Raw fish, like snowballs, must be rolled with care before being thrown at a school superintendent for refusing to call a snow day. Enjoy well-crafted, conveniently projectile edibles with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh sushi and other Asian fare, plus one complimentary edamame appetizer, for dinner at Sushi Ichi Japanese Restaurant in East Setauket. Dinner is served after 3:30 p.m.
Sushi Ichi Japanese Restaurant’s seasoned chefs swaddle fresh fish and veggies in Japanese rice to create a menu of more than 50 scrumptious sushi rolls. A complimentary bowl of edamame delivers springy green soybean pods sprinkled delicately with salt, cleansing palates for the fish feast ahead. The eponymous Ichi roll, topped with fresh avocado, embraces seared tuna ($12.50), and the salmon-and-fluke sashimi jalapeño ($12) packs more heat than a cannon filled with comets.
In addition to crafting specials such as the lobster and salmon roll ($14), the chefs custom-build sushi using diners' favorite ingredients and song lyrics, and accompany 15 sushi entrees, such as the deluxe platter of california rolls, tuna, and assorted pieces of sushi with a side of soup and salad ($18.95). Feasters may also sample other Southeast Asian specialties, which range from chinese lo mein ($8.95–$9.95) to thai green curry with chicken ($11.95) or veggies ($9.95).