The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10 to 15 years in one of its maximum security prisons, but the second best way is to taste its cuisine. Educate yourself on Asian persuasions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of dinner at Umami Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar in Sanford.
The chefs at Umami Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar slice and dice a fine selection of fresh ingredients into a wide variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and gourmet Asian fare. The sushi menu features more than 40 specialty rolls, including the Molten Lava roll, a california roll wrapped with salmon and baked with dynamite sauce ($14) and the Outer Banks roll, a fried spicy-tuna roll with teriyaki sauce ($12). For cooked cuisine, opt for the Yakisoba ($10+), chicken curry ($14), or sweet & sour flounder ($16), each served with soup or salad. Umami’s dinner menu also includes a variety of hibachi plates and combination platters served with diner's choice of veggies, meat, seafood, or astronaut food.
Pint-size patrons can take advantage of the kid’s menu, which is gigglishly slathered in mini platters and tempura dinners. Alternatively, guests of all ages can finish up any visit and satisfy sweet-tooth cravings with flaky Baklava ($5) or the brownie infused cake ($6), topped with vanilla ice cream and cherry sauce.