In ancient Japan, miniature knights rode into the countryside to vanquish dragon rolls, which, if not stopped, would destroy villages by unleashing torrents of burning wasabi. Return dragon rolls to their stomach layers with today's Groupon to Sake Japanese Bistro in Columbia.
Named one of the city's best sushi restaurants by Inside Columbia magazine, Sake boasts a cabal of blade-bearing masters that roll, fry, sear, and bake traditional Japanese dishes. Slicing an ocean's worth of sushi, Sake serves nigiri ($4–$6), sashimi ($8–$9) and an assortment of rolls such as the Mizzou roll, stuffed with spicy tuna and topped with tuna sashimi, green onions, chili oil, and unagi sauce ($12). Dinners include the seafood tempura, which tempts with lightly fried prawns, scallops, ika, crab, and vegetables, delivered golden-brown ($14). Sound off calls to draw the seared, baked duck breast into a bath of delicate lemon-honey-sauce glaze and crushed honeyed walnuts ($18). Feel refreshed after washing it all down with the rising sun martini’s concoction of chilled sake, orange juice, and cherry ($6), instead of downing a shot of mouthwash and screaming into a pillow for 10 seconds.