Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are best used for electrifying sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $12, you get $25 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Tokyo House on Six Forks Road.
Tokyo House's prized palate pleasers are its fresh sushi and sashimi ($16.95 and up), but the restaurant's extensive and varied selection of appetizers ($3.50 and up), entrees ($13.95 and up), noodle and rice dishes ($7.95 and up), and savory tastes hot off the hibachi grill ($12.95 and up) keep taste buds buzzing like a mouthful of Pop Rocks and hornets. Pre-game for a culinary belly buster with an order of pan-fried gyoza, stuffed with pork and vegetables ($4.95), shrimp and vegetable tempura ($5.95), or a Dynamite Bowl starter from the sushi bar, featuring clam and shitake mushroom with spicy mayo sauce grilled and poured on top of sushi rice ($7.95). With a sufficiently primed proboscis, apply mouth muscles to a plate of classic panang curry with chicken, tofu, or shrimp ($14.95–$17.95), sweetly marinated yakiniku beef ($16.95), or the Tokyo House clay pot, serving up your choice of tofu and veggies or mixed seafood doused in a thick soy sauce with sautéed ginger ($13.95–$18.95). Satisfying sushi rolls include daily chefs' creations as well as sharable platters of stand-by favorites such as the California roll ($4.95), Philadelphia roll ($5.25), nigiri sushi ($1–$4.95 for two pieces), and creative bites such as the ume ika maki (plum and squid, $4.50).
Tokyo House's brightly colored walls and creative lighting provide a vivacious backdrop for stimulating conversation and serve as an excuse to wear sunglasses at night. Lasso your favorite guys and gals for an socially epicurean escape, or grab a singular seat around the circular sushi bar for a thoroughly entertaining evening with the type of date you'd gladly bring home to mom: an adorable Groupon.
- We've tried many other sushi bars in the area and while several offer rolls of comparable quality, few match the value of Tokyo House. – zen_vaquero, Urbanspoon
- The Minwoo roll was amazing. The fish was super fresh and the flavor explosion in the mouth was such a pleasant surprise. – Nancy Y., Yelp, 1/23/11
Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant
Blues and reds fill the dining-room walls at Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant, which features a menu of Japanese favorites, including nigiri and maki sushi, many types of noodle dishes, and hibachi entrees. Diners can watch the chefs at work at a sushi bar as they craft special rolls such as the Scary Jerry with mild or spicy yellowtail, tuna, and salmon on top of a crunchy roll with scallop.