Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electrical sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, champagne, and more at Swanky Bubbles on South Front Street.
The pan-Asian hot spot boasts a miscellany of delectable delights served up family-style within its blue velvet-accented confines. Treat taste buds to a circular meal from Swanky Bubbles’s sushi menu by giving in to the sweet temptation roll, which bats its sushi lashes at your hunger with a medley of lightly torched tuna, asparagus, avocado, and spicy sauces ($12). Palates can search for higher meaning with the enlightenment roll, capable of eliminating an appetite's earthly desires with crabstick, verdant veggies, ginger, and wasabi cream ($9). The swanky sampler fetes choice enthusiasts with an array of sushi selections, including spicy tekka, california, and hamachi rolls that tear down oppressive suburban fences to share neighborly vibes with salmon, striped bass, and tuna sashimi ($28). Staunch believers in the power of flames can dig into the fully cooked dinner menu, packed with classic fare such as tangy pad thai ($16) and the flavorful, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass ($26). Sail to Polynesia with the fiji ribs ($14), or dock at the herbivore islands with the mushroom ravioli ($15).
Diners can accent any delicious dish with a champagne cocktail ($9 each), such as the cake-like red velvet—bubbly topped with frosting-like layers of Grand Marnier and cranberry juice—or the oui-oui, which doffs its bubbly beret at sensuous strawberry liqueur. The inimitable, eclectic eatery, with its cozy lounge area and late-night noshing potential (dinner is served until 1 a.m.), makes an ideal destination for lovers of cross-continental cuisine and insomniac interior design aficionados alike.
More than 70 Yelpers, more than 50 Citysearchers, and more than 50TripAdvisors give Swanky Bubbles an average of 3.5 stars. More than 50 OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.9 stars, and 80% of Urbanspooners like it.