If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of Japanese cuisine at Sakura Garden Japanese Steak House in Glastonbury.
Sakura Garden Japanese Steak House serves fresh hibachi cuisine and fusion sushi in a sleek and sophisticated environment. Cowboys by day and by night, Sakura's behatted and bespurred hibachi chefs prepare an inspired menu of freshly grilled full dinners, such as filet mignon ($25) and fresh lobster tails ($32), on a wide-open range hibachi before the very eyes of dazzled diners. If your favorite reality show or the reality show you’re currently starring in wields enough dining drama for your day, slink into the swanky hibachi-free dining area for one of the inventive sushi creations and new-style sashimi, such as the sushi pizza fiesta, made with spicy tuna, tomato, and mozzarella cheese on homemade tortilla chips and served with spicy mayo and eel sauce ($12). Or opt for more traditional sushi, such as the spicy crunchy yellow tail roll ($5.50), the fried lobster roll ($13), or the shareable 15-piece sashimi dinner ($20). The smiley staff at Sakura Gardens also serves up traditional noodle entrees ($12+) and elegant plated fare, such as the sake-soy-butter-seared tuna steak ($24) and the caviar-topped Chilean sea bass ($25).
The dimly lit eatery is an ideal place to savor a romantic meal by the flickering light of a candle-lit booth. Or watch your meal fold and unfold at the base of a Mount Fuji mural. More metropolitan diners can saddle up to the funky bar overlooking an expansive glass panorama of the New York skyline, while they watch the game on one of four widescreen TVs, sip on a specialty martini, or create their own straws from hallowed-out chopsticks.
This Groupon can only be used at the Glastonbury location and is not valid towards Sunday sushi specials or happy-hour specials.
Yelpers give Sakura Garden Japanese Steak House in Glastonbury a four-star average.
Patrons shouldn't be fooled by the sleek white and grey exterior of Sakura Garden—there's plenty of color inside. Through the doors, blossoming pink cherry trees mark a path to the dining room, where a sea-blue glass ceiling hints at the variety of oceanic fare served up at the all-you-can eat buffet. Here, wall-mounted fish provide pairing suggestions as diners dish up hot items such as steamed snow crab legs and teriyaki salmon, as well as cold options such as shrimp cocktails. Seafood also reigns supreme at the sushi bar, where chefs slice sashimi and create rolls fresh to order. After guests have filled their plates, they continue on to the softly-lit dining room, where red lights cast a glow on murals depicting misty, pastoral vistas.
A full bar offers Japanese beer and a selection of sake, and a private room is available for events and special occasions. The buffet is closed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and happy hour runs from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.