What You'll Get
Until the invention of seaweed, sushi was wrapped in a freshwater starfish and pinned together by a sea urchin's spike. Taste the beauty of modern invention with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and contemporary Asian fare at Kenichi.
Named a Best of Citysearch selection in 2009, Kenichi offers diners two levels of comfortable, modern seating and a menu featuring envelope-pushing Asian cuisine. Amid sleek confines doused in a sea of soothing gray hues, the plush seating in the mezzanine lounge provides a relaxed setting for lulling cranky stomachs to bed with specialty rolls such as the Kamodo roll, packed with blackened tuna, mango, and avocado ($12), as well as the Miami roll, which unites wild salmon, shrimp, crab, and avocado ($18). In addition to fresh sushi and sashimi, Kenichi’s chefs fire up a choice selection of meats and seafood. The Japanese Cowboy, a 16-ounce bone-in rib eye, is showered in a sauce picked from a selection that includes mushroom nimono and a taste-bud-warming wasabi demi ($37). The Wild Bamboo salmon combines garlic-stir-fried snow peas and red-wine miso sauce to create a drunken amalgamation in need of a cozy stomach-couch to sleep on ($24). Or, snare an appetizer such as the black cod misozuke, which is marinated for three days in a wild stream of sweet miso before it’s netted and broiled ($15).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required Fridays and Saturdays. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Not valid 5/16, 6/26, 7/8 , 7/12, or 8/28. Valid for dining room only. Must purchase 1 food item. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Kenichi, which was once voted to have the Best Sushi in Dallas for three consecutive years by Citysearch, is a combination restaurant and lounge that exudes modernity. Bottles of sake are back-lit on a towering shelf (the sake list here is designed by one of the world's only Level II sake sommeliers) and there are tall stools at the brushed-steel sushi bar.
The chef and his culinary team infuse specialty house sashimi and makimono with a distinctly Southern accent. Their rolls bring together unusual combinations such as wild salmon and goat cheese, yellowtail and serrano peppers, and blackened tuna and mango. Entrees draw on high-quality proteins such as wild salmon, Japanese black-hog pork belly, and steaks from 100% pure Akaushi cattle, whose ancestry can be traced back to Japan's Mount Aso cattle.