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 $15, you get $30 toward sushi, pan-Asian fare, and drinks at Asian Temptation Restaurant, located in White Plains. Diners who deploy their Groupon from Sunday to Thursday receive an appetizer of edamame (a $6 value).
Asian Temptation Restaurant entices taste buds with a sweeping, Zagat-rated menu of sushi, stir-fries, and other delights that embody the Pacific Rim's palate. Creative chefs dream up 44 classic, innovative, and solar-powered sushi rolls, studding fried soft-shell crab with glittering black roe for the Temptation Special ($16.95) and paring tuna with goat cheese and sun-dried tomato in the daring Blood Diamond roll ($14.95). A confederation of waterborne morsels joins forces in the Thai seafood casserole ($26.95) to enrapture tongues with shrimp, scallops, and lobster tail in a coconut-curry sauce. Chopsticks carefully inject themselves in succulent mixes of spice-rubbed duck sautéed in fresh ginger ($18.95), and forks twirl jubilantly in bowls of spicy rice noodles prepared Singapore-style with your choice of protein, including chicken ($10.95), beef ($11.95), or shrimp ($11.95).
The sleek, multilevel dining area captures the feel of an exclusive lounge with stone a koi pond flanking the escalator and low lights. Stainless-steel pendant lamps and conical sconces gleam above tables draped in white cloths, and blue lights illuminate a wall of beverages forming shadow puppets above the bar.