What You'll Get
Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Weave a mouthful of flavor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Riptide Rockin' Sushi & Teppan Grill in Mission Viejo.
Riptide's multitalented culinary artisans roll and grill fresh ingredients while assembling a teppanyaki and sushi menu bursting at the seams with raw and cooked dishes. Diners can dive fork-first into the 8-ounce blackened ahi for bites of yellowfin tuna steak grilled with spinach, peppers, and green onion and drizzled with spicy sesame sauce ($24.95). Warm up palates more effectively than licking a temperamental comet with the Hot Lava hand roll with tuna and spicy ginger ($5.50), or the Caliente roll with shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, spicy tuna, and jalapeños ($13.50). The Riptide combo allows eaters to combine one main-course item, one cut sushi roll, and one side dish, which can include steamed rice, chow-mein noodles, and vegetable tempura ($12.95 for lunch; $19.95 for dinner). The peanut-butter cheesecake brings the meal to a grinding halt as forks flatly refuse to emerge from the creamy slice with fresh whipped cream on top and a chocolate-graham-cracker crust ($8.95).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for all you can eat sushi night or happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.