The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature uncooked flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of sushi at Sushi Blvd in Sunnyvale.
The culinary wizards at Sushi Blvd (formerly TGI's Sushi) craft largely portioned, fresh seafood cylinders such as hand rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. Much like a postmodern pie chef, Sushi Blvd gets creative with the fillings packed into special rolls, such as the mango-lobster, which melds tender lobster meat and fish eggs with crispy tempura shrimp and dresses it in a T-shirt of sweet mango and house sauce ($12.75). The creamy Philly roll wraps up cream cheese, smoked salmon, avocado, and brotherly love ($6.50), and the spicy Sushi Blvd roll heats up palates with tuna, crab, golden shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, fish eggs, spicy sauce, and house sauce ($13.95). The sashimi dinner satisfies purely piscine cravings with an assortment of fresh fish morsels ($16.95), and vegetarian rolls ($4.59+), along with classic entrees such as the beef-teriyaki dinner ($14.95), sate hungers rooted on terra firma.
The eatery's assortment of child-size plates ($10.95 each) and warm environs accented with wood-bamboo décor and sturdy wooden chairs make for memorable family meals and convenient snacks for roaming herds of pandas.
At Sushi Blvd, a tantalizing display of teriyaki steaks and udon noodle soups intersects with ocean-fresh sushi creations to entice taste buds with dinners that embrace the intricacies of spicy, umami, and tangy flavors. Guests kick off feasts with plates of steamed mussels or savory enoki mushrooms before investigating specialty rolls including caterpillar rolls draped in slivers of avocado, and Flying Duck rolls dusted with crispy tempura flakes. Hot plates of pork katsu and fresh mackerel pair with potent glasses of sake, which help guests toast to the chef’s good health or the waiter’s uncanny Hume Cronyn impersonation.