The economy sucks, but because of it, restaurant bargains abound. A few weeks ago, I told you about Savannah
extending its $10 meal deals indefinitely (except for the Savannah
in Costa Mesa, which is now closed
). Then there's Hamamori
with their discounted omakase meals that are priced lower than it has ever been.
Now I got wind that Kimera
in Irvine is offering what they call their "Spring Savings" Mondays
, where all items are marked down 50% from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
There is some fine print, like how they tack on an 18% gratuity automatically on all bills PRIOR to taking the 50% off discount, which is fair, because you know people are going to try to tip on the discounted amount, which would make for angry waiters -- and who wants that?!
Also, there's a possibility that the management can exclude items from the 50% offer...but as they say: you can't have your cake and eat it too.
What does that saying even mean anyway? Why have a cake if you can't eat it?
19530 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92612, (949) 261-1222