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. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon at Plum Tree Japanese Restaurant, located in New Canaan. In business for 16 years, but recently renovated to include a large outdoor patio with waterfall and an indoor fish pond, Plum Tree offers a serene and elegant getaway for diners. Owner and chief chef Nagata continually prepares fresh fish, dinner entrees such as noodle and hibachi, and delectable lunch offerings. Ideal for dining with nature lovers, picky interior decorators, and hungry highwaymen, Plum Tree provides a diverse, dapper, and delicious dining environment.
Plum Tree Japanese Restaurant
A fishpond murmurs beside the entrance to Plum Tree Japanese Restaurant, where owner and head chef Hiroyuki "James" Nagata oversees his lunch and dinner recipes. Nagata, whose decades of culinary experience include a stint at one of the world's largest fish markets, rolls and slices sushi. His sushi creations include minced scallop sashimi and the Plum Tree Roll, whose medley of tuna and eel is crowned with a rainbow of roe. The recently renovated restaurant—in business for 20 years—sets an elegant scene, with walnut and cherry-wood floors, hand-painted wallpaper, and doorways arched like Shinto shrines. Outside, the patio’s waterfall emanates the pleasant sound of splashes, like a walrus playing in a flooded basement.