The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pan-Asian cuisine and drinks at Aqua Bistro, located in Buckhead on Pharr Road.
Let Cajun baby calamari ($6) coo and giggle down your gullet before perusing Aqua Bistro's massive menu of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean dishes. Stir fry and noodle and rice options include classics such as tangy pad thai with chicken ($11), and the extensive sushi, nigiri, and sashimi menus offer creative plates such as a super crunchee roll with shrimp tempura and avocado mixed with cucumber and spicy mayo ($12.95). Grilled Chilean sea bass, one of the chef’s recommended dishes, swims through a sea of white spicy basil sauce and fresh vegetables ($20). Aqua Bistro also stocks a full bar to water thirsty diners’ mouth gardens.
Aqua Bistro's interior is as sleek and well composed as its plates of pan-Asian delights. The dining room, which has a ceiling obscured by giant cloth sails, a wall of curved windows, and curvaceous stools along the bar, is lit with tiny, glowing orbs as well as a giant fabric column filled with gnomes waving neon glowsticks. Outdoor seating is also available for watching sunsets, people, or people painting sunsets.
This Groupon is only valid for dine-in and can't be combined with nightly specials.