Without chopsticks, the world would still be using crochet needles and spokes broken off wagon wheels to pick up rice and maki. Celebrate fine dining without accidentally hooking cheeks with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant in Lincoln Park. If redeemed on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, your Groupon is worth an extra $5, making it a total value of $35.
Kyoto offers an extensive menu of fresh fish and noodle dishes. Prep your palate with a refreshing seaweed salad ($4.95), sashimi appetizer ($13.95), or an oyster shooter served with lemon soy sauce, a quail egg, and a dash of chili pepper ($3.50) before daintily consuming sansai udon, a thick noodle dish with vegetables in a seasoned broth ($7.95). Belly up to the sushi bar for a bevy of maki rolls and sashimi. Or, for a hunger-disappearer that would sate even a made-up person like Gatsby or Woodrow Wilson, there's a sushi-and-tempura combination plate of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, and shrimp along with miso soup, a salad, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and a California roll ($21.95).
Kyoto’s tranquil, open dining room has tables and booths flanked by light blue tones and soft lights. Orchids, friendly servers, and a palpable absence of Liberace impersonators add to the atmosphere. But, because this Groupon is also good for carryout, you can get fresh fish on the go and nosh within your own living room or atop a passenger airplane's dorsal wing.
This Groupon is not valid on New Year’s Eve or February 13. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
- This DePaul-area BYOB sushi joint offers almost 20 varieties of nigiri and sashimi rolls, five entrees including yaki soba and vegetable udon, 10 classic Japanese appetizers including the ever popular shumai (steamed dumplings with spicy dipping sauce) and gyoza (pot stickers filled with meat). There are another 15 varieties of makis recommended by Kyoto's twin sushi artists, Carlo and Melvin. – Kate Anderson, Centerstage Chicago
- Sit at the sushi bar and tell Chef Melvin your likes and dislikes. Next sit back and watch his artistry. He is amazing! – Jane, Urbanspoon
- The new owners and twin chef/owners, Carlo and Melvyn, have taken sushi to a whole new level of creativity. – I_crash_007, Urbanspoon