Sushi was considered a source of energy and power by ancient mega-whales, who ate it en masse before fin-wrestling contests with local mega-sharks and aquatic dance-offs for sea dominance. Fuel up with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sushi and other fresh fare at Sasu Sushi. This deal is good at Sasu's Sugar Land (open for dinner only) location, and is not valid for the purchase of alcohol.
Ranked among the Houston area's best sushi specialists in a KHOU 11 News poll, Sasu Sushi pleases palates with a menu of top-notch rolls, sashimi, tempura, and other Eastern enticements. Hunger-induced automatic writing can be warded off with an appetizer of boiled and salted edamame ($3.25), or stuffed jalapeño ($6.95) filled with cream cheese, shrimp, and snow crab. Move on to the untamed beauty of the Alaska roll ($9), a salmon-crowned blend of crab, cream cheese, avocado, and other ingredients. Or brace yourself for the rock & roll roll ($8.95), which combines tempura shrimp, Japanese mayo, cucumber, and onions to hit tongues with the force of a soul-shattering power ballad. Sashimi orders clear away the culinary clutter to deliver a half-dozen expertly prepared pieces of fish, such as smoked salmon ($11) or fatty tuna ($27).
Sasu Sushi partners its menu mastery with a level of service not seen since the 1987 extinction of psychic butlers. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the restaurant makes fish-focused feasts even more accessible thanks to a special happy-hour menu featuring 15 varieties of sushi and 25 different rolls.
Dine-in only. Call to make a reservation at the Sugar Land location.
- Their rolls are enormous and the menu is so diverse I tend to get more than I intend. And if you like a good spicy roll, this is the place to eat. – michelle77479, Citysearch
Topped with salmon, two kinds of tuna, eel, and red snapper, the Harry Roll is an elaborate creation named for Sasu Sushi's owner. Drizzled in each one of the house sauces and sprinkled with chili pepper, this roll lets the chefs demonstrate their sushi-rolling prowess in a way a simple california roll can't. But that’s not to say that the basic rolls here aren’t crafted with as much care as they are packed with fresh ingredients. In fact, diners can watch the chefs in action from a seat at the cozy restaurant's sushi bar. Guests can also tuck into other Japanese staples, including tempura, noodle, and fried rice dishes before chasing the whole thing with sake bombs.