What You'll Get
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: for $12, you get $25 worth of Thai and Japanese cuisine and drinks at Ronin Cafe in Lakeville. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Ronin Cafe's colorful menu of creative mouth entertainment combines spicy Thai specialties with Japanese dishes. Appetizers of grilled satay chicken with marinated cucumbers and peanut sauce ($5.95) and deep-fried tofu served with sweet chili sauce and relish ($4.75) bang the stomach gong before a delicate kabuki of sushi and sashimi unfolds. Along with various nigiris ($2), sashimis ($3), and vegan makis (6 pieces, $4–$6), specialty small rolls (4–6 pieces, $6–$12), such as the spicy yellowtail with garlic chili, and specialty big rolls (8 pieces, $14+) are tenderly crafted with shrimp and crab by expert chefs and christened with creative names such as dragon, red scorpion, white elephant, and enraged anteater. The indecisive and the nigiri novices can take the splitting headache out of menu de-cryptography by opting instead for Ronin Cafe's omakase—"trust" in Japanese—service, in which diners simply find a comfortable chair, name a price limit, and trust the chef to select the appropriate meal via telepathy.
Stomachs requiring further sustenance can wrap their digestive juices around entrees such as a serving of drunken noodles ($7.95), cashew stir-fry with choice of meat ($8.95), or the house special: deep-fried ancient shrimp ($14.95) or chicken ($11.95) slathered with basil, bell peppers, and a sweet and salty sauce. To sate a shogun's thirst, indulge in Ronin's dream-parade of wine, beer, liquor, and sake—the traditional Japanese beverage brewed with leftover wedding rice.
Like a phone booth in a Dr. Who episode, Ronin Cafe's unassuming exterior conceals a high-ceilinged eating space tinted by the glows of beige-tiled and maroon-tinted walls. The tasteful, minimalist décor makes it as well-suited for a casual lunch with one's superheroic coworkers as it is for a stylish first date with your neighborhood chimney sweep.
Groupon not valid for tax, happy hour, and events.
- I was pleasantly surprised with Ronin - it had a nice ambiance and the food was delicious. If you are in the Lakeville/Apple Valley area, check it out. – erin, We Got Served
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1/table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour, holidays or special events. Subject to restaurant rules and regulations. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.