In America, Japan is thought of as the birthplace of sushi and the country that kind of looks like a shrimp. Learn more about the world with this Groupon.
- $25 for $50 worth of sushi and Japanese food
- Click here to see the menu.
Hive Sushi Lounge
Hive Sushi Lounge does indeed seem to be inspired by the artistry of bees. Though the sushi rolls aren't hexagonal, the chefs put as much thought into them as the insects would put into their royal honeycomb, crafting elegant plates of nigiri, sashimi, and more than 25 specialty rolls. Some of these dishes carry the hive theme even further—the nectar-style sashimi, for example, flavors salmon with orange-infused olive oil, and the queen bee roll wraps spicy yellowtail with yellow soy paper topped with red snapper.
Diners needn't leave all the construction work to the staff, however. Hive offers sushi-making classes six nights a week, teaching students how to make hand-rolls and nigiri at individual stations. If you'd rather sit and eat traditionally, sip a Japanese beer in the dining room, or head to the private Nectar Room. The event space provides parties with a sushi chef, a patio, and a PA system for announcing when someone doesn't know what tobiko is.
I've ordered a lot off of their menu but our favorite is probably the spicy garlic edamame. My new favorite roll is the riceless roll.Matt S., Yelp!, 3/30/13
The sushi is great and they have a good variety. The garlic edamame is really goodCourtney N., Yelp!, 1/5/13
1409 C Street
San Diego, California 92101