Epicures all over the world revel in the bounty of the sea, from Chile's flocks of flying fish to Japan's undersea teriyaki wells. Join in the international jubilee with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of eclectic sushi and Chilean fare at Sushi Leno World Cuisine on Northwest 72nd Avenue.
Sushi Leno's informal atmosphere belies the elegant repast found on its twin menus of Japanese and Chilean fare. Sushi rolls take on Latin twists and include the El Heat roll, plumped with salmon and pickled jalapeños ($12), and the Protein roll, a wheel of tuna, salmon, and white fish made, counterintuitively, without rice, much like an Atkins-brand rice cake ($14). Dates might board a Boat for Two to embark on a rainbow roll, a tuna roll, and sixteen bites of assorted sushi ($35). Hot entrees include a pair of grilled lobster tails splashing in garlic sauce ($18) and the churrasco a lo pobre, a grilled skirt steak with sautéed onions and fried eggs, two entrees originating from opposite sides of the international date line and vying to settle once and for all which one is the Land of the Rising Sun ($17).
Sushi Leno Restaurant
Sushi Leno’s chefs merge Japanese and Chilean dishes to satisfy cravings for empanadas and sashimi in one stop. After visitors enter the 75-seat restaurant and take a peek behind the sushi bar, the diverse menu diverts their attention to pasta dishes and Chilean-inspired sandwiches such as the chacarero, with steak, steamed green beans, and an avocado spread. With dishes that cater to a wide range of tastes, Sushi Leno can whip up a memorable meal after a long day of disposing grass clippings down a neighbor’s chimney.