Sushi and WWE Raw, as ancient art forms, gift patrons with uncooked flavor, eye-pleasing color, and endless amounts of trash talk. Gain championship status over boastful rolls with today's Groupon: For $12, you get $25 worth of sushi, drinks, and more at Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant in St. Petersburg.
The experienced chefs at Tokyo Bay roll up a tantalizing menu of fresh sashimi, creative sushi rolls, and Japanese entrees to appease a wide range of sea-faring palettes. Sink incisors into sushi staples such as yellowtail hamachi ($5.50) and the vegetarian-friendly Yummy roll, stuffed with tempura sweet potato and avocado ($4.90). Or tempt human puckers with Tokyo Bay's selection of specialty maki, including the Wuz Up Be Roll, a three-punch combo of spicy yellowtail, crunchy flakes, and avocado topped with wasabi-flavored tobiko ($7.30), the dangerously delicious Deadliest Catch ($13), or the aptly named Danny roll ($12), featuring spicy tuna topped off with grilled eel, avocado, and a winsome smile from Ralph Macchio. Diners unsteady on their chopstick stilts can opt for stir fry and teriyaki dishes, such as the thinly sliced New York–strip beef ($19.80), before confounding taste buds with the hot-and-cold combo of tempura ice cream, a rich ice cream wrapped in pound cake and toasted almonds, then lightly fried by demure fire-breathing dragons ($5).
Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant
Led by head shushi chef Toshiaki Mizutani, a Tokyo native with more than 30 years of experience, the chefs at Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant craft sushi rolls, teriyaki dishes, and crispy tempura-fried entrees from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Its most popular rolls include the Wuz Up Be roll, stuffed with spicy yellowtail, avocado, and green wasabi-flavored tobiko, and the Deadliest Catch roll with snow crab, avocado, mayo, and roe, all topped with grilled eel and a savory sauce. Fuji rolls are filled, volcano-style, with spicy hot sauce, and after taking a bite, diners can put out the flames that erupt from their mouths with Japanese and domestic beer, sake, and wine.
In addition to sushi, guests feast on steak, chicken, and seafood in housemade teriyaki sauce. They slurp down noodle dishes or crunch into meats, vegetables, and tofu coated in tempura batter and fried to a light, crispy finish.