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Triad captivates diners with a menu of fresh sushi, pan-Asian entrees, and chef-curated specials. Diners can test finger agility with more than 20 chopstick-worthy sushi rolls ($4.50–$15 each) and sashimi pieces ($2+), or engage in adventurous eating and pearl hunting with fresh kaki oyster shooters ($4 each). Cylindrical selections include the Sahara maki, stocked with yellowtail, jalapeño, avocado, masago, cilantro, spicy sesame oil, and lime ($10). The hometown Chicago maki ($12) presents rolls of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, masago, cucumber, and lettuce served on a bed of folded Bears T-shirts. Those favoring seared selections can opt for new york strip steaks ($22) topped with teriyaki sauce and served with soup or salad, or Bonzai tuna with avocado, red onions, cucumber, and sweet-and-sour sauce ($15).
Triad ensconces its guests in a sleek and modern dining room. Crimson hues, low lighting, and bamboo accents work in conjunction to create the ideal environs for a first date, celebratory dinner, or romantic exchange of classified documents.
Triad Sushi Lounge
Slick, modern countertops, warm hues, bamboo accents, and contemporary light pendants in Triad Sushi Lounge’s dining room set the stage for a feast of Japanese delights, both exquisitely seasoned and aesthetically presented. Guests can order up a spread of traditional or fusion-style Japanese cuisine, including fresh tuna tartar and lamb chops cooked over a grill and bathed in a French-inspired red-wine-reduction sauce. Chefs tuck fresh king crab, squid, and cucumbers into colorful pieces of nigiri, sashimi, and full sushi rolls, and servers pour out sake bombs or uncork BYOB bottles. For a more private dining experience, Triad’s modern space boasts a VIP room bedecked with a 37-inch plasma-screen TV that comes outfitted with a DVD player and stellar sound system for blasting tunes or hearing the dialogue from Big Foot’s home videos.