Though fusion cuisine’s unexpected blend of flavors has skyrocketed to popularity, fission cuisine, characterized by pancakes spontaneously splitting themselves in half, remains fairly fringe. Jump on the fusion bandwagon with today’s Groupon to Ten East Hibachi and Sake Lounge in Bayonne. Choose between the following options:
- For $47, you get an Asian-fusion dinner for two (up to a $104 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $16 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $35 value each)
Two specialty cocktails (up to a $9 value each)<p>
- For $84, you get an Asian-fusion dinner for four (up to a $208 total value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $16 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $35 value each)
- Four specialty cocktails (up to a $9 value each)<p>
Ten East’s chefs, with more than 25 years of experience each, serve up a menu of Asian-fusion dishes in a waterfront setting with exposed-brick walls, neon lights, and New York City views. Diners kick off meals by dipping lobster-and-avocado spring rolls in green-chili sauce or listening to minor hockey-related heckling from the drunken clams served with baguettes. While enjoying starters, visitors sip on specialty cocktails such as the sake martini, where persian cucumbers float in a pool of sake and Belvedere vodka. Entrees then swoop in to fill stomachs with selections such as the five-spice crusted ahi tuna with a ginger-soy reduction and wasabi mashed potatoes or the rubbed thai-barbecue rack of lamb encrusted in goat cheese and herbs. Despite past disagreements over the photosynthesizing capabilities of shells versus leaves, Ten East’s scallops, lobster, and spinach work together to make a cohesive risotto, which visitors feast upon under firework-like chandeliers.
Ten East cradles guests in a wide range of seating configurations. Large parties retire to semicircular, semiprivate booths, and smaller troupes choose between conventional booth seating and communal tables, whose red-lit tops remind diners to review traffic-safety basics.
125 Lefante Way
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002