Teppanyaki Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Teppan Cave (Up to 38% Off)


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Modern Japanese teppanyaki tasting menu with your choice of fish or meat entree

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only Tuesday-Friday. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid December 24-25, 2015. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$34 for a teppanyaki tasting menu for two (C$50 value)
  • C$62 for a teppanyaki tasting menu for four (C$100 value)

Groupon’s tasting menu for two includes the following:

  • House salad with yuzu dressing
  • Okonomiyaki with king tiger prawn
  • Your choice of teppanyaki entree

Four Things to Know About The Five Tastes

The five recognized tastes are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and umami (savory). But, that’s not all there is to the story. Read on to learn more about taste, and how ideas about it are still evolving.

1. Your tongue isn’t divided into sections by taste. This was long thought to be the case, but in truth different taste receptors intermingle all over the tongue. It’s not hard to see why scientists previously thought this, though. Some areas are more sensitive to certain tastes than others: the sides of the tongue are the most attuned areas to all tastes, while the back of the tongue is most sensitive to bitter tastes.

2. Umami was accepted as the fifth taste in 2002, more than 100 years after it was identified by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Meaning roughly ““delicious”” in Japanese, umami became fully accepted as one of the foundational tastes after it was proven that our tongues have taste receptors for L-glutamate, an amino acid responsible for the umami effect. Umami is often described as savory or meaty, and is most present in high-flavor foods such as ripe tomatoes, cheese, and anchovies. It’s also why MSG—monosodium glutamate—is so potent in ramping up flavor.

3. There might be more than five tastes. Scientists are still looking into whether the mouth has specific taste receptors for other substances, such as fat, calcium, and metals. Spiciness, however, definitely isn’t a taste: it’s processed in the brain not by taste buds, but by pain receptors.

4. Your sense of taste keeps you safe. Taste buds in the mouth come to the rescue by sending the brain a cue when a food is poisonous or rotten, preventing you from swallowing it or storing it in your cheek pouches.

Customer Reviews

238 Ratings

Service and food were excellent. Price was reasonable. First time to try it and my wife and I enjoyed the experience. Will definitely go back and bring my family or friends to try it.
Eduardo F. · March 18, 2016
Excellent food. Worth a try!!@
Cindy S. · March 4, 2016
Very nice experience. Had a one on one session with the cook. The food was absolutely delicious and will definately be back sooon!
Lynda N. · March 2, 2016
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