Like birthday gifts and finales of long-running TV shows, sushi is more impactful when it's tightly wrapped up. Indulge in skillfully swaddled edibles with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Japanese fare at Inari Sushi in Elmwood Park.
Zagat-rated Inari Sushi slings seafood, sushi, and other Japanese entrees within an eye-catching, minimalist atmosphere. The menu of handmade nigiri and sashimi encompasses classic and innovative flavors, such as uni sea urchin ($9) or hokkigai red clam ($4), which gets its namesake color from constantly sucking on cherry popsicles. Meat-free eaters can fill maws with the vegan maki combo, which blends veggie tempura maki, avocado, asparagus, and cucumber maki, and shiitake maki ($16). Bellies achieve fullness with entrees including the teriyaki chicken fillet with veggies and rice ($14) or the shrimp and veggie tempura, crowned with broccoli, sweet potatoes, and zucchini ($15). The restaurant’s swanky décor flaunts low lighting, Asian artwork, and high-backed booths ideal for intimate tête-à-têtes or unobtrusive metamorphoses into werewolves.
7428 W North Ave.
Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707