The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature uncooked flavour. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon to Kinki. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a prix-fixe meal for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $91.50 value).
- For $45, you get a prix-fixe meal for two, valid Friday & Saturday (up to a $91.50 value).
Both prix-fixe meals include the following:
- Two starters of either Thai Me Up soup or mixed Asian greens (up to a $9 value, ea.)
- Four sushi rolls to share (up to a $14 value, ea.)
Two Kinki martinis or cocktails (up to an $8.75 value, ea.)
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese fare during lunch. Lunch specials are $15.
Baring the name of the Kansai (or Kinki) region in Japan, Kinki boasts creative selections of sushi and Asian-fusion specials. Begin the flavourful escapade with greens drizzled in sesame dressing or ramen noodles that swim in coconut curry pool while playing Marco Polo. Kinki’s chefs tightly wind classic seafood such as grilled fresh water eel with inventive additions including mango sauce in eight specialty maki rolls. While sipping a gin and raspberry sour-based Samurai Warrior or a spiced rum and melon liquor-enhanced Midori Mojito, patrons rest their eyes on the cobbled exposed stone walls and urban lounge decor. Visitors stopping in for lunch choose from one of six bento boxes, such as the chie beef salad with miso soup and hoso maki roll.
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.