Dine in style at the Lotus Lounge. This chic K Street venue is more than a late-night hot spot, it's a restaurant that serves up Asian-inspired dishes as colorful and varied as the bright walls of the scene.
Chef Will Fung is a Japanese native who honed his sushi skills for years at restaurants such as the acclaimed Sushi Ko. At Lotus, Fung delivers a delicious array of salads, soups, light meats, and (most notably) sushi to patrons on his 1949 Schwinn Red Phantom. Lotus is perfect for a light and healthy dinner that will leave you satisfied and wanting to name your first-born Fung.
And don't forget to complement your cuisine with a delicious drink (or two) from the extensive bar list. Lotus has everything from exotic martinis to champagne to international wines to wines made in Virginia that are shipped to Mexico and then back into the United States in order to be labeled as international wines. And the value of this Groupon can go toward alcohol, as long as you've also purchased food.
Step beyond the 16-foot waterfall at the front of Lotus and you'll find the venue's colorful, curving walls and bursting buds for light fixtures recall the magical Lotus flower. The low lights and candles are perfect for a euphoric dinner and for the nightclub it becomes when the sun goes down in Denver (after 10 p.m. EST).
Snag this Groupon and dine at one of the most exotic places to eat on K Street. And at just ten bucks a pop, you can buy as many as you like (up to five–this Groupon's limit) to pass out to your friends, or hoard for yourself.
Reviews for Lotus Lounge are mixed but most detractors talk about the after-hours nightclub—a crowded hot spot, which may not be for everyone, but it's obviously the place to be for the people who crowd it. OpenTable diners give it 3.5 stars and Yelpers are split, with enthusiasts and detractors disagreeing and middling out at an average rating of 2.5. Some customers say the price tags are too high, but you won't have to worry about that with your Groupon. Here's why lots of other customers like the place:
- Sexy. Strong (drinks). Sushi. It's the place to be if you're looking for any of the above...The sushi... so freakin' good that a friend of mine hired the chef for her own party. – Leila S., Yelp
- highlight was the sushi bar...attentive service...Lava Roll was awesome, smoked salmon, eel, crabstick and avocado...scallop surprise in the center...ordered two to make sure the first wasn't a fluke. – Joel S., Yelp
- Funky looking place, but the sushi is great and the people are very nice – OpenTable user who dined on 6/6/2009
Sushi: As American As American Gets
Sushi is considered by many Americans to be the most American dish ever invented in America by Irish, German, Italian, Jewish, and Eastern European immigrants. In 1889, one representative from each of the five ethnic groups met at the top of the Statue of Liberty bearing an ingredient from his homeland. After 15 minutes of clumping the ingredients together and rolling them with a traditional American sushi mat, the men simultaneously exclaimed, "We've invented something new. It would be a novel idea to call it sushi. Then it's agreed, sushi!"
Today sushi can be found at any event associated with America or attended by Americans. Before baseball games, the crowd stands to sing an ode to sushi as each team's starting pitcher throws maki rolls into the stands. At the movie theaters, filmgoers avoid costly candies and popcorns by sneaking in sushi rolls in a leather sushi sack. And at Internet cafes, employees hand out packets of soy sauce for purchasing a half hour of access. God bless sushi!