What You'll Get
Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and more at Amber in the West Village.
Amber’s menu is brimming with sushi, pan-Asian favorites, and contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Diners can make an edible entrance to the temple-inspired sanctuary with two spiced filet mignon mini-burgers ($8) or sushi bar starters such as oyster shooters with citrus vodka and olive juice ($7). Fresh sushi and sashimi is available à la carte, rolled, or woven into a basket. Amber's expert fish-wranglers slice seafood into classics such as a California roll ($4.50), as well as creative concoctions such as the village vibe roll, which hosts lobster salad and avocado and is topped with fresh kiwi slices and mango puree ($15). Wok and hot-stone grill specialties include sangria crispy duck marinated in a fruity red wine sauce with flavors of mango and lily root ($15) and crispy wok-sautéed chicken or beef in a tangy tangerine glaze ($14 for chicken, $16 for beef).
Amber, which has two airy levels and a fully stocked bar, provides an exotic dining experience by mixing the timeless elegance of a stone temple with the youthful spirit of a nightclub and the shifting, colored lights of a Christmas tree caught in a tornado. The dining room is romantically adorned with gauzy curtains and potted palms, and the sushi bar is naturally elegant with a wood fence. A stone fountain filled with live fish and half-live G.I. Joe figurines pulls a double-shift as decorative element and organic conversation starter.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only at West Village location. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.