What You'll Get
Much like the presentation of a birthday cake, restaurant meals require groups to sit around a table, eagerly awaiting something to be lit on fire in the back room before Grandma ruins the surprise. Experience the warm glow of dining out with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare at Swish Japanese Hot Pot on Spring Mountain Road.
Swish Japanese Hot Pot equips diners' tables with an array of ingredients and all the cooking equipment necessary for tableside flavor molding. Shabu shabu preparation allows patrons to swish their meats and veggies about in a seaweed-based broth that boils fat out of meat and retains more of the vitamins from vegetables within the broth itself, further accessorizing tables with a citrus and a sweet sesame sauce for dipping. Conversely, sukiyaki preparation upgrades tables with a shallow iron pot that slowly simmers its ingredients and accouterments together tableside in a soy-sauce-based bath, with diners dipping bites in raw, beaten egg first for a boost in flavor, texture, and likelihood that the next boxing match will be famously brief.
The chefs produce a vibrant array of edibles, regardless of guests' cooking preferences. Entrees, including 4 ounces of salmon ($12.95) and 8 ounces of prime rib eye ($18.95), arrive with a plate of vegetables and rice as well as the necessary table décor for either shabu shabu or sukiyaki cooking. The mushroom party entree sports a similarly sized panoply of shiitake, enoki, shimeji, oyster, king oyster, wood ear, and white mushrooms ($14.95), all of which leap off the plate like a cannonball-crazed child at the neighborhood adult swim. Between bites, dipping diners can cool their mitts and mouths with soaring sake flights ($10–$11) that encompass a variety of styles from authentic brewers such as Kamoizumi.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid during happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.