Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
Miso soup or a side salad accompanies every entree including tempura udon soup ($12) and grilled Alaskan salmon teriyaki ($18). In addition to basic maki rolls ($3.5–$8), the menu lists house inventions such as the cucumber-wrapped Lollipop roll with tuna, shrimp, asparagus, and avocado ($13). A full bar pours signature martinis, Japanese beers, wines, and premium sakes.
Upscale Japanese eatery Kansaku has attracted the taste buds of Zagat reviewers with its blend of sushi, traditional Japanese entrees, and Western-cooking styles. With à la carte nigiri and sashimi, chefs arrange morsels such as shrimp, smoked salmon, yellowtail, and snow crab artfully atop plates. More than 30 maki rolls bundle fish with spicy mayo, tempura, and tobiko, letting diners sample the sea without obtaining a degree in marine biology. During and after meals, glasses of wine, saketinis, and icy desserts satisfy cravings for sweetness after loved ones ship off to whittling camp. Kansaku’s interior designers have furnished the restaurant with wood and gold accents amid minimalist décor exemplified by a sleek sushi bar.
1514 Sherman Ave
(between Grove St & Lake St)
Evanston, IL 60201