Sushi demonstrates that things are best enjoyed rolled together in an outer wrapping, as evidenced by gift-wrapped twig bundles and sleeping bags filled with other sleeping bags. Indulge in classic combos with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Asian cuisine at Aroma Restaurant and Sushi, located in the Kenwood Mall.
The clever chefs at Aroma Restaurant and Sushi dish out a menu of Asian cuisine and sushi to esurient eaters. Titillate taste buds with the fried zucchini, dressed with a panko and sesame-seed crust and perfumed with a balsamic reduction and siracha and umami sauce ($10). Pescatarian palates can ascend the volcano roll—tuna or salmon, crab, avocado, jalapeño and cream cheese mingling inside a seaweed wrapping ($12)—or savor the golden california roll—king crab, avocado, and cucumber, topped with Masago ($9). Circumventing the sea, the turf-trotting short ribs bring the bountiful flavors of asian barbeque sauce, and arrive beside seven-spice baked potatoes and the banzai's banzai tree, broccolini.
Aroma's décor dances to the same beat as its feasts. A multi-chromatic light panel above the beverage bar and red under-lighting emanating from the sushi bar. The restaurant's main dining room is versatile and suitable for both a romantic dinner or dinner with a hopelessly romantic romantic-comedy star.
Aroma Restaurant and Sushi
Normally, it wouldn't be appropriate to go into a restaurant and ask for a hot mama. But at Aroma, it's OK. The Hot Mama is just one of their playfully named sushi rolls, a mix of five fish ignited by sriracha and red-pepper paste. There are dozens more, including the Sunday Morning with salmon and cream cheese, and the Red White Blue with tuna, mayo, and blueberries. A supplementary a la carte sushi menu also compiles a sizable selection of classic rolls and nigiri.
Beyond sushi, the regular menu showcases a diverse mix of classic Asian recipes. Pad thai noodles entangle bean sprouts, peanuts, and each other; Korean-style chicken gets sautéed with onions; and spicy ramen simmers with shrimp and green mussels.
7875 Montgomery Rd.
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