Chopsticks are a handy way to eat sushi and tempura or to save time whittling wooden legs for Abraham Lincoln figurines. Practice honest eating devices with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Japanese and Asian dinner fusion fare and drinks at SushiYawa.
SushiYawa's highly experienced chefs craft traditional sushi and pan-Asian dishes with a Western fusion twist to populate a multifarious menu. The goat-cheese gyoza starter ($6.50) mixes eastern and western influences better than wearing one tennis shoe and one elevated wooden sandal. Chef's special sushi rolls pair specialty ingredients such as Kobe beef with grilled shiitake and asparagus ($18) or marinated Chilean sea bass with avocado ($15), and the sushi dinner sates appetites with an assortment of nine rolls bolstered by a tuna roll and miso soup or salad ($19). A 10-ingredient sauce coats the succulent Yawa duck's crispy skin ($15) and tender bites of filet mignon sear in a glaze of balsamic teriyaki ($20). Imported beer and hot or cold sake fill glasses raised to toast a loved one's birthday or an arch-nemesis's defeat.
Marble, wood, and metallic accents frame SushiYawa's sushi bar beneath hanging lanterns that match the simple and elegant Asian-inspired decor. Sconces softly light the exposed-brick walls, and candles illuminate tabletops and napkins folded to resemble travel maps of the Great Wall.
Sushi Yawa combines traditional Japanese dishes with Western tastes to create its menu of sushi, teriyaki dishes, and pan-fried noodles. Imported sake, Japanese beer, and local wines wash down a variety of special rolls, which tuck innovative ingredients, such as mango, blue paradise shrimp, and jalapeño, into protective seaweed casings. Convenient online ordering and pickup or delivery let diners enjoy the pan-Asian treats in the comfort of their homes or in the attics of their neighbors' homes. Guests staying in-house can sidle up to the smooth wood sushi bar or take seats in the candlelit dining area.
25 W 8th St.
Manhattan, New York 10011