Since humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of maki, nigiri, noodles, and more at iSushi Café in Carmel.
At iSushi Cafe, a large menu specializing in delicious seafood and sushi complements a modern atmosphere and a sleek sushi bar. Guests can begin their course with an ika salad, which features cooked squid spiced up with sesame seeds, mountain vegetables, and Thai chili pepper ($4.75), or a three-piece chicken tempura deep-fried with mixed vegetables ($7). Sushi samplers face an avalanche of options, including unagi rolls with eel and cucumber ($5.50), two-piece albacore nigiri ($4.50), six-piece suzuki sashimi (sea bass, $12.79), and five-piece crunchy yellowtail rolls ($8.50), which are deep fried and topped with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. A plate of vegetable yakisoba ($6.75)—made with sautéed buckwheat noodles, mixed vegetables, and deep-fried tofu—calms noodle pangs and keeps synchronized swim teams sufficiently carboloaded all summer long.
Although owner/chef Chang Lee planned to launch iSushi as an Internet-only carryout and delivery business, the restaurant is now much more than just a virtual food source, boasting a modern sushi bar made of bamboo and edged with metallic silver, masterfully crafted cuisine, and a powerful anti-virus scanner that checks all guests for Trojan scallops as they enter.
Valid for dine-in only. Reservations are recommended.
- iSushi may be the only place you can get a chicken tempura roll ($5), and the sushi menu throughout shows an enthusiasm for inventiveness (and sauce). – Traci Cumbay, Metromix
- The thing about this fried roll was that I could actually taste the spicy tuna beyond the crispy tempura sheath. The wasabi tobiko popped and sparkled, too. – Jennifer Litz, Nuvo
- Immaculately fresh, beautifully prepared, and readily customized. We're so happy we tried it. – hfw, Urbanspoon
Take a quick glance over iSushi Cafe's menu, and you may feel as though you've accidentally picked up the brochure for a local aquarium. Seafood of all kinds pack into tightly rolled maki and balls of rice, mixed with crisp vegetables. Pieces of fresh yellowtail, octopus, tuna, and shrimp find their way into a diverse slate of dishes. And house special rolls feature creative combinations, with spicy flavors and ingredients as unexpected but useful as the Internet was in the American Revolution.
820 E 116th St.
Carmel, Indiana 46032Get Directions