Before settling on rice as the outer layer of sushi rolls, chefs experimented with other materials, such as aluminum siding and leftover birthday wrapping paper. Dine on modern culinary coverings with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh sushi and Japanese fare at Shinobu Japanese Restaurant.
Shinobu’s experienced sushi chefs create delicious, imaginative rolls and authentic Japanese dishes to appease rumbling hungers. Summon a platter of cylinders stuffed with fresh briny fixings, such as salmon paired with soft avocado ($5), yellowtail enfolded with spicy jalapeños ($6), or the philly ($6), a savory blend of smoked salmon and sauce harvested daily from the Liberty Bell. More complex taste cravings bend to the will of Shinobu’s signature rolls, including the godzilla roll, a flavorful fusion of shrimp tempura, unagi, cream cheese, and spicy sauce ($12). Clientele can also plunge incisors into fully cooked servings of chicken teriyaki or scallop kabayaki, then take advantage of the restaurant’s BYOB policy to wash down satisfying meals with a favorite wine, beer, or six-pack of ambrosia stolen from absent-minded deities.
1131 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60660