What You'll Get
Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for electrifying sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $10, you get $25 worth of fresh sushi and drinks from Deep Sushi at its Deep Ellum location.
Dive into Deep Sushi's deep menu to uncover a treasure trove of classic fishy fare, splashed with creative specialty rolls. Poppable pieces range from the two-piece tofu inari ($4) to the hearty toro sashimi roll ($25 for five pieces), with plentiful favorites of six to eight pieces such as the avocado roll ($4.50), California roll ($5.50), spicy-tuna roll ($7), and fresh-eel roll ($9) flavorfully filling in the blanks. Rhythmically nibble on the rock 'n' roll ($12) with eel, tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, and smelt eggs as you tap out some beats with your chopsticks, or spice up an awkward blind date with Captain Hook by feeding your salty new friend a jalapeño roll (octopus, crab, jalapeño, avocado, and cucumber; $9). For less bite-sized fare and patrons unwilling to fully confront their ichthyophobia, Deep Sushi also serves a variety of teriyaki selections and beef dishes. Finish your seafaring feast with a bowl of plum-wine sorbet ($3.95) or some soothing sips of hot sake.
Majestic murals of Japanese warriors, an expansive sushi bar, and playful chefs acknowledging custom orders give the sushi shack a warm, inviting feel for sushi newbies and connoisseurs alike. After frequent gorging on barbecued sausages and summery ice cream treats, Deep Sushi's light, healthy cuisine will be a welcome wake-up call for stomachs—even stomachs in the most severe popsicle-induced food comas.
- Good sushi, good wine, good price!! – Jessica Grimes, Urbanspoon
- Solid dining experience. Good music. Wide selection of rolls and sashimi. Food tasted great and I left feeling satisfied. – TheBoatEngineMakeNoise, Citysearch
- The food is to die for! I no longer have to order off the menu, I simply tell the waitor [sic] what I like or what I'm craving and they know exactly what to make. – argmedrano1, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Not valid toward alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Deep Sushi
The likes of Harrison Ford, Chris Farley, and Troy Aikman have perched on Deep Sushi's seashell-shaped chairs, marveling at the extravagant rolls of sushi while sipping warm sake. Founded by a band of sushi devotees, the Japanese eatery folds ultrafresh fish into ornamental rolls described in a 1997 D Magazine review as both the "beautifully simple sea-fresh classics we've come to know and love" (think a crunchy california roll with cucumber) and "maverick inventions that smack of attitude." One such eccentric invention, the Pearl roll, surrounds its crawfish stuffing with cream cheese, avocado, and toppings of scallops and fried carrots. Decorative slices of jalapeño, swirls of sriracha, and bright circles of smelt egg have been known to top other sushi creations.
As the expert chefs lord over the sushi bar, teppanyaki masters bustle about the kitchen, sizzling up beef, chicken, and salmon on fiery teppan grills. Behind the bar, mixologists whip up drinks, favoring inventive drinks with names such as Geisha's Laugh and Tokyo Sunrise over old-fashioned cocktails with names such as Walter. In the dining room, guests savor final bites of plum-wine ice cream beneath the soft red light of lanterns hanging from the industrial ceiling. A vivid mural sweeps across the back wall, depicting fierce Japanese warriors and a graceful geisha and infusing a sense of tradition into the otherwise modern decor.