The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Japanese fare and drinks at Matsu Sushi on Farnam Street.
Matsu Sushi's menu consists of authentic Japanese staples sure to satisfy seafaring stomachs. Diners can begin an eating excursion with nibbles of shrimp and vegetable tempura ($6.95) or the flight-prone Matsu Poppers, smoked-salmon-and-cream-cheese–stuffed fried jalapeños ($6). Bigger appetites dive fork-first into fortifying fare such as tuna tataki ($7.50) or deep-fried tofu in tempura sauce ($5.25), before getting lost in a web of deliciousness with the soft shell crab of the Spider maki roll ($9.95). More traditional tastes will savor such offerings as the california maki ($4.50), cucumber ($4), or the spicy tuna maki rolls ($5). Choose from a variety of house and premium sake, American and Japanese beer, and Haishi wine to wash down satiating meals or revive tuckered-out flying fish.
- The fish is always fresh and well-prepared. Definitely worth a visit. Been here multiple times and each time I have been impressed. – Brett B., Yelp, 11/2/10
- I feel at home here, the atmosphere is very friendly, cozy and relaxing, the food is great, and there are many loyal customers here. – janland, Urbanspoon
Matsu Sushi serves delicate meals of ocean-fresh sushi, formed from a colorful selection of fresh salmon, snapper, tobiko, jalapeño, and avocado. Their extensive menu presents countless opportunities for tasty combinations of nigiri and maki along with riveting material to read as chefs carve up morsels of tuna and sea urchin. Sides such as a zesty carrot-ginger salad or spicy shiitake-mushroom sushi help keep table spreads symmetrical.