Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and nonalcoholic drinks at The Sushi Bar, located in Edmond. This Groupon is not valid during Thursday late-night sushi hours.
The Sushi Bar presents discerning diners with a wide-ranging, Japanese dinner menu and its experienced chefs sling rice-wrapped fish into the unlatched mouths of sushi connoisseurs. Starters such as the miso soup ($2) or edamame ($4–$6) stretch slumbering stomach muscles into food-processing consciousness. Nigiri sushi such as the escolar (white tuna) ($5) eschews rice or seaweed cloaks in favor of stately, unadorned fish, and sashimi slices prop smoked salmon ($12–$15) and tako (octopus) on a sticky rice pedestal ($12–$15). The california king roll ($10) combines cucumber, avocado, and crab meat in an edible tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the first governor to successfully run for state monarch, and the salmon teriyaki roll ($7) synthesizes baked salmon and avocado for a hearty dinner prelude to on-the-go desserts of Equal packets and residual dashboard Pixie Stix dust. The Sushi Bar’s elegant, contemporary interior is an ideally chilled-out venue to quietly dine on protein-heavy, seaborne fare.
The Sushi Bar
To create the Renegade roll, the sushi chefs at The Sushi Bar stuff a fresh jalapeño pepper with cream cheese, fry it tempura-style, and top the crispy pepper with salmon, cucumber, and sesame seeds. This creative fusion of Eastern and Western flavors extends to the entire menu. Chefs drizzle a tempura shrimp roll with poblano-basil sauce, for instance, and serve a marinated rack of lamb with a green-tea red miso sauce.
The restaurant features a sleek and minimalist dining room. Slatted wooden arches stretch above the dining room, and bamboo light fixtures glow against pale columns and the contours of every diner’s chiseled features.
Northwest Oklahoma City
1201 NW 178th St.
Edmond, Oklahoma 73012