The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare and drinks for dinner at Sakimura in Simsbury.
Sakimura's extensive menus tantalize tasters with a mix of sushi, authentic Japanese entrees, and hibachi-style cooking. Sakimura's dinnertime selection, like a catering table set out before high tide, overflows with spices and savory sauces. Choose from a selection of entrees broiled with teriyaki sauce ($14–$30) to tempura-fried seafood ($18–$19). The restaurant's seafood-savvy sushi chefs also fashion bite-size rolls of sliced fresh fish and vegetables in a variety of custom combinations. Angle the deep-fried eel-and-lobster Caterpillar roll ($16.50) or the Out of Control roll ($17), which bounces around mouths with shrimp and a topping of seared tuna. Hibachi fare brings tableside entertainment of chefs slicing and dicing, whereas the active sushi bar buzzes with live roll prep and exuberant lobsters gulping flaming shots of crab juice. Gluten-free options, such as the gluten-free rolls and hibachi are also available for no extra charge.
The menus at Sakimura's two locations change regularly in order to incorporate the freshest seasonal ingredients and the chefs’ newest culinary muses. The Simsbury location is known to intermingle traditional Japanese flavors with contemporary flourishes, with specials taking forms such as foie gras with sweet miso sauce. Both locales’ sushi chefs also invent their own creative rolls, such as a deep-fried Godzilla roll and an Out of Control roll filled with shrimp tempura and topped with seared pepper tuna.
Diners seeking a hot dinner can gather around hibachi grills and watch as chefs sear their choice of shrimp, chicken, scallops, filet mignon, or any number of other gourmet ingredients. The hibachi rooms' smokeless grills and modern yet warm decor combine to create a pleasant dining experience.