Sushi can be thought of as a super food, since it contains precisely proportioned nutrients in every bite and temporarily enables the capacity to whistle in multiple languages. Harness the power of the sea with today’s Groupon to Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Wicker Park:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
- For $15, you get $35 worth of sushi on Sunday–Wednesday.<p>
Blue Fin Sushi Bar’s cutlery-wielding chefs present dozens of rolls in a modern dining room that mirrors their forward-thinking interpretations of traditional sushi. Extra-spicy tuna adds a polychromatic pop to the top of the Kamikaze maki ($14.95), which emulates the way seaweed rises up from the deep to pull the sun over the horizon daily. Jalapeno lends kick to Ocean Drive roll ($14.95), empowering it to face the tempura-fried might of the Rainbow Dragon roll ($15.95) and its crunchy shrimp, spicy mayo, tuna, and salmon. Tongues leap out to smack lips in anticipation of the Shiroyama roll ($11.95), each piece crowned with a baked scallop and spicy mayo, much like the anointing of the Queen of the Lobster Ball. A full bar keeps throats slick with libations, and guests can bring their own brews for a $2 fee per person.
Blue Fin Sushi Bar
The chefs at Blue Fin Sushi Bar arrange edible mosaics of sushi and sashimi made from the freshest, most tender grades of fish. More than 25 specialty rolls conceal oceanic morsels in seaweed-and-rice cocoons, including the spicy kani tuna roll's seared tuna, tempura crumbs, and spicy Alaskan king crab. Chopsticks can also nab classic maki rolls or skewer more than 20 kinds of sashimi. Among other vegetarian platters, the Bamboo roll's cargo of tofu and shiitake mushrooms appeases herbivorous appetites while prompting perplexed growls from dining pandas. A royal-blue awning denotes arrival at the restaurant, whose multipaned windows resemble the art-glass stylings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Soft, low lights lend a romantic touch to the dining room, and flickering candles imbue an old-timey vibe to impromptu shadow-puppet shows.
1952 W North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622