Sake is a unique beverage that can be served as a hot or cold liquid in restaurants or as a freeze-dried pouch in outer space. Sample interstellar flavors with today's Groupon to Tatu, located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Choose between two options:
• For $25, you get $50 worth of Asian fusion fare and drinks.
• For $45, you get $100 worth of Asian fusion fare and drinks for a table of four or more.
Executive Chef Mark Rivera and the staff at Tatu throng their menu with an assemblage of sharable dishes inspired by Cantonese, Mandarin, Szechwan, Vietnamese, and Thai influences. Maki, sashimi, sushi nigiri, and assorted specialty items fill the extensive sushi selection, culled from fresh ingredients around the world. Diners can wield chopsticks to juggle rolls of the toro tartar, which combines shallots, chives, and tobiko ($20), or use the kitchen's complimentary graphing calculators to try and compute the shrimp ceviche's culinary equation of bell peppers, mango, and jalapeño ($17). The chilean sea bass ($32) and peppered rib-eye steak ($36) intersperse meaty morsels with forkfuls of flavorful vegetables, and thirsts are quenched with exotic cocktails such as the blushing geisha with raspberry sake ($11) or the scorpion bowl ($24), which serves two people or douses one winning football coach.
Guests can opt to congregate in Tatu's two-level interior, which overlooks Paradise Lake and offers a semi-private tatami table, as well as a private Zen sake lounge. Silver fabrics enclose the tables, and a lime green booth winds through the dining area, allowing ample room for post-meal naps. Venture to the outdoor garden moon bar to enjoy a zesty libation while ignoring the fur slowly sprouting on your hands.