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Runa Izakaya

7138 183rd Street, Tinley Park

Up to 49% Off on Japanese Cuisine at Runa Izakaya

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Highlights

Massive menu features traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes such as pork fried rice, udon soup with beef, and sushi rolls. Dine in only.

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Katherine
1 ratings1 reviews
1 day ago
Excellent service and food. This is my new fav. Restaurant.
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Corinne
4 ratings4 reviews
5 days ago
Runa is consistently good. Great sushi and Asian dishes!
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Joeltop reviewer
10 ratings8 reviews
5 days ago
Good food, reasonable prices and excelle
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Jaketop reviewer
46 ratings11 reviews
6 days ago
Always delicious food and great customer service! ♥️♥️
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Johntop reviewer helpful reviewer
55 ratings42 reviews
6 days ago
Great meals at Runa Izakaya. We especially enjoy the lunch/dinner combos which include soup, egg roll and a variety of main dinner plates that provide generous tasty portions. The meals are reasonably price with or without a discount. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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Steventop reviewer helpful reviewer
68 ratings58 reviews
September 5, 2021
Great food and service.
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Geraldtop reviewer
88 ratings46 reviews
August 29, 2021
Great entrees, good price.
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Jontop reviewer
21 ratings12 reviews
August 28, 2021
The restaurant has a varied Chinese, Japanese and sushi. My wife and I found our dining choices tasty and plentiful. I thought the wait staff could have been a bit more attentive especially since the restaurant was not all that busy during our visit.
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $12.75 for $25 worth of Chinese and Japanese cuisine
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Chopsticks: A Practical and Spiritual Culinary Tradition

Chopsticks aren’t just eating utensils, they’re a handheld piece of history. Look back at their cultural significance with Groupon’s examination of chopsticks.

Though retrieving food using two metal, plastic, or wooden sticks held between the thumb and index finger is often difficult for Westerners to master in one meal, chopsticks are an essential part of East and Southeast Asian culinary traditions. This is largely due to chopsticks’ convenience: aside from soup or other liquid delicacies that require a spoon, chopsticks easily grasp just about any food, from noodles and slices of meat to rice and beans. Their origins can be traced back more than 5,000 years to gnarled twigs used to retrieve food from simmering cooking pots. Chopsticks continued to serve as cooking tools rather than eating implements until around 400 BC, when Chinese chefs started chopping food into smaller pieces that would cook quickly and conserve the fuel used to maintain cooking fires. Using chopsticks instead of a knife made it easier to pick up those smaller morsels, and they also fulfilled the nonviolent teachings of Confucius. The philosopher wrote, “The honorable and upright man keeps well away from both the slaughterhouse and the kitchen. And he allows no knives on his table.”

By 500 AD, chopsticks had spread to Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and each culture developed their fair share of customs surrounding the utensils. Chinese aristocrats often used silver-tipped chopsticks because they believed that the silver would turn black on contact with poison, and other cultures claim that if you receive an uneven pair, you will miss a boat or plane in the future. Chopstick etiquette is extremely important in Japan, because the utensils were first used exclusively during religious ceremonies. There are dozens of ways to accidentally offend someone, from standing chopsticks up in a bowl of rice, which resembles the incense burnt at Japanese funerals, to passing pieces of food between pairs of chopsticks, which mimics a traditional Buddhist funeral ritual.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. If bill is under $5 after voucher is used, customer must pay cash. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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