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 $7, you get $15 worth of Japanese cuisine at Tomoya Japanese Bistro & Bar in Kitchener.
Tomoya Japanese Bistro & Bar serves up authentic Asian cuisine in a sleek, Zen-like interior. The classic menu includes favourites such as the chicken teriyaki ($13.95) and assorted tempura ($9.95) for fans of crunch-cocooned vegetables. Sushi lovers can get their uncooked-fish kick with eight-piece seaweed cylinders such as the rainbow roll ($9.95) and the west-coast California roll ($4.95). Chilly winter diners can silence stomach grumbling and teeth chattering in one fell swoop with the stone bowl ($9.95), a hot rock vessel filled with egg and assorted vegetables sizzling and snoozing atop a fluffy bed of rice. Carnivorous connoisseurs can opt for the stone bowl's meaty, overachieving sibling, the Korean-style, beef-topped bulgogi stone bowl ($12.95). To wash down the well-soy-sauced eats, Tomoya also serves Ramune, a specialty Japanese soft drink available in strawberry or cream soda flavours and sealed with its signature marble and kiss.
Tomoya Japanese Bistro & Bar
Inside Tomoya Japanese Bistro & Bar, chefs aren’t the only ones cooking. Though they do craft an array of sushi and traditional Japanese noodle and rice dishes, they also look on as diners marinate their own steak, seafood, and vegetable morsels in pots of hot shabu broth. Servers ferry some of these dishes to small wooden tables and place them on woven mats. The interior immerses visitors in a colour palette of cool grey stone and warm browns, which recessed ceiling lights illuminate. Small canvas paintings of flowers balance out empty wall space, elegantly popping like a peacock that wandered into your living room.
325 Max Becker Dr.
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