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 $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and other Japanese cuisine at Genki Noodles and Sushi. This Groupon is good at both Genki locations in Buckhead and Prado.
Genki Noodles and Sushi's menu sparkles with Asian-inspired dishes and a slew of satisfying sushi. Commence your culinary crabwalk with a volcano appetizer, where an enticingly spicy aioli enraptures a medley of baked seafood before erupting through a mozzarella and tobiko sprinkle ($10.95). Otherwise, tickle tongue-tasters with a tuna specialty, such as the tuna tataki, which emerges from kitchens thinly sliced, chili seasoned, and lightly seared ($13.95). Genki's favorite rolls include the super crunch—a cylindrical serving of salmon, avocado, and cream cheese that's been tempura fried and teriyaki sauced ($10.95)—and the Spiderman, an amalgamation of soft shell crab, tempura scallion, cream cheese and avocado webbed with sriracha chili sauce and guaranteed to draw the ire of irascible, cigar-smoking newspaper editors ($13.95). Those with enlarged appetites can order the Japanese marinated ribs ($14.95), or the Japanese chicken parmesan, a katsu-fried chicken outfitted in Japanese tomato sauce and mozzarella and tucked into a bed of udon noodles by an inventive Italian grandmother ($12.95). As you savor each dish and watch Sandy Springs' fish tank of jellyfish engage in a high-stakes breath-holding tournament, you can feel good knowing that your exotic eating at Genki Noodles and Sushi benefits a variety of local charities.
- Genki's second ATL location plates sushi and Asian-fusion in a zen-ish environment featuring natural wood floors, a boomerang-shaped seating area w/ giant silver bamboo sticks, and three fish tanks, one loaded with jellyfish. – Thrillist
- The sushi is fresh and the rolls are consistant [sic] and delicious! – Lalatalk, Urbanspoon
Genki Noodles & Sushi
Named after the Japanese word for happy, Genki Noodles & Sushi captures the feel-good delicacies enjoyed by owner Reid Zeising during his childhood in Tokyo. Reid now oversees three locations that dish out a signature menu of traditional and experimental sushi rolls, tuna specialties, and Japanese barbecue bowls packed with grilled meats or tofu mixed with noodles or rice. In many dishes, classic flavors of spicy tuna and fresh water eel mingle with unusual additions such as parmesan cheese or mango.
Though each location sports its own distinct décor, all three locations glow under flat screen TVs and the blue light of fish tanks populated by ocean critters and a merman trapped in the body of a hermit crab. The Virginia Highlands location mingles exposed brick with a covered outdoor patio replete with breezy fans.