Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electrical sockets, rational scientists know that the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $6, you get $12 worth of fresh-made sushi and sashimi at Bento Shop in Fairfield.
Bento Shop distributes freshly wrapped fishes to scores of seafood supporters, offering a menu full of sushi, sashimi, and rice-bound repasts that make great meals or during-sleep snacks. Today’s deal lets you choose from dine-in, carryout, or delivery, and since Bento Shop is a cozy spot with only four tables, you can browse the menu online before assembling your order. Sushi rolls such as the avocado-y spicy shrimp tempura roll ($9.95) or tuna-and-spicy-mayo-laden Sunshine roll ($8.95) offer healthy, filling fuel for after-work lawnmower races. Bento Boxes, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., can combine teriyaki, sushi, and your choice of shumai, gyoza, or vegetable gyoza ($8.95–$10.95).
Bento Shop is a shiny new cuisinery, so unlike restaurants built in the 1950s, its restrooms don’t double as nuclear bomb shelters or upscale cocktail lounges. Great for a quick, healthful snack or a precisely prepared dinner, Bento Shop dishes out fish-based bliss and seaweed-enwrapped contentment.