If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon at Kinki. Choose between the following dining options:
- For $40, you get a prix fixe sushi dinner for two Sunday–Thursday (up to a $91.50 total value)
- For $45, you get a prix fixe sushi dinner for two on Friday or Saturday (up to a $91.50 total value)<p>
Both options include the following:
* Two starters of either Thai Me Up soup (a $9 value) or mixed Asian greens (a $7 value)
* Four sushi rolls to share (up to a $14 value each)
* Two Kinki martinis or cocktails (up to an $8.75 value each)
Named after the Kansai (or Kinki) region of Japan, Kinki is a modern dining lounge serving up sushi and Asian-fusion fare against a chic, urban backdrop of exposed stone walls. Rev up eating machinery with a coach-besting pep talk and a starter course, partaking in slurps of the Thai Me Up soup’s coconut curry and ramen noodles or chomping through mixed Asian greens gilded in sesame-miso dressing. Gustatory sojourns spin forward atop a quartet of sushi rolls such as the Black Pearl roll plump with lightly braised scallops, masago, spicy mayo, avocado, and tempura bits wrested from the namesake ship’s scrappy ghost pirates. The California Dreaming roll sends mouths into reveries with bites of avocado and kanikama—crab sticks—and the El Diablo roll’s smoked salmon, jalapeno, and cream-cheese filling tricks hunger into peddling its wares elsewhere. Revellers can also engage in toasting practice with a pair of hydrating spirits, such as a Kawasaki Monkey cocktail composed of banana liquor and Malibu rum or a Wild Orchid martini laced with lychee liquor and juice.
Kinki Lounge Kitchen
Sushi is best served chilled, but Kinki Lounge Kitchen serves it up with a side of tasteful entertainment. The staff fosters a dinner club-like atmosphere with DJs spinning records on the weekends and various preformers on the regular. None of this overshadows the sushi, which the chefs artfully turn into specialty rolls with playful names, such as the LMAO tempura stuffed with asparagus, bbq eel, cream cheese, masago, avocado, sesame, unagi sauce, and the Hot Latino comprised of smoked salmon, jalapenos poppers, avocado, sriracha, and kanikama. Specialty cocktails help wash it all down, pairing well with sushi or entrees with Asian flavors such as lychee, wasabi, and coconut.
Byward Market - Parliament Hill
41 York St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7