Chefs declared grilling the safest method of open-flame cooking after failed attempts roasting meat using candelabras and nesting phoenixes. Dine on safely prepared protein with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Korean barbecue, sushi, and Japanese fare at Sapporo Korean BBQ & Sushi Restaurant in Westborough.
With side grills for every table, diners at Sapporo Korean BBQ watch the menu manifest as chefs roast Korean barbecue to serve alongside sushi and other Japanese fare. Dishes incorporate seasonal produce from local farms, highlighting traditional Korean ingredients such as soybeans and red-pepper paste. Shareable appetizers, such as vegetable tempura ($6.95–$12.95), awaken slumbering taste buds in time for a meaty meal of kalbi ($19.95)—beef short ribs painted with a soy-sauce marinade. Like the Sun around the Earth, side dishes rotate daily, including popular choices of spicy kimchi cabbage and tofu. Behind the sushi bar, seaweed encircles raw-fish delicacies such as the specialty hawaiian roll with shaved mangos ($13) and the teeka avo maki ($5), which unites tuna and avocado for the first time since fish forgot how to climb fruit trees.