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 sushi, Japanese dinner fare, and drinks at Sakura Japanese Cuisine, located inside The Shops at Lionville Station in Chester Springs.
Sakura handcrafts colorful sushi rolls, flame-kissed hibachi entrees, and other Japanese eats that transform dinnertime into culinary partytime. The sushi bar eschews flames, stocking its sushi menu with cool specialty rolls such as the crunchy eel-stuffed Green Dragon ($13.95). A vegetarian roll of plum paste and perilla leaf ($4.25) lures epicurean thrill-seekers to its rice-swaddled lair, leaving tongues with a minty fresh scent likened to that of a dentist’s new car. Guests can turn up the heat with the dinner menu's salmon teriyaki meal, which sizzles on a pan-broiled filet with veggies and white rice ($20.95), or swoop up an order of chicken tempura with a choice of garden salad or miso soup and white rice ($18.95).
Sakura Japanese Cuisine
Sakura Japanese Cuisine traffics in time-tested Japanese dishes. Sushi dinners highlight chef-selected sampler platters and old-fashioned hand rolls, some of which are crafted with ingredients that are rarely seen stateside, such as plum paste and a fermented-soybean delicacy known as natto. Chefs also whip up traditional entrees, including lightly fried vegetable tempura, shrimp teriyaki with miso soup, and hibachi-grilled steak. They even make authentic sukiyaki hot pots, which come accompanied by morsels of beef or chicken.