What You'll Get
Though soy sauce is commonly believed to be of Asian origin, several linguists have unearthed its true Iberian beginnings by decoding the hidden Spanish translation. Celebrate the intriguing international condiment with the help of today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Chinese fare and more at Seven Seas Restaurant, located in Rockville.
Since 1987, Seven Seas has served the Washington metropolitan area with authentic Chinese cuisine, featuring a number of entrees that go well beyond the standard offerings. Browse the lunch or dinner menus for a variety of savory seafood selections, such as the fresh squid, sautéed in a black-bean sauce, then garnished with green peppers, onions, and jalapenos ($12.95). Or try the lightly battered shrimp topped with premium walnuts ($16.95). Those leaning toward chicken can keep leaning, eventually falling face-first into the string bean Szechuan, which features minced chicken stir-fried in a light brown sauce ($9.95). With chefs who have experience with Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, Taiwanese, and American methods of cooking, Seven Seas’ massive menu will satisfy even the pickiest of diners. To drink, Seven Seas offers a hodgepodge of Oriental and Californian wines, plus premium sake, such as the Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama ($16), a libation that’s as balanced as a tabby-cat gymnast.
With soothingly red-painted walls and white tablecloths, Seven Seas is an ideal setting for a classy date with a high-school sweetheart, or for celebrating the anniversary of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff with your high-school econ teacher. Taste each delectable regional take on Chinese without having to visit Pingdingshan or Zhangjiakou with the authentic eats and atmosphere of Seven Seas.
Seven Seas has received several awards and has been reviewed in multiple press outlets, including the Washington Post. TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and Yahoo! Locals give it a 3.5-star average. Yelpers give it a four-star average:
- Seven Seas has long been a neighborhood habit. In a time when most American patrons of Chinese restaurants ate packaged, market-fileted or even frozen seafood without blinking and frequently shuddered at the sight of whole fish, even roasted or fried, with heads still on, Seven Seas was a rare pleasure. – Eve Zibart, Washington Post
- This is our favorite place to go out on a date...the food is amazing--very flavorful and fresh – Bride 2 B, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.