The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature uncooked flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese cuisine at Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Strongsville.
At 12 hybridized grill-tables, Samurai Sushi and Hibachi's chefs prepare Japanese platters off an extensive menu in a flurry of flicking blades and awed gasps. Guests feast eyes upon practiced spatula-knights as they grill selected meats at one of a dozen hibachi tables. Chicken ($16) flips until fully singed, while the Emperor's combo ($30) forces lobster tail and filet mignon to collaborate in order to reach taste bud base camp. Chopsticks grasp at the Samurai roll, which shields salmon, cream cheese, and avocado in a deep-fried shell ($11), or take jabs at 17 other specialty rolls. The sashimi dinner Deluxe's 15 morsels of raw fish ($21) escorts an aquatic lineup as impressive as Jacques Cousteau's contact book onto plates.
After their sizzling banquet, customers can seek shade underneath the pink sprays of the dining room's flowering tree or count bamboo stalks to achieve a serene postdinner slumber. The restaurant's exposed gray brick dappled with electric blue-green lighting bridges eras of style like a robot with a cassette player.
Samurai Sushi and Steakhouse
At Samurai Sushi and Steakhouse, diners sup on plates of freshly grilled hibachi meats, succulent sushi, and savory tempura in an atmosphere with the low-lit feel of a nightclub. Like a pie fight with explosions in the background, the restaurant blends food with entertainment: skilled chefs display their mastery of knifework at 12 hibachi tables as revelers sip cocktails and sake at a full-service bar or private party room. Rays of electric blue and purple light emanate from ceiling fixtures and disco balls, and walls of gray stone and leafy bamboo lend an organic touch to the chic décor.
16670 Royalton Rd.
Strongsville, Ohio 44136