Chopstick masters are capable of amazing acts of dexterity, such as juggling rice and tuck-pointing a sandcastle one grain at a time. Boost your mitt fitness with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Asian fare and sushi at Blu Sesame. Diners can combine Groupons for larger tables, but there is a limit of one Groupon for every two people.
Blu Sesame boasts a wide-ranging and newly updated menu of inventive Asian fusion dishes and reliable sushi staples. Starters such as the Blue Sesame nachos ($6.99), packed with chicken and dotted with lemon cajun sauce, stretch dormant tongue and teeth muscles, while the crunchy tempura California roll ($5.95) provides textural variety to a classic maki selection. Entrees include Korean BBQ Steak ($9.95), general tso’s chicken ($6.99), beef broccoli ($9.95), and pork katsu ($7.95), plus noodle bowls such as spicy ramen ($7.99). Hand-pick beverages from an expansive list of bottled beers and select sakes to find the liquid keys necessary to unlock lips and announce engagements, promotions, and plans to get rich by legalizing gambling within the confines of your living room.
Blu Sesame’s brown booths and bright red walls dotted with circular designs ensconce diners as a soundtrack of popular tunes and the chef's periodic spoon solos floats overhead.
Blu Sesame marries Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean culinary traditions in their Asian bistro, where scarlet walls emblazoned with pinwheel designs border the jet-black upholstery of cushy banquettes. There, patrons settle in and browse a list of more than 100 beers and sakes to accompany entrees of Vietnamese noodles, Korean barbecue, or the kitchen’s specialty fried chicken breast glazed one of six sauces. Though many of the restaurant’s sushi rolls honor their heritage with morsels of raw fish, some specialty rolls embrace the touch of flame—the Cardinal roll daubs sweet-chili vinaigrette over a heart of peppery seared tuna, and the spicy-crab-topped Stop, Drop & Roll is actually set on fire, just like the sushi rolls that light the chef’s apartment at night.
431 S Jefferson St.
Springfield, Missouri 65806