The ocean has long been a stage for humanity's grandest achievements, from Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe to Columbus’s discovery that lobsters look like tiny monsters. Set sail for seafood with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for $30 worth of sushi and drinks Sunday–Thursday
- $15 for $30 worth of sushi and drinks Friday and Saturday
The dinner menu includes salmon teriyaki served with miso soup, salad, and rice ($16) as well as shabu-shabu—a mélange of thinly sliced beef and assorted vegetables that's lightly cooked in a clear broth tableside ($30). Sushi options include nigiri-style slabs of tuna belly ($10) and yellowtail ($5.50), plus maki rolls such as the Ichi roll, stuffed with spicy tuna, crab, seabass, and cucumber ($9).
Sushi Ko Restaurant & Japanese Cuisine
Dai Hayashi traveled the world for nearly 20 years before learning that his favorite home wasn't somewhere on a map, but in the kitchen. After leaving Tokyo in 1977 and exploring Russia and Europe, he found himself in Los Angeles, in the kitchen of Hana Sushi, where he became an astute apprentice in the Japanese culinary art of careful slicing and assembly. Dai stayed put in Southern California for 24 years, during which time he worked as a chef and eventually opened his first restaurant.
In 1993, Dai packed up his spatulas, kids, and other inanimate objects and moved to Scottsdale, where he harnessed his years of expertise to open Sushi Ko. Today, he works alongside his children—Ika and Hikaru—behind the sushi bar, slicing fresh fillets and dutifully participating in wasabi-eating contests.