Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Broaden your horizons with dignity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse in Warwick.
Fresh ingredients flung by Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse's skillful, tableside hibachi chefs delight guests with a flurry of clicking utensils that yields time-tested dishes. The venue's grill gurus toss together rib-eye-steak hibachi dinners ($20+) right in front of diners, mixing meals with deft motions, showy sizzles, and appetizing firebombs, and encouraging playing with food as wholeheartedly as a bib salesman. Patrons can dine on portions of wok-stirred chicken mango, which cradle sautéed chicken tenders in dens built from mango, red peppers, asparagus, and generous fistfuls of other veggies ($16). They can also fill dinner-size stomach holes with shumai steamed shrimp dumplings ($5) before occupying hands with exotic marine treasures such as flying-fish eggs ($4.50).
Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse entertains late-night guests with karaoke, live jazz, and DJed tunes on some evenings. Revelers can down plum sake ($8/glass) or dabble in a variety of wines and inventive cocktails from the bar.
Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse
A piece of food soars through the air, landing squarely in the open mouth of a patron. The other 19 guests at the table cheer. Then an egg pops up high above their heads. During its descent, a man standing before the seated crowd pulls open his breast pocket, and the egg lands snugly inside. Without pause, the chef continues chopping, flipping, and grilling in swashbuckling style.
This show repeats at Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse’s five large hibachi tables—each crowned with an enormous grill—every day of the week. The restaurant also serves up less theatrical but no less authentic teriyaki, tempura, udon, and wok-stirred fare, as well as traditional and contemporary sushi rolls. In the dining room, the gurgling of water in an indoor pond mingles with the murmur of Sirius satellite radio and the purring of stomachs curled up for postprandial naps.
300 Quaker Ln.
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886