Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today’s Groupon to Yoki Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Medford. This Groupon is only valid Sunday through Thursday. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese fare during dinner.
- For $35, you get $80 worth of sushi and Japanese fare during dinner for groups of four or more.<p>
Yoki Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar bolsters a full-scale Japanese kitchen with sushi chefs who wrap wild and freshly caught fish into a menu of innovative and eclectic specialty rolls. Servers deliver delectable greetings to taste buds with appetizers such as edamame ($5.50) and nama harumaki, a medley of salmon, shrimp, and crab rolled in the same rice paper on which Japanese poet chefs once drafted edible sonnets ($8.50). For the main course, diners can nibble on traditional cooked dishes such as yakisoba noodles ($14.95) or craft a custom lineup of with à la carte rolls of raw squid ($4.25), yellowtail tempura maki ($7.95), or sweet-potato-filled Idaho maki ($4.95). New England sports teams share their names with specialty combinations, such as the Patriots maki ($15.95), slices of white tuna and cucumber covered with rainbow tobiko and the three types of fish Tom Brady shouts during every snap count. Yoki’s sushi chefs aid health-conscious guests by making any sushi or makimono rolls in brown rice for no additional charge.
The restaurant cultivates a modern vibe with a rounded bar aglow with bright, multicolored lights and the flicker of flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports and syndicated sushi roll-offs. Couples can find more private settings at high-top tables set next to a long banquette or in booths lined with smooth red and beige materials.
The chefs at Yoki Restaurant can prepare all types of Japanese delicacies, from nama-harumaki appetizers with raw salmon and jumbo shrimp to hibachi steak. But sushi is their specialty. Behind the bar, sushi chefs slice raw fish to serve as sashimi or create maki rolls such as the ninja maki with shrimp tempura and eel. Four of the most popular rolls are named for local sports teams; the Patriots, for example, tops white tuna and cucumber with rainbow tobiko and three types of fish—precisely the list of ingredients that New England's quarterback shouts during every snap count.
Sports can be found elsewhere at Yoki—namely on the flat-screen TVs that anchor the restaurant's modern vibe. A rounded bar aglow with bright, multicolored lights creates a sleek Tokyo vibe that contrasts nicely with the dining room's high-top tables, long banquettes, and private booths.