For most people, a visit to Japan involves photographing delicate sakura blossoms, eating steaming pots of miso
soup, crafting origami cranes and purchasing tiny figurines with giant eyes and
superpowers. Dine on the excellence of Japanese cuisine with today’s Groupon: $55
for an eight-course Japanese Izakaya banquet for two people and includes you choice of two drinks, traditional Japanese green tea,
plus a $20 drink voucher for your next visit with meal for two people at
Bentoya, Hardware Street
Food-savvy crowds perusing the CBD for quality food set amid stylish, contemporary surroundings need look no further than the vibrant restaurant, Bentoya, located in the Hardware Precinct. The eight-course banquet begins in a traditional Izakaya way with Edamame, followed by Sashimi, quality sliced raw fish served with Wasabi and soy and piping hot Gyoza - these pan-fried dumplings are filled with pork, followed by the popular crispy soft shell crab, served with salad. Miso soup preludes the tasty Chicken Rib Karaage (ginger and sake marinated chicken ribs) and Bentoya's signature dish Wafu Steak, made up of medium rare prime beef, sliced and served with spiced pickled seaweed and sesame sauce and rice. Dumpling-tastic desserts follow with Japanese Mochi, traditional dessert-dumplings with glutinous rice casing with sweet red bean or green tea filling. Wash it all down with green tea (Genmaicha). Other beverages included in this deal include a choice of two glasses of wine (house red, white or sparkling), beer, warm sake or soft drink.
This deal also includes a $20 drink voucher for your next meal for two people. In addition, book your dinner banquet for two between Monday to Thursday and receive a complimentary drink per person. Conveniently located in Hardware Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, tastebuds will think they’ve hit the express train to Tokyo. The venue is lit with candles in the evening for a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience, topped with jazz music.