Packaging sushi into neat rolls makes for easy hand-held eating and frees knives to fend off marauding finger puppets. Give cutlery a break with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Japanese cuisine at Sushi Pink.
Maki creations headline Sushi Pink's Japanese-inspired menu of ocean-torn eats. The Bloody Mary maki roll cocoons tobiko and spicy tuna infused with chili in a blanket of fiery Korean sauce ($12), and the Wild Animal roll attacks appetites and defenseless napkin swans with an edible battalion of steak, duck, pork, and scallions ($13). Meanwhile, sea urchins ($8 for two pieces) or cooked shrimp ($3.50 for two pieces) scoot into nigiri or sashimi dishes. Diners cater to herbivorous taste buds or pet brontosauruses with the vegetable roll's bouquet of asparagus, mushroom, and tomato ($6). A marble-topped bar buoys delicate seafood dishes, and patrons chatter amid scarlet and ebony walls trimmed with exotic artwork as sounds of revelry waft in from the outdoor patio.
At Sushi Pink, proprietor and executive chef Michael Chan has composed a menu of classic rolls and unique creations crammed with tongue-tickling juxtapositions. Artwork hangs from blood-orange walls and a sushi bar reveals the creation of signature maki rolls such as the Animal roll packed with steak, roast pork, duck, and scallions. Plentiful natural light floods the eatery, and a petite outdoor patio enables diners to refill water glasses from low-slung clouds.
909 W Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60607