about a more satisfying creamy-crunchy combination than diamonds nestled in a jar of peanut butter ($6).
The Kobe-beef slider trio, meanwhile, takes each chosen beef disc on a solitary quest, marinating one in teriyaki, perching a quail egg atop another, and topping the third with spicy asian mustard, house-made pickles, and a jeweled crown ($20). While eating, bask in the restaurant’s urban environment, enhanced by high ceilings, glossy wooden floors, and stylishly naked bricks.