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How to Perfectly Pair Your Hibachi Meals and Drinks

How to Perfectly Pair Your Hibachi Meals and Drinks

When dining out, the right combination of food and drink can make your meal taste much better and lead to a more enjoyable experience. At Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge, we offer a wide range of drink options to make it easy to create amazing food and drink pairings. Here are some tips to get you started:

Rich Flavors Need Something Heartier

If you’ve chosen chicken in your hibachi dinner, you need to stick to a light-bodied red wine. Red wine and chicken go splendidly together; the acidity in the red wine matches the stronger flavors of the chicken. Pair our chicken teriyaki dinner with a glass of Sonoma-Cutrer’s Pinot Noir for a delicious combination.

Light Flavors Complement Each Other

The light flavor of the shrimp hibachi requires something equally light and refreshing. This is why you should consider a glass or bottle of one of the white wines offered at Shinto. Enjoy our steak and shrimp hibachi dinner with Germany’s The Seeker, a fruity Riesling that compliments the shrimp’s delicate flavor.

Choose a dry, citrusy martini like the Lemon Drop Martini with Shinto's Chicago Roll. The lemon balances the shrimp's and crab's sweetness without overpowering the more delicate flavors of the cucumber, avocado and asparagus.

Sushi Suits a Clean Dry Martini

Sushi has very distinct flavors, and you don’t want to overpower the flavor medley with a drink that overwhelms them. Choose a dry, citrusy martini like the Lemon Drop Martini with Shinto’s Chicago Roll. The lemon balances the shrimp’s and crab’s sweetness without overpowering the more delicate flavors of the cucumber, avocado and asparagus. Plus, the sweetness in this cocktail tones down the spiciness of the wasabi mayonnaise.

Hearty Steak Pairs Well With a Dry Manhattan

A Manhattan goes so well with the richness of beef. Order the Strip Steak Hibachi dinner and then complete it with a Manhattan. The earthy, moss notes of the whiskey and the herbal notes of vermouth stand up to the domineering flavors of the steak.

Always Look for Specials

When you visit us at Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge, be sure to check for happy hour and daily specials. There’s always a deal to be found. If you dine on Wednesday, glasses of sake and wine are discounted at $5. On Thursday, all Mai Tais and Margaritas are just $4. Friday and Saturday are great times to try Sake Bombs (a small glass of beer served with a shot of sake) at the impressive price of just $3.

Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test and take advantage of impressive drink specials? Head to Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge and enjoy the variety of cocktails, beers, wines and beverages available. Make sure you have a table. With Shinto’s online reservation system, you can easily book a table from any mobile device or computer.

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