Sushi evolved into its current mouth-sized form after humans discovered its use for dodging unsolicited marriage proposals and silencing blubbering town criers. Enjoy Japanese cuisine's natural buffer with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Toshi Japanese Restaurant in Avon.
Toshi provides a chic stage for innovative maki makers to exhibit their roll-terrorizing reflexes. An extensive menu boasts both raw and expertly cooked options, such as noodles, surf and turf, and combination dinners. Beef tataki introduces the best of both worlds with seared slices served cold with a special sauce ($7.75). Sip on sake ($4–$13 by the glass) while supping on the Volcano roll: a mountain filled with tempura-flaked spicy tuna, salmon, and yellowtail and erupting with hot sauce ($12). One of Toshi's most frequently requested entrees is the lobster tempura, a debonair crustacean that abandons its bourgeois shell for a refined tempura crust ($19). Desserters can leave with a tummy full of ginger ice cream ($2.75), while those who prefer a night in with off-duty sushi chefs can opt for delivery (good for orders over $25).
- Friendly service and good Sushi. But the kitchen does wonders as well, with some nice terayaki and noodle dishes. And good sukayaki to boot. – Daniel S., Yelp
- In addition to all their sushi and rolls, I really love their "karaage" (Japanese fried chicken), which is not what you usually think of getting at a Japanese restaurant, but it's out of this world. – targetuser, Citysearch
136 Simsbury Rd. (Rt. 10)
Avon, Connecticut 06001Get Directions