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 fare and drinks at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant, with locations in Stockton or Brentwood.
A sleek, streamlined duet of maroon and black forms each Shirasoni locale's modern backdrop, in front of which artistic chefs abate hunger pangs with freshly bundled sushi and authentic teppanyaki cuisine—dishes vivaciously prepared on fiery, table-attached griddles before diners' eyes. Both the Brentwood and Stockton invite diners to sample the sizzling entrees, which star proteins such as chicken teriyaki ($13.95–$15.50), new york steak ($18.95–$20.95), and hibachi shrimp ($17.95–$19.95). To cool off mouth motors, spread sea wings over an array of raw, cooked, and tempura-battered rolls at Shirasoni’s sushi bar, accented with delicate lanterns and the benevolent spirit of a tale-telling angler.
Prices vary by location.