Consuming raw fish can be challenging due to its insistence on unfiltered dialogue and its resistance to the tyranny of chopsticks. Find common ground with tuna with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese fare at Toku Sushi. This Groupon can be used anytime, but is valid only on items on the dinner menu, excluding chef's specialties. Toku Sushi requires a $10 minimum for all credit-card transactions.
Toku Sushi's chefs fill rolls with fresh seafood and prepare grilled Japanese delicacies, mixing creative twists with classic ingredients on a lengthy dinner menu. Entertain tongues tired of carving poetry into salt licks with specialty rolls such as the Saint Patrick, a merger of salmon, tuna, avocado, and masago ($10). The R&B roll layers shrimp tempura and avocado with salmon and spicy tuna, topped off with a coating of spicy mayo ($12). Traditional maki and temaki rolls teem with eclectic seafood, such as unagi and scallops, and the Spider roll pairs up soft-shell crab and sprouts as bunkmates ($5–$8). After noshing on ten-zaru soba and using its cold buckwheat noodles to tie bows around shrimp tempura ($12), diners can nod heads to beats emanating from a live DJ’s sound system from Thursday to Saturday, or tap feet to the medleys of a live jazz band on Wednesday nights. Call ahead to make dinner reservations.
10001 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77042