The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires to secure that signature uncooked flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese dinner fare at Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Overland Park.
The culinary wizards at Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar conjure up meals to adorn a menu of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese dishes. Silence stomachs before they sing a glass-breaking high note with appetizers such as deep-fried vegetable tempura ($4.95) or tako salad, which sets octopus afloat on a sea of vegetables and vinegar dressing ($5.95).
Chopsticks delicately transport the Firecracker roll, which swaddles a triumvirate of white tuna, red tuna, and salmon in seaweed ($8.95), or the tempura asparagus that keeps crab stick company in the Volcano maki ($7.95). Shrimp teriyaki tosses its namesake ingredient in a savory signature teriyaki sauce along with shiitake mushrooms and vegetables ($14.95), and beef sukiyaki pairs vegetables and tofu with thinly sliced beef for greater ease in folding tofu cranes and beefy airplanes ($16.95).
Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar
After moving to Kansas City from Tokyo in the early 90s, Saeko Tsunashima wanted to create a restaurant similar to her favorites in Japan. She combined her original recipes, many of which were inspired by her mother, and enlisted culinary expertise from bona fide sushi chefs to create the menu at Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar. Along the way, she developed considerable sushi skills, and regularly unveils her flashy knifesmanship at the sushi bar. To keep the gustatory experience fresh, she consistently creates new menu items, many of which pay homage to cities or natural phenomena, such as the New Orleans roll, the tornado roll, or the That One Time it Rained Halibut roll.