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 to Takenoya in Goleta. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese fare. Prices range from $2.50 to $29.95.
- For $24, you get a Party Boat meal for up to three people (a $49.95 value), which includes your choice of:
- Three kinds of sashimi
- Five pieces of sushi
Takenoya's skilled chefs present an extensive menu of Japanese cuisine, decked out with delicious seafood, beef, and vegetable dishes, rolls, sashimi, and fresh sushi. An extensive repertoire of more than 45 handmade rolls await diners with a mouthwatering medley of tastes and textures, from the stoic, warlike demeanor of a seared-tuna Samurai roll to the jalepeño, smelt egg, and Pat Boone–autographed guitar picks in a Rock N roll. Party Boats, replete with house salads, the choice of sashimi and sushi, savory teriyaki meats, and tempura, steam into port, entertaining two or three diners with ocean-fresh fare and tangy sauces.
Small surprises abound inside Takenoya, where ice milk tea might contain sweet bites of mango jelly and one of the sushi rolls might arrive wrapped in soybean paper or cucumber rather than traditional seaweed. Those interested in eschewing surprises can build their own bento box, which compartmentalizes their chosen meals of chicken teriyaki, nigiri, or other specialties into neat squares alongside soup, salad, and rice. Savory noodles swirl amid shrimp tempura in the nabeyaki udon, one of several noodle dishes. The menu also includes traditional plates such as pork katsu, japanese curries, and korean short ribs.
The elaborate sushi listings showcase more than 25 signature rolls. The spicy tempura-lobster roll nestles its namesake ingredient against cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and smelt egg, whereas the summer fresh roll cocoons tuna, salmon, and yellowtail inside a cucumber shell. Four types of box sushi are prepared with a pressing box, which molds each bite into a tiny cube.
5934 Calle Real
Goleta, California 93117