In a world without sushi, chopsticks would only be used for such simple tasks as playing the xylophone and performing open heart surgery. Bring the wooden chops back to their roots with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a sushi lunch and drinks for two at Blue Fin Sushi Bar & Restaurant on East 29th Avenue (up to a $38 value). The lunch includes:
- Any two sushi rolls (up to a $26 value)
- Two Sapporo beers, two glasses of house wine or sake, or two soft drinks (up to a $12 value)
Sharing more than 30 years of combined experience among them, Blue Fin's three sushi chefs stitch fresh ingredients into savory, flavory dishes. Every day, Blue Fin flies in fresh fish from all over the world to create rolls, such as the Caterpillar roll, with slices of eel and cucumber curled into a cocoon of rice, eventually emerging as a beautiful butterfly adorned with specks of soy sauce. Other rolls reflect the variety of the chefs' French and Japanese training, from the 29th Avenue roll's spicy tuna to the House roll's baked salmon and yellowtail. Patrons can wash down sushi rolls with 12-ounce bottles of Sapporo beer or glasses of Mirassou red or white wines. Wisps of steam from brewed rice waft from glasses of house hot sake, while nonalcoholic soft drinks challenge even the most confident chopstick wielders with their stubborn, slippery ice cubes.
Blue Fin Sushi Bar & Restaurant
From behind a sleek, glass sushi bar, Blue Fin's trio of sushi chefs slice fresh fish flown in daily from around the globe to craft a menu of artful sushi and sashimi. Combination sushi platters showcase the delicious downfall of spicy tuna as it succumbs to the sushi-roll lifestyle, carousing about with notorious aquatic hooligans such as octopus, shrimp, and salmon. From the kitchen, pan-seared chilean sea bass lands at tables in a light pool of coconut broth, and rib-eye steak arrives buttressed by vegetable fried rice and house salad or warm miso soup. The Asian beverage selection makes it easy for bites to harmonize with sudsy bottles of Sapporo beer and velvety sips of plum wines.