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Runa Izakaya

7138 183rd Street, Tinley Park

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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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fried rice
egg rolls
2 ratings2 reviews
3 days ago
The food is always fresh and the service is top notch. I always enjoy my trips to Runa.
2 ratings2 reviews
4 days ago
Great food and excellent service
Patriciatop reviewer
10 ratings10 reviews
5 days ago
I took a friend there for her birthday and it was awesome. The food arrive at our table hot and was very fresh. My friend enjoyed her food so much until she ordered a complete meal to take home for her husband.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 16, 2021
The food was good but they really need to fix up the interior.
7 ratings2 reviews
October 16, 2021
This is our favorite formal place for fresh Asian food. The restaurant has a great feel and is very welcoming. The service is great too!
3 ratings2 reviews
October 10, 2021
We found this place in 2019 thanks to Groupon and it was so good we knew we had to come back this time. They have a very extensive menu with a wide variety of options. Their ramen is delicious and the sushi tastes extremely fresh and is well prepared. Our server was quick and attentive as well. Top notch experience, will be back!
Geraldinetop reviewer
18 ratings11 reviews
October 10, 2021
Excellent sushi, excellent service
Joetop reviewer helpful reviewer
53 ratings14 reviews
October 8, 2021
The food and service were very good. We plan on returning to try more of the menu.
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $12 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.

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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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