What You'll Get
Like bank robbers and common colds, seafood flavors are most robust when first caught. Savor fresh flavor with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese cuisine from Otaru Restaurant/Lounge, located in Addison.
Otaru’s casual atmosphere and modern interiors help it transform from a traditional Japanese restaurant during the day into a vivacious lounge at night. The menu includes a number of salivation-starting appetizers, such as the cajun edamame ($3.95) and the vegetable ahi tower, a tasty totem pole of rice, avocado, mushrooms, and asparagus ($10.95). The deluxe 20-piece sashimi ($25.95) and unagi don—cooked eel and white rice ($13.95)—satisfy sushi aficionados or ichthyology grad students. Diners can dip their palates into the chicken-teriyaki dinner box, featuring soup, salad, a california roll, dumplings, and assorted tempura ($11.95), or fence friends with skewered steak & shrimp kebabs ($17.95).
After lunch and dinner, Otaru morphs into a late-night hot spot that showcases a live DJ that fills the air with house music and neon lights that illuminate plush booths and intimate tables. Otaru's lounge houses a full bar to service parched patrons, but this Groupon cannot be used to purchase alcohol or bartenders' nonjudgmental ears.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Before Otaru transforms into a hub for evening entertainment at 10 p.m. each night, it draw in crowds with traditional Japanese fare, served for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is owned by a Japanese seafood wholesale and distribution company, which scores the kitchen crew ultimate access to the day's freshest catches. Seafood flies in from Japan, Scotland, Norway, Australia, Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, and other countries daily, and then chefs craft nutritious, artful meals to fuel patrons as they dance to DJs spinning house and hip-hop music.