Chopsticks make an elegant tool for eating rice and maki, much like sporks make an elegant tool for eating everything else. Experiment with utensils with today’s Groupon to Kyoto Sushi Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get $45 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine on a Friday or Saturday.
Kyoto’s identical twin chefs preside over a delectable menu of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese dishes. Spicy ahi flatbread ($12) and chilled oyster shooters ($3.75) provide an appetizing epicurean prologue, readying guests for a slew of Kyoto’s signature rolls, such as the Creamy’s avocado-ensconced medley of smelt roe, mayo, shrimp tempura, rice, crab, and unagi ($17). Diners can also spear chopsticks through myriad maki rolls and sashimi, or approach the sushi bar to task chefs with crafting an individualized sushi creation or rice-coated effigy based on their particular penchants. Fix fangs into the niku udon, a thick noodle dish with beef and scallions in a seasoned broth ($9.95), or conquer colossal appetites with a robust array of combination plates complemented by rice, miso soup, salad, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and a California roll ($22–$24.95).
Awash in subdued swathes of atmospheric lighting, Kyoto’s cozy 60-seat dining room comes adorned with vibrant Japanese décor, tategus, and a marked lack of unsheathed samurai swords. Carry-out services are available, and the restaurant’s BYOB policy grants guests the wherewithal to tote along their own wine and beer. Reservations are strongly suggested.