Raw fish, like snowballs, must be rolled with care before being thrown at a school superintendent for refusing to call a snow day. Enjoy well-crafted, conveniently projectile edibles with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese dinner fare at Umi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar on Boston Road. Dinner begins after 2:30 p.m. daily.
Umi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar's chefs divide their talents between slinging hot meats and veggies across tableside hibachi grills and rolling sushi into artful displays. Chopsticks busy themselves with vegetables and fried rice, and hibachi meats such as lobster ($25.95) and filet mignon ($20.95) sizzle on grills just barely out of their reach. Sushi rolls spread out seaweed carpets for taste buds to strut across as they sample ribbons of red snapper ($4.50), thick slices of spicy tuna ($4.95), and the double layer of eel and avocado on the dancing eel roll ($10.95). Crisp tempura-wrapped chicken ($13.95) arrives with rice and a choice of soup or salad, and a thick layer of teriyaki sauce entangles shrimp ($14.95) before it can swim away to nearby bowls of miso soup.
Umi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
Umi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar's chefs sling hot meat and veggies across tableside hibachis in showy displays of culinary prowess. As chopsticks busy themselves with vegetables and fried rice, meat such as lobster and filet mignon sizzles on grills just barely out of reach. Chefs also arrange sushi rolls on beds of seaweed in ribbons of eel, red snapper, tuna, and other raw or tempura-battered seafood. Blond wood inlays and sleek glass panels encircle the dining room, whose walls are sprinkled with shadowboxes of traditional Japanese art.
1168 Boston Rd.
Springfield, Massachusetts 01050