The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as snowman heart. Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese fare at Phin Sushi in Green Bay.
Trained in traditional Japanese sushi, Phin Sushi's chef, Takahiro Sasaki, and his crew craft a menu that blends authentic flavors, traditional cooking techniques, and creative twists. Classic maki rolls hopscotch into eagerly awaiting mouths in the form of the philly roll, a hodgepodge of salmon, avocado, cream cheese, and sesame seeds ($6) roasted in the Liberty Bell, or the shrimp tempura ($6.50), whose eponymous crustacean drives down esophagi with asparagus, cucumber, and a spicy sauce in tow. Diners can dive tongue-first into spoonfuls of white spicy-lobster miso ($12), or wrestle in house sauces that drape over organic chicken teriyaki ($12). Adventurous appetites discover new flavors in Fantasy scallops ($12), seared scallops with sea salt, masago, and chives finished with eel sauce, and indulgent seafarers revel in the tastes of the kani kaze ($10), an albacore-crab mixture drenched in tempura and tears of joy.
Phin Sushi envelops diners in a sleek, modern atmosphere. Red walls form a vibrant border around a meticulously organized bar, which houses a liquidy lineup of wine, beer, and sake. Guests who plop down at the streamlined sushi bar can enjoy unobstructed views of chefs preparing their dinners with maximum skill and minimum sorcery.
Phin Sushi and Steak
Phin Sushi and Steak's chefs prepare classical maki, sushi, and sashimi with fresh salmon, individually whittled grains of rice, and other familiar ingredients; but also deviate from the norm by incorporating asparagus, dried gourd shavings, and cheddar and monterey jack cheeses into some dishes. Japanese-style entrees include small flourishes that help to distinguish them, such as teriyaki dishes with organic chicken and house-made sauce.
A low-slung sushi bar divides the lounge and dining areas, which share up-tempo music and a modern aesthetic despite their drastically different color schemes. The lounge boasts cool grays and fluorescent backlighting, and the dining section's vibrant red walls and lit sconces create a warmer feel throughout.