Sushi somehow manages to survive every culinary fad that comes its way, including the '00s low-carb sushi craze and the '90s tattooed sushi craze. Taste raw longevity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Asian fusion fare at Aloha Sushi Lounge in La Jolla.
Set near the sandy scenery of La Jolla’s beaches, Aloha Sushi Lounge marries Asian fusion sushi with its Hawaiian-influenced menu. Sashimi options such as the eight-piece tako—octopus ($12.50)—set tongues to feverish discussions not heard of since the discovery of fish in stick form. Specialty rolls such as the eel- and avocado-anchored Aloha roll ($12) or the portobello-packed Magic Shroom ($9) satisfy eaters who prefer their flavor layered. Small dishes perfect for sharing populate the starters menu, with morsels such as the oyster shooter ($2.50/oyster) or the flame-kissed Kobe beef slider ($11). Roomy cabana seating adds to Aloha’s chic, welcoming ambiance, and the intimate, low-lit interior makes it easy to hide being an affable octogenarian billionaire from inquiring first dates.
7731 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, California 92037