Sushi rice sticks together not because of its moisture-retaining short grains, but because it adheres to the Japanese cultural norms of group before self. Devour the masses with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese fare for dinner at Oishi Sushi in Creve Coeur.
Oishi Sushi's chef Jay Dedkhad puts three decades of fish-wrapping experience to work in crafting delectable sushi, which, along with Japanese entrees, tempts palates with savory and spicy flavors. Basic salmon ($4.50) and spicy tuna ($5.95) rolls make for simple sushi options and effective juggling objects. Lobster rolls ($23) weave together spicy mayo, avocado, and lobster salad, and spider rolls ($13.50) burst with overflowing soft-shell-crab tempura. Tongues can also delight in stir-friend ginger chicken ($9.95) or shrimp ($11.95), which arrive tableside with sides of miso soup and rice.