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 $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Sushi Kuni. Three fully enclosed Japanese-style tatami rooms are available for private parties and special events. Kuni's warm atmosphere is a fantastic place to savor the flavors of fresh fish and meats with specialties such as sushi, sashimi, rolls, tempura, and teriyaki. Persuade a jury of incisizing peers with an edible opening statement, such as the sunomono appetizer, with crab, shrimp, cucumber and radish with sweet vinegar sauce ($3.95). An extensive sushi and sashimi menu subdues growling hunger mobs with 24 raw, cooked, and roe options, from surf clam ($3.95 sushi, $4.95 sashimi) to smoked salmon ($4.75 sushi, $5.75 sashimi), as well as 29 mixed rolls, including spicy california with cucumber, avocado, and crab alongside a kamikaze spicy tuna ($5.95) and crab roll ($8.95). Sushi and sashimi combos ($13.95–$22.95) let jet-setting tongues traverse the flavosphere sans subpar passport photo, and traditionalists can take comfort in Sushi Kuni's entrees, which include chicken teriyaki ($10.95) and beef katsu with salad ($14.95). Desserts range from mochi ice cream in four different flavors ($4.25) to cheesecake ($5.95).
Sushi Kuni's decor is a fitting preamble to its cuisine. Blond woods complement pillars that take inspiration from shoji screens, eloquently easing diners into a Pacific mindset. Once there, they find plenty of surprises. Along with the requisite sushi, sashimi, and Japanese entrees implied by the surroundings, a full menu of authentic Korean dishes shows off the skill of the restaurant's chefs. Beef dumplings in bone soup can share table space with stir-fried squid and veggies. Then there's the emphasis on healthful culinary traditions. Vegetarian options cater to guests with dietary restrictions as well as those eager to venture into unexplored culinary territory.
Most diners won't need to travel far beyond the expansive sushi menu. Grilled yakitori skewers and teriyaki-glazed chicken appear alongside more than 50 rolls filled with everything from red snapper and mozzarella to lobster tempura and avocado. And for the traditionalist, a variety of fresh sashimi arrives to tables on a carved wooden bridge, which serves as both a symbolic crossing between chef and diner as well as a practical crossing for tiny people who have to cross tiny rivers. Sushi Kuni is now open Tuesday through Sunday.
2901 Breton Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512Get Directions