When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 550 degrees Fahrenheit—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's deal demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $20, you get $40 worth of grilled hibachi fare and more at Oki Japanese Steakhouse in North Providence.
One of the first hibachi restaurants in Rhode Island, Oki and its chefs are seasoned masters in the art of searing meat and seafood. Quizzical palates can start by mouth-questioning cold and hot appetizers such as baked scallops bathed in spinach, parsley, and burdock root ($8.50). Full-throttle culinary antics begin with hibachi dinners, all of which start at $19 per person. Guests can feast on any number of meat-based meal options, including grilled chicken with homemade sauces ($19) and swordfish ($23.50), and all hibachi dinners are served with a hibachi shrimp flambé appetizer, Japanese onion soup, salad drizzled with ginger dressing, vegetables, and rice. Gossamer drapes craving a less flammable dining experience can choose individual plates ($18.75-$35), or a selection of freshly prepared maki, sushi, and sashimi from Oki's sushi bar.
Oki Japanese Steak House
Since 1976, the sleek interior of Oki Japanese Steak House has hosted customers digging into plates freighted with sushi, hibachi-seared steak, and seafood. At teppanyaki tables, chefs build walls of fire around succulent meats while using gleaming knives to divide and recombine piles of fried rice and fresh vegetables. Nearby, sushi chefs focus on assembling immaculate rolls stuffed with tender slices of eel, salmon, and tuna.