Sushi originated as underwater tumbleweeds that gathered seaweed and fresh fish as they rolled forebodingly between dueling mermen. Relive this subaqueous showdown with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and assorted Asian fare at Imperia.
The head sushi chef at Imperia emblazons an upscale Japanese menu with personal flair that amassed seven Austin Chronicle reader accolades from 2008 to 2009. End a jowl-quiveringly intense staring contest with house edamame bedecked with lemon essence ($4.95) or skewers of sea bass kushiyaki served with peanut sauce ($12.95). Nigiri and sashimi rice satchels can be stuffed with schools of baby yellowtail ($10 for three; $16 for five), and the 4138 roll caps a tempura shrimp roll with tuna and salmon ($14.95). Inside the stylish urban lounge, pendant lights illuminate a serpentine marble bar winding past Asian décor, where omakase meals, creatively orchestrated by the chef, can also be ordered and catapulted into awaiting mouths ($49.95 for three courses).
The executive chef at Imperia emblazons an Asian menu full of fresh seafood and ingredients with a personal flair that has amassed seven Austin Chronicle reader accolades. Inside the stylish urban restaurant, pendant lights illuminate a marble bar winding past Asian decor, and cool slabs of bluefin sashimi stretch out on platters in the arms of attentive servers. Candles flicker across tables, as guests enjoy three-course omakase meals creatively orchestrated and handcrafted by the chef and catapulted directly into awaiting mouths.