Many things in life, such as lava, post-breakup emotions, and experimental avant-garde children’s theater, cannot be enjoyed in their rawest form. Savor a rare taste of raw goodness with today’s deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and more at Kushi in Mt. Vernon Square.
The menu at Kushi is swimming with savory sushi treats and grilled delicacies. Fresh maki is skillfully rolled with yellowtail and scallion or salmon and avocado ($7 each) before being sliced into six easily consumable pieces. Kushi provides a bevy of combination platters for indecisive eaters, such as the bara chirashi with assorted sashimi diced and mixed into sushi rice ($27), or the chef’s choice, which features twelve miscellaneous sushi creations ($40). The authentic robata charcoal grill produces refined tailgate-worthy treats, including salmon fillet ($9) and mahogany quail stuffed with duck-sausage ($12). Working on the basic principal that meals taste better on a stick, a variety of kushiyaki (skewered) eats are offered, such as pork-stuffed shishito pepper ($5). Round out the feast with a special house-blend seaweed salad ($6).
Kushi has two dining rooms to offer patrons multiple eating experiences and to separate the perpetually feuding sushi bar and robata. Kushi is also an izakaya, or Japanese pub, that serves highly sippable specialty cocktails and imported Japanese beer to complement its delectable dishes.
This Groupon is not valid for the omakase menu, happy-hour prices, Restaurant Week, or the sake pairing dinner.
- Whatever it was, Kushi was the most cheekily enjoyable, as well as the most innovative and impressive restaurant we visited in a whirlwind week of dining. – Sarah Wildman, New York Times
- The food is simply fantastic. Big flavors from the kushiyaki and robata grills, while the sushi is top flight. – Open Table user who dined on 9/11/2010