If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian fare at Sushi Iwa in Apex.
Sushi Iwa's chefs stack more than 50 colorful specialty rolls alongside substantial Asian entrees on its menu, adding customer-invented rolls each month. Rod's Live Fast, Die Young roll ($10.95) caps reckless bacon-wrapped bay scallops with helmets of avocado slices and orange caviar for their daring—but inevitably fatal—leap over mouth canyon. The Caterpillar crab roll ($15.95) piles soft-shell crab with seared beef, green onion, and eel sauce, and the sushi-and-sashimi combo ($19.95) hosts an oceanic mixer in which eight pieces of sushi mingle with 10 sashimi tidbits and one tuna roll. Diners can elect tofu, shrimp, or duck to govern the zesty sichuan platter's township of water chestnuts and red pepper ($8.95–$13.95) before staging a coup in favor of the pastry-covered cheesecake xango ($5.50).
Iwa's polished black sushi bar bathes knees in a blue glow with under-counter lighting, and cream light fixtures molded into abstract shapes softly illuminate the dining area. To impress servers, guests can find the Japanese word for sushi by prowling the web with complimentary WiFi.