For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Japanese fare at Sushiism Restaurant + Social Lounge in Carrollton.
The careful chefs at the Japanese-owned and operated Sushiism Restaurant + Social Lounge craft a coterie of traditional and 30 specially designed sushi rolls and plate the menu’s large selection of Japanese entrees. A "Red Room" provides an private space for romantic dining or small-group get-togethers, and in the main dining area, guests lounge amid black and red décor as they squeeze chopsticks around the Yokozuna sushi combo’s 10 varieties of nigiri, ranging from Japanese snapper to super-white tuna escolar ($22.99). Self-assembled arrays of sea urchin ($8.99+) and smelt roe ($3.99+) please mouths more than braces made from marshmallow, and specialty rolls tickle taste buds with flavor fusions such as the Drive Me Banana’s barbecue eel and banana tempura ($9.99). Appetizers such as the Tuna Fire Ball, crafted by Sushiism's chef Tomo, heat up plates in anticipation of entrees like the washugyu hamburg steak ($15.99), which seats hand-formed American kobe beef on a sizzling plate, covered in Sushiism's homemade sauces. Filet mignon is freshly cooked on a 700-degree volcanic stone before slathering the cut with spicy miso teriyaki ($14.99 for 4 oz., $24.99 for 8 oz.), harkening back to days when all fare was roasted over actively spewing volcanoes. The kurobuta pork katsu ($15.99) presents juicy cuts from a Japanese Berkshire pig, known for their pink-hued and heavily marbled meat.
A black, lattice wall covering overlooks diners tucking into the 6-ounce lobster tail baked with golden garlic aioli ($26.99) and sipping at bacchanalian beverages from the restaurant’s full bar (not covered by this deal). A decorated outdoor seating area awaits diners in the spring and summer months.
Sushiism Restaurant + Social Lounge
From the fresh fish spun into the decadent sushi rolls to the salt on the table, every element of Sushiism Restaurant + Social Lounge is handpicked by the owners, Tomo and Siri Inoue. Head-chef Tomo crafts delicate bites ranging from chicken katsu and tapas-style plates of soft-shell crab and yakitori to 30 specially designed sushi rolls and 10 types of nigiri. Filet mignon sizzles up mealtime entertainment when cooked on 700-degree volcanic stones taken from a dragon’s rock garden and positioned at tables in the black-and-red dining room or on the airy outdoor patio.