Raw fish—like a papyrus copy of a tycoon’s will— is most exciting when rolled up and dangled in front of hungry loved ones. Celebrate cylindricality with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sushi and Japanese fare at Tokyo Grill in Kentwood.
The sushi savants at Tokyo Grill concoct rolled delicacies alongside traditional Japanese dishes in an open, intimate setting. The expansive menu presents both à la carte options and combination platters. Ease into meals with the Beginner Sushi combinations ($7.86–$14.86), which feature a choice of soup or salad, two to three varieties of sushi, and chopsticks with training wheels. Tuna, salmon, and yellowtail refract through taste-prisms in the Rainbow maki ($10), a colorful California roll. Or cast a net in fish-free territories to yield seven maki options such as the kimchee maki ($4), in which fresh spicy vegetables and scallions come ensconced in a sesame seed roll. The Tokyo Special—one of many non-cylindrical meals available—finds culinary harmony in teriyaki-basted salmon, shrimp, and avocado with green mussel ($18.86). At the meal’s end, the tempura ice cream defies convention by revealing a crunchy fried outer shell and a CD-R of death-metal renditions of showtunes ($3.85).
Tradition propels past the kitchen and into the décor, beginning with the open sushi bar, which allows for an up-close view of expert fish-finaglers as they prep dishes. Bamboo accents and soft, low-hanging lights create a calming atmosphere; in case diners forgot to carry binoculars to dinner, the Tatami room gives an up-close view of each dish by seating patrons at low table.
4478 Breton Rd.
Kentwood, Michigan 49508