The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese fare at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Montclair.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant's chefs prepare elegant arrangements of a huge selection of Japanese specialties and sushi. Baked mussels kickstart intimate love affairs between mouth and cuisine with expertly arranged open shells that can satisfy palates and act as makeshift eye-patches ($6.95). Entrees such as chicken teriyaki ($8.95) or shrimp tempura ($11.95) arrive alongside bowls of hot miso soup, steamed rice, and crisp, cold ginger salad. An impressive smattering of sushi rolls massage craws and arrive in cylindrical form. The kitchen team prepares myriad specialty rolls such as the In 'n' out tuna roll, a layer of spicy tuna and avocado topped by another layer of tuna and avocado ($9.95), or the Mount Fuji roll, a hill of baked seafood piled atop a roll of soft shell crab and asparagus ($11.95).
The interior décor of Tokyo Japanese Restaurant feeds famished occipital lobes photons of deep red light fired from the art-flecked walls. Patrons can park at wooden tables or dine in one of the high-backed booths, which, like ball pits where balls have been swapped out for marshmallows, boast ample cushioning.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
The sushi chefs at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant carefully craft 25 specialty rolls alongside artfully composed noodle, teriyaki, and tempura dishes. Well-versed in sushi-rolling variations, the chefs pass on their culinary knowledge during beginners' sushi-making classes where participants give their creations delicious-sounding names such as Phoenix or My First Rice Sandwich.