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: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi, Asian fare, and drinks at Koto Sushi Lounge.
Koto Sushi Lounge's Asian-cuisine aficionados guide patrons through the menu's variety of sushi, Asian entrees, and variety of libations. Dining cohorts can kickstart their taste buds by sharing 15 pieces of assorted sashimi ($27) before dressing chopsticks in army fatigues and protective kneepads for missions to tear apart entrees such as fried chicken served with a sweet miso aioli ($8). Sweet-and-sour vinaigrette ties together the shellfish sunomono's cold plate of steamed prawns, sea scallops, and Japanese vermicelli ($7). From the Asian fusion portion of the menu, soup lends an opening act to the crowd-pleasing duo of steak and lobster ($28). Teeth can sink into the aptly named Scallop Dynamite's sweet chili sauce and fried shallot chips ($10), and customers punch in their mouth's PIN to open wide for sips of thirst-quenching beers, wine, cocktails, or 5 ounces of Gekkeikan sake served either hot or cold ($6).
Koto Sushi Lounge
A deep green ribbon of seaweed wraps around pink pieces of salmon and grains of white rice. Bright orange roe pops against the inside of a baked oyster shell. The chefs at Koto Sushi Lounge decorate their rolls with these eye-catching ingredients, from sliced green avocados to bright yellow sauces and shaved carrots. The rainbow of colors also takes center stage in the modern dining room, a clean canvas of white walls, dark wooden furniture, and mocha-hued flooring. Other non-sushi dishes include a 10-ounce Alberta AAA steak and yam or oysters hidden in a deep-fried tempura batter.