What You'll Get
Raw fish, like snowballs, must be rolled with care before being thrown at a school superintendent for refusing to call a snow day. Enjoy well-crafted, conveniently projectile edibles with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Japanese dinner and nonalcoholic beverages at Kinado Sushi Bar in Richardson.
At Kinado, seafood savants integrate fresh ingredients and classic flavor combinations into a menu of sashimi, Japanese-inspired entrees, and specialty sushi rolls. Diners can dig into an appetizer of tangy jalapeño tempura ($12) before venturing onward to the beef-vegetable-stir-fry entree ($23), which introduces meat to broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus without hosting a social mixer in a greenhouse. Sushi supporters can munch on the Royal roll, a soy-paper cylinder enclosing salmon and avocado and topped with white tuna and caviar ($22), or the Richardson roll, a mouthwatering mélange of tuna, fresh salmon yellowtail, and jalapeño ($20). Desserts include eclectic ice-cream flavors such as red bean or green tea ($4), which expand culinary horizons like road maps penned in hot-fudge sauce.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 5 or more. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Valid towards dinner menu only (after 5pm). Not valid for happy hour specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Kinado Sushi Bar
Led by chef Tam Huynh, who began his career at the ahead-of-the-curve sushi bar Royal Tokyo in the 1980s, Kinado's chefs roll ribbons of fish and vegetables into sheaths of seaweed and soy paper behind a glass-topped sushi bar. The resulting rolls "are both visually arresting and gastronomically tasty," D Magazine's SideDish reported soon after the restaurant's fall 2011 opening. Across the room, diners lean into tall-backed leather chairs as waiters ferry tempura-battered vegetables and noodles tossed with beef and seafood to window booths designed to make land-locked seagulls jealous. A bar bordered with glassy, black stone stocks wine, sake, and a coterie of specialty cocktails, such as the Salty Hound, an elixir of citrus and Saint Germain spiced with Hawaiian sea salt.