After pillows, fish were the second known entity to abandon fire for rice. Devour uncooked comfort with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese fare at Sushi Kai on Eglinton Avenue East.
The artistic chefs at Sushi Kai decorate plates with fresh sushi rolls and classic Japanese concoctions. Diners can celebrate the union of rice and piscine delicacies with a six-piece roll of salmon ($4.50) or spicy yellow tail ($5.50) maki. Unagi donburi ($9.99) rests cooked eel over a bed of rice and compliments it with miso soup, salad, and a sentimental song dedication. Japanese comfort foods are represented in the menu's inclusion of chicken cutlet curry ($9.50) and beef sukiyaki ($10.99). Snack on yam tempura appetizers ($3.99) or feast upon vegetarian teriyaki ($8.99). Sushi Kai also fuses unlikely ingredients together to create satisfying conclusions such as by pairing homemade red sauce with fresh salmon in the sushi pizza roll ($9.99) or placing an Elvis piñata in its minimalist dining room.
The artistic chefs at Sushi Kai skillfully cut sushi and use fresh fish, meats, and high-quality produce when creating dishes for their traditional Japanese menu. Celebrating Japan’s most popular import, the sushi chefs can roll choices from 25 maki options including barbecued eel and thinly carved yellowtail sashimi, or set off in-mouth fireworks with cone-shaped spicy-tuna hand rolls. Japanese curries introduce diners to a lesser-known Japanese specialty, greeting tongues with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, or fish. As diners share bites of sushi, they lounge in Sushi Kai's minimalist dining room and lecture its plants on proper photosynthesis technique.