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Props to Imperia (WH district)

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ricodanles Apr 30, 2010 06:41 PM

sushi & Japanese small plates. Excellent happy hour, 'til 7. $5 dim sum, appetizers; double portion sushi/sashimi for list price. Good, fresh fish. Killer wasabi bloody mary. Impressive.

http://austin.going.com/event-461867;...

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Imperia
310 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

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  1. dinaofdoom Apr 30, 2010 08:09 PM

    I have a few Restaurant.com certificates that are about to expire at the end of May.
    Since I won't be able to use them all by then, I was going to post and see if anyone wanted them.
    There is at least 1 for Imperia, either a $50 or $100.
    It can't be combined with HH or any other deals, but you (or anyone else) is welcome to it.

    Shoot me an email at dina of doom at gmail dot com and I will mail it, and can send it to a work address lest someone doesn't want an internet stranger such as myself to know where they live :-)

    I will post the others in a thread where the restaurant is mentioned and hopefully someone can get some use of them.

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    Imperia
    310 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

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    1. re: dinaofdoom
      amykragan May 2, 2010 09:45 PM

      I'd love them if still available.
      amy.ragan@leanderisd.org

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        dinaofdoom May 3, 2010 12:05 PM

        you bet, amy. i will email you. thanks!

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      foodiegal71 May 3, 2010 09:48 AM

      I went for the first time a month or so ago and was really impressed. The crab cake is out of this world, all jumbo lump, not much filler, broiled instead of fried...absolutely perfect. The sea bass skewers were also delicious. They were done with a miso glaze and reminded me a lot of the black cod with miso that I've made before where the fish marinates in the miso overnight. They flat out melted in my mouth. I'm so glad I saw this, I'd like to get back there soon.

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        chrisdds98 May 3, 2010 12:42 PM

        most previous reviews of this restaurant were not good... glad to see they've made some improvements

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          dinaofdoom May 3, 2010 01:12 PM

          we went last year, and only ate rolls because my dining companion prefers maki to other forms of sushi.
          it was very unlike most of the other sushi joints we frequent, in that the rolls were extremely hybridy and untraditional (think a black rice with beef and a vanilla emulsion).
          we did not mind, as we like all kinds of maki--traditional and fusion.
          what we had was totally tasty and enjoyable but the price point was a bit more than our usual.
          we had a restaurant.com certificate to defray the cost, and the HH prices seem more in my usual budget.

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