Openings and Closings

Yoko-San Opens in Boca: Free Cocktails, Half-Priced Appetizers Today

Here's the scenario: you and your office-mates are planning a diner but you each want something different. You could split up into sub-groups; you could go to one of those chain restaurants with a book for a menu; or you could check out Yoko-San.

The Japanese hibachi/fusion/steakhouse opens today at 99 SE Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton, boasting "200-plus menu items" that "serves up flavors of Japanese, French, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai, plus a touch of Italian." That pretty much includes every one of your picky co-worker's dietary needs.

The gigantic menu is presented in electronic form -- complete with photos. You can also program the e-menu to read to you in any number of languages, in case you want to order your dish in its native tongue, we presume.

And, since you're bound to take a selfie or two of you and your dinner, Yoko-San helps you with "selfie" capable options at your table (through that smart menu).

Intrigued? Tonight, October 2, seems like a good time to check it out since Yoko-San's offering a complimentary signature cocktail to everyone from 5 - 7 p.m. along with half-priced appetizers.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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