Sushi, like the archival footage of Mark McGwire's birth, is best known for its raw quality. Get attached to your food with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese-Korean cuisine at Ahn Sushi & Soju.
Ahn Sushi & Soju stocks barren bellies with fresh Japanese and Korean menu items reeled in from all corners of the oceanic fish bowl, and slakes gullets with sake and signature soju cocktails, colossal libations mixed in hollowed fruits. The unagi sushi's barbecue-infused eel ($5) seduces taste buds while a quintet of toro sashimi ($25.95) softly croons melodies of the seafaring life. Take piscatorial matters into your own hands with the bento box combo dinner, which cordons off a trio of customer-culled fare, such as a crab-stuffed california roll, tangy chicken teriyaki, or a spicy tuna roll ($17.95). Chefs draw upon Korean muses to craft the boneless beef jumuluck kalbi, bathed in a special house sauce ($19.95), or the saeng kalbi, charcoal barbecued short ribs ($19.95).
The buzzing eatery’s scarlet walls set the backdrop for decorative clusters of bamboo, and wooden tables and benches strewn with colorful pillows invite diners to bathe in the neon glow of lime accent lights, or reenact civil war pillow fights.
177 Eddy st.
San Francisco, California 94102