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 $25, you get $50 worth of sushi, sake, and Asian fusion fare at Sensu.
Sensu melds a full-service, Asian fusion menu with a cutting-edge nightclub environment that saturates the stomachs of social animals and epicureans alike. Shared plates, such as roasted shishito peppers slathered in yuzo ($8), encourage groups to work together to achieve a common platter-cleaning goal. The baked-snow-crab hand roll sports a debonair Dynamite sauce ($11), and the crab-shitake-topped filet mignon accessorizes itself with wasabi mashed potatoes and hoisin jus ($44). Like a seasoned ghost hunter, Sensu yields a bevy of spirits, as well as a large selection of wine. The Secret Garden cocktail layers its citron Gray Goose base with strata of Midori and Hpnotiq ($10), and shots such as Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Salty Pretzel ($7/shot) live up to their namesake through crafty composition and committed method acting.