Watching a chef prepare one's dinner on a hot griddle provides an exciting behind-the-scenes look into his or her job, much like watching an accountant prepare one's taxes over an open flame. Observe sizzling professionalism with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of dinner at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Midlothian.
With more than 30 years of combined sushi and hibachi experience, the chefs at Shogun expertly compose chilled and grilled traditional Japanese dishes. The culinary craftsmen specialize in teppanyaki cooking, where vegetables break dance on a large griddle in front of customers, reaching optimum temperatures and winning dance-offs against neighboring morsels of meat or seafood. Meal matchmakers heat things up with hibachi combinations such as the filet mignon and lobster dinner ($25.95), accompanied by clear soup, ginger salad, rice, vegetables, and a two-piece shrimp appetizer. Shogun's downdraft hibachi ventilation tables eliminate the need for exhaust hoods overhead and keep vittles stable in the event of a temporary loss of gravity. For those who prefer chillier oceanic eats, Shogun chefs bundle bites such as the hotategai (scallop) sushi or sashimi (two pieces for $4.50) and round up maki rolls or tamaki hand rolls, including the Shogun roll with spicy crab and avocado ($4.50). Full sushi or sashimi dinners ($12.95–$25.95) include miso soup and ginger salad as cool accoutrements.
Shogun also prepares a children's hibachi menu ($7.95–$11.95), cooked on an Easy Bake hibachi grill. The dessert menu mixes fire and ice with tasty treats such as the tempura fried banana ($6.95), which is cloaked in tempura batter, deep-fried to a golden brown, and served with a scoop of ice cream. Reservations are recommended on Fridays and Saturdays, and any Groupon customer who dines Monday through Thursday is treated to a complimentary appetizer.
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
Stationed behind their hibachi grills, the chefs at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse flip morsels of chicken, steak, and lobster tails with choreographed flair as diners cheer them on with boisterous applause or polite chopstick golf claps. Cool and fresh, the menu's sushi and sashimi offerings counter those items hot off the grill and include pieces of octopus, sweet-potato hand rolls, and the special dragon roll. Japanese ice cream, cheesecake, and tempura-fried banana can be counted amongst the meal finishers.