Like jeans and court subpoenas, chopsticks are useless unless they come in pairs. Appreciate utensil design with today's Groupon to Teriyaki Cafe. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of Asian cuisine during dinner.
• For $5, you get $10 worth of Asian cuisine during lunch.
Teriyaki Cafe's chef Wong boasts 17 years of sushi-wrapping expertise, corralling flavors from his native Indonesia into the made-to-order pan-Asian menu. Satisfy evening cravings with the Volcano roll ($7.95), a shrimp tempura cylinder topped with baked scallop and crab mix, or feast on the forbidden fruits of the mango salmon ($8.95), which wears its special mango sauce as proudly as a finger painter dons a beret. Diners can seize sizzling chicken teriyaki hot plates served alongside a spring roll and crab rangoon ($12.95), or ponder the textural complexity of the Treasure of the Sea, a cornucopia of shrimp tempura, crabstick, asparagus, and masago wrapped in soy paper ($12.50).
The lunch menu (served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) spotlights tasty offerings such as shrimp with lobster sauce ($6.99) and the triple delight of chicken, shrimp, and pork in a sweet and sour sauce ($7.49). Fried cheesecake ($4) and fried bananas ($4) lay the foundations for a dessert menu as sweet as a We Are the World reunion.
Near the bustling intersection of North Davis Highway and Olive Road lies a tranquil temple. It's not an Egyptian ruin or a place of worship but a shrine to eastern Asian cookery. Inside, brothers Irwan and Christopher Wong whorl squid, smelt roe, and escolar into made-to-order sushi rolls and craft Chinese classics such as orange chicken and kung pao pork without MSG. Diners can gather at tables trimmed with fresh flowers or pull up to a plant-lined sushi bar, which doubles as a stage for sparring samurai and geisha dolls. Here, the Wongs embellish Amazon rolls with fresh avocadoes and dot grilled chicken rolls with eel sauce and sesame seeds. On-the-go diners can retrieve takeout at the handy drive-thru window rather than having servers shot-put it through the front door.