The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of teppanyaki-style cuisine and sushi at Nikko Japanese Steakhouse located inside the Overland Park Marriot. Nikko's master chefs entertain with their authentic style of tabletop cooking, rewarding attentive taste buds with dishes featuring Kobe beef, shrimp, scallops, and Kansas City strip steak. Satiate in style with the American Kobe flat-iron steak served with teppanyaki vegetables and steamed rice ($28) or saddle up to the new sushi bar for a kaw roll stuffed with marinated top-seared sirloin, wasabi, and unagi sauce ($8). The simply elegant décor and family-friendly atmosphere allows guests to relax and take in the flashy knife-work of Nikko's part-cook, part-magician, and part-soy sauce chefs.
Nikko Japanese Steakhouse
Tucked inside the lobby of the Overland Park Marriott Hotel, Nikko Japanese Steakhouse's chefs gracefully twirl their gleaming steel utensils and flip vegetables through the air while cooking filet mignon, teriyaki salmon, and scallops at each tabletop griddle. Traditional teppanyaki cooking is the foundation of the menu, which features seared morsels of steak and fresh seafood cooked before your very eyes instead of inside a magician's hat. Away from the sizzling action, the sleek sushi bar houses deft chefs slicing fresh sashimi and rolling ingredients into flavorful combinations, such as the spider roll's soft-shell crab, smelt roe, and avocado. Behind a second bar, the servers replace sushi with shakers of freshly squeezed fruit-juice cocktails and hot and cold pours of sake. Nikko Japanese Steakhouse also recently completed a renovation.