$14 for $28 Worth of Sushi and Drinks for Dinner at Tiger Sushi 2 (or $7 for $15 Worth of Weekday Lunch)

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Since humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon to Tiger Sushi 2. Choose between the following options:

  • For $14, you get $28 worth of sushi and drinks for dinner (4 p.m. until close).
  • For $7, you get $15 worth of sushi and drinks for lunch Monday–Friday (noon–4 p.m.).

Chef Victor and his clan of seafood-slicing samurai serve up lunch and dinner menus rolled with envelope-pushing nigiri, sashimi, and maki creations. Try the crunchy roll with shrimp tempura, spicy garlic mayo, cucumber, and avocado ($12 for lunch, $15.99 for dinner); or the caterpillar roll, an amalgamation of cucumber, sushi rice, avocado, unagi sauce, and sesame seeds in the shape of nature's most adorable larval stage ($10 for lunch, $12.25 for dinner). For high-sun dining, lunch special edibles such as thai basil-chicken stir fry served with miso soup and rice ($12) are wok-sizzled every day and served up amid in-the-round seating tailor-made for impromptu performances of King Lear. Tiger Sushi also offers a drink menu stocked with beer, wine, and sake ($5+) best enjoyed on the dog-friendly outdoor patio overlooking the Greenway. Although kids younger than 8 eat free on Sundays (one per paying adult), sporting a propeller hat and knee-high socks to fool the servers isn’t recommended, as they have an uncanny memory for customers' names and preferred cocktails.

Tiger Sushi

Clad in his kitchen whites and armed with razor-sharp cutlery, the chef slices a slab of bright-red tuna into thick, even pieces with a nonchalant flick of his wrist. Curious customers have stopped at the sushi bar to marvel at his precision, but he does not look up from his task until each slice has been nestled atop a bed of perfectly formed rice. He begins the cycle of chopping and arranging again, continuing until all diners' appetites have been sated. So passes a typical day at Tiger Sushi 2, where chefs and servers stock tables with platefuls of fresh, innovative Japanese and Asian fusion food. Away from the dining room, chefs manning the kitchen oversee the assembly of dishes inspired by recipes from around the globe, from thai noodle dishes and asian fish tacos to japanese gyoza dumplings. The culinary team crafts each meal from ingredients such as cooked surf clam, super white tuna, and new york strip steak, enlivening dishes with fresh additions such as lime-juice glaze, mint leaves, and minced ginger. An outdoor patio grants guests a chance to engage in alfresco dining, and its dog-friendly policy gives hounds and humans trapped in their pets’ bodies the opportunity to go out on the town.

Reviews

Angular panels suspended from the ceiling brighten the space with wasabi green and Veuve Clicquot orange

Rachel Hutton, City Pages, 1/21/09

Tiger’s sushi was the best we’ve had. Each roll tasted fresh and clean with a pleasant crispness that proved it had been made minutes before.

Tasting the Twin Cities, 4/23/10
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    Minneapolis

    2841 S Lyndale Ave.

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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In a Nutshell

  • Expertly prepared sushi
  • Creative menu
  • Variety of entrees & sake
  • Outdoor patio

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 2nd, 2011. Limit 1 per person for dinner. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for lunch. Limit 1 per table, ticket, or group. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only at listed location. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Lunch option valid only Monday through Friday. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.