Sushi, like the archival footage of Mark McGwire's birth, is best known for its raw quality. Get attached to your food with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a five-course sushi meal for two at Nan's Sushi (up to an $86.70 value). The five courses include:
•Two miso soups or cucumber salads (up to $5 value each)
•Two orders of gyoza or edamame (a $4.95 value each)
•Two makemono or temaki rolls (up to an $11.50 value each)
•Two specialty rolls (up to a $16.95 value each)
•Two desserts (up to a $4.95 value each)
The chefs at Nan's Sushi sling a menu of fresh veggies and seafood to fish fanatics and their companions, with handcrafted rolls and vegetarian options aplenty. Five-course feasts get going with a miso soup or cucumber salad, initiating the meal in a meat-free manner. Next, a serving of gyoza or edamame pumps up the produce without noisy jock jams or an air horn. Each person can chow down on a makimono or temaki roll. The rolls encompass classics such as the california roll and more rarified bites such as the Passion, a mix of salmon, avocado, cucumber, fish eggs, and lettuce. Instead of blasting Bach on noise-canceling headphones, avoid stomach growls with a specialty roll for each person, with selections such as the tequila maki, a blend of hamachi, avocado, cilantro, and lime. Finally, sate sweet teeth with a heartfelt sonnet and an individual dessert, such as mochi ice cream or triple-chocolate mousse cake.
Beneath hanging pendant lights and lanterns swathed in red, the chefs at Nan's Sushi craft rolls at an open counter as servers deliver westernized Chinese favorites and Japanese dishes to tables. Seafood-heavy appetizers feature mussels, scallops, and crab, and fried tofu and crispy wontons pitch in to fuel eyeballs as they consider the rest of the menu. Makimono and temaki sushi rolls are studded with tuna, avocado, smoked salmon, and other traditional ingredients, occasionally topped with a smattering of fish eggs or a single brontosaurus egg. Diners can order specialty sushi rolls to swap with tablemates, or mix and match sushi by the piece. The Chinese menu proffers popular dishes such as egg foo young, pepper-steak, and mu-shu dinner plates, all doused in a special sauce.