Rice is the glue that holds sushi families together, resolving salmon/avocado turf wars and helping imitation crabmeat overcome low self-esteem. Put family first with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and drinks at Sekisui Sushi Bistro, redeemable at its South Grand Boulevard location.
Sekisui Sushi Bistro titillates eclectic Eastern palates with an extensive menu of rolls, appetizers, soups, salads, and entrees, as well as a full bar. Starters such as kaki-furi—oysters swimming serenely in mango salsa ($8.95)—prep the table for a complete meal, with paths of noodles, raw fish, flavorful meats, or pickled veggies to choose from. Nestle in at the sushi bar and peruse the lengthy list of riced delights, such as the happy roll with crab, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and a sweet crunch of apple ($6.50), or the shrimp po' boy roll, with fried shrimp soaking up the limelight in a star-making performance ($6.50).
Sekisui's unique collection of entrees contains classics such as duck breast with coconut red curry ($15.95) and American twists including the teriyaki burger, dressed to the nines with mushrooms, swiss cheese, and a natty bowtie ($9.95). Fermented-grain gulpers have a full bar to pick from, with beer ($3.25–$8.25), wine ($4–$10 a glass), sake ($10–$16 a glass), and cocktails ($6–$9) available to wet whistles before they depart for midnight whistling convocations.
- The sushi is phenomenal, but there are lots of other things to rave about too. The tempura is wonderful, and I love the vegetable cakes that come with the "Lunchbox". – Mary, Urbanspoon
- The guys who work the sushi bar are not only good at what they do, but they're great entertainment and always provide some great conversation. – Wine 'n' dine, Urbanspoon
Sekisui Sushi Bistro
Chef Thom Chantharasy has formed a bridge from the southern US to Japan—and it's edible. At Sekisui Sushi Bistro, the culinary artist packs Cajun and Delta flavors into nearly 70 specialty rolls. The result is spicy crawfish combined with avocado and po'boy-inspired combos of fried oyster and katsu sauce. He doesn't skimp on the presentation either. Rolls with names such as Godzilla, Firebird, Elvis, and X-Men come plated so gorgeously that they've won awards and tempted art curators to consider refrigerating their galleries. Rounding out the menu, Thom's team whips up plenty of other Japanese specialties: everything from beef tenderloin kebabs to pork-flavored ramen chock full of black mussels.