One Bite Japanese Grill

Nieman Plaza

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In a Nutshell

  • Delicious Japanese-style tapas
  • One-of-a-kind eating experience
  • Hip atmosphere

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. May buy multiple as gifts. Not valid on 2/13 or 2/14. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Dine-in only. Reservations required for parties of 4 or more. Must redeem in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Jump to: Reviews | A Bite Isn't As Big As It Used to Be

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.

Reviews

Charles Ferruzza of The Pitch writes, “One Bite Japanese Grill is so satisfying, we could barely stop eating.” Tastebud magazine and the Kansas City Lunch Spots blog have also written about One Bite.

Fourteen Yelpers give One Bite Japanese Grill 4.5 stars, seven TripAdvisors give it 4.5 owl eyes, and 82% of 129 Urbanspooners like it:

  • 5 stars, all the way. This place is about as close to my ideal restaurant as you can get. Fantastic food, cool atmosphere, fair prices. – Chris D., Yelp
  • Great place, good food and great service! Love the seaweed salad! A must try… – Steve Aulgur, Urbanspoon

Sama Zama

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.

Customer Reviews

I will definitely be back to do the spicy ramen challenge
Daniel W. · December 23, 2013
will definitely be back!
Laura M. · November 27, 2012
The waitress was very great! She was there when needed but never crowed us. Which was great because of the personal subjects we were talking about. It was a small space, but it didn't feel crowded.
Lara M. · November 19, 2012
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    Nieman Plaza

    8602 West 133rd St.

    Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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