Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare at Sushi Zone in Arlington.
Drawing on 35 years of culinary experience, chef and owner Koji Aoki rolls creative sushi and crafts classic Japanese-American cuisine amid modern East Asian décor. Peruse the menu and launch meals with baked green mussels ($7.95) before building a bib out of chopsticks and moving on to a main course. Negima’s grilled-beef rolls ($16.95), packed with scallions and drizzled in house-made teriyaki glaze, can accompany more than 20 sushi rolls, such as the crawfish étouffée ($7.50). Fort Worth Weekly claims, "Items like the Wild Ginger and the I Love Sushi make yummy sense in terms of flavor combinations." Meanwhile, eight seafood entrees, such as the coconut-breaded red snapper ($12.95), assuage the urge to scuba dive in a neighbor's fish tank.
Amid hanging parasols and Japanese art, Sushi Zone chef and owner Koji Aoki crafts classic sushi that's earned praise from the press for more than 10 years. Fort Worth Weekly commended signature rolls whose ingredients "make yummy sense" rather than trying for "flashy experiments." Chefs wrap these behind the glossy black sushi bar, where guests' chopsticks also nab just-sliced sashimi and hot appetizers such as baked green mussels.
915 Rd. to Six Flags St. E
Arlington, Texas 76011