Sushi meshes cuisine and creativity, similar to the effect of a bread truck crashing into an art museum. Please the palate and the eyes with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get sushi, sashimi, and beer for two at Akita Sushi Japanese Restaurant (up to a $58 value). The meal includes:
• Four sushi rolls (up to a $28 value)
• Four a la carte sushi or sashimi (up to a $16 value)
• Four beers (up to a $14 value)
Akita Sushi’s team of chefs assembles fresh sea fare into toothsome works of art, paired with sundry traditional cooked Japanese dishes. Pick four rolls from the roll or hand roll menu and the vegetable roll or hand roll menu, which showcase delicacies including the savory pumpkin tempura roll and the Christmas roll, the latter of which wraps tuna, avocado, and cream cheese in tobiko, then encloses it in festive, glittery paper. Meanwhile, timid morsels of yellowtail tuna rub shoulders with zesty peppers in the yellowtail jalapeño roll, the flavorful pairing providing inspiration for fledgling sitcom writers. This meal also includes four selections from Akita’s extensive à la carte sushi or sashimi menu, such as a piece of baby hamachi, which reviews its shapes, colors, and umami flashcards as pieces of red clam and tuna watch approvingly. Four cold, refreshing beers complement the ocean-snatched bounty while encouraging landlubbers’ tall tales of the crab stick that got away.