Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi, Asian fare, and drinks at Koto Sushi Lounge.
Koto Sushi Lounge's crafty chefs roll creative sushi and round out a tasteful menu with tempura, Asian-fusion, and teriyaki fare. Guests may begin the flavour tour with a shrimp cocktail ($9) or stuff the bellies of 25 of their closest Lilliputian friends with an assorted platter of 25 sashimi pieces ($37). Fans of fried foods can indulge in a lobster and veggie tempura plate ($15), and teriyaki supporters can keep it local with an Alberta AAA 10-ounce steak chaperoned to the table by soup ($19). Surf ‘n’ turf are united in the steak and lobster ($28); 15 hot plates, such as the agedashi tofu ($17) or pork gyoza ($8), calm hunger waves. To complement their meals, diners can wrap fingers around a 10-ounce Gekkeikan sake ($11) or a small Kirin ($5.95) from the drink list to give them a respite from tiring bouts of chopstick jousting.
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.