Sushi, like baseball slugger Ichiro, hails from Japan, can crowd a plate, and leverages inherent deliciousness to avoid being thrown out. Slide safely into a plate of Japanese excellence with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Asian cuisine at Blue Ginger Sushi Lounge in Woodridge.
Blue Ginger Sushi Lounge's staff prepares rolls stuffed with freshly netted seafood that mingle with sizzling Asian entrees. Teeth or mini tridents interrupt hugs between shrimp tempura and seared spicy salmon in the signature Pink Cadillac roll, bursting with seasonal fruit steeped in sake and fiery mayo ($16). A soybean sheet cocoons the Veggie Delite maki's garden medley of shiitake mushrooms, kanpyo, beets, oshinko, and other greens, served with a side of ginger dressing ($12). Chefs cater to unsteady sea legs with steaming entrees such as the short rib braised in sweet soy ginger and trimmed with kabocha purée ($22), which patrons can hasten down gullets with the help of the ginger martini's summery current, lauded by Woodridge Patch.
Patrons pad through brick-trimmed doors into the eatery's interior, which is bathed in candlelight and natural rays filtering through gauzy white curtains. Cerulean tones permeate plush booths snuggled into intimate circular enclaves like a crustacean ensemble settles into a deep-sea orchestra pit.
6320 S Rte. 53
Woodridge, Illinois 60517Get Directions