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 to Tiger Sushi 2. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, entrees, and drinks during dinner, valid through June 13, 2012.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, entrees, and drinks during dinner, valid through May 23, 2012.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, entrees, and drinks during dinner, valid through April 4, 2012.<p>
Dinner is served nightly from 5 p.m. until close.
The experienced sushi chefs at Tiger Sushi 2 nimbly sling knives and plate nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls to parade across the dinner menu. Foodsmiths pack the interior of the crunchy new york roll ($16.99) with tuna and garlic-chili mayo before plastering the roll’s rice exterior with playbills of sliced avocado and tuna. Inside the philly roll ($8.50), smoked salmon and cream cheese forge a cool flavor profile that contrasts with the fiery notes of the Dynamighty spicy yellowtail roll ($7.99). Entrees such as thai basil-chicken stir-fry and miso soup ($14.95) launch billows of steam that delight nostrils like a scratch-and-sniff guide to fir trees. A variety of sakes and Japanese beers from breweries including Hitachino ($5+) populate the drink menu and soften lips as they bite into entrees or make fish faces at wads of wasabi.
Chefs create a tornado of quick fingers and clicking blades in front of visitors’ eyes at the sushi bar, and guests can chow down or host doggy blind dates on the pup-friendly patio, which leads directly out onto the Greenway. On Sundays, kids younger than 8 eat free (one per paying adult), though imaginary friends must pay listed prices.
Clad in his kitchen whites and armed with razor-sharp cutlery, the chef slices a slab of bright-red tuna into thick, even pieces with a nonchalant flick of his wrist. Curious customers have stopped at the sushi bar to marvel at his precision, but he does not look up from his task until each slice has been nestled atop a bed of perfectly formed rice. He begins the cycle of chopping and arranging again, continuing until all diners' appetites have been sated. So passes a typical day at Tiger Sushi 2, where chefs and servers stock tables with platefuls of fresh, innovative Japanese and Asian fusion food. Away from the dining room, chefs manning the kitchen oversee the assembly of dishes inspired by recipes from around the globe, from thai noodle dishes and asian fish tacos to japanese gyoza dumplings. The culinary team crafts each meal from ingredients such as cooked surf clam, super white tuna, and new york strip steak, enlivening dishes with fresh additions such as lime-juice glaze, mint leaves, and minced ginger. An outdoor patio grants guests a chance to engage in alfresco dining, and its dog-friendly policy gives hounds and humans trapped in their pets’ bodies the opportunity to go out on the town.
2841 S Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408