If you're still convinced that Japanese people consume nothing but sushi and depend largely on giant robot superheroes for homeland defense against rubber monsters, today's deal will update your cultural stereotypes to more topical and current stereotypes. For $12, you get $30 worth of open-kitchen, Japanese-style tapas at One Bite Japanese Grill in Overland Park.
Despite what your sushi-centric mind may assume, One Bite Japanese Grill is no sushi bar, sushi shop, or even a sushi resale shop for local hospitals. Instead, it is a celebration of Japanese flavors that are artfully brought together into bite-sized singularities of savory joy such as pan-fried dumplings and okonomi-yaki, which is the Japanese expression for "grill what you like." Okonomi-yaki are delightful miniature batter omelettes mixed with shredded cabbage and topped with sweet and creamy sauces. Edu-ma-cate your mouth with the exploding flavors of the cheese bomb yaki's blend of veggies, sweet corn, bacon, and cheese ($9.95 at lunch, $11.50 at dinner) or a dependable classic yaki with chicken or pork ($8.95 lunch, $10.50 dinner).
For those who have already fulfilled their Yaki, yak, and "Yackety Sax" quotas for the week, One Bite also boasts a huge menu of tempting plates such as the teriyaki tasting sampler (with chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, veggies, and rice, $14.99) and baked green mussels in OB's mogu mogu sauce ($6). If you're a dinner diner, you can try the melty chicken chee (on skewers with melted cheese, $10.99), and The Lollypop, which features bacon-wrapped scallops in a creamy wasabi sauce with sautéed green beans and mushrooms ($15.99).
The mouth loves an adventure, especially when it can bring the eyes along to ooh and aah at each aesthetically pleasing bite. One Bite's game-changing recipes return the thrill to international fare that you thought you lost when you changed jobs from "debonair international restaurant critic of mystery" to "assistant associate manager, tire division."
Not valid on Saturday, February 13, or Sunday, February 14. You must use this Groupon in full with your visit, and recommendations are required for parties of more than four people.
To the Japanese, the words “sama zama” mean “variety.” But to a food critic from the Pitch, the unfamiliar phrase has become synonymous with “serious snacks.” That’s how she described the fare at Sama Zama, an eatery run by One Bite Japanese Grill's owner, Erika Koike. Perhaps the most intriguing of Erika's family recipes and culinary experiments is the okonomi yaki, a savory pancake often dubbed Japanese-style pizza. It consists of grilled dough crowned with the meat or veggies of your choice, a fried egg, sweet sauces, and crunchy noodles.
Exposed brick juts out from an orange accent wall in Sama Zama's Tokyo-inspired interior, which is splashed with circles and triangles that appear to move of their own volition under the light cast by bare bulbs and the baby suns tethered to the ceiling.
8602 West 133rd St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66213Get Directions