What You'll Get
Chopsticks are traditionally used to feast on Asian cuisine but can also be used to accent a hairdo or as lances for jousting Smurfs. Use chopsticks in the most traditional way with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Asian dinner fare and drinks at Tokyo Blue in Fort Lauderdale.
Tokyo Blue, which sits on the shores of the Galt Ocean Mile as part of the Ocean Manor Beach Resort, plies guests with a hip nightclub scene and a menu from the minds of renowned chefs Akira, Mai, and Castro that includes sushi, seafood, steak, and vegetarian fare. Pique taste buds' interest with the lobster ceviche—lobster mixed with red onion, grape tomatoes, and citrus ponzu sauce ($22)—or the crying tiger salad—grilled tenderloin, tomatoes, cucumber, and bell peppers drowning in self-pity and zesty lime dressing ($15). Sushi rolls arrive in various flavors, such as the king crab leg ($7.50 per piece), the salmon skin roll ($7), and the sunset strip roll, which is filled with yellow tail, masago, and scallions and topped with avocado ($12). The crispy duck, topped with orange ginger or basil sauce ($26), and the Colorado lamb chop ($42), sate heartier hankerings. Cuisine is served until 1 a.m. on weekdays and until 2 a.m. on weekends.
Tokyo Blue's exotic interior is accented with illuminated glass columns, blue concrete floors, and black chairs and tables, and its 70-foot long second-story dining patio lets guests catch waves vicariously. At 10:30 p.m., the restaurant shape-shifts into a nightclub with soundtracks provided nightly by DJs and by live performers on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner only. Not valid on calendar holidays. Not valid with all you can eat specials and happy hour. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Tokyo Blue
A 1,200-gallon aquarium greets diners as soon as they enter Tokyo Blue, an upscale Pan-Asian restaurant located inside the Ocean Manor. Situated on 200 feet of private beach, this elegant eatery features modern flourishes such as glowing glass columns, glossy blue floors, and a full bar illuminated by blue lights. Once the clock strikes 10:30 p.m., a DJ helps transform this chic space into a hopping nightclub, where patrons can refuel with a late-night menu or journey onto a second-story patio ideal for basking in the ocean air and high-fiving the occasional flying fish.
Against this trendy backdrop, Chef Mai—who earned his cooking chops at the popular Miami restaurant Nobu—simmers tenderloin in green curry, drizzles shichimi butter on baked Maine lobster, and pan-sears Chilean sea bass in 25-year aged balsamic and teriyaki sauce. Meanwhile, sushi chef Jo skillfully assembles 30 specialty rolls, including classics such as the California roll as well as eclectic mash-ups such as the Mexican roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy mayo, cream cheese, and sesame seeds.