Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for electrifying sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, French-Japanese fusion cuisine, and more at Soma Sushi. Per state law, this Groupon may not be used for the purchase of alcohol. This Groupon cannot be used in conjunction with the restaurant's happy hour or any other offers.
Soma's seasonally changing menu of sushi rolls and French-influenced Japanese entrees uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients whenever they readily fall from the sky. Acquaint yourself with the dinner menu with appetizers such as crab cakes 4.0 ($19), a mix of jumbo lump crab meat with a smoked jalapeno emulsion and Wood Duck Farms pea shoots, while the Soma miso soup ($5) packs quail egg, enoki mushrooms, tofu, and green onions into your stomach's climate-controlled storage unit. The sushi bar offers up selections such as the destiny plate ($12), which unites pieces of tuna, sea bass, salmon, yellowtail, and scallop nigiri into a tongue-tingling troop. Specialty rolls include the crazy Irish-man ($12)—topped with salmon, tuna, smelt fish roe, and spicy mayo, among other goodies—and the deadliest catch ($18), netting king crab, tuna, and television waves into a nourishing nosh. For seafood lovers recovering from recurring nightmares where they're attacked by chopstick-wielding sashimi, Soma offers entrees such as the Texas red snapper ($16) and pan-seared diver scallops ($24). Desserts include fried peach pie ($9) and crème brulee ($9).
The winner of Best Sushi from the Houston Press in 2009, Soma features a lively and modern environment, with high ceilings and red accents bringing style to the space. Stake out a spot with fellow culinary cops at the wraparound sushi bar, or take to the restaurant's large enclosed patio for people-watching and fish-ogling. Reservations are recommended.
- There was great progression of textures, sauces, and techniques as the courses progressed. It was some of the finest, cooked, Japanese food I have ever had. – mf52, Citysearch
- Soma continously [sic] delivers outstanding sushi that is well priced. – OpenTable user who dined on 07/18/2010
- Soma Sushi has hands down the best miso soup I have ever had. – Zachariah D., Yelp