Sushi restaurants sometimes deliver dishes on motorized belts to send out food when it’s at its freshest and to save money on buffing floors scuffed by servers’ footsteps. Savor dining efficiency with today’s Groupon for kaiten-style sushi at Ozzi Sushi Bar. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi plates and drinks for two guests.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of sushi plates and drinks for four guests.
- For $45, you get $90 worth of sushi plates and drinks for six guests.<p>
In Ozzi Sushi Bar’s kaiten-style dining room, processions of miniature wooden boats carry fresh sushi along gently-flowing tableside water channel, tempting diners to snatch whichever dish looks delectable. The menu of small, beautifully presented dishes spring from the mind of veteran sushi chef Dadan San and circulate on colored plates that indicate the dish’s price and favorite wavelength of light. Red plates ($3.50) may ferry uncooked slices of red tuna sashimi or its seared cousin tataki red tuna tataki. The lush, electric-green seaweed salad sits on a blue plate ($2.50), and the tamago nigiri delivers a cargo of omelet and rice atop an orange plate ($1.50). In addition to choosing plates off the sushi boats, customers may place special orders with the kitchen, such as shrink rays so guests can trail boats to their source.
The boats, which travel at a speed of 3 inches per second, wind around the curved, white sushi bar that the Miami New Times compared to “an edible theme park ride.” Orange and yellow lanterns hang from the ceiling, casting a soft glow on passing treats and the chef behind the sushi bar busily slicing fish, searing bites with handheld blowtorches, and re-enacting scenes from I Love Lucy.
Ozzi Sushi Bar
At Ozzi Sushi Bar, innovative owners, helpful servers, and highly skilled sushi chefs turn lunches and dinners into a fully interactive experience, sending freshly-made Japanese delicacies on an kaiten-style merry-go-round. After preparing each meal, chefs load dishes onto a tiny boat, christen the vessel, and send it on a water-powered conveyor, resulting in a literally rotating menu of fresh sashimi, seafood pate, hand rolled maki, and delicate nigiri. While sipping glasses of sake, guests select their sushi, sashimi, or tartare of choice from the slowly moving conveyor, then pay for their meal based on a color-coded plate pricing system.