The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Learn this and more enthralling sushi-making secrets with today's Groupon: for $20, you get to join a sushi-making class at Otani's Sushi & Karaoke Bar in Northland (a $40 value).
For 27 years, Otani's has served fresh sushi and hearty grill fare in a vibrant dining space. Join executive chef Kazushige Honda in an hour-long basic sushi course, where you'll learn to prepare rice and shape the starchy grains into balls, which can be used to form a nigiri base, or a delicious snowman head. You'll also learn to construct mouthwatering maki rolls, a new skill to impress dinner guests and homesick Japanese diplomats. Stick around Otani after 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, where the most important rolls aren't made of rice, but rather drums and dance moves during karaoke nights.
Under the leadership of executive chef Kazushige Honda, Otani Sushi's culinary team crafts authentic Japanese fare, all highlighted on a massive menu of rolls, tempura, and teriyaki dishes. Guests can customize their own roll or feast upon sashimi, nigiri, or specialty sushi such as the Hard Rock roll, an amalgamation of shrimp, crab, and salmon. Cooks receive roll orders, along with hot entrees and starters, until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and up to 30 guests can enjoy soirees until 2 a.m. seven days a week in the soundproof private party room. There, from a selection of more than 100,000 songs in English and Japanese, visitors read lyrics whizzing by on 40-inch flat-screen TV, croon to their selected song, and shed a single tear at their own heartfelt performance. Otani Sushi also hosts karaoke sessions for the rest of its diners seven days a week.
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