Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Savor cylindrical delicacies with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese cuisine, plus two soft drinks ($3 value), at Kumo Sushi in Brooklyn.
Kumo's express chefs whip up Japanese delicacies drawn from a diverse menu of sushi, hibachi, and traditional cooked fare. Shrimp tempura and spicy tuna form a tongue-searing crunch in the restaurant's signature Kumo roll ($13), and the spicy mango lobster roll landlocks shellfish salad and black tobiko between a blanket of sliced mango and a plate the color of a freshly bleached T-shirt ($12). Unseen fire wielders broil Alaskan black cod marinated in yuzu miso sauce to flaky perfections ($16) or array regiments of baked scallops atop mini mounds of ink-black rice ($15). Sizzling hibachi entrées and traditional noodle dishes entice tongues to lick chops and nearby mutts to croon Hungry Like the Wolf. A pair of soft drinks adds a sweet finish to evening sushi, which can be enjoyed by the plate at tables or à la carte at the burnished wood bar.
Flatbush - Ditmas Park
1406 Cortelyou Rd.
Brooklyn, New York 11226