Like the earth, sushi consists of layers and was apparently invented by someone who really liked the ocean. Explore waves of flavor with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of sushi and Japanese food for two or more
- $40 for $80 worth of sushi and Japanese food for four or more
Fresh rolls arrive stuffed with albacore ($5.25) and sea urchin ($7.50), and pepper-seared tuna lounges in a pool of ponzu sauce ($14.95). Calamari tempura rolls ($9.95) and baked baby lobster rolls ($13.95) add thermal contrast to the sushi list. The menu also features entrees such as steak teriyaki ($12.50) and beef ribs ($15.95).
White is the traditional color of an artist's canvas. At Zushi Restaurant, however, the canvases come in shades of aquamarine, cobalt, watermelon, and lemon yellow. It's onto this colorful collection of dinnerware that chefs plate sushi in startling shades and variations, with garnishes such as orchids, orange slices, and wasabi "leaves" completing each still life. The rolls themselves range from simple to elaborate. The standard list includes sushi with a single element, such as quail egg, scallops, or sweet shrimp. By nature a minimalist art form, Zushi's sashimi nevertheless demonstrates inventiveness with the lemon tako—alternating layers of octopus and lemon, accompanied by a blossom-shaped dish of sesame oil for dipping.
It's with the more complex rolls that Zushi's chefs really flex their creative muscles. The addition of heat to the preparation of baked and tempura maki adds contrasting textures and temperatures to the table. The deep-fried california roll sports a cloak of crispy batter. The warm outer layers of the baked barbecue beef roll mask the cool fresh tuna at its core. Heat is also prominent, twice, in the spicy barbecue pork, or once in the shrimp teppan yaki. House saki—served hot or cold—can extinguish or augment the fire in one's mouth, accordingly.
“Keep up the good work! We love dining at Zushi!”
133 West California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105