The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian fare at iSushi Café. Today's Groupon is valid at the Carmel and Avon locations.
The large menu at iSushi Café presents a rice-covered mountain of possibilities, both raw and cooked. Yakisoba combines sautéed buckwheat noodles with seared meats, vegetables, and seafood ($6.75–$7.75), perfect for silencing noisy appetites or impressing friends by tying noodle knots. The sushi menu's 39 rolled specialties flatten cravings, bounding over taste buds with such eclectic combinations as chicken-tempura sushi ($5) and spicy octopus with korean pepper ($5) or traditional delicacies including unagi rolls—eel and cucumber topped with eel sauce ($5.50). For nostalgic enhancement, iSushi beefs up dorm-room memories with spicy seafood ramen-noodle soup, which contains egg, enoki mushrooms, red and green pepper, onion, fish cake, shrimp, scallops, and mussels instead of a tiny foil packet ($8.75). The interior of iSushi Café conjures futuristic feelings with a metallic-lined sushi bar, stylish light fixtures, and a bright color scheme.
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.