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 cuisine and drinks at Sakura Japanese Restaurant in Hermitage.
Sakura's seasoned chefs perform culinary feats with knives and spatulas at tableside hibachi grills to create the rice, vegetable, and meat dishes found on the menu. The gaze of hungry guests follows deft hands that season and slice filet mignon ($21.95) and teriyaki salmon ($14.95) and wield tools to tap out Morse code limericks on sizzling grill tops. Guests perched at the elevated wooden sushi bar lift spirits with Purple Haze, a mix of sake and Chambord ($11+). Overlook sushi chefs rolling fillings such as crab, spicy mayo, and cream cheese into 1 of 48 rolls before slicing them into pieces small enough to fit into the hold of a ship in a bottle.
Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
Ensconced in wooden accents and dotted with Japanese artwork, Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi serves up handcrafted morsels in a cozily festive atmosphere. Diners can perch at sleek wooden tables or along the curved bar, stealing glimpses of chefs painstakingly rolling sushi or slicing meats and veggies with precision. A cascading stone garden brimming with verdant plants lounges in the corner, and a TV sits high in the ornate shelf behind the bar, entertaining guests with the delightful sight of colorful pixels arranging themselves in the exact pattern of tomorrow’s weather.