The finest foods begin their lives in tube form, from uncut sushi rolls to the fistful of hot dogs that butchers flatten into a porterhouse steak. Enjoy cylindrical cuisine with today's Groupon to Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get a sushi dinner for two Sunday–Thursday (up to a $68 value).
- For $34, you get a sushi dinner for two Friday or Saturday (up to a $68 value).
Each dinner includes:
- One hot or cold appetizer (up to an $18 value)
- Two regular rolls (up to a $10 value each)
- Two special rolls (up to a $15 value each)
Recommended in Michelin Guide, Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge fuses an upscale aesthetic with an expansive menu of Japanese seafood and sushi rolls. An appetizer of kumamoto oysters await a trio of dipping sauces, and filet mignon carpaccio imbibes the flavors of scallions, ginger, and garlic. Chopsticks peck at plates like marine magpies, returning to roost with rolls that glisten with combos of eel avocado, seared tuna scallion, and soft-shell crab tempura. Special rolls burst at their seaweed seams with fresh ingredients, such as the rock shrimp tempura topped with spicy kani and lobster and cream sauce in the American Dream roll, nicely paired with an appetizer of ranch house and two-car garage, and the Perfect Couple, a Japanese spring roll topped with kani and a spicy Vietnamese sauce.
The lounge flourishes with artistic touches, from a booth surrounded by a glass-enclosed bamboo garden to the floral woodwork arching over the dining room. Guests can spear their rolls at the stainless steel sushi bar or clink glasses at the main bar, wreathed in the glow of a skylight above.
Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
Though Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge boasts contemporary decor aesthetics and fusion flavor flourishes, its sushi is deeply rooted in tradition. Chefs may reinterpret the presentation of their Japanese staples—such as the tuna sashimi, which they set on broad leaves next to bean-sprout-entangled roe—but they still ring true to traditional flavors. By contrast, cooked fusion entrees tend to incorporate the unconventional, from truffle teriyaki sauce to pineapple-lemon jam. ViaMichelin described the menu as “flashy, but well-made and very fresh;” likewise, New York Magazine chose the restaurant as a Critic’s Pick for its “innovative Japanese cuisine in a plush setting.”
The decor also melds old and new. The neon-lit Williamsburg location has a sleeker feel, its booths nestled in large circular openings that recall subway tunnels or the oversized portals of Paul Bunyan's mythical submarine. In Bay Ridge, the stateliness of traditional chandeliers contrasts with the bold colors of wall-sized photographs.
Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
9316 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11209